Boys' Literacy

  • Prepare boys for tough KS1 and KS2 tests without putting them off reading and writing for life
  • Multimedia approaches to accelerate boys’ progress:
    • comics and graphic novels
    • on-screen texts 
    • picture books and non-fiction
    • film text 
  • Daily ideas to overcome reading reluctance in and out of school

Information on speakers coming soon.

New ways to support the new, stricter literacy targets

National Curriculum: latest expectations

Ofsted: Key features of Outstanding

New testing framework: KS1 and KS2

Latest research: what does it tell us?


A ‘how to’ guide to improve boys’ (and girls’) literacy

Identify the 3 major factors that influence literacy learning

  • home environment

  • school environment

  • male gender identities

Plan for boys’ literacy learning

Use technology to engage reluctant learners

Give oral and written feedback that will promote progress


Resources to instil a lifelong love of reading and writing

  • KS1 and KS2 units of work 

  • Boy-friendly materials to promote reading for pleasure

  • Teaching tools to help boys:

    • communicate thoughts into writing

    • develop grammatical skills in writing

    • link reading and writing