|Teachers & Librarian Literacy Resources|
As well as having visited over 1500 schools across the UK, I am a consultant for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency. International reader development for the British Council has taken me to Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Australia, Egypt and Korea.|
"Guerilla reading motivation at its finest”Jim Sells, National Literacy Trust
The resources below are designed to support schools and libraries in class and home work and also before and after my author visit. You are welcome to photocopy any materials.
The stuff available from the Tom Palmer web site is fantastic! Keep it up. Friends’ School Saffron WaldenClick here to sign up for my regular newsletter for readers, teachers and librarians with exclusive extracts from forthcoming books, new activities, etc.
"I received the pack that you sent me today. Thank you very much. The books look really interesting. In fact, we have already had some interest from the boys! The posters will really brighten up our displays. M Wyatt, Sir Graham Balfour School."
NEW Football Readers Pack.
“WOW! It's brilliant. Our boys will love it” Librarian, QEGS.
"I think pupils in the academy will definitely love it " Librarian, Oldknow Academy
Certificates Click here to email me if any of your pupils have read all of one of my series. I have certificates I can sign for you to present to them.
Download your Ghost Stadium resource pack. Includes a poster, a reading comprehension, a classroom writing competition, a word search & answers, an author interview with Tom Palmer and a printable first chapter.
Click here to download a poster for your school to encourage reading, "Share a story together today".
Click here to download a poster to promote rugby reading to rugby fans at your school
Click here to download a Letter to send home - Top Ten Tips 2013/14 for Families to use Sport to encourage reading at home.
Click here for more information & to download. Football Academy, Foul Play, The Squad & Scrum! Text / Video Reading for Pleasure Comprehension Challenge Pack
Short passages from all my books can be studied on the page and/or used with video links to me reading and asking the six reading comprehension questions to answer questions. I also have certificates I can sign and dedicate for pupils who have enjoyed the pack.
The video comprehension is a brilliant idea especially with so few male reading role models in primary schools. Julie Anderson, Castor CE Primary School
Click here to download The Squad : Spy Pack a writing pack to accompany the Squad Series, including:
Click here to download The Squad Reading & Writing Pack including:
Tom Palmer interview; Poland : The setting for Black Op; Norway : The setting for White Fear ; School And Library Football Reading ACTIVITIES; A Letter to send home - Top Ten Tips for Families to use Sport to encourage reading at home; Black Op Reading ; White Fear Reading Comprehension ; School and library DISPLAY IDEAS ; Football Book Review ; The Squad : The Characters ; The Squad : Discussion Topics ; Write Your Own Squad story; Design Your Own Squad Book Cover
Click here to download "Danny Harte is the Football Detective" A new Reading for Pleasure pack to accompany the Foul Play series. Includes Anton Holt Interviews Tom Palmer, Foul Play Discussion Topics, Foul Play stories, My Own Foul Play Story, My Foul Play drawing, Book Reviews, My Book Review.
Fair Play Pack. Click here to download this teaching pack about Fair Trade, Literacy and Football, based on the book Foul Play 3 : Offside
Foul Play 5: Own Goal - Writer’s Pack Click
"The Own Goal resource is fabulous. Thank you very much for that. We are reading Own Goal as a class reader and the boys love it." University College School
Click here for my updated Rugby and Literacy Pack based on my book Scrum! Includes: About Tom Palmer, Tom Palmer interview, Scrum! Storylines, Scrum! Reading Comprehension, Scrum! Literacy Exercises, My Own Scrum! story, Draw My Own Scrum! story, Rugby League & Rugby Union, Rugby Prediction Game, Rugby Quiz, Rugby Wordsearch, Answers, Book Review, Further reading.
Football Academy & Foul Play Series Reading Challenge
Certificates, charts, sticker book & stickers, with simple guidelines how to use them to motivate readers. I am happy to personally sign & dedicate certificates and do email chats with any school taking part in the challenge or looking at their links to PSHE topics.
Click here to email me for more information or to order your FREE pack of printable resources.
My Activity Pack 2012-2013 season
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About Tom; interview; A prediction game to make the football season even more exciting; A Premier League wordsearch; A fun quiz to test children’s football expertise; Answers for the quiz & wordsearch ; My Own Foul Play story - writing activities based on the Foul Play stories Draw Danny Harte; Foul Play and Football Academy discussion topics; Book Reviews ; My Book Review; Suggestions for further reading to keep kids hooked on books.
NEW The Mystery of the Stolen FA Cup Medal Commissioned by the British Council and Reading Agency's 'Chatterbooks' project.
Clickhere to read and listen to the story. With classroom resources.
The World Cup activities and story that I developed for the National Literacy Trust were a great success, with thousands of schools using the material. Thank you! So, we have developed a new pack of stories & activities to be used at any time in the school year. There are three exclusive stories by me for different ages to be read in the classroom. One of the stories is in five cliff-hanger sections ideally to be read daily to classes over a week.
|“The best time I remember from my primary school was when our teacher read the Foul Play World Cup Mystery out to us. I’ll never forget us all listening together every morning and worrying about what would happen to Danny if England won!” Kylie|
Click here for The Scout - A Year 3-4 short story about how Ronan and Connor from the Football Academy series came to join Premier League United.
There are three new free on-line Danny Harte stories:
Click here for Danger Academy, as story written in January 2012 for the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League. It's an 8 part story in 5 minute chunks, written for reading aloud in classrooms, so feel free to take it into school. Otherwise, it's just for you to enjoy. (I hope.)
the boys absolutely love The Danger Academy! Holy Trinity Catholic Media Arts College
Click here for Maybe Football is Exciting - Charlotte's Diary a Year 6,7 and 8 short story written in 2011 for the National Literacy Trust
I just finished reading the Danny Harte story online (I read it all at once because I couldn't wait to find out what happened next) I really really enjoyed it!! Thanks Sophie
Click here for The Character Strikes Back. A five-part Foul Play short story for Years 4, 5 and 6
"We are reading 'The Character Strikes Back' this week, and SO enjoying it! They love the cliffhangers each day and beg me to read on..."
"Reading Tom Palmer’s short story ‘The Character Strikes Back’ to my Y3/4 class was as delightful an experience for me as a teacher as it was for my young listeners, who truly learned the meaning of a ‘cliff-hanger’. Writhing in a delightful agony of suspense and anticipation at the end of each day, their desperation to find out what happened next informed many discussions and some marvellous predictions. Parents even called the school to find where they could buy the book their children couldn’t stop talking about!" Catherine Monaghan, Y3/4 Teacher, Middleham CE VA School