Top 4 resources for remote literacy learning

Teachers and schools across the key stages are looking for remote learning resources to support their literacy teaching as current challenges continue.

Despite the difficulties, we still need activities to help children develop literacy skills which are digital and can be easily shared with those who cannot meet in the classroom.

So to help, here are our top 5 resources for continuing to teach awesome literacy with remote learners.

1. The Quick-Fire Write

Aimed at KS2-4, the Quick-Fire Write has quickly become a staple for our teachers who have needed to work from home. Over 200 short videos on non-fiction topics come with questions (and for KS2, extra activities) to keep children engaged with writing.

Oh, and it’s also available in Welsh!

2. ‘El Dorado’ Adventure YouTube series

This incredible cross-curricular writing series, created from a LitFilmFest classroom project, lasts up to 7 weeks! With planning based on a downloadable text, daily videos and worksheets, it really does cover all bases.

3. Mini writing challenges

This trio of challenges explores different genres of writing; book reviews, meditations and open letters. Simple explanation videos come with templates for each text type.

Each video is also followed by videos created by schools, showing WAGOLL examples of the text type.

4. LitFilmFest Classrooms Season 1

This could really have a whole section by itself – these videos cover so much, and provide up to 5 weeks of daily literacy for 7-14 year olds.