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The Essential Primary Reading Toolkit

Discover creative lesson activities and innovative teaching practices in this CPD box set full of ideas for boosting reading skills

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Part 1
Part 1

How free book trailers can inspire reading and writing

Dramatic, accessible and best of all free, these online resources are ideal for inspiring reading, writing and oracy, says Rachel Clarke

Part 2
Part 2

Use comics to boost children’s comprehension

If children are word-reading but not understanding, graphic texts will help make them masters of meaning and inference, say Christine Chen and Lindsay Pickton

Part 3
Part 3

Develop visual literacy and explore the surreal with Anthony Browne

The pictures in Anthony Browne’s books often tell a different story to the words, and getting children to fill in the gaps between the two is rich and rewarding work, says Carey Fluker Hunt

Part 4
Part 4

Books series that help children to become lifelong readers

Hooking children into reading a series of books is a great way to promote a love of literature that becomes a lifelong habit, says Rachel Clarke

Part 5
Part 5

18 creative ways to practise KS1 phonics

Play your way to better reading and writing in early years and KS1, with these ideas from Isabella Wallace

Part 6
Part 6

Using quality texts to teach phonics throughout the day

Find ways to embed the exploration of letter sounds into your everyday practice and help children understand why grappling with graphemes is worth the effort, says Rachel Clarke

Part 7
Part 7

Why fluency should be part of the reading routine in every classroom

Children need to be able to read with expression, without effort, and it’s up to us to show them how, says Sarah Threlkeld Brown

Part 8
Part 8

The secret to great guided reading? Cloze activities

Exploring texts with a small group is time well spent, but how do you make sure the rest of the class isn’t losing out? Ian Eagleton shares his advice

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