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Literacy Lessons For Families

Dear Partner Schools,


Following a very busy Summer term at school and the DfE's recent encouragement for families to engage in learning activities with their children during these summer holidays, here at the Institute of Education we have prepared a fun YouTube series with step-by-step examples of how families can promote reading and writing at home in easy, fun and evidence-informed ways.


"Little Literacy Lessons for Families" is a series of 6 episodes featuring families doing literacy activities at home and explaining the why and the how behind the strategies used. A team of educators and families worked collaboratively on this project and the result is an enjoyable series for families to watch and get inspired.


It features families with children of various year groups from Reception to Year 6, various reading backgrounds including multilingual families, so there is something in it for everyone.


Please share the link to Video 1 with families in your school to inspire them to try some fun, evidence informed literacy activities that any family can do this summer holidays.


The link to Video 1 is here: https://youtu.be/dhOZWtM1YJA


Find out more about the project on the Little Literacy Lessons for Families website:



For any queries about this project or the series, please contact the principal investigator,

Anna Tsakalaki at: a.tsakalaki@reading.ac.uk


Kind regards, Anna


Dr Anna Tsakalaki |  Lecturer in Education (FHEA)| Programme Director PG Cert Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (SENCo).

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