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Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina; Brown, Ariadne – National Literacy Trust, 2023
This report highlights the enduring importance of our Young Readers Programme by providing children with impactful positive reading experiences as well as opportunities to choose and, crucially, keep books. This is particularly important for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, with over 1 in 4 children who receive free school meals telling us…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Books, Disadvantaged, Lunch Programs
Brown, Ariadne; Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2023
Many employers bemoan a lack of communication skills relevant to the workplace in their workforce, particularly with their younger intake. This report shows that providing young people who aren't confident communicators with structured oracy and writing activities as well as real-world opportunities to practise those skills with business…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Communication Skills, Career Development, Career Readiness
Cole, Aimee; Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2022
Children's literacy development begins long before formal schooling, with parents and the home environment exerting important influences on the development of their children's language skills. A focus on the early years and the home learning environment of children is therefore crucial to ensure that they get the best possible foundation for their…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Young Children, Pandemics, COVID-19
Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Flynn, Michael; Riad, Lara; Cole, Aimee; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2022
The UK continues to face a huge adult-literacy challenge, with a sizeable percentage of the UK adult population having very low literacy skills. In addition to highlighting the literacy challenge in the UK, this report shows these individuals experience negative impacts on personal relationships, wellbeing, health, and education, as well as a…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Risk, Literacy Education, Disadvantaged
Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina; Little, Sabine – National Literacy Trust, 2021
The number of children and young people in England who speak languages other than English at home has grown in the past decade, increasing from 14.6% in 2011 to 19.3% in 2021. This has understandably sparked an interest in research around reading for multilingual pupils or those with English as an additional language (EAL). Given the apparent lack…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bullying
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene; Riad, Lara; Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2021
Research has shown that book ownership has a significant impact on life outcomes. In 2019, we found that that children who reported that they had a book of their own were not only more engaged with reading but also six times more likely to read above the level expected for their age than children who did not own a book (22% vs. 3.6%). We included…
Descriptors: Books, Ownership, Socioeconomic Status, Reading Attitudes
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
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
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
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
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
Clark, Christina; Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2018
In 2018, the Great School Libraries Campaign was launched with the aim of bringing school libraries and librarians to every school in the UK, and to gather data on the quality and quantity of school libraries that already exist. Previous research has clearly highlighted the importance of school libraries, not just for children and young people's…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Users (Information), Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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