Literacy across the curriculum (LAC)

English teachers often shoulder the burden when it comes to a cross-curricular approach to 'Literacy', so we've selected a few handy resources to help lighten the load.

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Making whole-school literacy stick
A comprehensive and research-based guide to implementing a w  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | Planning and assessment | Published: 21/04/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Observation, advice and teaching tips
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Worn out words
Students practise using more interesting and varied vocabulary.  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 24/02/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary | Starters
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Exploring homophones
A quick introductory, starter or trouble-shooting resource, focusing  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Grammar and vocabulary | Published: 27/01/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Spelling
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Exploring synonyms
Students write their own synonyms and practise using them in  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Reading | Published: 27/01/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary | Dictionary skills
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Writing pyramids
Differentiated pyramids to support students' creative and non-fiction  … read more
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KS4 | Writing | Published: 06/01/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Creative writing (KS4) | Narrative writing
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20 teaching ideas for spelling
Twenty suggestions, tips and strategies to support students.  … read more
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KS3 | Planning and assessment | Published: 20/11/2013 | From the resource collection(s): 20 teaching ideas for ...
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Dictionary challenge
A selection of word challenges to complete with the aid of a  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 18/03/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Dictionary skills
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Change a letter!
An engaging starter or plenary in which students change one word  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 10/02/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Dictionary skills
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Walk this way!
Serious fun with synonyms of 'walk'. Has both teacher and students  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Reading | Published: 16/04/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary | Dictionary skills
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Advertise me!
An advertising task with a difference. Get students thinking  … read more
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KS3 | Reading | Published: 16/10/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Book survey
A reading and book survey encouraging discussion and the sharing  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 06/03/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Transition | Independent reading | Introduction to English
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Reading journal
A straightforward reading journal to track private reading.  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Reading | Published: 04/03/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Independent reading
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Hinges, bolts and sealers
A handy checklist of words for making comparisons, building arguments  … read more
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KS4  | Published: 20/07/2007 | From the resource collection(s): Essay writing and featured in our teaching pack(s) Argue and persuade pack
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Varying vocabulary
A focused resource encouraging students to mix up their choice  … read more
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KS3 | Grammar and vocabulary | Reading | Published: 12/06/2002 | From the resource collection(s): Developing vocabulary | Dictionary skills
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Tip top paragraphing
(ti for time change, p for place change, to for topic and p for  … read more
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KS3 | Writing | Published: 01/12/2000 | From the resource collection(s): Structure and paragraphs and featured in our teaching pack(s) Creative writing pack
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Haven't found what you were looking for? Try our resources for KS3 skills or our KS4 skills resource collections for lots more Literacy activities.

You can also find more teaching materials in our SPaG collection.

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