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First News Engage Printables

Boost pupil literacy with weekly news-based learning resources

Pupils made “significantly more progress than expected” when using Engage Printables

National Literacy Trust independent evaluation

Engaging activities based on the latest news, updated weekly

Build literacy with comprehensions, topical debates and more

Ready to use and fully differentiated for KS2-3

Flexible, student-led working in class or at home

“Our weekly use of News Comprehensions is an effective way of giving pupils the opportunity to practise key word reading and comprehension skills within a relevant context.”

Portway Primary School

Engage Printables

Save time and see results with these unique news-based literacy activities

Engage Printables activity library

⭐️  Fresh news-based, differentiated activities and answers, every week of term

⭐️  Literacy-boosting reading comprehensions, topical debates and vocabulary puzzles

⭐️  Questions for retrieval, sequencing, prediction, inference and comparison as well as open-ended tasks that invite students to form evidence opinions

⭐️  Receive weekly resources direct to your inbox

⭐️  Unlimited access for all teachers at your school: simply log in, chose the appropriate reading level and download

⭐️  Print as many copies as you need, display on the IWB or upload to your online classroom

Love the activities and want even more?

Try First News Engage Pro, the Bett award-winning online news and literacy platform.

Teach the same comprehensions, puzzles and debates in an online, interactive format on any tablet or computer. Enjoy school-wide access, automatic marking, points for your pupils to earn as they progress, plus options to personalise the experience to suit you and your pupils.

Interactive reading activities on First News Engage

“Not only has the children’s vocabulary improved, but they have been able to see the benefits of looking at something from another point of view. They have also become much more articulate and confident at speaking in public and have loved having the opportunity to make new friends and find out more about current issues that affect them.”

R L Hughes Primary School, UK

“I’ve seen so many positives from using the newspaper and reading activities during our Guided Reading sessions, particularly with reluctant readers who enjoyed being able to be in control of what, and where, they started reading the newspaper from.
The stories became great conversation starters and really supported the children in developing their justification and opinion-giving skills

Aldersbrook Primary School, London