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A range of content rich resources for enhancing and developing literacy
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The Big Picture

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This site has stunning topical photos if you want to use images as a stimulus for writing


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Reading games

Reading games | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

A series of short sharp starter activities to enhance reading and spelling skills.

We can take these templates and develop whatever teachers need to cover subject specific vocabulary.

 

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VocabGrabber : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus

VocabGrabber : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it
VocabGrabber lets you automatically create lists of vocabulary from any text.

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About the Visual :: Overview - Visual Dictionary Online

About the Visual :: Overview - Visual Dictionary Online | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work.


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Big Universe Learning - Engaging Online Reading and Writing Platform for K-8

Big Universe Learning - Engaging Online Reading and Writing Platform for K-8 | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it
BigUniverse.com is an engaging online reading and writing community for grades preK-8.

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Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.

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Skills Through Science

Skills Through Science | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

These units provide materials that support the progression of skills development (Reflecting, Communicating, Planning and Developing) through science enquiry to answer “big questions” from early KS2 to the highest levels of KS3.

The unit embeds lots of higher order questions to develop thinking and communication skills

 

 

 

 

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Inspiration Dice

Inspiration Dice | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

This is a unit designed for creative writing at KS3 but look at the write story section in the interactive resource.

We are considering ways of turing this into a scaffolded writing resource for different genres of writing and different subject specialisms.

So for instance if I wanted the pupils to write an explanation in maths of how they had tackled an investigation the prompts could be used as a skills ladder. At each level we could give them prompts to show what would be needed from a maths and literacy point of view to achieve that level.

 

Or it could be used more generically, so if we want a scaffold for writing a good letter for example we could give them pertinent prompts to remind them of the things they need to include.

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E-safety : Mobile phones

E-safety : Mobile phones | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

A scenario based resource that allows pupils to discuss safe and appropriate use of mobile phones .There are fifteen scenarios that can be worked through as a class or individually.

This is one of four e-safety resources that focus on new uses of technology to connect with each other. The questions lend themselves to whole class discussion and offer opportunities for higher order questioning by both pupils and teacher. 

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Castle Builder

Castle Builder | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

This is one of three activities that have been created to develop geographical skills, in doing so they also enhance thinking and communication skills.

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Whodunnit?

Whodunnit? | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

A series of develop thinking activities using video and database work.The resource includes 5 video interviews which the students watch to gather clues. They then use the database to input the information they have gathered and search for a culprit.

This is great for developing active listening skills. Tell the pupils that they can listen to the witness statement only once and write down as many clues as possible before searching the database for the culprit.

 

Using the spreadsheet provided, pupils can work in groups to use the information and write their own witness statements, ensuring that they include enough clues for another group to work out the culprit. 

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Picture Book

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An interactive tool that uses images to stimulate creative writing. A really effective resource to help pupils develop their writing skills.


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The Big Questions

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A collection of resources exploring the ideas of Faith...
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Jennifer Burt-Matthews's comment, February 21, 2013 6:31 AM
Flash games, largely relevant to RS, building extended writing through essay skills.
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Perspective stories (KS3)

Perspective stories (KS3) | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it
A series of Interactive stories that encourage learners to think about how the story may change when told from the perspective of another character.

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Inanimate Alice - Homepage

Inanimate Alice - Homepage | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it
Inanimate Alice - A Digital Novel...

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Jennifer Burt-Matthews's comment, February 21, 2013 7:40 AM
This is ace - a book, crossed with a game, with video and sound and all sorts!
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Branching Stories

Branching Stories | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

A series of Interactive stories that allow the reader to control the path the story takes. These stories are great for engaging reluctant readers as they are in control of the route the story takes. They can be used as simple digital stories or as exemplars at the start of a lesson that asks stiudents to create their own branching story.


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Grammar Ninja

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You are a Grammar Ninja who must find parts of speech by throwing ninja stars at words. Correct answers allow you to continue, while wrong answers literally explode


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The meanings and origins of sayings and phrases

An archive of the meanings and origins of thousands of phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions.

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School Students | First World War Poetry Digital Archive

School Students | First World War Poetry Digital Archive | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

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Nepal - A thematic approach

Nepal - A thematic approach | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

A thematic approach to delivering the skills of the new curriculum through the topic of Nepal.The unit includes comprehensive teacher guidance with links to the skills framework, interactive and printable resources, videos and soundfiles.

Look at the the PPT 'Deforestation the big question' This encourages pupils to research and develop an argument for or against deforestation thus encouraging them to read for a purpose and write for an audience.

 

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You are what you wear

You are what you wear | Literacy Resources 14 - 19 | Scoop.it

A resource based on identity and belonging and how clothes can be used to establish that identity.These activities are developed primarily as a speaking and listening resource but there are many opportunities for reading and writing also.All of the...

This is one of five units that could be used in the PSE lesson. They are great for promoting oracy skills, usually the poor relation when it comes to activities for developing literacy skills 

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Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better | Video on TED.com

In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- Great to get you thinking about how you can promote active listening in the classroom


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Picture Book

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Here's a range of Good Practice videos that show how the Picture Book resource was used with a year 7 class.


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