Folens is Ireland's leading supplier of Literacy and Numeracy educational resources, offering a range of books and resources that specialise in supporting the development of literacy and numeracy in children throughout Ireland. 


FREE Guided Reading Booklet


Ask your Folens Literacy rep. for a FREE copy of our new booklet 'Guided Reading: A Practical Approach' which has lots of tips, ideas and a sample timetable to help you introduce guided reading in your classroom.




 FREE Sample Pack

Book a Collins Big Cat presentation with your local Folens Literacy expert and receive a FREE Collins Big Cat sample pack worth over €70.

This sample pack includes 10 books!

Offer only available to schools that have not adopted the Collins Big Cat series. Limited stock available. 

View our full range of Literacy Products

Click on the image below to view our catalogue or read more about the Literacy Products we offer here.  

Click here to download our Literacy Price list/order form.


The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) summarises guided reading as follows:

  • Teacher works with 4-6 students in each group
  • Using levelled/banded readers and multiple copies of these readers
  • Children are grouped according to similarities in reading and development and instructional reading levels
  • Teacher introduces/consolidates strategies and concepts to support independent reading
  • Every child reads and is supported by teacher

Folens' Top Five Tips for Primary Literacy can be downloaded here. 



As education facilitators, Folens endeavour to provide quality, engaging events and workshops with world-class speakers. Our aim is to empower teachers and give an insight into topical issues facing education.

View details on upcoming Literacy Workshops