Literacy Academy Support

Each week our Twitter offers will follow this pattern:

Monday – reading recommendations and tasks related to reading for primary and secondary #buildingareadingculture #RICLitReads

Tuesday – writing tasks and recommendations #ExcitingWriting

Wednesday – novel tasks for primary and secondary #buildingareadingculture

Thursday – writing tasks and recommendations #ExcitingWriting

Friday – film recommendations #FunFriday


We have also created a series of wakelets and will continue to develop these. So far: s4-6 Novel Tasters; S1-3 TV Tasks; S4-6 Discursive Writing. These are varied and versatile with a range of tasks and extension activities.

We are happy to source specific materials for teachers/schools and/or to take “requests” for resource development. Please contact the Literacy Academy Lead:

Literacy Academy Learning: S1-3 TV Tasks

Disciplinary Literacy

Dr Jessie Ricketts spoke to TES as part of their ‘Podagogy’ series on literacy. She explores early literacy, but also the shift in focus for literacy in secondary school, including the role of vocabulary – find the podcast HERE

Science teacher, Amanda Fleck, part of the ‘Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools’ EEF panel, has written a blog post on ‘Why Words Matter in Science’ – see HERE.

Hayley Mallinson, geography teacher at Blackpool Research School, has written a blog on the importance of vocabulary in Geography, entitled ‘Poles Apart’ – see HERE.