Web Links to Useful Resources

Term 1 Week 8 2014

The last smore had a good response so as promised, here is the next one. Thank you to those who have sent through links to resources for inclusion and those who have indicated that they will contribute in the near future.

English Links

CNPS Narrative Livebinder

Resources for teaching narratives have been added to the site. Navigate binder using tabs on the left or download available documents from 'box' as indicated.

BOS Writing Rubrics

Used for marking a writing competition and not linked to outcomes directly but could be a good starting point for rubric development.

Australian Children's Poetry Website

Read Write Think

A range of resources and lesson plans to explore. Some good BLM templates available for download.

Wonderful Words

Good for stages 1-2. Improve language used in sentences.

Also able to be accessed via TALE (search term 'Wonderful Words) with a greater range of topics to write about.

English K-6 newsletter for NSW Primary Teachers

Published monthly and often full of good links ie. Adobe connect sessions for new English Syllabus & a range of links and discussion for digital texts that are persuasive in this month's newsletter.

Email catherine.thomson7@det.nsw.edu.au to subscribe

If you would like me to email you a copy of this month's newsletter, send me a message on Sentral :)

Maths Links

AAA Math

A comprehensive set of interactive math lessons

Maths Worksheet Wizard

Make maths worksheets to suit your class needs. Free resource to use

Technology Rocks - Tick Tock Time

A range of links to interactive resources assist students in learning to tell the time.

Times Tables Test

Interactive online - could be a good ignition game or small group activity

Other KLAs

Harmony Day Resources

A government website with lesson ideas etc.


A current affairs resource similar to Behind the News but in written form. Articles are able to be printed and have a worksheet to accompany them. Texts are apparently created by a year 6 teacher from NSW.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Free to join. Thousands of free resources to download. Other resources available for a small fee. Some resources have US spelling, others have an Australian English option.

Misc. Technology Resources


Simply copy and paste a youtube link into this site, select a suitable background and the clip will play without the students being able to see comments and suggested videos. Some advertising does pop up at times but it is easy to dismiss.


A safer option than some search engines

Recite This

If you like having quotes around the classroom, this website turns your chosen quotes into masterpieces. Simply type in your quote, select a template and download!

Happy Birthday Clip

Kind of cute instead of the usual singing of 'Happy Birthday'