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Read North East supports schools to make literacy improvement a priority and encourage pupils to read for pleasure.

We have lots of free resources to help you engage your pupils with books, as well as training and programmes to help you support the teaching of literacy in your school or setting.


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    Fake news and critical literacy

    Resources designed to equip children with the critical literacy skills they need to survive and thrive in today's digital world.
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    Wellbeing, reading and writing resources

    Mental wellbeing, reading and writing resources for schools.
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    Spot interactive leaflet

    Bring story time with your pupils to life with these tips for making reading fun.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid comic strip template

Pupils can design their own three-panel Zoo-Wee-Mama comic strip inspired by those that appear in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

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Training and programmes

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    Reading for Pleasure On and With Screens in Key Stage 1 - Cheshire

    Reading for Pleasure On and With Screens is a one-day workshop developed in partnership with UCL Institute of Education, exploring how to harness technology to promote reading for...
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  • baby-looks-at-father.jpg event 27 Jan 2020

    Talk To Your Baby 2020: Chat, play, read

    Save the date! Talk To Your Baby 2020 will take place on 27 January at Millennium Point in Birmingham.
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    Early Words Together

    Early Words Together helps parents support their young child’s literacy and language development.
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