The Six Nations rugby tournament begins on 6th February. Here are five literacy resources that you can use to encourage reading for pleasure through children’s interest in the tournament.
One A live Six Nations story by Tom Palmer, featuring the events of the tournament as it unfolds. One chapter a week. Published on Monday mornings by the RFU: http://englandrugbyteachersresource.com/rwcstories/
Two A list of ten great rugby reads for children, published on the Guardian website: http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/mar/19/tom-palmers-top-10-rugby-reads-for-kids
Three Several free rugby reading posters in English and Welsh. http://tompalmer.co.uk/rugby/rugby-literacy
Four A toolkit of literacy ideas for the classroom, library and PE hall. http://englandrugbyteachersresource.com/
Five A letter to send home with advice on how parents can support rugby fans’ reading through their love of the game. Versions for fans of several nations. http://tompalmer.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Ten-top-tips-2015-rugby.pdf
There are more literacy resources available here: http://tompalmer.co.uk/rugby/rugby-literacy/
Thanks for reading. Enjoy the Six Nations!