Free literacy resources

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Here is a selection of some brilliant literacy resources that you can access free of charge. You can also browse our full selection of resources.

Early years

Our early years resources will help schools, settings and parents support children’s development from birth to age 5.

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    Small Talk

    Small Talk is a new project which helps parents turn the activities they are already doing with their child every day into new opportunities to build their child’s language...
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    Early years activities - CBeebies magazine resource

    We teamed up with CBeebies magazine to produce an Early Years resource packed with exciting ideas for fun and learning.
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    Talk To Your Baby 2019 - highlights

    Resources based on presentations from Talk To Your Baby 2019.


We have a wealth of free resources available to support literacy teaching in primary school.

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    Gender, literacy and language

    A poster for your staff room focusing on gender, literacy and language, created in partnership with Let Toys be Toys.
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    Simon Mole: digital poet in residence

    Use these videos and lessons plans to bring a professional poet into your classroom for a whole week.
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    Free Writing Friday: Cressida Cowell's top writing tips for primary pupils

    Children's author and illustrator Cressida Cowell has created some fantastic resources for primary school pupils, packed full of writing tips and inspiring...

Cross-phase and transition

Useful teaching resources for cross-phase and transition with a literacy focus.

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    Tom Palmer's top reading and writing tips for teachers, librarians and parents

    Tom Palmer, winner of the Ruth Rendell Award 2019, shares his top tips for getting children reading and writing through football.
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    Authors inspiring reading classroom posters

    Download our posters featuring illustrations and cover art from well-known children's authors, and an inspiring quote encouraging your pupils to pick up a book.
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    A River of Stories - Tales and Poems from Across the Commonwealth

    Explore intercultural understanding with your class using four beautifully illustrated anthologies of poems and stories from around the world, with comprehensive supporting...


Inspire and motivate pupils with our resources to support and improve literacy provision at secondary school.

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    Safer Internet: social media spectrum activity

    For Safer Internet Day, we have created an engaging classroom activity to prompt discussion about the effects of social media.
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    Becoming by Michelle Obama: supporting literacy and PSHE education (Key Stages 3-5)

    A free teaching resource inspired by Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, to boost secondary students’ literacy, leadership abilities and confidence.
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    Skills Academy resource pack

    This resource gives you the opportunity to try the challenges from the first Skills Academy beatbox & breakdance lesson.