http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/first-world-war/ – The National Archives collection of WW1 diaries is now available online.


http://www.twittermagnets.com/ – a fun poetry tool, students’ work can be published on Twitter.

http://www.tes.co.uk/ResourceDetail.aspx?storyCode=6171207– great Speaking and Listening resource.

http://cheekylit.com/75-book-report-alternatives/ – 75 ideas for student feedback on literature.

http://pinterest.com/pin/279504720595101101/ – using popular music to teach simile and metaphor.

http://unusedwords.com/ – exactly what is says, a site with an ‘unused’ word of the day.

http://audioliterate.com/ – downloadable and streamable free audio books.

http://www.telescopictext.com/ – Great tool for teaching sentence structure.

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/ – a really great way of planning your arguments.

http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/timeline/index.html  – an amazing timeline of English documents from the British Library.

http://learningspy.co.uk/2011/07/16/hula-hooping-about-literature/ – teaching with hula-hoops (particularly good for ‘An Inspector Calls’

http://www.austinkleon.com/category/newspaper-blackout-poems/ – poems usings newspapers and a felt-tip!

http://oneword.com/ – One word appears at the top of the page – you have 60 seconds to write about it – great for starters…

http://blog.flocabulary.com/simile/ – teaching simile with rap and hip hop.

http://issuu.com/missgroeller/docs/jenny – absolutely brilliant issuu published book of class poems!

http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Secondary-English-6084041/ – a video on teaching grammar from the TES.

http://figment.com/ – a writing sharing website.


An online book group using digital books – you meet in the chapters to have your discussions.


The title says it all really…

Magnetic online poetry inspired by some lovely backgrounds.

A website from Scholastic all about reading and books.

Great writing prompts on various things.


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