Free literacy resources

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Here is a selection of some brilliant literacy resources that you can access for free. 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.
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    Family Zone Birth to 4

    Discover free activities, videos, apps and ideas that will keep your child busy and also support a love of stories and help build their language skills.


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

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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.
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    Home learning ages 5-12

    Explore Family Zone to access to free stories, activities, apps and websites that will support children's literacy and keep them engaged in learning at home.
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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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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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    Zone In

    Three new activities each week to help young adults boost their skills during lockdown.
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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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    Skills Academy resource pack

    This resource gives you the opportunity to try the challenges from the first Skills Academy beatbox & breakdance lesson.