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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    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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    Outdoor Activities to Support Communication and Wellbeing

    Resources to support the delivery of early years sessions in an outside space. These activities are aimed at children aged two to five but can be adapted for other ages.
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    Supporting early years children to tell stories

    Support early years children to tell more stories in your setting by using these top tips.


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

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    Summer of Football

    We have a full squad of free football-themed activities, events and resources to bring home the joy of reading for your football-mad pupils. Yes! It’s coming home!
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    Wellbeing and literacy: Hope

    Resources to support children's wellbeing and literacy developed in partnership with Place2Be.
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    My Dear New Friend

    Writing letters for your local care home can help to combat loneliness among older adults while increasing pupils' motivation to write.

Cross-phase and transition

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

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    Education Recovery - Summer school

    Learning sequences supporting student transition from primary to secondary
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    Rutendo Tavengerwei - inspiration for letter writing

    Support wellbeing and writing with this challenge from author Rutendo Tavengerwei.
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    Wellbeing, reading and writing resources

    A series of free wellbeing-themed teaching resources for primary schools, secondary schools and parents.


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

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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.
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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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    Game Changers: True Stories series

    From school exclusion to a successful career: Jude Yawson hosts a stellar line-up for this interview series to inspire excluded young people through literacy.
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