Texts that Teach Lists
To support teachers with selecting appropriate texts for their year groups, each of the lists has been annotated to indicate suitability for Y1 or 2, Y3 or 4, Y5 or 6. Teachers may find that earlier texts are more suitable for the beginning of the year while those towards the end of the lists are more complex in either language or concepts and therefore could be more appropriate towards the end of the year. Texts noted as good for a particular year are especially useful for teaching specific grammar objectives for that year group.
Please note, however, that the all the sequences have been written to suit two years of the English curriculum (KS1. Y3/4 or Y5/6) and are not intended to be taught in a set sequence. In all cases, teachers need to make text choices based on the individual needs of their classes: almost all of these texts have been used successfully across two year groups in different contexts.
Year 1/2 Fiction
This is the list of fiction Texts that Teach for Year 1 and Year 2.
This is the Yr1/2 non-fiction Texts that Teach list.
This is the Yr1/2 poetry Texts that Teach list.
This is the Yr3/4 fiction Texts that Teach list.
This is the Yr3/4 non-fiction Texts that Teach list.
This is the Yr3/4 poetry Texts that Teach list.
This is the Yr5/6 fiction Texts that Teach list.
This is the Yr5/6 non-fiction Texts that Teach list.
This is the Yr5/6 poetry Texts that Teach list.