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Literacy

The Home of Sebastian Swan
A big book for key stage 1 (or beyond?)
http://www.sebastianswan.org.uk/index.html
 
The BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/schools.shtml
 
MAPE
This site has many resources and activities for all curriculum areas.
http://www.mape.org.uk/
 
Storybook website
A site based on popular children’s stories by authors Scoular Anderson, Debi Gliori, Mairi Hedderwick and Frank Rodgers for ages 5-8. The site contains a range of interactive activities s well as audio and video of the authors talking about their books.
http://www.ltscotland.com/storybook/#
 
Sutton on Sea primary school
Home page>Playground>Learning Zone>Story Starts,
http://www.sutton.lincs.sch.uk/
 
The Year of Reading
http://www.yearofreading.org.uk/
 
Sainsbury's Virtual Museum
Resources and notes for literacy activities.
http://www.j-sainsbury.co.uk/museum/museum.htm
 
For shared reading …
http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/index.htm
 
Discloze
Text disclosure program to download
http://www.mape.org.uk/kids/index.htm
 
Hardspell
Test your spelling
http://www.bbc.co.uk/hardspell/
 
Titch
(a page to support his TV program) there is an interesting page on making the TV program for older children.
http://www.titch.net/
 
Puffin book club
Go to the living room for links to authors.
http://www.puffin.co.uk/
 
Anne Frank
An essential site for any child reading the diary. Educational activities should be on-line soon.
http://www.annefrank.com/
 
The Dr Seuss site
http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/
 
Eric Carle
An author -Children can read, play with and even e-mail the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
http://www.eric-carle.com/
 
Treasure Island
A superb site - well almost - lots here for children to reference while reading this classic.
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/treasure/
 
Alice in Wonderland
An Interactive Adventure! There's a whole terms work here. Great book, great site.
http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/wonderland/index.htm
 
Goosebumps
If you're into Goosebumps, you'll love this. A good, interactive site.
http://www.scholastic.com/goosebumps/
 
Fables
A large site, full of fables and the associated morals.
http://www.aesopfables.com/
 
Northumberland
http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/resources.html
 
Lancashire Textease examples
http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/
 
Clicker
Clicker grids to download and support information.
http://www.cricksoft.com/
 
Sherston
http://www.sherston.com
 
Oxford Reading Tree
http://www.oup.co.uk/oxed/primary/ort/
 
The Dorling Kindersley site
http://www.dk.com
 
Penguin
On line reviews, booklists and other resources for teachers and children.
http://www.penguin.co.uk
 
Waterstones Book shop
http://www.waterstones.co.uk/
 
Poetry writers
This is a great resource for poetry writers; I particularly like the e-mail idea.
http://www.fernhse.demon.co.uk/eastword/
 
Poetry Society
Interactive word playground, from the Poetry Society. The Poetry Society has an outstanding reputation for its exciting and innovative education work. Take a look at what if offers
http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/education/edindex.htm
 
John Hegley
Go to Net Words where there are poems from each of his books and the introduction has John reading
http://www.johnhegley.co.uk/networds/index.htm
 
Poetry Class
The Poetry Society and the DfES join forces to take the fear out of teaching poetry.
http://www.poetryclass.net/intro.htm
 
Children's writing
Lots of children's writing and some interesting e-mail ideas.
http://www.kidnews.com
 
Children's Storybooks Online
Virtual literature - great stuff too - divided into different age groups - this site is definitely worth including in your Favourites folder. http://www.magickeys.com/books/count/page8.html - this is a counting activity / story – lovely.
http://www.magickeys.com/books/index.html
 
Stories from the Web
From Birmingham libraries - a site for 8-11 year olds. Read stories, e-mail authers and write reviews
http://www.storiesfromtheweb.org/index.htm
 
Dictionary
http://www.yourdictionary.com/
 
Links to dictionaries and thesaurus
http://www.thesaurus.com/
 
Screen reader
Proof read text by listening
http://www.readplease.com
 
Colins Word Wizard
Lists of ites containnig good information on specific subjects
http://www.collins.co.uk/Default.aspx?Page=347
 
Writers Toolkit
Looks at the different parts of stories and how they are put together. Clips of authors talking about how they write stories.
http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/B/bookbox/writerstoolkit/home.htm