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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
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; Hackett, Sian – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This report evaluates the impact of the National Literacy Trust's Early Words Together at Three programme in Leicester, which ran from September 2018 to December 2019. Early Words Together at Three trains school and nursery staff to help parents of three-year-olds to support their child's development. This programme enables parents to understand…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Low Income Groups
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2019
Read for Good commissioned the National Literacy Trust to evaluate the outcomes of their new pilot intervention, Stories in Schools. Stories in Schools uses professional storytellers to deliver enjoyable literacy workshops targeted at reluctant or struggling readers over a six-week period, in particular pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Recreational Reading, Reading Attitudes
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2018
Read for Good's sponsored Readathon gives children in schools a purpose to read, combined with freedom to choose what they read, on their own terms, free from assessment or evaluation. The sponsorship money helps to provide a regular supply of new books and storyteller visits to the UK's major children's hospitals and supports school libraries.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading, Reading Programs
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; Cunningham, Anna – National Literacy Trust, 2016
Do pupils who use Accelerated Reader (AR) think differently about reading, do they enjoy reading more and do they do it more often than pupils who do not use AR? We explore this question using two sources of data. The first utilises data from our 2014 annual literacy survey in which more than 32,000 children and young people aged 8 to 18…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Student Surveys, Longitudinal Studies
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
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
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, 2013
Accelerated Reader (AR) is a powerful tool that motivates students of all ages and abilities to read for pleasure. A wealth of data is routinely collected about children's reading skills to monitor and help manage their independent reading. However, no information is collected on the "softer" reading outcomes, such as reading enjoyment…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Reading Programs, Independent Reading, Recreational Reading
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
Poulton, Lizzie – National Literacy Trust, 2012
The National Literacy Trust's Young Readers Programme has always worked successfully with schools and libraries in areas of deprivation for over 15 years. The Trust staff have recently started some pilot work with looked-after children both in residential and foster care. As part of this work they undertook some desk-based research to assess the…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Literacy, Children, Child Care
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