Free literacy resources

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

Early years

Our early years resources will help schools, settings and parents support children’s development from birth to five.

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    Making the most of the home learning environment

    Guidance for schools, nurseries, local authorities and public health partners.
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    Early years activities - CBeebies magazine resource

    We teamed up with CBeebies magazine to produce an Early Years resource packed with exciting ideas for fun and learning.
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    Understanding bilingualism in the early years

    More children in the world grow up bilingual than monolingual. 


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

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    Page 75: Five on a Treasure Island

    Sample resource from our Reading for Pleasure CPD to help build anticipation around a text.
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    Free Writing Friday: Cressida Cowell's top writing tips for primary pupils

    Children's author and illustrator Cressida Cowell has created some fantastic resources for primary school pupils, packed full of writing tips and inspiring...
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    Timmy Failure: Crack the Case

    A writing challenge for Key Stage 2 pupils around on the Timmy Failure books by Stephan Pastis. 

Cross-phase and transition

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

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    Tuesday News Day

    Tuesday News Day is a campaign to encourage teachers to discuss the news and current affairs with pupils for at least 10 minutes a week.
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    Alex Rider Secret Mission – an adventure story challenge

    Challenge and inspire upper Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 pupils to write their own Alex Rider adventure story.
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    Wellbeing, reading and writing resources

    We have worked with children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, to develop a series of free wellbeing-themed teaching resources for primary schools, secondary schools and...


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

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    Becoming by Michelle Obama: supporting literacy and PSHE education (Key Stages 3-5)

    We have teamed up with Penguin Talks to launch this free teaching resource inspired by Michelle Obama’s bestselling memoir, Becoming, to boost secondary students’ literacy...
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    Skills Academy resource pack

    This PowerPoint for the freestyle football module from our reading intervention Skills Academy gives an introduction to the programme.
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    How to create a pupil anthology

    Inspire your pupils to become published authors with Kindle Direct Publishing.