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Resources for independent learning to suit all age groups and levels of ability can also be accessed at:
Mr. Johncock's Wikipedia Userpage
English 4 Today Study Guide
Room to Read Find out about how you can support this charity which porvides books and IT resources to schools in developing countries.
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/literary_criticism Literary Criticism Wikibook
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/NET_Teacher_Survival_Guide NET Teacher Survival Guide Wikibook]
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/The_Education_System_in_Hong_Kong The Education System in Hong Kong Wikibook
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior_Languages/English Wikijunior Languages: English
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Composition Composition Writing
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Senior_Secondary_Liberal_Studies NSS Liberal Studies
Files and Groups
For students and colleagues at MSS to access files that I have created for language and literature teaching, such as worksheets, notes and exercises, or to access information about the annual production, please go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/marymountsecondaryschool/ Marymount Yahoo E-Group. Remember that teachers and students will have access to these files - so please don't store confidential documents there or upload anything that you would not want to be in a public place.
Files, messages and links for literature teachers are at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hongkongliteratureteachers/ Hong Kong Literature Teachers
Recommended Websites and Wikipedia Pages for Language Students
http://www.brainpop.com/ Brainpop: Flash animations and online quizzes on a wide range of topics including English, science, history, technology and maths.
http://www.word2word.com/courseread.html Word2Word] Links to websites for online language learning in many languages.
http://www.teachnology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/language_arts/ Teachnology]Language arts lesson plans
http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/default4.htm Hong Kong Polytechnic University Centre for Independent Language Learning]
http://www.cln.org/subjects/esl_sur.html More links for English as a Second Language]
http://www.hkpl.gov.hk Hong Kong Libraries
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/cs_mus_lcsd.php Hong Kong Museums
Grammar and Writinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise SkillswiseThis site has a wide range of authentic situational exercises, quizzes and games to develop grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and writing skills. It should be particularly useful for junior forms.
http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/literacy.htm Ambleside School, Cumbria] An extraordinary site put together by students at a school in the Lake District - limerick and haiku generators, a silly story engine, exercises on easily confused words, homophones, comprehension and lots more. Fun stuff for junior students. The site also has many links for many other subjects across the curriculum.
http://www.world-english.org/ World English Website This website includes grammar, vocabulary and comprehension practice, quizzes, games, writing guides, lists of the most common words in English, speaking and listening resources.
http://www.ego4u.com English Grammar Online An online resource with a lot of exercises similar in nature to Tensebusters.
http://www.tcet.com/eaonline/FlashedESL/CatsMX.swf A fun prepositions exercise
http://www.tcet.com/eaonline/FlashedESL/index.html Flash animated grammar exercises]
http://charlieandlola.com Charlie and Lola
Reading and Phonicshttp://www.yp.scmp.com/ Young Post Registration required.
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/ Time for Kids Children's edition of the American current affairs magazine
http://www.tcet.com/eaonline/AmericanStories/index.html American Stories - Comprehension Exercises
http://www.gigglepoetry.com/ Giggle Poetry Fun poetry lesson plans, games and activities.
http://www.rhymes.org.uk/ Nursery Rhymes
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-c/index/load.htm?f Starfall Online books for less confident readers, with animation and audio.
http://www.createdbyteachers.com/ Created By Teachers Resources for early learners and remedial classes including basic vocabulary and sight-reading lists, flashcards, wordsearches and crosswords.
http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com Usborne Quicklinks A directory of websites recommended by the educational publisher across the curriculum, including a number of sites for English language and literature.
http://www.storylineonline.net/ Storyline-Online -It's a great pleasure to have a story read out loud to you - especially by a talented actor! At this site, there is video-feed of actors and actresses reading from young people's storybooks, together with printable activities.
http://www.short-stories.co.uk Short Stories
http://australianetwork.com/livingenglish/default.htm Living English - The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's programme for elementary level English listening.
http://www.esl-lab.com/ ESL Lab - Try out the easy and medium exercises as well as the exercises for vocabulary building.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/charlieandlola/stories/ Listen to and read along with Charlie and Lola stories
http://www.wordsmith.org Wordsmith] A site where you can design anagrams.
http://www.hkpnets.org/ Primary NET Resources] This is a huge repository of links to teaching resources maintained by NET teachers in Hong Kong primary schools. Includes online story books, songs, games, phonics activities and much, much more!
