English

Apart from pod-casts, Digital Story Telling, Comics and other tools which have applications across the curriculum there are many sites with learning activities directed particularly at teaching and learning english.

Some interesting links for English:
Film Education – film-related resources This website offers a variety of film-related resources and ideas for teaching through film including screen adaptations of novels (such as The Kite Runner, Beowulf and The Polar Express) There are specific resources for both primary and secondary pupils.

Herakles The story of Herakles and his Twelve Labours is one of the most exciting and famous of all the Greek myths. You get the chance to read this exciting story and then complete the 12 tasks. Perfect opportunity to combine literacy skills with history in this cross curricular website. An Etymological Dictionary of words and their Greek origins has also been provided to enhance the children’s understanding of language.

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=248,index

Myths and Legends
A site for pupils, teachers and all those who enjoy stories and storytelling. You can also create your own myth or legend and submit it to the website.

Personal Demons
Help through text and video on how to write stories. Steve Alton guides you through the process.

S-Cool Revision
GCSE, A Level and AS Level revision for a range of subjects, including English.

Andrew Moore’s Resource Site
Contains resources for teachers and students of English language and literature, as well as basic information about how to acquire skills in ICT and Internet technologies.

Mark Twain’s Interactive Scrapbook
Discover the true Mark Twain through his writing and collection of artefacts found in his scrapbook.

Cliché Finder
Searching for just the right cliché to use? Type in any words and Cliché Finder will return any cliché using that word.

Creative Writing for Teens
Information-packed site helping young authors develop their writing skills and creativity.

Fret-Free Resources for English Teachers
Resources, lesson ideas and schemes of work for teachers of English language and literature at Secondary level.

Acronym Finder
BTW did you know this site has one of the biggest databases of acronyms on the WWW? Get over there ASAP. TTFN.

The ABCs of the Writing Process
Covers the five steps of writing: pre-writing, writing, revising, editing and publishing in a series of fun tutorials.

Write Site
Take on the role of journalist – generating leads, gathering facts and writing stories using the tools and techniques of a real-life journalist.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Writing tips and guidelines on grammar for those what know nuffink about speaking proper, knoworrimean?

World Wide Words
Devoted to the English language – its quirks, curiosities and evolution – and includes a section on words and phrases not yet printed in dictionaries.

Pulp Fiction Central
Pulp fiction magazines were the main sources of everyday entertainment during the first half of the 20th century, delivering action and heroes that were some of the most creative in literary history.

Familiar Quotations
Who said that…? A searchable collection of passages, phrases and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

Encyclopedia Britannica
The complete Encyclopedia Britannica, plus related magazines, books and links to the world’s best web sites.

A Short Course on Hamlet
“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio.” But how well do you know Hamlet? Here, you’ll find an online edition of Hamlet with notes, questions and answers on the text, and other documents relevant to the play.

English Resources
Resources for teaching and revising English language and literature.

English Teaching in the UK
Useful and interesting resources.

Discovering Dickens
Examine the author behind the writing.

Just For Kids Who Love Books
A huge collection of books and authors.

The Electronic Encyclopedia
Find information from the Concise Columbia Encyclopedia.

OneLook Dictionary
Find definitions from multiple dictionaries.

The Complete Shakespeare
All the works and resources for William Shakespeare.

Penguin Books
Information about authors and their works.

The English and Media Centre
Training publications for English, Drama and Media Studies.

GCSE Bitesize – English
Revision exercises from the BBC.

Amazon
Browse through one of the biggest bookstore in the World.

BBCi: Books
Browse through the world of books with the BBC.

Children’s Literature Web Guide
Canadian site with lots of links to English resources.

Poetry Daily
Site devoted to poetry with a new poem every day.

Jane Austen
Full information on her life and works.

Roald Dahl
Profiling the work of this unique children’s author.

The Online Books Page
Search through over 19,000 books.

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