Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tom Palmer, Author - Free Literacy Tips and Ideas

I am launching a new Puffin children's series out 3 May, 'The Squad'. Book 1, 'Black Op' is set at Euro 2012, with a new teenage spy squad whose mission is save the England Team in Krakow.

Recent research has shown that children's reading achievement falls in those years with big sporting events.  I hope these ideas will help your pupils become Reading Champions despite the excitement of Euro 2012 and the Olympics.

On my website there are lots of new free resources for this summer including:
.      letter for schools to send home with Top Ten Tips for Parents on using sport to encourage children to read in Euro 2012
.       Squad : Black Op reading comprehension, suitable for home or class work
.       Spy pack - everything you need to set up a children's Spy Writing Group
.       Euro 2012 activity pack - suitable even for teachers and librarians who dread football!

On you can find details of my free events at festivals and bookshops - hopefully there's one near you.

On the National Literacy Trust site, I'll be writing a new daily classroom read and blog during Euro 2012.

Thanks for reading. I hope this will help you all link the excitement around Euro 2012 to your literacy work.

Tom Palmer -

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