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Inspire your middle school students with engaging ELA resources

Are you looking for fun, accessible, and standards-aligned ELA resources to inspire your middle schoolers?

With our range of engaging educational tools, designed to introduce key literary terms, texts and topics, you can help your class build foundational skills and knowledge, to prepare them for high school and beyond!

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Discover our Unlocked e-learning series, designed to introduce key literary concepts.

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Whether you’re looking for a quick starter video or full lesson plans, you'll have ready-to-go resources relevant to the topics you teach at your fingertips.

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Engage your students

Captivate your students with hundreds of productions of key literary texts and unique insights, delivered in a range of formats to suit multiple learning approaches.


Develop key skills

Set your students up for success with resources designed to support skills development, from core literary skills to crucial 21st Century Skills, helping them excel both in and out of the classroom.


Top picks for your ELA lessons

Support younger learners in building key literary skills and knowledge with a range of accessible resources. 

Spotlight on Shakespeare

Perfect for foundational learning, these accessible videos are designed to introduce students to William Shakespeare, covering his life, his works, and his influence.

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Beyond the Wild Wood

Part nature documentary, part interview, Beyond the Wild Wood speaks directly to Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger, as well as hearing what other characters think of them. 

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Poetry in Action

Bring poetry to life with engaging e-learning resources and recitals of key poems such as Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, This Is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams, and I'm Nobody! Who Are You? by Emily Dickinson.

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A subscription to Digital Theatre+ provides you with a range of teaching and learning materials, enabling you to plan the best lessons, capture your students' imaginations and extend their learning. 

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Get ahead on your planning with ready-made resources including toolkits, lesson plans and activities. Written by teachers for teachers, these materials are designed to create engaging lessons that meet your objectives. 

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Keep your students motivated with videos examining key scenes and themes to engage them with the text, quizzes and worksheets to test their knowledge, and extension questions to spark class discussion. 

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Extend students’ learning with accessible interviews, documentaries and study guides, providing context and helping them make connections. A subscription also comes with adult content filters, so you can be confident that your students are browsing age-appropriate materials. 

Age-appropriate resources

A subscription to Digital Theatre+ comes complete with adult content filters if needed, so you can be confident that your students are browsing materials appropriate for their age group.

Resources containing adult content – which may include adult themes, bad language and violence – are clearly highlighted in the information section of each resource. You'll also have the option to bring individual resources either in front of or behind the adult content filter to tailor the selection of resources your students have access to.


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- Janaquin Clark, Head of English, The Village School, Texas 

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Resources to engage younger learners

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