Listening and Multimedia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish BBC World Service Learning English
http://studentstandard.thestandard.com.hk/student/index.asp Student Standard A site where you can listen to and read articles with an emphasis on social/ interpersonal issues, and find questions for discussion.
http://australianetwork.com/englishbites/ English Bites The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's programme for language learners with documentary and general interest videos,transcripts, glossaries, explanation of grammar and usage, tips and practice for speaking and writing.
http://australianetwork.com/nexus/ Nexus Online video documentaries and transcripts for intermediate language learners.
http://www.elllo.org/ Listening Lab Online] Over 700 audio clips with slide shows, quizzes, songs, listening games and transcripts; a wide variety of regional accents; can be searched by level of difficulty.
http://www.esl-lab.com/ ESL Lab] Try out the medium and difficult exercises.
Writing and Grammar
http://wwwold.ccc.commnet.edu/sensen/ Sentence Sense This is a self-taught online guide to writing coherent sentences and organising ones ideas in writing.
http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/ English Biz] A guide to language and literature designed for British GCSE and A Level students, with guidelines on how to write a wide variety of essays.
http://www.webenglishteacher.com Web English Teacher] A very extensive directory of online resources –everything from elementary English to Shakespeare
http://isnoop.net/toys/magwords.php Fridge Magnet Poetry] Online version of the poetry game - "magnetic" tiles with words or suffixes that can be moved around to create poetry.
http://www.grammarbook.com Grammar Book] More advanced grammar exercises.
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/TRY/activities.shtml Teaching English Activities and lesson plans.
http://www.penandpage.com/EngMenu/ Grammar at Pen and Page
Writing and Grammar
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ OWL Online Writing Guide
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Rhetoric_and_Composition Guide to Composition Writing. This is a very in depth but clear and straightforward guide to how to plan, draft, organise and review your writing. Lots of helpful tips and exercises. Especially helpful for argumentative writing and for students who nhave to write analytical compositions for other subjects.
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar University College London Internet Gramma. This site offers a formal analysis of English grammar and a wide range of exercises on identifying parts of speech, subject and object, verb form, aspect and voice, clauses etc. Perhaps dry and technical, but should be useful for senior students seeking to polish their grammar, or even for teachers who could use it to look up clear explanations for grammar rules.
http://www.ioe.ac.uk/caplits/writingcentre/activities.4linkingphrases.htm Linking Phrases
http://www.linguarama.com/ps/ Linguarama Postscript Magazine] Online resources with a focus on English for business and the world of work - particularly useful for senior students.
http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/default4.htm Hong Kong Polytechnic University Centre for Independent Language Learning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Parts_of_speech Parts of Speech Directory
Listening, Reading and Multimedia
http://www.ted.com/ TED: Inspiring talks by leading thinkers on a range of topics - science, technology, global issues.
http://meaningoflife.tv Meaning of Life TV
http://webcast.berkeley.edu/ Berkeley Webcast] Audio and video podcasts of undergraduate lectures at the University of Berkeley.
http://wow.cispa.hk/ World of Words A website with links for reading, writing, drama, public speaking and community resources maintained by the Canadian International School Parents' Association.
http://uc.princeton.edu/main/ University Channel, Princeton] Podcasts of undergraduate lectures at the University of Princeton.
http://www.time.com/time/ Time Magazine]
http://www.netcharles.com/orwell/essays.htm Essays and Journalism by George Orwell] Orwell was one of the greatest essayists and political writers of the twentieth century, and his clear, precise style is an excellent model for students who want to write effectively.
http://www.debatabase.org Debate Resources]
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