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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
Aimee Cole; Christina Clark; Anne Teravainen-Goff – National Literacy Trust, 2023
The value of school libraries is well-established, with reviews and studies worldwide highlighting the impact on children and young people's academic achievement and literacy outcomes. Yet, it is still not a statutory requirement for schools to have a school library or school library system. As such, there are no official figures as to the number…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, School Libraries, Professional Personnel
Irene Picton; Christina Clark; Katherine Wilkinson – National Literacy Trust, 2023
This report looks at the reading engagement of children aged 8 to 18 in Scotland, based on data gathered from 1,141 pupils across eight schools in 2023. The survey was conducted between January and the middle of March 2023. Slightly more girls (58.8%; n = 635) than boys (41.2%; n = 445) participated from Scotland. There is also data from 33…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Recreational Reading, Reading Motivation
Cole, Aimee; Brown, Ariadne; Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2022
The National Literacy Trust has been annually surveying children and young people about their reading enjoyment, attitudes and practices since 2005. More recently, the annual survey has also allowed researchers to explore children and young people's reading engagement before, during and after educational disruption relating to the COVID-19…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Reading
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina; Riad, Lara; Cole, Aimee – National Literacy Trust, 2021
The conversation around reluctant readers continues to focus on boys, with research, practice and policy exploring what could be done to (re)engage boys in reading (see National Literacy Trust, 2012; Department for Education, 2019; OECD, 2021). Girls who don't enjoy reading or who don't read in their free time are seldom the focus of interest,…
Descriptors: Females, Reading Attitudes, Gender Differences, Reading Motivation
Todd, Tessa Tyler – National Literacy Trust, 2021
Primary school libraries are a vital part of the education system. A well-resourced primary school library not only supports literacy levels but has a positive effect on the mental wellbeing of pupils. Despite their numerous benefits, there is currently no statutory requirement for primary schools to have a library and even before the COVID-19…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Futures (of Society), Library Services
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
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2021
The National Literacy Trust's research during the first national lockdown in spring 2020 showed that more children and young people said that they enjoyed reading and more read more often during lockdown compared with before the pandemic. Children and young people's comments suggested that this was because they suddenly had time to (re)engage with…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Reading Motivation, Learner Engagement
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
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
England's Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) commissioned the National Literacy Trust to conduct a survey at the start of a Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) project to improve reading in primary schools in the city. The survey was based on a questionnaire used nationally to gather responses from nearly 50,000 children and young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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
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
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
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
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