Literacy Evolve: Scheme


This comprehensive reading and writing programme, with the emphasis on ‘pleasure’ and ‘fun’, has only been developed in the last year or so. Series consultant is Michael Rosen. The really important element in Literacy Evolve is that it uses proper mainstream books as its basis. And what fabulous books they are too! Dazzling picture books with wonderful artwork – many of them award-winners ; old favourites sit alongside more recent treasures (eg Something Else by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell; The Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward; Don’t Read This Book! By Jill Lewis and Deborah Allwright; Silly Billy by Anthony Browne; The Four Singers by Haydn Middleton and Seb Burnett) At KS2, there’s a great selection of novels by acclaimed writers eg Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo, Oranges in No Man's Land by Elizabeth Laird, Christophe's Story by Nicki Cornwell as well as a ‘single voice’ poetry collection. Many of the major publishers are represented in the selection of books used by Literacy Evolve, so you really are getting a cross-section of some of the best titles in children’s literature. There is a Literacy Evolve unit for each of the 6 year groups from Year 1 – Year 6. Each unit comes with a substantial Teacher’s Book; a CD-Rom; and a single traditional print copy of the books referred to. At KS1 there are 9 picture books for each year. Each one is also in electronic format for use with a whiteboard for whole class teaching. They cover a range of genres and text styles: Familiar settings; different cultures; traditional stories etc. There’s also a poetry module. At KS2, there are three novels for each year and two poetry collections. Across the year groups, supporting learning materials include short films and author interviews. The teacher’s book contains detailed suggestions, lesson plans, and photocopiable resources. Each designed to support and explore different aspects of the curriculum. These are also in electronic format. It’s a weighty tome but gives real structure for teachers and TAs who prefer to work within a framework but at the same time gives many suggestions for a much more creative and imaginative approach to reading for those who prefer a freer teaching style.

Formats available

Picture Book | Paper Back | Teachers Book | CD Rom


Fiction | Poetry/Rhyme | cultural diversity | suitable for SEN/reluctant readers but not specifically designed for them