The National Literacy Trust has released free teaching resources based on the 2018 FIFA World Cup to inspire pupils write.
The online materials were created in partnership with Walker Books who published the Football School series. They include practical classroom activities which guide pupils to write a football-themed lesson plan for their favourite subject.
In addition to classroom resources, bookmarks, posters and certificates are also available to download online ahead of the World Cup.
Jonathan Douglas, the director of the National Literacy Trust, said “These resources promise to spark children’s creativity and nurture a love of writing, as pupils are inspired to become journalists, statisticians, historians, explorers and even musicians in their quest to write their very own World Cup football school lesson.”
“The tournament brings together such an incredible range of nations, each with their own fascinating history, culture and traditions.”
To access the resources, click here.
Who are the National Literacy Trust and what do they do?
The National Literacy Trust work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK’s poorest communities, where one in three people have literacy problems.
You can find out more about their work in the Impact Report 2016/17, which includes a timeline of their 25 year history.
Due to low literacy being intergenerational, they focus their work on families, young people and children. NLT achieved progress through:
- Establishing literacy projects in the poorest communities
- Supporting schools by sharing analysis and resources
- Campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents
- Be the leading authority on literacy with their research and analysis
What The National Literacy Trust have achieved over their 25 years
The National Literacy Trust are celebrating their 25th Birthday after launching in October 1993. Therefore, over the next 12 months NLT are celebrating in a variety of ways including a charity abseil.
Over the 25 years, the charity have worked with 2 million children and as a result seen a 24% increase in the number of children achieving a good level of English at GCSE.
However, the challenge is more pressing than ever and noteworthy figures demonstrate the challenge. In the last seven years the number of children living in poverty has increased by 400,000. Only 33% of these young people will get a good GCSE in English, and 1 in 8 do not own a single book.
View The National Literacy Trust’s website here.
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