Games, Ideas & Activities for
Primary Literacy, 2nd edition


By: Hazel Glynne & Amanda Snowden
December 2013
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781292000954
388 Pages, Illustrated
$42.50 Paper Original


A collection of 150 unique games and activities to help support teaching literacy in the primary classroom.

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant. Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons.


Chapter 1 - Speaking and Listening

Generic activities and games

Activities to support paired and group work


Drama activities

Chapter 2 - Reading

Generic ideas and activities


Fiction and poetry activities

Non-fiction activities

Chapter 3 - Writing

Generic ideas and activities

Grammar: Playing with language


Fiction activities

Poetry activities

Non-fiction activities