The Speaking and Listening Classroom
Name selector tools
Review of random name selector tools
Planning for vocabulary teaching
Vocabulary game sites
www.vocabulary.co.il A multitude of different games at different levels.
www.wordplays.com Fun interactive site with engaging games such as ‘word in a word’.
www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/crossword/ Easy website to use where you can make your own crossword puzzles. Great for revision of Tier two words.
Dictionaries and Thesauri resources
www.dictionary.com Good general dictionary with simple explanations of words.
www.wordhippo.com Simple dictionary with synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences etc.
Picture dictionary for maths
http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions Visual images to describe mathematical terms.
Wordsandnotesandchords.blogspot.co.nz/2011/05/words-puzzles-wuzzles.html Word puzzles
Using drama to enhance oral language
http://dramaresource.com/ David Farmer’s website.
https://www.dramanotebook.com/drama-games/ This site offers a selection of drama activities.
http://www.bbbpress.com/dramagames/ This site includes a selection of drama activities.
Story-making and creating websites and apps
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/ This Scholastic story selector web based resource, can be used for creating story ideas for drama.
http://www.plot-generator.org.uk/ This plot generator site could be used to create plots for drama.
http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/plotgens.htm More ideas for plots.
http://www.shortstoryideas.co.uk/ This site has a range of ideas for writing, which could be used for drama, for example, a first line.
http://oakdome.com/k5/lesson-plans/word/kids-writing-prompt-generator.php The prompts in this site could be use as scenes for drama activities.
https://storybird.com Students could create or read stories on this site and use them for drama activities.
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/puppet-pals-hd/id342076546?mt=8 Puppet pals
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/explain-everything-interactive/id431493086?mt=8 Explain everything
https://storybird.com/ Story bird
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/book-creator-for-ipad-create/id442378070?mt=8 Book creator
Game show links
http://www.puffgames.com/whowantstobeamillionaire/ Who wants to be a millionaire?
http://www.gsn.com/cgi/free/play.pl?game_id=47 Wheel of fortune (similar to hangman)
Developing listening skills
http://www.talkingmatters.com.au/information/downloads/barrier-games Fantastic free barrier game site.
http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/songs-to-learn-english.html Information gap activities using song lyrics.
http://picklebums.com/build-your-own-robot/ Free robot barrier games.
www.tessarose.co.nz Developing listening skills using songs with actions.
www.noisyclassroom.com Excellent support and examples of debates, as well as activities that develop debating and oral language in the classroom.
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