Mapping the literacy year: how to build a calendar of literacy events

Added 04 Sep 2020

A calendar of literacy events, contributed to by all phases/departments, is essential in promoting reading and writing for enjoyment.

This resource provides you with the tools to build your own unique school literacy calendar. It provides a map of the school year and ideas of activities from national awareness days, book awards and competitions to school events, quizzes and displays.

It is intended to be used as a starting point for a discussion with your literacy team, at a subject leader meeting or even a whole staff meeting so that all staff can be involved in promoting pupils' love for reading and writing.

How to use this resource

Print out the calendar, which shows the three school terms for 2020/2021 and includes spaces for you to add the literacy events, awards and promotions, competitions, quizzes and displays which will build up your school’s unique calendar.

The tables contain ideas to add to your calendar:

  1. National events that you could celebrate in your school
  2. National book awards that you can shadow, and national competitions
  3. School event ideas
  4. School competitions/quizzes
  5. School displays