World Book Day - Teaching Resources
Explore our collection of teaching resources for primary and secondary schools, perfect for inspiring your class with the joy of reading this World Book Day.
World Book Day 2020 will take place across the country on Thursday 5 March. Use our collection of free teaching resources to build lessons around well known literary pieces.
Bringing Books to Life 1
An adventure into the world of children’s literature as celebrity presenters share what they love about their favourite books.
Bringing Books to Life 2
More adventures into the world of children’s literature as celebrity presenters share what they love about their favourite books.
Little Red Riding Hood
The story of Little Red Riding Hood told over the course of seven fun video clips.
Jack and the Beanstalk
An animated version of the classic fairy tale featuring Jack, Daisy the cow, some magic beans and a very big Giant!
BBC Scotland - Happy 10th Birthday Authors Live
In these short films schools and authors, such as Michael Rosen, celebrate 10 years of Authors Live.
Curriculum Collections: English Literature / Language
Anthony Horowitz introduces clips from the BBC archive featuring famous faces including Stephen Fry, Kate Humble and Griff Rhys Jones.
A series of short films exploring modern English literature texts through a police-style dramatisation.
A collection of timeless fiction from the literary greats. Through BBC Sounds, you and your class can enjoy unabridged audio versions of classic novels.
Why is reading good for me?
In an era where there are so many other distractions, why do we still love to curl up with a novel and what are the benefits of doing so?
Watch again: 500 Words 2020 - Live Lesson
Watch our very special Live Lesson for the 10th year of the 500 Words story writing competition.
Watch again: 500 Words 2019 - Live Lesson
Join 500 Words judges Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell-Boyce for an inspirational literacy lesson for pupils aged 5-13.
Watch again: 500 Words 2017 - Live Lesson
An interactive lesson for 5-13-year-olds, celebrating the launch of BBC Radio 2's 500 Words story-writing competition.
Watch again: CBeebies: Stories by the Sea - Live Lesson
This interactive lesson explores storytelling techniques for 5-7-year-olds with CBeebies friends from Old Jack's Boat.