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Deion

http://kotn.ntu.ac.uk/create/index.cfm

Kids on the Net Creative Writing Website

http://www.dailywriting.net/Pitbulls.htm

 

Write a juicy story about a school yard bully who has come to resemble the infamous Pitbull dog.

http://www.dailywriting.net/SpottedDogSundae.html

Keeping in the fundamentals of writing

http://www.dailywriting.net/RearMirror.htm

Creative Writing Stimulus

http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm

Guide to grammar and writing

http://www.dailywriting.net/Story-starters.htm

'Write Your Own Adventure' - Story Starters

http://www.dailywriting.net/ColouringStories2.htm

Writing stimulus and competition

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/harry_potter/harryhunt.htm

 

Cyberhunt i.e. a controlled internet activity where students are asked questions and directed to specific internet sites for the answers which they then enter on an answer file.

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/lit_hunt/lithunt.htm

 

Same as above

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/lord_of_rings/lotrhunt.htm

Same as above- some excellent sites here.

http://www.askoxford.com/betterwriting/

 

Oxford English Dictionary site.  Lots of grammar hints and tips.

http://thesaurus.plumbdesign.com/index.html

An amazing animated thesaurus.  Enter a word and all the connected words are displayed on moving spokes from the centre.  Click on one of the new words to get the words associated with it and so one.  Font size and display type can be changed.

www.romeoandjuliet.com 

A fun website with an up to date interpretation of Romeo and Juliet.

http://www.englishresources.co.uk/

 

Free resources for teaching and revising English Language and Literature.

http://www.gridclub.com/

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/wordmaster/index.shtml

 

comic strip adventure, with literacy activities for 7 to 9 year olds.

 

http://www.lsi.usp.br/usp/rod/poet/haiku.html

 

Haiku creator.

 

http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/SFW11214/index.htm

 

 

http://www.englishonline.co.uk

 

http://charon.sfsu.edu/TENNYSON/lightbrigadewax.html

Wax recording of Tennyson reading The Charge of the Light Brigade

www.bfi.org.uk/education

Media Literacy courses offered by BFI - Key Stage 2 - Story Shorts...using short stories to develop literacy; KS3 - Screening Shorts - short films to emphasise character, narrative and setting in literature

020 7957 4787

http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Poetry/Anthology/Default.htm

Poetry Anthology on-line

http://www.americanrhetoric.com

 

Database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two. Also includes famous speeches from movies.

http://www.english-teaching.co.uk/

 

*This is a link to an excellent website called Free Resources for Teaching English. It has loads of downloadable worksheets, lesson plans, schemes of work etc. for KS3/KS4.

www.adbusters.org

Uncommercials and spoof ads

www.adflip.com

Claims to be the world's biggest ad archive.

http://orium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess

A massive database of historical ads.

http://www.yahooligans.com/tg/litintro.html

Teaching Internet Literacy

http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/

Aesops fables

http://kotn.ntu.ac.uk/adventureisland/

 

Pupils will be able to create an online island that other people can visit and explore. It will involve imaginative and descriptive writing - perhaps diary or poetry writing. Pupils will create challenges and puzzles for the visitor to solve. As the visitor travels around a createdIsland, descriptive writing for each area will encourage them to explore further. Will they be able to survive, and leave theIsland, or will they remain for ever ... trapped?

http://kotn.ntu.ac.uk/teachers/resources/index.htm

Poetry resources for teachers

http://www.poetryclass.net/lessona.htm

Ready-made poetry lesson plans

http://www.poetryzone.ndirect.co.uk/index2.htm

 

 

http://www.dshed.net/navigation/content/resources.html

BBC Good Shooting Guide

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do

Poetry Archive

http://www.panos.co.uk

Photograph archive

http://www.english-teaching.co.uk/samples.htm

Teaching resources, lesson plans and schemes of work for English

http://www.globusz.com/authors_a.asp

E-books on the Internet.

http://www.roalddahl.com/

 

Official Roald Dahl website - interactive

www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/index.cfm

Media lessons

www.filmeducation.org

 

Moving Image Resources

http://classes.yale.edu/film-analysis/

Moving Image Resources

http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/short/gramtv.html

Moving Image Resources

http://kotn.ntu.ac.uk/create/index.cfm

Kids on the Net, Creative Writing Website

http://www.dailywriting.net/Pitbulls.htm

 

