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Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2021
To mark World Mental Health Day in 2020, the Bupa Foundation, in partnership with Cheltenham Festivals, the National Literacy Trust and Mind, launched Beyond Words -- a national creative writing project inviting all children, young people and schools to put their feelings about a year like no other into words. Children and young people were…
Descriptors: Well Being, Program Evaluation, Mental Health, Creative Writing
Best, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Audiobook listenership is growing with the increasing availability of devices, platforms and apps offering an ever-wider range of high quality titles. This literature review provides an overview of research exploring the role of audiobooks in supporting children's literacy both at home and in the classroom. It focuses on how positive engagement…
Descriptors: Audio Books, Literacy, Children, Foreign Countries
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This report outlines findings from the National Literacy Trust's tenth Annual Literacy Survey relating to children and young people's reading in 2020, in addition to findings from the Trust's survey of children and young people's reading during the COVID-19 lockdown. 58,346 children and young people aged 9 to 18 in the UK took part in the Annual…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, COVID-19, Pandemics, Disease Control
Clark, Christina; Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This report outlines findings from our ninth Annual Literacy Survey relating to children and young people's reading. 56,906 children and young people aged nine to 18 in the UK participated in our survey between January to March 2019. For the first time we also had information from 3,748 children aged 5 to 8 who completed a similar survey designed…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Reading, Foreign Countries
Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Hackett, Sian; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Aspirations in the educational context have been a topic of interest for researchers, practitioners and policy makers for many decades. This is not surprising as aspirations function as motivators and young people who develop ambitious but achievable aspirations are more likely to achieve positive outcomes. Some evidence does indeed suggest that…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Literacy, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Bookmark Reading supports children's reading in primary schools by offering a six-week programme involving two 30-minute face-to-face sessions each week with a child who needs extra support with their reading. By training volunteers to read with children in their local schools, the programme offers support for children in Years 1 to 3 who are at…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Volunteers
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Audiobooks have become increasingly popular in the digital age: streaming and subscription services, such as Audible and Spotify, have made audio stories available to a wide commercial audience, while apps like Libby and BorrowBox facilitate 'borrowing' of audiobooks from library services. With access easier and more widespread than ever, it is…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Attitudes
Cappellini, Chiara; Hackett, Sian – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This report evaluates the impact of the National Literacy Trust's Early Words Together at Three programme in Leicester, which ran from September 2018 to December 2019. Early Words Together at Three trains school and nursery staff to help parents of three-year-olds to support their child's development. This programme enables parents to understand…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Low Income Groups
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina; Judge, Tim – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Video games are a significant cultural and creative force, often involving a number of art forms, including narrative, design and audio composition. They have been the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museums in London and Dundee, while the British Games Institute (BGI) was set up to support video game culture in…
Descriptors: Video Games, Adolescents, Preadolescents, Foreign Countries
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2020
In 2019, the authors conducted a survey of 4,626 young people aged 11 to 16 to explore young people's literacy-related interactions both within, and in relation to, video games. Given the suddenly changed environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were keen to capture any possible changes to young people's behaviours around video game playing…
Descriptors: Video Games, Literacy, COVID-19, Pandemics
Cappellini, Chiara; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Small Talk is a behaviour change campaign designed by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with the Department for Education. The campaign encourages parents to engage in behaviours which are known to create a positive home learning environment (HLE). This evaluation highlights the need and the effect of the Small Talk behaviour change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Behavior Change
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene; Lant, Fay – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Children and young people's enjoyment of writing is at almost its lowest level in a decade. Although there has been some improvement since 2019, and a significant jump in the number of children writing daily outside school, there is still work to be done. Since the onset of the global pandemic and lockdown, there has been a blurring of the…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Crew, Melanie – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This review coincides with the Department for Education's Hungry Little Minds national behaviour change campaign, which aims to increase awareness of the ways in which parents and carers can improve outcomes for their children through conversations, books and play. Research shows that the quality of the home learning environment (i.e. the physical…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries, Behavior Change
Cappellini, Chiara; Gilbert, Lisa; Hardy, Henry; McCann, Harriet – National Literacy Trust, 2020
The National Literacy Trust firmly believes in a place-based approach to tackling literacy issues in communities across the UK where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people's lives. In 2013, it launched its Hub model, delivering place-based interventions in areas of the UK with the highest levels of deprivation…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Literacy Education, Intervention, Foreign Countries
Crew, Melanie – National Literacy Trust, 2020
What happens at home in the early years of a child's life is not only key to their success in education, but their success in life. A positive early years home learning environment can predict higher levels of vocabulary, spelling and literacy in young children. The home learning environment has an influence on a child's intellectual and social…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Family Environment
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