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World Cup resources: shared by schools and authors

Below are some great examples of World Cup resources, shared with us by schools and others with an interest in using football to promote literacy.

Football pen4 Top Tips to get your students writing about football

Author Tom Palmer and Birmingham-based BookSpace for Schools have provided these ideas for engaging young football fans with writing.


Contributed by: Tom Palmer and BookSpace for Schools

Top 20 "must read" football books for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4

A list of football-related reads, also from BookSpace for Schools.


Contributed by: BookSpace for Schools

Dave Cousins writing tips15 ways to write a story: writing tips from Dave Cousins

Dave Cousins, author of World Cup story Charlie Merrick's Misfits offers advice for your pupils on the writing process.

Download PDF version  
Download PowerPoint version

Contributed by: Dave Cousins

Skills from BrazilSkills from Brazil: Lesson ideas from Dan Freedman

A whole host of activity ideas for use with Skills from Brazil by the brilliant Dan Freedman. This resource is intended to cover a half term period and was written by the Academies Enterprise Trust.

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Download secondary version 

Contributed by: Dan Freedman and the Academies Enterprise Trust

Albrighton fixturesCase study: A school World Cup tournament with learning at the forefront

In 2010, Albrighton Primary School held their own World Cup competition, with huge success. Here they provide some tried and tested ideas that maintain football as the context but place the learning at the forefront.

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Download sample "fixture list" from 2010

Contributed by: Howard Auckland, Deputy Headteacher at Albrighton Primary School 

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