Really useful literacy resources…

I have listed below all the resources that over the years I have found have enhanced my teaching of literacy.  I am pretty sure I have not remembered everything and I would love to hear your ideas too. Some of the resources are more important as ideas, like the box of fairies.  A shoe box can be made into a magical box full of endless surprises that I will discuss more in a future blog post…

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Sentence strips

http://www.hope-education.co.uk/products/curricular/english/teaching-resources/he316868_kaleidoscope-sentence-strips

24-Inch Multicolor Pack Wipe-Off® Sentence Strips By Trend

http://www.amazon.co.uk/24-Inch-Multicolor-Wipe-Off%C2%AE-Sentence-Strips/dp/B007BFSIBK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1441826852&sr=8-6&keywords=sentence+strips

For modelling sentence types and to display and share children’s ideas.  Adult monitoring of handwriting.

Tell-a-story board

http://www.hope-education.co.uk/products/curricular/english/teaching-resources/he1000420_tell-a-story-boards-classpack

Encourages discussion of story structures and easily editable ideas.

Recordable Pegs

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1838921/

Great for instructions or challenges. Useful for children with EAL or SEN or young children.

Talking point

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1727226/

Useful to record sounds / phonemes

Big-Point

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1727031/

As above but has a space for an image

Talk-Time Postcards

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1727047/

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1721672/A3-Talk-time-Recordable-Postcards/?rguid=3ceb8f52-8176-4500-a0a5-4c3bcd5d6629

Various sizes and length of time available. Great for making the link between speaking and writing. Record, listen, write.

Box of fairies

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD3029805/Box-of-Fairies/?rguid=ae2cc5d4-56c0-41bf-ba87-7d5c2944089c

This can be made with various bits and pieces for less money but gives a good idea of what you could collect in a shoe-box

Writing tool belt

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1722204/Literacy-Toolbelt/?rguid=6baa8284-4112-462f-a45d-e25b351ab243

This could be made more cheaply using aprons or tool belts and resources added.  Excellent for writing in areas of provision or just anywhere outside.

Pick-a-Question Comprehension Tub

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD3030069/

To challenge and develop comprehension strategies both in groups and individually

Re-tell A Story Cubes

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1722946/

As above.

Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD2394605/Talk-for-Writing-Across-the-Curriculum/?rguid=ef9773b4-6219-4b24-8998-a6b5436ee873

Brilliant book to guide you through using talk for writing in non-fiction writing.

Jumpstart! Grammar: Games and actvities for ages 6-14

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jumpstart-Grammar-Games-activities-ages/dp/0415831105/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441826164&sr=8-1&keywords=jumpstart

Vital book to support teaching of grammar!

Jumpstart!: Literacy – Games and Activities for Ages 7-14

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jumpstart-Literacy-Games-Activities-Ages/dp/1843121026/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1441826313&sr=8-2&keywords=jumpstart

Another hugely useful book for word and sentence level games and activities.

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Post-its (of all shapes and sizes)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/deluxe-leather-sticky-arrow-bookmark/dp/B00CVY2A24/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1441827126&sr=8-12&keywords=post-its+notes

Many, many uses…see my previous blog psot!

Highlighter Pens

http://www.amazon.co.uk/325/dp/B0007OEDYS/ref=pd_sim_229_17?ie=UTF8&refRID=0JNTETPXDV8YHZ4XCDRD

Essential for text marking.

Descriptosaurus: Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8-14

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Descriptosaurus-Supporting-Creative-Writing-Ages/dp/0415640865/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1441827444&sr=1-1&keywords=descriptosaurus

Fantastic book to develop the use of exciting and juicy vocabulary

Easi Speak® MP3 Recorder / Player

http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1727034/Easi-Speak-MP3-Recorder-Player/

Encourages talk and oral rehearsal

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