The First News Reading Package
The First News Reading Package is a unique set of topical, reading activities created to accompany each issue of our paper.
Our activities are the ideal way to make literacy relevant and exciting in the classroom; showing your pupils how words really make a difference in the world.
Resources for every reading level
Each week the Reading Package includes differentiated comprehensions, quizzes and puzzles for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. Just click here to download free sample teaching resources.
National Literacy Trust Research
The National Literacy Trust has shown that our literacy teaching resources can ‘significantly improve’ literacy in primary and secondary schools.
Their research illustrates how our literacy resources can improve children’s inferential knowledge, deduction skills, and fuel a passion for discovery through reading. You can read more about The National Literacy Trust’s research here.
New teaching resources every week
New literacy resources are available exclusively each week to subscribers taking 6 copies or more (3 for infant schools).
All teachers in eligible schools can register for a weekly email with quick links to the resources for primary and secondary schools.
Access to our archive of resources
Your subscription to the reading package also includes unlimited access to our archive of teaching resources, covering a huge range of topics and skills.
An indispensible classroom resource
The First News reading package transforms our weekly newspaper into a unique and unrivalled teaching resource.
Our literacy resources are great for individual work, but they also provide stimulus for group work, as well as material for debates and assemblies.
Making the difference
There’s never been a more important time for young people to be informed about the world.
Our reading package makes literacy topical and relevant. It’s just one of the ways we’re helping young people become skilled, enthusiastic and confident readers.
First News keeps me up to date with the news but tells me in a way I understand and can make my own opinion.”
First News gives children unrivaled insight into topics that kids should be taking an interest in.”