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Free literacy resources

Resources to help you improve your reading, writing and maths skills.

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Children of all ages and ability can improve their literacy skills through interactive, fun and engaging acitivites.

New users will need to create an account in LiteracyPlanet using your library membership (select Libraries Tasmania as your library when signing up).

Access LiteracyPlanet.

Road to IELTS

This online resource can help you improve your English and prepare you for the International English Language Test (general version).

Note: Internet Explorer is not compatible with Road to IELTS.

26TEN eReads

Use your library membership to borrow and download these eBooks from our OverDrive collection. View the 26TEN eReads collection.

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Useful adult literacy resources from other organisations

Reading / Writing / Spelling

  • SPELD SA phonic books and worksheets - Books are grouped in the order of sounds used in the Jolly Phonics early literacy program. Includes suggestions for tutors and teachers.
  • BBC Skillwise English - An exciting collection of resources designed to improve your English, including sections on reading, writing, spelling, word grammar, sentence grammar and speaking and listening.
  • 25 Stories - Written by learners and published as a resource for others to share on their learning journeys.
  • Namaste Book Series - Six people tell of seeking asylum in Australia, fleeing their homeland under dangerous circumstances, leaving everything behind for a new life in Tasmania.


  • BBC Skillswise Maths - Includes sections on numbers, calculation, percent and fractions, measuring, shapes and graphs.
  • Khan Academy Early Math - counting, addition and subtraction, place value, measurement and data, geometry.
  • GFC Math - Interactive lessons covering addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, algebra topics, decimals, percents, fractions.
  • Youcubed at home - Explore and learn maths in rich and creative ways.

Learning English

  • ABC learn English - Developed by the ABC. All Australian content - articles, links to podcasts, lesson videos.
  • Breaking News English - Free English News Lessons in 7 Levels with listening options.
  • News in levels - World news in three levels for students of English.
  • PressReader - Australian and international newspapers with translations and text to voice options.

Apps and Assistive Technology

Resources for literacy tutors

Online guides

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