Today is International Literacy Day and this year the theme is literacy learning through the Coronavirus crisis and beyond. In particular, there is a focus on innovative and effective teaching methodologies that have not only helped learning to continue during the pandemic, but can also improve teaching in the future. 

When it comes to effective teaching, whether in-person or remote, video is an invaluable tool. Not only is video a medium that students are familiar with and engaged by, it also provides an array of compelling literacy learning opportunities. The Boclips library contains thousands of videos on language and literacy for learners of all ages. From practical writing guides, to grammar explainers, or animated stories, our video repository provides the variety that students need to develop all aspects of their literacy skills.

Keep reading to discover some of the top literacy videos from the Boclips library. If you want to find out how you can incorporate them into your classroom or courseware, just get in touch

1- Learn the Phonic Alphabet with Vicky Voice by Super Geek Heroes

A fun 3D animated learning episode to support the early years development area of communications and language. In this video Vicky Voice, a Super Geek Hero, recites the phonic alphabet using familiar objects with phonic play. A great way to have fun learning the letters of the alphabet using phonic sounds associated with everyday items.



2- Commas by Mazz Media 

This video helps elementary students to learn that a comma is a punctuation mark and shows how it is used in grammar. Through live action video, animation, and graphics, students will come to understand how to use commas to write dates, addresses, and letters. Students will also learn how to use commas to separate adjectives, verbs, and nouns in a sentence.



3- Storytelling: The Miserly Farmer by ProTeachersVideo 

This Punjabi story offers the first couple of minutes of a traditional tale performed with shadow puppets. The story sets up the basic plot, introduces the main characters and leaves the audience at a point where they have to guess what happens next. High attaining pupils will be able to write their version of the rest of the story while lower attainers should be able to describe the story as far as it is performed.



4- How to Write a Great Book Report by Wonderscape

Learn how to write a great book report with this exciting video with detailed graphics and diagrams for elementary students. On-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.



5- Reading Assignments by Crash Course Study Skills

This video for high school and college students explains how much of the reading assignment students really need to do, how to prioritize, and the best strategies for reading and remembering as much as possible.



6- The Verb to Be by Extra English Practice

This video is a short English grammar lesson for adult beginners on the verb ‘to be’. It includes a review of subject pronouns, plenty of examples of the verb used in common contexts, and an interactive activity to practice.



Like what you see? Discover thousands more videos like these at Whether you’re looking for videos to spark curiosity in your classrooms or you want to make your courseware more captivating, Boclips is the safe, smart solution for educational videos. Get in touch to learn more.


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Suzanna Taylor

Suzanna is a marketing specialist at Boclips. As a former languages teacher, she is passionate about quality, accessible educational resources.

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