From Authorfy

Resource type: Lesson plans and teaching aids

Price band: £

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3

Region(s): All of UK

Authorfy is an award-winning online platform providing access to an extensive bank of author videos and book-related teaching resources that promote reading and writing for pleasure for KS1 – KS3 pupils. These include:

  • Author Masterclasses: in-depth conversations with best-selling authors about the inspiration and writing process for a specific title. Masterclasses include 10-12 videos, writing challenges, a downloadable extract and a scheme of work.
  • Author of the Week: short videos where authors introduce and read an extract from their latest book. New authors are featured every week or you can search the Author Introductions for a specific author or topic.
  • 10 Minute Challenges: best-selling authors and illustrators set fast-paced creative challenges based on their books.
  • Classroom Resources:  downloadable extracts and cross-curricular schemes of works created with teachers based on best-selling titles.

Cost: £30 per year for unlimited access.

About Authorfy: Authorfy was set up as a way of inspiring young readers and writers, supporting teachers, and promoting children’s books and their authors. It creates original author videos and book-related teaching resources.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • A great way to bring authors into the classroom and inspire young readers and writers.
  • The videos and resources cover a wide range of authors and genres, including poetry and non-fiction.
  • Download free letters from a selection of authors and illustrators to bring authors to life in your classroom.
  • Explore the Author Events section of the website for a database of authors, illustrators and poets that do school events.

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