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Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2019
Based on a survey of 219 UK teachers, this report indicates that the majority of teachers believe that technology can have a positive impact on children's literacy learning. However, varying levels of access to hardware, software and wifi and a lack of training present barriers to the effective use of technology in the classroom. Building on our…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
National Literacy Trust, 2019
In September 2018, the National Literacy Trust launched its Words for Work: Women in Leadership programme, in partnership with Lancôme and their global Write Her Future literacy initiative, to challenge inequalities in employment opportunities for young women from disadvantaged communities. Words for Work: Women in Leadership gives girls and young…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Postsecondary Education
Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2019
The National Literacy Trust's Annual Literacy Survey has provided essential data on literacy behaviours, attitudes and enjoyment levels for children and young people aged 9 to 18 since 2005. With over 56,000 children and young people taking part this year alone, it is the largest study of its kind anywhere in the world. In 2019, the Trust…
Descriptors: Young Children, Literature Appreciation, Writing Attitudes, Child Behavior
Cappellini, Chiara; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2019
This report evaluates the impact of the first year of NewsWise -- a free, cross-curricular news literacy programme for 9- to 11-year-olds across the UK, developed by the Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association, and funded by Google. NewsWise aims to empower children from disadvantaged communities with the skills…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preadolescents
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2019
Acknowledging the importance of yearly trend data, the Annual Literacy Survey was established in 2010, which tracks UK children and young people's reading and writing enjoyment, attitudes and behaviours year-on-year. This report outlines findings from the eighth Annual Literacy Survey relating to children and young people's reading. 49,049…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Reading, Foreign Countries
Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2019
While the link between financial capability and numeracy has been explored in numerous pieces of research, there is a dearth of studies that have explored the link between financial capability and literacy. This review pulls together the current evidence base that not only explores whether there is a link between the two but also showcases how…
Descriptors: Literacy, Money Management, Consumer Education, Reading Skills
Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2019
How good a reader a child is relates to how financially capable they are. Indeed, this report shows that children and young people who have good reading skills are four times as likely to have good financial skills compared with their peers who have poor reading skills. The reasons for this link are complex, and we bring together three broad areas…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Money Management, Knowledge Level, Learning Motivation
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2019
Read for Good commissioned the National Literacy Trust to evaluate the outcomes of their new pilot intervention, Stories in Schools. Stories in Schools uses professional storytellers to deliver enjoyable literacy workshops targeted at reluctant or struggling readers over a six-week period, in particular pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Recreational Reading, Reading Attitudes
Clark, Christina; Lant, Fay – National Literacy Trust, 2019
This report uses data from the National Literacy Trust's 2019 Annual Literacy Survey and the Great School Library Campaign to determine how many schools in the UK have had a writer visit in the last year, their reasons for organising the visit, and the relationship the visit had with children and young people's engagement with reading and writing.…
Descriptors: Authors, Writing Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Children
National Literacy Trust, 2018
The NewsWise programme was developed as a collaborative partnership between Google, The Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association, based on a shared mission to create a generation of news literate children. This report covers outcomes from the pilot phase in early 2018 and includes findings relating to 547 pupils…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, News Reporting, Mass Media, Media Literacy
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2018
This report explores the writing enjoyment, behaviours and attitudes of 8 to 11-year-olds in the UK in the 2017/18 academic year. It supports the launch of author and National Literacy Trust ambassador Cressida Cowell's Free Writing Friday initiative; a new campaign designed to encourage primary school children to write for pleasure. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Attitudes, Learner Engagement, Writing (Composition)
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2018
Read for Good's sponsored Readathon gives children in schools a purpose to read, combined with freedom to choose what they read, on their own terms, free from assessment or evaluation. The sponsorship money helps to provide a regular supply of new books and storyteller visits to the UK's major children's hospitals and supports school libraries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading, Reading Programs
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2018
England's Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) commissioned the National Literacy Trust to conduct a survey at the start of a Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) project to improve reading in primary schools in the city. The survey was based on a questionnaire used nationally to gather responses from nearly 50,000 children and young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
National Literacy Trust, 2018
Early Words Together at Two aims to help to improve the home learning environments of families of two-year-olds. It is designed for settings, including private and school nurseries and children's centres, who serve low-income families or any children with language and communication difficulties. Between January 2017 and March 2018, the programme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toddlers, Parent Child Relationship, Parents as Teachers
Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2018
Mrs Wordsmith is a vocabulary programme that combines data science and creativity to show children the words they need for school and life. Hilariously illustrated by the Emmy award-winning artists behind "Madagascar," this is a research-driven vocabulary product aiming to make learning vocabulary manageable and engaging. Developed with…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Children, Early Adolescents, Reading Skills
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