Hello and welcome to Literacy Stars!
But, I hear you ask, what even is Literacy Stars?
It's the new and ambitious project of a secondary school English teacher who enjoys resourcing and creating challenging lessons to stretch pupils, all whilst promoting a love of reading and writing - something which, in my experience, is getting more and more difficult.
So the aim here is to provide fun and engaging resources from KS2 and beyond to help foster that love of learning, whilst defeating the scary statistics - for example, that those not in employment or education (NEETs) are lagging 12.5% behind those in employment in their literacy skills (source: The Independent). It's frightening and unnecessary with the amount of amazing teachers out there - teachers who, sadly, may not have enough time between marking, admin and extra-curricular commitments to keep redesigning to the latest fads and changes.
The upshot of all of this is that this site is for teachers, parents and anyone in-between to make literacy something we don't just have to endure, but we want to enjoy with our children on their journey to adulthood.
Literacy Stars is the creation of a secondary school English teacher who loves nothing better than a good resource and seeing kids enjoy reading and writing.