Created on: 01 Mar 2022 | Last modified: 04 May 2023
BBC Bitesize – a range of daily lessons focused on literacy - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Oxford Owl - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - the website provides information for parents about developing reading and comprehension skills at the Early Level. There is free access to e-books from reading schemes used in schools with related activities.
The Book Trust - https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/fun-at-home-with-authors-and-illustrators/ - a list of age related fun literacy activities, including videos of authors, such a David Walliams and Andy Stanton, reading from their books. Also top tips on from illustrators on how to draw your favourite characters.
The Literacy Shed Plus - https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb/resource/a-cloudy-lesson-ks1-activity-pack - a range of resources with a given stimulus to assist talking and listening, and writing activities as well as comprehension. There are linked fun activities which can be done outdoors, eg. from a story about a boy making clouds, activities are suggested around cloud spotting and finding shapes in the sky, linked to work on the water cycle.
Scottish Book Trust - https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/learning-and-resources - a range of resources, with recorded interviews and readings by well-known authors, such as Michael Rosen.
Pobble 365 - https://www.pobble365.com/ - a new image each day to inspire writing. This can be used for story starters or to inspire, talking, listening and writing activities.
Education City - https://www.educationcity.com/ - fun interactive games to develop literacy.
‘Teach your monster to read’ – use the website https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/ - The website is a free resource whereas you have to pay for the App. This focuses on phonics and blending and is designed for those in the early stages of reading. Children get to design their own monster!
Elaine C Smith reading The Glasgow Gruffalo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq8zxYnWRW8
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