Classroom Literacy Games: Fun-packed activities for ages 7-13, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Classroom Literacy Games

Fun-packed activities for ages 7-13, 1st Edition

By Heather Butler


122 pages

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Children enjoyed it so much they didn’t realise they were being worked so hard.

Jo Miles, Learning Support Assistant at Manor Farm Community Junior School, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire

Great speaking and listening activity-setting-up ideas for the Big Write. The games extended the children’s vocabulary. Purposeful learning – love it!

Liz Pilgrim, Senior Teacher at Manor Farm Community Junior School, Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire

Educational games played in groups or pairs help develop key language and social skills. Based on a range of material to extend vocabulary, punctuation and cross-curricular creativity, Classroom Literacy Games contains original games with suggestions of how to develop writing tasks after playing them.

Each game is differentiated four ways and aims to teach literacy (including vocabularly, connectives, openers and punctuation) to higher KS1, KS2 and lower KS3. Printed with dyslexia-friendly fonts, these cross-curricular games are suitable for mixed-ability classrooms, small groups or one-to-one teaching situations. As either photocopiable resources to be used in the classroom or as homework activities, these games will create situations to generate creative writing and for the children to create their own games. They can also be used for EAL, guided reading and weekly Big Write exercises.

With minimal preparation time required and a vast number of games, these user-friendly, pick-up-and-go activities will be of interest to any practicing primary and lower KS3 teacher.


"Butler, a primary teacher who is also an educational consultant, trainer, and whole-school story workshop leader, presents five classroom literacy games to help students ages seven to 13 develop language skills related to vocabulary, connectives, sentence openers, descriptive sentences, and punctuation."--Reference and Research Book News

Table of Contents

1. Punctuation Pieces 2. In Other Words 3. 4Starters 4. Cunning Connectives 5. Cool Sentences Index

About the Author

Heather Butler has 25 years' experience as a primary teacher. Since 2002 she has also worked as an educational consultant, trainer and whole-school story workshop leader. For more details go to

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics