English Language

Punctuation

Punctuation pairs game
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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.

The sentence: capital letters and full stops
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Practise your proofreading with this lovely resource. Correctly punctuate the text by inserting full stops and capital letters. (worksheet)

Introducing the sentence
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A whole class activity to help your pupils understand sentence structure. (worksheet)

Question marks and exclamation marks
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Can you correctly punctuate these sentences with capital letters, question marks and exclamation marks? (worksheet)

The apostrophe: contractions
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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)

Apostrophes: bounce-words quiz
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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)

The comma: lists
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Punctuate these sentences containing lists by inserting commas and removing the words 'and' and 'or'. (worksheet)

The importance of punctuation
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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.

Proofreading

A suite of activities to test you on your proofreading. Find all the errors and punctuate the text correctly.

Grammar

Definitions of grammatical terms
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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)

Proper and common nouns: tetris game
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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

Personal pronouns
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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?

Personal and possessive pronouns
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In this activity your task is to fill in the gaps in a table containing personal pronouns, possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns. (worksheet)

The noun, verb and adjective curse maker
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A fun way to help your pupils learn and identify nouns, verbs and adjectives.

Tetris game: Noun, adjectives, verbs and adverbs
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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)

Verbs and nouns: Venn diagram
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A clever activity to get you thinking about verbs and nouns.

Verb tenses
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A quiz where you must fill in the gaps using the verb with the right tense! (worksheet)

Past simple
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Test your knowledge of verbs in the 'past Simple'! (worksheet)

Word class
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This quiz tests your understanding about different word classes in a sentence.

Spelling and pronunciation

Alphabetical order moonlander games

Get to grips with alphabetical order with these moonlander games. Land your spaceship on the pads in alphabetical order.

Prefixes and suffixes game
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See how many new words you can make by adding prefixes and suffixes to the root word. (worksheet)

Syllable tetris: easy
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A lovely game to help you discriminate syllables. Count the syllables in each falling word and guide it into the correct bucket. (worksheet)

Syllable tetris: hard
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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)

Homophones: bounce-words quiz
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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)

More homophones: bounce-words quiz
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Another helping of homophones. This resource also includes a printable worksheet and a separate activity to help the teacher with marking. (worksheet)

British and American spellings
British and American spellings

Use this resource to make sure that you're aware of the variations between British and American spellings.

Pronunciation - 'ough' words: bounce-words quiz
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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)

Rock hard spelling test
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Think your spelling is good? Try this tricky test. If you get them all right you've cheated.

Reading and writing - Listening and speaking

Styles of writing
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A suite of glossary games to test your knowledge of the terms used when describing different styles of writing. worksheet)

Figurative language
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A suite of games to test your knowledge of figurative language. (worksheet)

Literary terms
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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!

The spoken word: glossary games
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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.

The story of Thanksgiving
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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.

The Nativity
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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.

Word power

Countdown
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A classroom version of this classic game. What's the longest word you can make?

Its or it's
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If you get confused about whether to use ITS or IT'S then this could be the activity for you. (worksheet)

Call my bluff
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Improve your word power with this large archive of 'call my bluff' games (created for Dragonfly training using questions supplied by Tony Dickens).

Fun with words

Double meanings
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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.

How many 'F's?
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Count all the Fs in a piece of text. You'd think it should be simple!

Coloured text mind masher
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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.

Jumbled words
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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.

Reading test
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Read a simple piece of text out loud. What can go wrong?

General resources

Class scoreboard
Class scoreboard

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'.

Timer
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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.

Class minder
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A digital assistant that keeps an eye on your class on those rare occasions when you have to pop out.