Welcome to the learning resources
area for the Oxford
English Dictionary. On this part of the site, we are
collecting a variety of materials which will help education
professionals to incorporate OED
their teaching, and introduce students to research techniques
which encourage them to explore the riches of the Dictionary.
We aim to offer materials suitable
for all levels from age group 11 to 14 through to University
level, and we invite teachers to share any OED-related
activities which they have devised and found useful.
As well as sample lesson plans and exercises, we will be adding
more quizzes and word stories, and offering links to other sites
on which similar materials for language study can be found.
Articles, Research Papers, Lessons Plans,
Classroom Handouts, Teaching Ideas & Links
This is a monthly web journal,
The Kindersite Project is a free, safe resource for:
a.. The introduction to technology for very young children
b.. English as a second language and as a first language (EFL/ESL)
c.. Special needs (Autism/Deaf/Downs etc.)
It is being used in libraries, schools, preschool, kindergarten, early grades, homeschool etc. With registrations from 13,659 schools in 148
It consists of 100s of graded items of games, stories and songs in 2 directories suitable for adult usage and children. The Kindersite is funded by completing European Union government education projects (they are listed on the Kindersite).
Formswift - With our
educators can create and fill out lesson plans with a
professional design for their math
courses, and download them in PDF or MS Word format with a
I saw an ICTs lesson plan recently
for younger kids that could be adapted -
The basic intentions were to learn to use the thesaurus in MS
Word and to experiment with Word Art. This was done in an
activity replacing the "nice" in a small "Have a nice day"
sign/poster/greeting card with several other words done is
various Word Art styles.
Other cards saying Congratulations on a "good" result, Thanks
for a nice meal, etc could be used
PS For alternatives to "said" I always liked the fun of "Tom
Swifties" where the adverb and sometimes the verb was a pun as
"You are as beautiful as the Venus de Milo," Tom whispered
"I'm halfway up a mountain," Edmund alleged
"I'm tired of smiling," moaned Lisa
"We're returning the ship to harbour", the captain reported