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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    Starting nursery and reception: wellbeing resources

    Easy-to-deliver resources designed to help children settle into the nursery and classroom environment.
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    Count down to nursery

    A resource to help you support families as they begin or return to nursery
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    Support for multilingual families at home: Time together booklet

    This easy-to-read guide now comes in 22 languages and is full of suggestions for how parents can support their young child's learning at home.
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Primary

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

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    Marcus Rashford Book Club

    Fantastic free teaching resources to accompany the latest title in the Marcus Rashford Book Club - The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence. For years 4, 5...
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    NewsWise cross-curricular news literacy resources

    A free, fully planned cross-curricular unit of work designed to help teachers empower their Key Stage 2 pupils to understand, critically navigate and report real news.
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    Books for big change: transition to secondary school

    Our 'big change' book list is selected to help children explore and manage their feelings of being excited, nervous or even confused, as they face the challenges...
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Cross-phase and transition

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

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    Comics Rule!

    Teaching sequence and resources to run our Comics Rule! writing challenge in your classroom, exploring the exciting world of comics and graphic novels.
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    Writing from Nature: a poetry resource

    Created in partnership with the RSPB the Writing from Nature resources are designed to widen access to, deepen knowledge of, and increase appreciation of the natural world...
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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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Secondary

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

  • Tackling fake news: do children have the critical literacy skills they need to survive and thrive…

    Classroom discussion activity: online communication and wellbeing

    A classroom discussion activity for pupils aged 11-14, providing the opportunity for students to reflect upon their online communication skills, behaviours and attitudes,...
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    Represent sample resources

    Sample resources from our new programmme for girls aged 11 to 14 in alternative provision settings or at risk of exclusion.
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    Shared reading and PSHE: a case study from Pool Academy

    This case study, provided by Pool Academy, Cornwall, sets out the rationale and process behind their roll out of a literacy and wellbeing tutor reading programme.
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