Free Literacy Resources

Below you will find a variety of free resources to support the teaching of reading and writing for primary pupils.

Fiction Reading Tasks

These generic worksheets and activities are suitable for use with any book. They are fully editable should teachers wish to adapt them.  Click for free download.

Non Fiction Reading Tasks

Generic activities suitable for use with any information book. Some of these activities may be laminated making them suitable for reuse.

Grammar and Punctuation PPTs

A selection of free SPAG PPTs which meet objectives from the English National Curriculum. A wider selection PPTs in the SPAG section of this website.

Click here to find more SPAG PPTs for different year groups.

Grammar and Punctuation Guidance

Guidance sheets to help explain and exemplify aspects of grammar and punctuation.

Download the full set from TES

Reading Questions for Year 3 and 4

A collection of generic reading questions for different text types which are linked to the reading objectives for year 3 and 4. This question bank is useful for teachers to refer to during whole class discussion of texts, or whilst exploring texts during guided reading.

Reading Questions for year 5 and 6

A collection of generic reading questions for different text types which are linked to the reading objectives for year 3 and 4. This question bank is useful for teachers to refer to during whole class discussion of texts, or whilst exploring texts during guided reading.

Look Cover Write Check Spelling Sheets for KS1

Spelling PPTs for KS2

Look Cover Write Check Spelling Sheets for KS2

Look Cover Write Check Sheets Year 3 and 4 Word List

Look Cover Write Check Sheets Year 5 and 6 Word List

Higher Level Vocabulary – Word Mats

Fiction Vocabulary to describe settings, characters and feelings

Fiction Vocabulary to replace said, to connect sentences and to open sentences

Higher Level Vocabulary – Formal Connectives

SEN Non-Fiction Writing Frames

Writing Frame to write a recount (SEN)

Writing Frame to create a poster (SEN)

Writing Frame to write an explanation text (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a formal letter (SEN)

Writing Frame to write an informal letter (SEN)

Writing Frame to write instructions (SEN)

Writing Frame to write an interview (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a newspaper report (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a persuasive argument (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a point of view chart (SEN)

Writing Frame to create a poster (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a recount (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a report with three subsections (SEN)

SEN Fiction Writing Frames

Writing Frame to write a Dilemma (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Dialogue (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Reading Journal (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Quest myth 1 (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Quest myths 2 (SEN)

Writing Frame to write Quest myths 3 (SEN)

Writing Frame to write Stories from other cultures (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a story with Familiar settings (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a story set in an Imaginary world – plan 1 (SEN)

Writing Frame to write an Imaginary world story 2 (SEN)

Writing Frame to write an Adventure and mystery 1(SEN)

Writing Frame to write an Adventure and mystery 2 (SEN)

Writing Frame to Create a scary story (SEN)

Writing Frame to write Flashback stories (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Historical story (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Historical story 2 (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Legend – retell (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Legend story (SEN)

Writing Frame to write a Playscript (SEN)