Literacy Resources for KS1 & KS2

About Primary Texts

Hi – my name is Karen Moncrieffe. Welcome to my website. I am a primary school teacher, tutor and educational writer. I produce a range of literacy resources to support the teaching of English in Key Stage 1 and 2.

Karen Moncrieffe Author

I love reading, writing and teaching. I aim to produce resources which help instill pupils with a love of reading and writing, and support them in developing the literacy skills they need to succeed in life.

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Primary Texts for Primary Teachers

Primary Texts contains a range of free and paid English resources which are mainly suitable for primary pupils. Resources include: EAL workbooks, grammar lessons specific to year groups, vocabulary word mats, SEN writing frames, poetry PPTs, free worksheets and lessons, questions for guided reading and a range of reading and writing activities. The Primary Book Lists section contains suggested titles for specific year groups to help teachers choose highly rated age appropriate reading books.


The publications section contains information about a variety of books I have written working with a range of publishers. These books are available from Amazon or directly from the publishers. This section also contains links to easily downloadable free sample  materials.

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Many of the resources on this website are available to download from the Primary Texts shop on TES. These resources have been downloaded almost 500,000 times! Five star reviews by teachers who have downloaded Primary Text resources include comments such as ‘ ‘Brilliant…helpful…time-saving…effective’. I aim to provide high quality time-saving resources which meet the needs of National Curriculum for English for KS1 and KS2, and are straight-forward to use with minimal preparation needed.

Primary Texts on TPT

A selected range of my resources is also available from my Primary Texts store on the American teaching resource site Teachers Pay Teachers. These resources include a mix of language, poetry and ELL / ESL resources. See Primary Texts on TPT by clicking here.

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