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English 4-11 :An excellent resource/ ideas journal to support English teaching and creativity : click here 

Non- fiction Writing Toolkit

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Building whole-school reading communities. Click here

Secondary Schools Building a Reading Community. Click here

Pupils’ Writing success criteria/ writing toolkit for narrative and non-fiction
I can writing success criteria writing toolkit

ENGLISH Text Purposes - Language features

Ros Wilson success criteria linked to levels

Click here for NLNF Resources

National training for New Literacy Framework

Recent developments regarding Literacy and the National Literacy Framework, please refer to the Learning Wales website

100 Word Challenge / Her 100 Gair
Take part in the 100 Word Challenge

The 100 Word Challenge (100WC) is a weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age. Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece.

By setting a limited word count with a focused theme children have far greater motivation for writing. Those who are reluctant writers feel safe with only 100 words to write, whilst those more advanced writers can really extend themselves with the word restriction.

The 100WC is now available in Welsh.

Further information on how to enter can be found here: 

Get some Pet respect!
Animal action: Pet respect is our dynamic new interactive resource all about pets! Featuring video and audio-led activities, it is free to use for anyone with access to the internet.
Key stage 2 students are given the opportunity to join the editorial team of RSPCA magazine animal action, where they are challenged to put together their own online issue of the magazine by completing a series of tasks all about pets.

Users research their features using a wealth of video and audio clips, amazing pictures and eye-opening statistics. There’s even help available from RSPCA inspectors and animal centres!

Available to use in both English and Welsh, Pet respect is cross-curricular, but with strong links to literacy, and includes extensive guidance for teachers and parents. 


Useful prompts for teachers, pupils and parents for the 6 non-fiction text purposes
Produced by the Lancashire Literacy Team

 1 Recounts

2 Reports

3 Instructions

 4 Explanations

5 Persuasion

6 Discussion 

English 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2012
Picture books are not only for the very young, picture books have a place
on the shelves of everyone’s library
‘Life is full of simple pleasures; sharing a great picture book with others
is perhaps one of the most special’
Visit The English Association online at 

Congratulations to St John Lloyd RC Llanelli for being appointed as a school of excellence for RWINC Freshstart

St John Lloyd exemplar Literacy Across the Curriculum self-evaluation audit

Pie Corbett visits Carmarthenshire
 Pie provided an excellent day as usual for the Tregib family of schools on May 11th. He continues to inspire teachers and share his vast experience of working with pupils
For up to date information and excellent ideas visit his website 

The Big Diamond Jubilee Read
Give your pupils the chance to be crowned “Diamond” readers and writers

Read a good book…’get into the habit’ 
UKLA’s shortlist of books up for awards this year 2012


 Children’s Book Award 2012 shortlist

 ‘Essential Reads’ Recommended reads for various ages
One of the main reading approaches is reading to children.
This website recommends good quality material to support language development throughout the key stages
The Random House Group 

Talk for Writing across the Curriculum: How to teach non-fiction writing 5-12 years
By Pie Corbett & Julia Strong


Welsh Government documents to support literacy at key stages 2 and 3.

Congratulations to Johnstown Primary School and Ysgol Bryn Teg on becoming the first Read Write Inc Model Schools in Carmarthenshire.
This inclusive and well designed literacy programme has been adpoted by a number of schools in the Authority over the last 18 months. Evidence from both schools shows improved levels of pupil confidence and enthusiasm. Boys in particular engage very well with the programme and have made good progress in reading and writing skills. Teachers and assistants believe that the structured approach benefits standards in both learning and teaching. As model schools they are able to share good practice in how to organise and implement the programme and how to get the best results quickly. Colleagues are invited to contact the schools for advice and help via telephone or e mail. You are promised practical and helpful support.

WJEC Exemplar Learner Profiles


A strategy and guidance for inspecting literacy for pupils aged 3 to 18 years - September 2011

LITERACY Sept 2011 CD.ppt



Make Time To Read

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