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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
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
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
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
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
Pabion, Clémence; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2016
The Young Readers Programme (YRP) motivates children to read for enjoyment by running a series of three literacy-focused events, teaching children strategies to choose books that are right for them, and showing them that reading can be enjoyable. One of the most effective ways of developing children's literacy skills is to engage them in reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Reading Programs, Program Evaluation
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2015
The National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars programme (PLRS) is a reading intervention for children aged 8 to 13 that captures the motivational power of football to inspire children and young people to read more and to improve their literacy skills. PLRS is delivered by teachers and librarians. The programme delivers statutory…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Children, Early Adolescents
National Literacy Trust, 2013
The National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars has now been running for 10 years. During this time, hundreds of thousands of children and families have been inspired by the power of football to develop a love of reading. Although the programme has grown and evolved over this period, the premise remains the same: harnessing the…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Team Sports, Athletics, Reading Motivation
National Literacy Trust, 2012
Research shows that early intervention is vital to improve the life chances of children in areas and situations of disadvantage. One also knows that many less advantaged families feel more comfortable receiving advice about supporting their children's literacy from a friend or peer rather than a professional, and equally that many people are keen…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Literacy, Early Intervention
Rooke, Jonathan – National Literacy Trust, 2012
Transforming Writing is a two-year action research project which aims to develop a model for the teaching and learning of writing that more fully incorporates a focus on embedded formative assessment. In the first year of the project, the 12 participating schools developed a model of writing underpinned by Talk for Writing, an approach developed…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Action Research, Teaching Methods
Melvin, Sally; Kenwright, Laura – National Literacy Trust, 2012
The National Literacy Trust's Words for Work programme is an innovative way for schools and businesses to join forces and address the nation's employability. Volunteers from the corporate world are partnered with secondary schools within their community to explore speaking and listening in the workplace through a range of workshops, aiming to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Communication Skills, Self Esteem, Comprehensive Programs
National Literacy Trust, 2011
This document analyses and evaluates the findings of the second pilot year of the National Literacy Trust's speaking and listening project, Words for Work. This year's project worked with 219 year 9 pupils across England, and engaged 91 volunteers from the business community to facilitate group work that encouraged pupils to investigate their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, School Business Relationship, Pilot Projects
National Literacy Trust, 2010
Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) is in its eighth year. To complement a pre-post quantitative survey, an impact evidence base was required to inform consideration of continued funding into 2011 and beyond. PLRS is very highly regarded among child participants, parents, and librarians. The structure of the scheme, its basis on football, and the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Reading Improvement, Reading Motivation, Reading Research
Melvin, Sally – National Literacy Trust, 2010
Research (Martin, 2008) has shown that speaking and listening are the literacy skills most used in the world of work. Yet, employers frequently bemoan the lack of young people's communication skills, with many believing that it impacts their chances of making it through an interview and their future employability (Simon, 2009). Effective speaking…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Workplace Literacy, Communication Skills, Speech Communication