Volunteer Resources

Inspiring children to read

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We had been looking forward to welcoming Sam Armstrong from Oxford University Press Children’s Dictionaries as guest speaker at our volunteer meeting in March and were so sorry to have to postpone due to the Covid crisis. So here is a film and a link to a website to whet appetites until we can rearrange.


Sam also works on BBC Radio 2 500 Words, a short story writing competition for children – here is some information

Here are some links to some other useful websites.

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ a wealth of information on how to help struggling or reluctant readers and guidance on phonics and checking comprehension. There are also activities for children and story teller videos.

Oxford Owl YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/oxfordowlhome

Oxford Education YouTube (lots of helpful videos) https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-vocabulary/

eBook library (for desktop and tablet): https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Storyteller videos: https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/storyteller-videos/

https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/reading-for-pleasure with contributions from all promoting reading for pleasure, including teachers, student teachers, librarians, teaching assistants and literacy coordinators

http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/ easy to use website for making personalised word puzzles for free!

We are pleased to be working with Little Ox Press who publish books written and/or illustrated by children.