Secondary English Resources
Below are free secondary English 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 lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.
Key Stage 3
BBC Big Toes Books contains audio books from famous authors, such as Terry Pratchett and Jaqueline Wilson. Pupils can listen online. The site is aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years.
The Poetry Zone allows pupils to send in their poems to be published online. There are tips on poetry lesson planning for teachers and interviews with acclaimed poets.
E2BN Clips enables pupils to publish videos and animations online. Designed specifically for schools, it has been developed with security in mind.
Key Stage 4
The Making a Speech resource from Curriculum Bits gives advice on speech delivery. It is ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard.
Bright Knowledge Essay Writing can help pupils to test and enhance their use of words and phrases.
SSF - Shakespeare Schools Festival is held every other year. The organisers bring together teachers and pupils, and encourages participation by 11 to 18 year olds in staging local theatre performances.
We hope you find these free teaching resources for English teachers to be very useful for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 lesson planning.