A little starter activity to check whether you know the names of your punctuation symbols. This matching pairs game requires a good memory as well as a knowledge of punctuation.
Practise your proofreading with this lovely resource. Correctly punctuate the text by inserting full stops and capital letters. (worksheet)
A whole class activity to help your pupils understand sentence structure. (worksheet)
Can you correctly punctuate these sentences with capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks? (worksheet)
One use of an apostrophe is to indicate the omission of letters. All the sentences in this exercise are missing an apostrophe or two. It's your job to put them in the right place. (worksheet)
A quiz to help your pupils learn when to use apostrophes and where to put them. This resource also includes a printable worksheet and a separate activity to help the teacher with marking. (worksheet)
Punctuate these sentences containing lists by inserting commas and removing the words 'and' and 'or'. (worksheet)
If your punctuation isn't correct the text may convey the wrong meaning altogether! Take a look at these examples to see what I mean. This resource is not suitable for primary or elementary school pupils.
A suite of activities to test you on your proofreading. Find all the errors and punctuate the text correctly.
Do you know the difference between and adverb and an adjective? Would you recognise a noun if it stood up in your soup and gave you a haircut? In this game you must match the definitions to the grammatical terms. (worksheet)
Learn to identify common and proper nouns with this fun game. Guide the falling words into the correct buckets based on whether you think they are proper nouns or common nouns.
A series of quizzes to help your pupils get to grips with plurals
In this activity your task is to find all the personal pronouns in the text and click on them. Doesn't sound like too much to ask does it?
In this activity your task is to fill in the gaps in a table containing personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns. (worksheet)
A fun way to help your pupils learn and identify nouns, verbs and adjectives.
A lovely game to help you discriminate between different word types. Is the word an adjective, noun, verb or adverb? Guide it into the correct bucket. (worksheet)
Does what it says on the tin. (worksheet)
A clever activity to get you thinking about verbs and nouns.
The title says it all really. (worksheet)
A quiz where you must fill in the gaps using the verb with the right tense! (worksheet)
Test your knowledge of verbs in the 'past Simple'! (worksheet)
This quiz tests your understanding about different word classes in a sentence.
Alphabetical order moonlander games
Get to grips with alphabetical order with these moonlander games. Land your spaceship on the pads in alphabetical order.
See how many new words you can make by adding prefixes and suffixes to the root word. (worksheet)
A lovely game to help you discriminate syllables. Count the syllables in each falling word and guide it into the correct bucket. (worksheet)
A slightly tougher game in which you must discriminate the number of syllables in a word. Count the syllables in each falling word and guide it into the correct bucket. (worksheet)
A high energy quiz that requires coordination as well as knowledge. Ideal for the interactive whiteboard. This resource also includes a printable worksheet and a separate activity to help the teacher with marking. (worksheet)
Another helping of homophones. This resource also includes a printable worksheet and a separate activity to help the teacher with marking. (worksheet)
Use this resource to make sure that you're aware of the variations between British and American spellings.
Sort out how the different '-ough' words should be pronounced. This resource also includes a printable worksheet and a separate activity to help the teacher with marking. (worksheet)
Think your spelling is good? Try this tricky test. If you get them all right you've cheated.
A suite of glossary games to test your knowledge of the terms used when describing different styles of writing. worksheet)
A suite of games to test your knowledge of figurative language. (worksheet)
Are you frustrated by losing marks in English exams just because you can't remember the terminology? Compete with yourself or fellow students and you'll soon have all the terms at your disposal!
A compendium of on-line games to ensure you know the definitions and spelling of key terms used to describe the spoken word: jigsaw puzzle, cloud-click quiz, hangman, anagrams and our froggy-spelling challenge.
An ideal way to teach your pupils about the Pilgrim Fathers and the first Thanksgiving and improve their language skills at the same time. An interactive suite of animations, activities and games designed to support reading, listening and speaking.
An interactive suite of animations, activities and games designed to support reading, listening and speaking. An ideal way to teach your pupils about the Nativity account and improve their language skills during the run up to Christmas.
A classroom version of this classic game. What's the longest word you can make?
If you get confused about whether to use ITS or IT'S then this could be the activity for you. (worksheet)
Improve your word power with this large archive of 'call my bluff' games (created for Dragonfly training using questions supplied by Tony Dickens).
Four 'word within word' illusions. There are two words in each shape but can you find them? Take your time and look carefully and they will appear.
Count all the Fs in a piece of text. You'd think it should be simple!
Are you ready for your left brain to battle with your right brain? Sounds bizarre. Try this classic mind boggler if you're brave enough.
If the first and last letters of a word are in the correct order we can usually read it quite happily. This activity sheds some light on why most of us find 'French Connection UK' t-shirts so offensive at first glance.
Read a simple piece of text out loud. What can go wrong?
If you're playing a game or a quiz and you need to keep score for several teams then this is the tool for you. Choose between a number of themes: 'Alien abduction', 'In your face' and 'Snail race'.
A new improved timer that now includes a countdown timer as well as a standard timer. Some of the alarm sounds are not for those of sensitive disposition. The time is given in Hours, minutes, seconds and hundredths of a second. Handy for timed tests, exams and activities.
A digital assistant that keeps an eye on your class on those rare occasions when you have to pop out.