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The Adventures of Steven Seagull

You can read about Steven Seagull's visit to the seaside, see some of the things he saw when he was there and hear some of the sounds he heard. Teachers can use this as a fiction text for literacy hour or in connection with a seaside theme in geography.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
Writing Tips: Essay Builder

Good advice here for improving your essay writing techniques.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Jane Austen Information Pages

Biography of Jane Austen, background and synopses of her novels. Annotated texts to help with characterisation and also a search string facility.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Shakespeare's Life and Times

Well worth visiting if you are studying Shakespeare's life, theatre and society in Renaissance times.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
The Gingerbread Man

Read the sad story of the Gingerbread Man. It has colourful illustrations and works well on an interactive whiteboard. The story can be used in the literacy lessons to demonstrate repetitive style of text.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

4-8 year olds
Aesop's for Children

Aesop for Children contains the text of selected fables, pictures, video, and interactive animations, and will be enjoyed by readers of any age. Interact with the charming illustrations to see and hear them move.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
The National Literacy Trust

The Trust maintains an online database, and provides information and support to all those interested in enhancing literacy standards. It organises seminars and conferences.

Teachers, Parents

Tablet-friendly

5-14 year olds
Puffin Books

Activities, video and audio clips from popular Puffin titles.

Teachers, Parents

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Oxford Reading Tree

Details of Oxford Reading Tree resources together with free teacher support materials.

Teachers

Partly tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Word Play

Watch the words and see if you can guess what each of them does. It can help you to learn lots of verbs.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
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