FIFA World Cup 2022


Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Region(s): All of UK

The FIFA World Cup 2022 kicks off on Sunday 20th November with 32 teams competing in eight groups for a place in the final on Sunday 18th December.

Football can be a great way to engage more reluctant readers. Find  booklists and other resources that can help harness young people’s passion for the beautiful game to promote Reading for Pleasure below.

About FIFA: FIFA was founded in 1904 and is the international governing body of association football. Its role is to oversee all international competitions and to develop the game around the world, working to ensure that football is a truly global, accessible and inclusive sport.

Further resources:

  • KS1 pupils can join in the football fun with a live online Premier League Takeover workshop with Nick Sharratt on Friday 9th December at 10.30.
  • Take part in the National Trust’s World Cup Reading Challenge with free supporting resources to download from 1st November.
  • Tom Palmer, best-selling author of over 50 children’s books, has a range of free literacy resources to support his football books on his website.
  • Get suggested booklists for all ages and tips on how to use pupils’ interest in football to help Kick Off a Reading Habit from the experts at Scottish Book Trust.
  • Find football book recommendations for primary-aged pupils from Books for Topics.
  • LoveReading4Kids has pulled together a list of over 30 football titles for children and young people.
  • Develop pupils’ critical thinking, speaking and listening skills as you explore some of the issues surrounding the World Cup and the Legacy of Big Events with the free resources from Topical Talk.
  • The Premier League Reading Stars is a free 10-week programme developed by the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League to engage reluctant and less able readers in UKS2.
  • Visit the Premier League Primary Stars website for more football-themed literacy, PSHE and maths resources for primary schools.
  • Skills Academy is a reading intervention for year 7 and 8 pupils linked to acquiring football, beatbox or breakdancing skills.

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