Free literacy resources

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Here is 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 age 5.

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    Small Talk

    Small Talk is a new project which helps parents turn the activities they are already doing with their child every day into new opportunities to build their child’s language...
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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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    Talk To Your Baby 2019 - highlights

    Resources based on presentations from Talk To Your Baby 2019.
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Primary

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

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    Simon Mole: digital poet in residence

    Use these videos and lessons plans to bring a professional poet into your classroom for a whole week.
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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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    Judy Moody character creation challenge

    These resources, using the popular Judy Moody stories as inspiration, will help your pupils to invent a character and create an engaging story about the best, worst or...
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Cross-phase and transition

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

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    Creating excitement around a new class book

    Planning to introduce a new book to your pupils? Spark curiosity and anticipation with this taster activity.
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    A River of Stories - Tales and Poems from Across the Commonwealth

    Explore intercultural understanding with your class using four beautifully illustrated anthologies of poems and stories from around the world, with comprehensive supporting...
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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...
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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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    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 resource gives you the opportunity to try the challenges from the first Skills Academy beatbox & breakdance lesson.
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    How to create a pupil anthology

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