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International Literacy Day

Sept. 4, 2020

The 8th September was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO, in 1966, to remind the community worldwide of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies. International Literacy Day 2020 theme is ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond’, highlighting the lifelong literacy perspective of youth and adults. The recent Covid-19 crisis has shown that there has been a negative impact on the youth and adults who have little or no low literacy skills.

This year at 2Simple, we are raising awareness of International Literacy Day and the importance of young children gaining skills that are needed throughout life through the form of literacy.

Serial Mash - Your online library

Serial Mash is your online library for reading and comprehension, with over 100 books. Included with each book is a range of activities to test your pupil's literacy skills after reading. Filled with comprehension activities, quizzes and games, these have been created to make reading fun. All our resources and books can be printed should you not have access to a suite of laptops or tablets.

To make Serial Mash even better, there are 4 categories for different reading ages from 5 to 11. Our exciting Fire Bolt series includes books and activities to engage and motivate eager readers.

The Serial Mash logo by 2Simple
The Purple Mash logo by 2Simple Ltd

Purple Mash: Filled with Literacy Resources

Purple Mash has several English resources that can be used over International Literacy Day; you can find a link to all our literacy resources on the feature panel within Purple Mash. 2Create a Story is an excellent activity where children can combine words, pictures, sounds and animation within minutes to create engaging stories. You can also use 2Write to write a story together as a class in real-time using this powerful and collaborative tool. If you’re looking for themed lessons, have a look at our Writing Genre and Themes section where you will find hundreds of pre-planned resources that can be printed to work offline.

English Leader's Toolkit

For any English Subject Leaders out there, we have a FREE subject leaders toolkit just for you. Grab your copy of the English Leader’s Toolkit today.

We hope you have fun this International Literacy Day. Please feel free to share any work with us on Twitter @2SimpleSoftware or @PurpleMash, or on Facebook @2SimpleUK.