Useful Websites

Dictionaries and Thesauri: 

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Online Thesaurus

Visual Thesaurus

General, Presentation, Word Clouds, etc:

Word Clouds (Tagxedo)

Cabot Learning Federation Toolbox

Free Online Books and Texts – Audio and Texts:


Theatre and Performance:

Bristol Tobacco Factory

Bristol Old Vic

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC Education workshops, CPD and resources for English and Drama at KS3 onwards)

English Teaching Resources:

Guardian Teacher Network English Teaching Resources

Access English (free registration to access Year 7 resources)

Teachit  (English teaching resources)

TES (secondary English teaching resources)

British Council (useful EAL teaching resources)

TED Education: Lessons Worth Sharing

TED-Ed on YouTube

ICT Magic for English (General English resources; alphabet resources; audio & video books; dictionaries, thesauri and vocabulary; games; poetry; puncuation; reading skills; speaking & listening; spelling, phonics & vocabulary; stories; resources, book makers & ebooks; writing)

Key Stage 3 Resources:

TES KS3 (Including the ‘Starter Generator’ – 120 starters in one place and the ‘Plenary Producer’ – 130 ideas and worksheets.

BBC English – Key Stage 3

BBC – Resource – Bite Size KS3 Lesson Plans (Objectives and teaching activities to support KS3 English – Shakespeare, Writing and Reading)

TES – Macbeth in Simpsons’ Images

Key Stage 3 and 4 Resources:

Poetry Archive Website (Lesson plans and classroom activities designed by poetry specialists. They offer lively, engaging ways of working with poetry at all Key Stages.)

Teach It – KS3 (Poetry, prose, plays, non-fiction and media, and skills – resources and handouts, including board games)

TES – Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation Powerpoint (A fun Powerpoint with amusing examples of why spelling, grammar and punctuation are important, with a short quiz attached.)

TES – Persuasive Devices Handout (A single A4 worksheet giving examples of around 30 different persuasive techniques used by advertisers in particular.)

TES – Creative Writing Powerpoint (Powerpoint with plenty of good ideas for short creative writing sessions.)

Key Stage 4 Resources:

TES – KS4 English Resources (Free teaching resources: lesson plans, worksheets, teaching ideas and much more.)


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