Literacy WAGOLL, and just in case WAGOLL is not a familiar term see ‘How to teach ‘What a Good One Looks Like’ (plus 100+ model texts)’. The topic is covered very well in this Teachwire site but many of the model texts are provided by Plazoom and so many of them are paid-for resources; ideal if you have subscribed of course, but not so much if you don’t wish to pay!

However, there is another website offering free Wagoll resources: Literacy WAGOLL.  These resources have been prepared by two English National Curriculum teachers who needed to have a place where good resources could be found quickly, so they created the collection. There are fiction texts, with free downloadable files under the following subjects:

  • Adventure
  • Animals
  • Character Description
  • Disaster
  • Fantasy
  • Flashbacks
  • Myths and Legends
  • Other Cultures
  • Science Fiction
  • Scripts and Plays
  • Setting Descriptions
  • Spooky Stories
  • Traditional Takes

Non-Fiction Texts under the following:

  • Biographies
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Debate
  • Diaries and Blogs
  • Explanation
  • Information
  • Instructions
  • Job Descriptions and Applications
  • Letters and emails
  • Non-Chronological Reports
  • Persuasive
  • Reports and Recounts
  • Reviews
  • Speeches

Literacy WAGOLL also has more, including a poetry collection: “Create rhythm, imagery, and flow – soon high achieving writing is all they will know!”