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Resources for Learning - Years 4-7

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bullet Word Central's Student dictionary
bullet - look up a word in the dictionary and thesaurus
bullet Your - look up a word in the dictionary and thesaurus
bullet Rhyme Zone - type in a word and find words that rhyme.
bullet Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus  - made by Plumb Design. Think of a word, enter it and watch related words appear. Follow the word trails
bullet Alan Cooper's Homonyms
bullet Aussie Strine - A small list of Aussie words and phrases, and some rhyming slang.
bullet Australian Word Map -Word Map is mapping Australian phrases and expressions used in different parts of the country. You can add to the list too.
bullet The Tongue Twister Database - Can you say these quickly three times?
bullet The Book of Cliches
bullet Fact Monster : Word Wise - learn about spelling and grammar rules 
bullet Anagram Maker - What are anagrams? Make some from your name.
bullet BBC Schools - Spellits - Improve your spelling with these games
bullet BBC - Starship - English - lots of games and activities
bullet - Rooting Out Words Quizzes about word meanings
bullet Onestopenglish - Free Games and activities -    Scroll down to the list
bullet WorldLingo translates from English to others, with some Asian languages included
bullet Wacky Web Tales - Enter the requested parts of speech and make up a crazy story.
bullet Cartoon Factory - You make up what the cartoon characters are saying
bullet Writer's Toolkit from Stories on the Web.
bullet Star Tower games :   Word Drop   Star Punctuation
bullet Grammar Gorillas
bullet Creative writing activities for kids, teachers and parents by Bruce Van Patter.
bullet Myth Brainstorming Machine
bullet Comic Creator - Make your own comic



Resources for Teaching

bullet Queensland Studies Authority - P-10 English Australian Curriculum
bullet National Statements for Learning in English (Australian)
bullet National Literacy and Numeracy Week 2007
bullet STELLA ~ Standards for Teachers of English Language and Literacy in Australia
bullet Resources for teachers of English
bullet Creative Writings 4 Kids  a place for kids to publish stories
bullet Creative writing activities for kids, teachers and parents by Bruce Van Patter.
bullet MERLOT : Learning materials - Over 300 ESL sites compiled and rated


bullet Puzzlemaker - make your own crosswords, word searches and math puzzles using your own word list
bullet OWL - Online Writing Lab has handouts, workshops and presentations sited mostly to teachers, but some are usable or adaptable for primary students
bullet Star Tower activity downloads. You can download any of the Star Tower materials to your hard disc to use offline.
bullet Mackay Whitsunday Community - Literacy  Learning Place community with useful downloads on Grammar, writing, reading, spelling
bullet Wakakirri Story Guide.  Pdf download
bullet Newspaper stories -  Pdf download also from Wakakirri.



Updated March 2007