Write a juicy story about a school yard bully who has come to resemble the infamous Pitbull dog.

http://www.dailywriting.net/SpottedDogSundae.htm

Keeping in the fundamentals of writing

http://www.dailywriting.net/RearMirror.htm

Creative Writing Stimulus

http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm

Guide to grammar and writing

http://www.dailywriting.net/Story-starters.htm

'Write Your Own Adventure' - Story Starters

http://www.dailywriting.net/ColouringStories2.htm

Writing stimulus and competition

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/harry_potter/harryhunt.htm

 

Cyberhunt i.e. a controlled internet activity where students are asked questions and directed to specific internet sites for the answers which they then enter on an answer file.

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/lit_hunt/lithunt.htm

 

Same as above

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/cyberhunts/lord_of_rings/lotrhunt.htm

 

Same as above- some excellent sites here.

http://www.askoxford.com/betterwriting/

 

Oxford English Dictionary site.  Lots of grammar hints and tips.

http://thesaurus.plumbdesign.com/index.html

 

An amazing animated thesaurus.  Enter a word and all the connected words are displayed on moving spokes from the centre.  Click on one of the new words to get the words associated with it and so one.  Font size and display type can be changed.

www.romeoandjuliet.com 

A fun website with an up to date interpretation of Romeo and Juliet.

http://www.englishresources.co.uk/

 

Free resources for teaching and revising English Language and Literature.

http://www.gridclub.com/

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/wordmaster/index.shtml

 

comic strip adventure, with literacy activities for 7 to 9 year olds.

 

http://www.lsi.usp.br/usp/rod/poet/haiku.html

 

Haiku creator.

 

http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/SFW11214/index.htm

 

http://www.englishonline.co.uk

 

http://charon.sfsu.edu/TENNYSON/lightbrigadewax.html

Wax recording of Tennyson reading The Charge of the Light Brigade.

www.bfi.org.uk/education

Media Literacy courses offered by BFI - Key Stage 2 - Story Shorts...using short stories to develop literacy; KS3 - Screening Shorts - short films to emphasise character, narrative and setting in literature

020 7957 4787

http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Poetry/Anthology/Default.htm

Poetry Anthology on-line

http://www.americanrhetoric.com

 

Database of 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two. Also includes famous speeches from movies.

http://www.english-teaching.co.uk/

 

*This is a link to an excellent website called Free Resources for Teaching English. It has loads of downloadable worksheets, lesson plans, schemes of work etc. for KS3/KS4.

www.adbusters.org

uncommercials and spoof ads

www.adflip.com

Claims to be the world's biggest ad archive.

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess

A massive database of historical ads.

http://www.yahooligans.com/tg/litintro.html

Teaching Internet Literacy

 

http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/

Aesopas fables

http://kotn.ntu.ac.uk/adventureisland/

 

Pupils will be able to create an online island that other people can visit and explore. It will involve imaginative and descriptive writing - perhaps diary or poetry writing. Pupils will create challenges and puzzles for the visitor to solve. As the visitor travels around a createdIsland, descriptive writing for each area will encourage them to explore further. Will they be able to survive, and leave theIsland, or will they remain for ever ... trapped?

 

 

http://kotn.ntu.ac.uk/teachers/resources/index.htm

 

Poetry resources for teachers

http://www.poetryclass.net/lessona.htm

 

Ready-made poetry lesson plans

http://www.poetryzone.ndirect.co.uk/index2.htm

 

 

http://www.dshed.net/navigation/content/resources.html

 

BBC Good Shooting Guide

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do

Poetry Archive

http://www.panos.co.uk

Photograph archive

http://www.english-teaching.co.uk/samples.htm

Teaching resources, lesson plans and schemes of work for English

http://www.globusz.com/authors_a.asp

e-books on the Internet.

http://www.roalddahl.com/

 

Official Roald Dahl website - interactive

www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/index.cfm

Media lessons

www.filmeducation.org

 

Moving Image Resources

http://classes.yale.edu/film-analysis/

 

Moving Image Resources

http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/short/gramtv.html

 

Moving Image Resources

 

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