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 reading and writing. Enjoy using the specially developed free teaching resources for all age groups as well as short videos from children's illustrators. Discover our research which provides insights on how the teaching of writing in schools can be complemented by working with illustration.
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This course has been postponed, email [email protected] to register interest in it. CLPE’s Power of Pictures programme is back with a new author/illustrator leading the course, Emily Hughes ! Over two and a half days, participants will learn about the craft of picturebook making in developing children as readers and writers with a greater depth of understanding about the writing process.
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.
Tuesday, 2 June 2020 - 10:00am
Monday, 8 June 2020 - 10:00am
Tuesday, 9 June 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 10:00am
Monday, 15 June 2020 - 10:00am
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
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
Poetryline is a fantastic resource which fills a much needed gap.
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
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