Name selector tools!/id383718755?mt=8  This app allows teachers to enter additional information about students’ ability and gender and then generate a mixture of groupings for different activities.

Review of random name selector tools


Chapter 3


Vocabulary game sites  A multitude of different games at different levels. Fun interactive site with engaging games such as ‘word in a word’. Easy website to use where you can make your own crossword puzzles. Great for revision of Tier two words.

Dictionaries and Thesauri resources Good general dictionary with simple explanations of words. Simple dictionary with synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences etc.

Visual Thesauri

Picture dictionary for maths Visual images  to describe  mathematical terms.

Word activities Word puzzles


Chapter 4


Drama websites David Farmer’s website. This site offers a selection of drama activities. This site includes a selection of drama activities.

Story-making and creating websites and apps  This Scholastic story selector web based resource, can be used for creating story ideas for drama. This plot generator site could be used to create plots for drama. More ideas for plots. This site has a range of ideas for writing, which could be used for drama, for example, a first line. The prompts in this site could be use as scenes for drama activities. Students could create or read stories on this site and use them for drama activities. Puppet pals  Explain everything  Book creator  This website has a section on fables and traditional stories, many of which have cut-out puppets that students could use to retell a story.

Game show links Who wants to be a millionaire? Wheel of fortune (similar to hangman)


Chapter 5


Barrier Games Fantastic free barrier game site. Information gap activities using song lyrics. Free robot barrier games.

Other Listening Websites New Zealand audio books. Developing listening skills using songs with actions.


Chapter 6 Excellent support and examples of debates, as well as activities that develop debating and oral language in the classroom.




Related resources

Includes: a writing lesson plan, YouTube video link and two video talk strips (for juniors and seniors)

Focus: describing an event from the perspective of a character

Includes: two versions of the conversation prompt chart presented in The Oral Language Book and The Reading Book

Focus: to support whole-class, group or partner discussions

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