Literacy and related skills

A collection of literacy-based posters, prompts and worksheets that I have found helpful to use with students. Hover over the links below to select your chosen worksheet.

All worksheets are available as free downloads in PDF format, but please credit Sarah Gillie – Beacons Unique ©

Pre writing shapes

Pre writing shapes

Pencil warm-ups

Pencil warm-ups

c family letters

Letter formation – c family letters

Letter formation – r family letters

Letter formation -l family letters

Letter formation – zig-zag letters

alphabet playing cards

Alphabet playing cards

Alphabet picture cards

vowel phonemes

Vowel phonemes

Consonant phonemes

Alphabet phonemes


Writing lines image

Handwriting line guides


Learning spellings

Learning spellings


COPS – writing reminders


POW strategy for writing


TREE – structure for factual writing


STOPS – writing reminders upper KS2+


POWER – from planning to revision