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Spotlight on Literacy (Print)

352 pages


ISBN: 978 1 906101 29 9 Download sample PDF

Winner ERA 2014

Provides creative approaches to common literacy issues for pupils working at all levels and in a range of contexts. 

Containing a wealth of interesting strategies for tackling many of the common issues, this publication is an indispensable toolkit for the English department and beyond. Over 350 pages cover a wide range of issues including plenty of ideas for literacy across the curriculum. Basics such as handwriting and spelling, getting more enjoyment from reading and careful listening are addressed in ways that really get pupils thinking about why these skills are important. Other activities provide accessible ways into more challenging areas, such as structuring a piece of writing, reading for inference and adapting spoken language to different audiences. 

Key aspects

  • Intervention at all levels, not just for lower ability pupils.
  • Strategies to use both in English and across the curriculum.
  • 125 pages of teacher strategies.
  • 192 pages of classroom-ready materials.
  • Approaches for 1-to-1 support, group and whole class work on specifi  areas.
  • Explanations and CPD support for teachers, plus classroom resources.
  • DVD with customisable resources + full PDF publication for use on your intranet.


This publication includes resources on DVD. As more and more computers no longer have a disk drive, these resources are now also supplied in downloadable form. Buy the publication online and the resources included on the DVD will be added to your account. Sign in to the account used to buy the publication, click My Account (top right), then navigate to 'View or download previously purchased downloads'. You will also receive the print pack with DVD.

Resource type: A4 wirobound, photocopiable resource with DVD inc. site license for whole school/college use


‘First-rate print based resource. Providing pupils with strategies so they can be more independent. Signposting and structure of the content is well thought through and supports the new National Curriculum. Up to date materials for reading, writing, speaking and listening.’

ERA Judges

'Provides a teacher toolkit for literacy in a simple and accessible manner. Having all the resources and lesson plans available in one publication is a valuable resource.'

Annette Grilli, Secondary English Intervention Officer, Sefton LA

‘This publication encompasses so much more than just KS3 literacy intervention; offering inspiring ideas and support for literacy across the curriculum, this is a truly invaluable resource.’

Oliver Crook, MAG&T Co-Ordinator in English, Glenthorne School, Sutton

‘EMC resources are excellent... student focused rather than simply exam focused but still grounded in the reality and pressures of the day to day job.’ 

Toby Garfath, Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

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