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.

  • Early Words Together for MLL families

    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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    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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Primary

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

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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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    Using graphic novels in the classroom

    Harness the engaging power of graphic novels in your primary classroom.
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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.
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Cross-phase and transition

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

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    National Poetry Day resources

    National Poetry Day will fall on Thursday 7 October this year, and we have new resources to help you celebrate and explore this year's theme of CHOICE.
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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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    Promoting diversity through literacy: our resources

    A curated collection of our resources to support diversity in book collections and literacy teaching.
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Secondary

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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    Monologue Jam

    Melding poetry with drama to help your students to express themselves through writing. Designed for Year 9+
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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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