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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
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
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina; O'Keefe, Sinead; Choli, Marilena; Gliksten, Hannah – National Literacy Trust, 2019
In recent decades, a growing dependence on digital forms of communication has brought with it exciting visions of the potential for technology to support learning. This report aims to explore the potential role of technology in addressing the gender and disadvantage gap in young people's literacy attitudes and outcomes. It combines insights from a…
Descriptors: Literacy, Economically Disadvantaged, Males, Secondary School Students
Clark, Christina; Teravainen, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2017
We have conducted the national annual literacy survey since 2010 and have surveyed young people on literacy issues since 2005. This report outlines findings about children's and young people's reading from our seventh annual literacy survey conducted in November/ December 2016 and where possible relates those findings back to our other reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Literacy, Children
Clark, Christina; Teravainen, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2017
Every year in England, thousands of children leave primary school without the confidence and fluency in reading they need. This has a significant effect on their learning, life chances and engagement with reading, and it also has a long-term economic and social impact. The Read On. Get On. (ROGO) campaign was launched in 2014 to address this…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Reading Instruction
Clark, Christina; Teravainen, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2017
In 2016, we recorded the highest levels of reading enjoyment to date, with nearly 6 in 10 saying that they enjoy reading either very much or quite a lot. Read more about children's and young people's reading enjoyment, based on our seventh annual literacy survey which we conducted in November/December 2016. 42,406 children and young people aged…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Reading Achievement, Gender Differences, Reading Attitudes
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This report presents second year information about the degree to which children and young people in Middlesbrough enjoy reading and writing, how often then engage in reading and writing, what types of materials they read and write and how they feel about reading and writing. It also outlines information about their confidence in their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits
Pabion, Clémence – National Literacy Trust, 2014
The evaluation of the Premier League Reading Stars (PLRS) programme in 2013 has established that the intervention is having a positive impact on the attainment of participating children in reading and writing: Three out of four children made at least six months' progress in just ten weeks. One child in three made a year's progress or more. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement
Pope, S.; Galle, A. – National Literacy Trust, 2014
In 2012, Oxfordshire County Council commissioned the National Literacy Trust to deliver a two-year campaign, the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, to address falling Key Stage 1 literacy levels in the county's primary schools, which were amongst the worst in the country. The aims of the campaign were to increase the proportion of children reaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Elementary School Students, Reading Skills
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This report outlines findings about children's and young people's reading from our fourth annual literacy survey conducted in November/December 2013. 29,422 young people aged eight to 16 participated. Some of the key findings for 2013 include: (1) Levels of reading enjoyment have improved for the first time since 2005 (see Figure 2, p. 9); (2)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Literacy, Children
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2013
This report reveals that children and young people are reading less and more are embarrassed to be seen reading, while many also believe that their parents don't care if they spend time reading. However, not only are children and young people reading less and developing more negative attitudes towards reading, but there is also a clear correlation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Literacy, Children
Bailey, Bianca; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2013
In July 2012 the National Literacy Trust were commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council to deliver the Oxfordshire Reading Campaign, a two-year initiative targeting Oxfordshire primary schools and the wider community, with the aim of substantially improving reading levels at Key Stage 1 and to increase the number of pupils reaching level 2b+.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2012
The gender gap has been a hotly debated issue, both nationally and internationally. In 2000, the then Department for Education and Schools commissioned a four-year study into raising boys' achievement. The commission worked with over 60 primary, secondary and special schools in England to identify and evaluate the strategies highlighted to be…
Descriptors: Evidence, Foreign Countries, Males, Special Schools
Jama, Deeqa; Dugdale, George – National Literacy Trust, 2012
Literacy is the combination of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills we all need to fulfil our potential. These life skills are essential to the happiness, health and wealth of individuals and society. "Literacy: State of the Nation" provides a coherent picture of literacy in the UK today. It reveals that: (1) One in six people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Literacy, Employment Potential
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
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