Free primary teaching materials and resources from the Power of Pictures project
The Power of Pictures helps primary school teachers to develop their understanding of the craft of picture book creation and illustration as a way of raising children’s achievement in literacy. Enjoy using the specially developed free teaching materials and resources for all age groups as well as short films from children's illustrators.
Use our free literacy teaching resources
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Meet the author/illustrators have been involved in the Power of Pictures. Find out more their books and their writing processes and see their related video resources.
The picture books used have been selected carefully to offer variety and draw on different demands of the reader. For each book we have written teaching sequences for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
Our creative teaching approaches will help you explore areas with children including developing narratives through drawing and writing and bookmaking.
Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 10:00am
Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 10:00am
Thursday, 4 October 2018 - 10:00am
Children’s writing has developed immensely and progress has accelerated. Our children now love reading and approach writing bursting with ideas and confidence.
Headteacher, Power of Reading Project 2016-17
Power of Reading is an intrinsic part of our curriculum provision. Ofsted commented on visible progress and pupils’ evident love of reading.
Headteacher, Power of Reading 2016-2017
The project has had a huge impact in the EYFS through use of the books and teaching sequences. It has been instrumental in giving more confidence and inspiration to our teachers.
Deputy Headteacher, Power of Reading project
I’ve led English for 9 years and I’ve still learnt something new in each session. The best course I’ve ever been on
Progress and Achievement in Reading training participant
The Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.