FAO Literacy Co-ordinator / Librarian Free World Cup football fun literacy resources

I am the author of Puffin’s Foul Play & Football academy series for 7-13 year olds.
I hope these free resources will support your literacy plans for the World Cup.

‘Guerilla reading motivation at its finest’ 
Jim Sells, National Literacy Trust.

Puffin have produced a pack of activities and ideas for classrooms and libraries based on the Fair Trade / African themes of the latest Foul Play story, Off Side. It includes discussion points, excerpts from Tom Palmer’s books, word searches and World Cup prediction games. Please email admin.tompalmer@talktalk.net if you would like a FREE Chatterpack.

The World Cup Mystery Classroom Read
During the World Cup, I will be writing a classroom read (800 word chunks) aimed at KS2 and KS3 children available early on the morning of every school day between June 11th to July 11th 2010. The story will feature the latest real events from the World Cup. The story is free to download from the National Literacy Trust (www.literacytrust.org.uk/worldcup) from 6 a.m. every school morning.

Love Football: Love Reading
Love Football: Love Reading is a FREE toolkit for schools & libraries to inspire reading during the World Cup finals
(June 11th to July 11th 2010). It features activities, book groups and display ideas and is available NOW on the National Literacy Trust website www.literacytrust.org.uk/worldcup.

“It is a great feeling to see all the children reading your book this morning in class, especially the children that are normally reluctant to read, I'm looking at one boy right now, who never picks up a book who is so stuck into your book that I had to call his name twice in the register, so well done on reaching those unreachable children.” Holly Martin, Bridgewater

Other stuff:
Football Chatterpack: free download
Foul Play: the World Cup Mystery: free download

For more information or posters contact.
Tom Palmer
01706 813641
Thorn Place, Todmorden, OL14 6AU