Secondary Literacy Resources

Below are free secondary literacy teaching resources for teachers in UK schools at KS3 and KS4 level to help you save time spent on lesson planning. Secondary school English teachers may find these websites useful for developing their own literacy lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.

Key Stage 3

The Channel 4  Way With Words  section is designed specifically with literacy and language skill development in mind.

The  Techit website  has plenty to offer anytbody teaching KS3 literacy with lots of activites that relate to plenty of key topics.

Geoff Barton has a few doccuments that have great plans on how to teach writing technique, including a  really interesting looking at writing to build tension.

Help students visualise their thought process by creating word clouds  using Worlde, a free online word cloud generator.

Key Stage 4

The  Visuwords dictionary and thesaurus website is ideal for use with interactive whiteboards in the classroom. It is a useful tool for people of all ages, including aspiring writers and journalists, for generating new word ideas.

Once again we reccomend taking a look at the  Teachit website  for more ideas for lesson plans.

We hope you find these free teaching resources for secondary English teachers to be useful for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 literacy lesson plans.

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