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Storyline Online

Delightful stories read by professional screen actors in America. The movies use the illustrations from the books. There are lots of choices each with an activity guide.

Pupils
5-7 year olds
The Children's Poetry Archive

A superb selection of poems arranged by themes, style or author. You can listen to an audio track of each poem being read by the author.

Pupils
5-11 year olds
Teaching Ideas

Lots of brilliant lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources to use in the primary classroom.

Teachers
5-11 year olds
Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl is a free website built to help parents with their child’s reading. This is an excellent resource packed with free ebooks from the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme, games and activities.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
3-7 year olds
Words for Life

Words for Life’s aim is to inspire more people to read, more regularly, for both pleasure and personal advancement. Useful booklists especially chosen to appeal to less confident readers. Free resources matched to books.

Parents
3-11 year olds
Teaching Library

Teaching Library has free teaching ideas and lesson resources linked to children's books and literature. A brilliant teaching resource.

Teachers
5-11 year olds
Newspapers for Schools

The Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) offers two free services designed to make easy use of newspaper material in UK schools. One is a free licence which permits legal copying of news print and the other a PDF News Library.

Teachers
7-16 year olds
Santa's Little Helper

It's Christmas Eve and Santa is getting ready to make his delivery of presents to boys and girls all round the world. Find out in this story how he can deliver all the presents in time.

Pupils
3-7 year olds
Teach Your Monster to Read

A free game for young children to practise the first steps of reading. The game is built on the principles of synthetic phonics and follows the teaching sequence of the Letters and Sounds programme.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
5-7 year olds
The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of visual resources with teaching ideas suitable for use in the primary classroom. There are some fabulous animations to use as stimulus for writing.

Teachers
5-11 year olds
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