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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
National Literacy Trust, 2023
In early 2023, 85.6% of parents reported being worried about the cost-of-living crisis, and, as a consequence, they cut back on energy, food, gas and electricity. While parents recognised the many benefits of reading for their children's learning and well-being, household budgets were under pressure: 1 in 5 (20.0%) were buying fewer books for…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Books, Costs, Parent Attitudes
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
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
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
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2014
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a tool for monitoring and managing independent reading practice. Although a wealth of data is routinely collected about children's reading skills as part of the AR tool, no information is collected on the "softer" reading outcomes, such as reading enjoyment and attitudes towards reading. The National Literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Reading Programs, Reading Skills
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This research, a collaboration between Pearson and the National Literacy Trust, was designed to explore the use of technology by children in the early years. In 2013 Pearson and the National Literacy Trust invited practitioners who work with three to five-year-olds to take part in an online survey to explore how they support children's language…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Online Surveys
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
Technology is playing an increasingly large role in children's reading, writing and daily lives. In the last year use of tablet computers by five to 15-year-olds has increased three-fold (14% to 42%) and 28% of three to four-year-olds use a tablet computer. However, little attention has been paid to the impact of new technologies on children's…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This report outlines findings from Pearson and the National Literacy Trust's second annual early years literacy survey, conducted in May to July 2014. 1,012 parents of children aged 3 to 5 and 567 early years practitioners who work with this age group participated. Attainment data in the form of vocabulary abilities were available for a subsample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Emergent Literacy, Young Children
Clark, Christina; Douglas, Jonathan – National Literacy Trust, 2011
At the end of 2009 the National Literacy Trust surveyed 17,000 children and young people online in the United Kingdom's largest ever study of young people's attitudes to literacy and literate behaviour. This survey was of special interest as it repeated questions asked by the National Literacy Trust in a survey of attitudes and reading behaviour…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Literature Appreciation, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
Clark, Christina; Poulton, Lizzie – National Literacy Trust, 2011
A recent ground-breaking study from the University of Nevada (Evans et al., 2010) found that the number of books in the home has as great an impact on children's attainment as parental education levels. The 20 year study by Evans and her colleagues found that having as few as 20 books in the home still has a significant impact on propelling a…
Descriptors: Ownership, Reading Achievement, Educational Attainment, Program Effectiveness
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2011
18,141 young people aged 8 to 17 participated in this online survey in November/December 2010. While the survey focuses on young people's attitudes towards reading, writing, communication skills as well as technology use, this report focuses exclusively on the reading aspect of the survey. More specifically, it explores how much young people enjoy…
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, Online Surveys, Reading Attitudes, Adolescents
Clark, Christina; Woodley, Jane; Lewis, Fiona – National Literacy Trust, 2011
The authors' research has consistently highlighted the link between reading for pleasure and reading attainment. Worryingly, they have found that the number of children and young people who say that they own a book seems to be rapidly decreasing. In 2005, 1 in 10 of the children and young people they surveyed said they did not have a book of their…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Materials, Foreign Countries, Reading Ability
Bird, Viv; Akerman, Rodie – National Literacy Trust, 2005
According to a recent study by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics, poverty and social exclusion have been taken very seriously by this Government, resulting in high-profile targets, new policies and funding streams. Social exclusion was recognised to consist of multi-faceted and interlinked…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Reading Skills, Economically Disadvantaged, Emergent Literacy