Free literacy resources

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

To support families we also have a comprehensive web portal, grouped by age, with links to lots of free home-learning activities on Words for Life.

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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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    Poetry in the early years foundation stage

    The new statutory framework for the early years foundation stage and the new reading framework, both frequently refer to poetry and highlight the importance of saying and...
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    Talking to Young Children about The Global Goals

    These session plans use the book George Saves the World by Lunchtime by Jo Readman to explore The Global Goals (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals).
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    Support for multilingual families at home: Time together booklet

    This easy-to-read guide now comes in 18 languages and is full of suggestions for how parents can support their young child's learning at home.
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We have a wealth of free resources available to support literacy teaching in primary school.

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    Marcus Rashford Book Club

    Explore fantastic teaching resources to accompany the latest title in the Marcus Rashford Book Club. Free to access and suitable for years 2, 3 and 4.
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    How to choose books you'll love

    Our fun animation is packed with tips to help children choose a book that is just right!
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    Stories for Remembrance KS2 Book Club

    Key Stage 2 book club resources to support Remembrance

Cross-phase and transition

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

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    Black British Book Map

    Explore our digital map of Black and Black British authors, illustrators, publishers and bookshops from all over the UK, along with recommended book lists.
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    Remembrance assemblies

    Remembrance assemblies exploring Why, How, and Who do we remember, developed in partnership with the Royal British Legion.
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    Brilliant ideas to encourage reading for pleasure

    Encourage reading for pleasure in your school with these fantastic tips and ideas.
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Inspire and motivate pupils with our resources to support and improve literacy provision at secondary school.

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    Stories for Remembrance book club KS3

    Book club resources to help explore who, how and why we remember, developed in partnership with the Royal British Legion.
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    Careers skills for CVs and interviews

    Workshops to support students with CVs, elevator pitches and interviews as they prepare for future careers.
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    Skills Academy sample resource - freestyle football

    This PowerPoint for the freestyle football module from our reading intervention Skills Academy gives an introduction to the programme.
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