Separating Fact from Fiction in Early Reading with Professor Kathy Rastle

In this webinar for Tooled Up school staff, Professor Kathy Rastle unpicks why a sound knowledge of phonics is utterly crucial in enabling children to become skilled readers. She succinctly explains why other methods are ineffective, outlines how teachers can ensure that any interventions they use are effective and evidence-based and provides a wealth of further resources for school staff to consult.

Letter Reversals (b and d) Flash Card

Lots of young children reverse letters that are mirror images of each other. This flash card can be used in class to remind children how to correctly form the letters b and d.

Letter Reversals Activity (b and d)

Lots of young children reverse letters that are mirror images of each other. Use this worksheet to help children who get mixed up with b and d.

Exciting Books for 11-13 Year Olds

There will be something in this list of exciting and adventurous books to attract even the most reluctant reader. Featuring everything from classics, new releases, spy thrillers and fantasy adventures, take a look and challenge your child to see how many they can read.

20 Poetry Books for All Ages

Take a look through our list of must read poetry collections, for young people of all ages. These collections provide the perfect introduction to verse, as well as some great inspiration for aspiring wordsmiths!

Reading to Your Child

Quick tips that will develop the skills required to make reading to your child a better experience for everyone.

Helping Children with Creative Writing

Ideas here for parents to help their child improve their creative writing; a key skill that needs to be honed and worked on in both primary and secondary school.

Helping Your Child with Reading Comprehension

All of our children will have to undertake English comprehension tasks, the whole way through school. How can we ensure that they thrive in this area? What can we do at home to boost their comprehension skills? These quick tips can make a big difference.