Curriculum experts: Literacy

Our brand new “curriculum experts” blog series will feature people who have knowledge skills or experience in a particular subject area that relates to classrooms or may be of interest to teachers. These may be classroom practitioners or experts outside of school. If you know of anyone that you think would be good to feature – please write in the comment box below!

For this first post, I want to share some links to resources that supported me as literacy coordinator.

I had a great opportunity in resourcing a new school – all books purchased new! Of course there wasn’t enough funding to buy everything I wanted, so the support was really useful in making wise decisions. Visiting libraries and having authors visit was also a key part of our literacy policy. Naturally today, while books are still an essential component, there is also a wealth of texts online to look at alongside books.

Some useful links:

  • CLPEThe Centre for Literacy in Primary Education
  • Speaking of books – Arranges author visits
  • NATE – The National association for the teaching of English

Please use the comments box below for your suggestions and thoughts if you’ve used any of the above!