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Best, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2022
During the pandemic-related school closures and lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, listening to stories, whether through audiobooks or podcasts, was a lifeline for many children and adults (see Best & Clark, 2020 and Best, Clark, Perry & Riad, 2022). Around this time, the National Literacy Trust also began asking children and young people about…
Descriptors: Listening, Audio Books, Audio Equipment, Incidence
Clark, Christina; Best, Emily; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2021
Listening to children's experiences of writing during the first lockdown in spring 2020, it became clear that for many it had been a time of increased creativity, with children writing everything from songs and stories to scripts, and some even beginning their own novels. Another prominent theme in the research last summer was that having more…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Writing (Composition), Reflection
Best, Emily – National Literacy Trust, 2021
In an age when stories are told across a multitude of media and platforms, listening to stories continues to have enduring appeal to children. Exploring and promoting the power of audiobooks has never been more important. The pandemic and lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 have caused unprecedented disruption to schools, acutely impacting children and…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Audio Books, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2021
Since March 2020, the National Literacy Trust (NLT) has explored the various benefits of audiobooks for children and young people, from building comprehension skills to sharing stories across generations. Time and again, two key themes have arisen: the power of audio to engage reluctant readers, and the role of audiobooks in promoting and…
Descriptors: Audio Books, Learner Engagement, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills
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
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
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina – 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: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Age Groups
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2020
The authors conducted their latest National Literacy Trust Annual Literacy Survey between January and mid-March 2020. This Annual Literacy Survey was their most popular to date, with 58,346 children and young people aged 9 to 18 from 315 UK schools participating. This year they also asked a few questions to explore the extent to which children and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Diversity, Reading Materials