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.

To support families during the current school closures we've developed a comprehensive web portal, grouped by age, with links to lots of free home-learning activities. Explore our Family Zone.

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.

    We're Going on a Bear Hunt - activities for language development

    Go on an exciting adventure to develop early language with these fun activities for use in nursery or at home.


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

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    Gender, literacy and language

    A poster for your staff room focusing on gender, literacy and language, created in partnership with Let Toys be Toys.
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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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    Story Explorers

    Challenging pupils to write a visitor’s guide or create a map based on their favourite story setting in children’s literature.

Cross-phase and transition

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

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    Audiobooks and literacy resources

    Top tips to help teachers and parents make the most of audiobooks to support children’s literacy in the classroom and at home.
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    Authors inspiring reading classroom posters

    Download our posters featuring illustrations and cover art from well-known children's authors, and an inspiring quote encouraging your pupils to pick up a book.
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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...


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

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    GCSE English Literature revision cards

    A set of revision cards featuring key quotes for plot and character analysis in GCSE English Literature texts.
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    Mark the Bard!

    A cross-curricular resource for Key Stage 3 celebrating Shakespeare’s enduring legacy.
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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.