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We support schools to improve their literacy levels, and encourage pupils to read and write in their own time.

We have lots of free classroom resources, teacher training, and events near you.


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    Connecting Stories Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough Reads and Arts Council England launch Connecting Stories to support children's literature.
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    We're Going on a Bear Hunt interactive leaflet

    Use this leaflet to help little ones chat about a well-loved story
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    Middlesborough Reading logs

    Reading logs featuring the town's favourite books - ask pupils to tick off books as they read.
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    Black Lives Matter booklists

    Booklists for children aged 0-16+ by black authors and featuring black characters
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  • Middlesbrough Reads Roald Dahl challenges

    Roald Dahl challenges

    Middlesbrough Reads has created a series of Roald Dahl writing challenges for the duration of the lockdown period.
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    Literacy and wellbeing resources

    As new research highlights links between literacy and wellbeing, Middlesbrough schools can download wellbeing-themed resources including assembly plans, a book list and...
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Home learning support

  • Words for Life

    Words for Life

    Ages 0-12. Search by age for fun family activities to help parents support their children’s literacy
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  • ZoneIn

    Zone In

    Age 13+: tips for young adults to boost reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
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    Virtual School Library

    We partnered with Oak Academy to bring you free books, exclusive videos and recommended reads from top children's authors and illustrators.
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Training and programmes