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Interactive Literacy Zone
Games and Activities for Key Stage 1 and 2

DfEE Standards Site: Literacy

Our Literacy Pages - More links to support work in the UK Literacy Hour. Includes Literacy Plans to download.

The contents of the Grammar for Writing CD ROM (KS2) can
be downloaded HERE. Scroll down to find Grammar for Writing - a number of other resources and publications are available, too

Literacy Worksheets - From Primary Teaching resources

Literacy Matters
Contains medium term and weekly lesson plans from Year R to Year 6,
as well as printable worksheets and details of the books used.

English Worksheets - From Teaching Ideas

Guide to Grammar and Writing Good source for information

The Phrase Finder A list of the meanings and Origins of Phrases, sayings, cliches and quotes

Language Skills - Activity ideas for Key Stage Two Literacy.

National Literacy Trust - Many Literacy related material here

Playground Rhymes - playground games and rhymes

Children's Rhymes - playground games and rhymes

The Internet Picture Dictionary

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Spellings and Words

Clipart - Nouns

Clipart - Verbs

Clipart - Adjectives

Musical Spelling Rules -
Music has been put to well-known spelling rules to make them more fun to learn and easier to remember.

Spelling Bank Objectives -
Includes good list of words to go with each objective.

Anagram Maker -
Did you know that parliament is an anagram of partial men? Or, Clint Eastwood an anagram of Old West Action?

Ye Olde English Sayings
English sayings and customs that we have grown up with and taken for granted are explained.

Take Our Word for It
Etymology of words. One of the best on the web!

What is an eponym?
An eponym is a word derived from someone's name...

A wacky US site making words fun

The Word Detective
Find out about the origin and etymology of words and phrases

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Wordsearch Maker
Make a wordsearch quickly or get your students to do one for an end of term lesson. Easy to create and then
print both the wordsearch and the solution page.

Puzzle Maker
Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists.

Bingo Card Maker
This generator can be used to make bingo cards with the words of your choice. Bingo cards can be used for just about any content area to reinforce definitions, new vocabulary, maths problems and lots more.

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Literacy Co-ordinator

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Stories and Reading

Online Big Books
A collection of the best sites

Stories from the Web - Read interviews with authors and extracts from their books

Children's Books UK - Up to date information about children's books

Aesop's Fables - Read more than 650 of them online  

Telling Tales - Story telling

Fairy Stories
A portal to the realm of fairy tale and folklore studies featuring annotated fairy tales.

Little animals activity centre - BBC Education site
Lots of activities and includes listening to stories online

Online Stories
Robert Munsch is a Canadian author who has recorded just about all of his stories and made them available on line.

Harry Potter

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