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First News Engage Printables

Dive deeper into the latest global news stories through printable literacy activity sheets based on the week’s headlines. Through guided exploration of selected news stories, your pupils will strengthen their reading, comprehension and oracy skills alongside their global awareness.

Engage Printables
Printable activities to use alongside a First News subscription

Learn along with the latest news

Popular in schools nationwide and formerly known as First News Activity Sheets, Engage Printables are best introduced as a lesson resource alongside each issue of First News. Choose as an add-on to get the most out of your First News Digital or Print Newspaper subscription.

Engage Printables activity library

Quick and easy to use

Access new activities exploring the latest news stories every Friday during term time. Simply log in to view this week’s Printables, choose the most suitable level for your class and print as many copies as you need.

“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

Go paperless!

Try the sustainable and flexible alternative – First News Engage, the Bett award-winning online news and literacy platform.

Experience the same activities in a fun, 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

“I have found that 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

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