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The Literacy Shed

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A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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Lovereading 4 Kids - Online Children's Book Reviews And Free Opening Extracts

Lovereading 4 Kids - Online Children's Book Reviews And Free Opening Extracts | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
Lovereading4kids has been created to be the ultimate childrens online independent bookstore created using the experience we have as parents and book lovers, who want children to read great books. Download free opening extracts of popular kids books, buy books in every format, eBooks, Audio books, discover new children's authors, read reviews and keep updated.
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Home

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Booktrust inspires everyone to enjoy books, reading and writing and the lifelong benefits that they bring. Our aim is to build a literate, connected and creative society.
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Homepage - ReadWriteThink

Homepage - ReadWriteThink | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
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The web site of a group of American  English teachers  with influence in the USA. But ideas are ideas what every sde of the water the come from.

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The Home of Puffin Books - Puffin Books

The Home of Puffin Books - Puffin Books | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
The official UK home of Puffin Books, publishers of great fiction, picture books and Children's Classics, world famous authors including Roald Dahl, Eoin Colfer and Cathy Cassidy and favourite characters like Young James Bond, Charlie and Lola,...
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Children's Books Forever

Children's Books Forever | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
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Well loved books books by Hans Wilhelin now out of print but available here to use online. Some in other languages.

 

 

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Words for Life

Words for Life | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
For parents to help their children develop vital communication and literacy skills from birth to age eleven.
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Nosy Crow

Nosy Crow | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
Nosy Crow is a brand new independent company, creating books and apps
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National Poetry Day 2013

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"National Poetry Day 2013", a playlist created by ScottishPoetryLib
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Video readings of  Scottish poetry about rain. For younger children look at 'What is the pond doing?' by Diana Hendry

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National Poetry Day | Forward Arts Foundation

National Poetry Day | Forward Arts Foundation | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
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An annual event, using a theme (this year Water) as a focus for readings, writings, events and declamation.

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt: 'The editors were so excited they were nearly weeping' – video

25 years after its publication, author Michael Rosen and illustrator Helen Oxenbury shed some light on the origins of We're Going on a Bear Hunt
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Some of us have been using this book for  the whole of that 25 years. So good to listen to the creative process. Follow the link to the story and another video.

 

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World Book Day

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Your school is sure to be doing something towards World Book Day 2014. What can you contribute?

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Stories from Other Cultures

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This is an incredibly important unit of study as it gives children the opportunity to experience a world outside of their own and to bring it into the classroom to appreciate a culture that they may...
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This link points to texts from other cultures but the whole site is valuable for use in literacy with ideas and suggestions.

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Children's Book Week | Booktrust

Children's Book Week | Booktrust | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
Find out more about Children's Book Week - an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children
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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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Children's and Young People's Reading in 2012: Findings from the 2012 Annual Literacy Survey - National Literacy Trust

This report reveals that children and young people are reading less and more are embarrassed to be seen reading, while many also believe that their parents don’t care if they spend time reading.
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Kidsreads

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A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here.
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UKLA : The UK Literacy Association

UKLA : The UK Literacy Association | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) is a registered charity, which has as its sole object the advancement of education in literacy.
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National Poetry Month - Literacy Calendar - Reading Rockets

National Poetry Month -  Literacy Calendar  - Reading Rockets | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
Offers effective teaching strategies, activities, lessons, lesson plans, worksheets, exercises, skills, tests, assessments for reading comprehension, language arts, literacy, fluency, phonics and phonemic awareness for children, especially those...
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Story Museum - storytelling schools

Story Museum - storytelling schools | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it

Since 2007 we have been helping a number of primary schools to become 'Storytelling Schools' in which oral storytelling becomes a key part of every child's day. Children learn to tell increasingly complex stories from memory as they progress through the school.

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Season's readings: Readers' favourite Christmas books

Season's readings: Readers' favourite Christmas books | Authors, Writing and Literacy | Scoop.it
As part of our seasonal series, we asked you to nominate your favourite Yuletide reads, and this is the books blog's Christmas top of the pops
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I've added this because it provids a really good starting point for Christmas reading for older Primary and beyond.

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