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Engage all types of literacy learners with StoryStarter

Eight types of literacy learner you may recognize

Building literacy skills can bring the challenge of encountering different learner types in your classroom. Almost every pupil has an individual hurdle to overcome to be engaged in literacy. Watch our video to find out more about how you can build confidence, no matter the type of learner, through using StoryStarter to teach literacy at Key Stage 1 and 2. You can also explore the different types of learner you may encounter below.

How do teachers use StoryStarter?

Teachers from around the world are using StoryStarter to help their pupils build confidence in literacy. Find out why one teacher says that StoryStarter activities are “integrated, playful, up-to-date and relevant”.

Read teacher stories

Recent Research from the University of Cambridge

Cambridge University's Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) researched playful writing through the year-long Play, Narrative and Narrative Skills Projects (PLaNS).  Initial understanding shows that using LEGO® bricks in a teaching environment, and writing in a playful way, can help improve the following:

  • Motivation for writing: Children who participated in the project wrote for longer periods and produced more creative stories
  • Metacognition: The research explored children's metacognitive skills – or the ability to control thinking processes - and found that their ability to plan and control these processes improved
  • Collaborative skills: The results demonstrated that children, who learned to collaborate in groups, showed improved group skills 

Explore our StoryStarter resources

These resources include everything you need to get started with StoryStarter in your Key Stage 1 or 2 classroom.

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