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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    Early years Olympic themed activities

    These activities use the book The Frog Olympics by Brian Moses as a prompt for children to learn more about the Olympics and create their own mini-Olympic games.
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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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Primary

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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    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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    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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    Comics Rule!

    Sequence and resources to run our summer writing challenge in your transition summer school.
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    Education Recovery - Summer school

    Learning sequences supporting student transition from primary to secondary
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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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    Monologue Jam

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