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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
Christina Clark; Irene Picton; Katherine Wilkinson – National Literacy Trust, 2023
This report builds on National Literacy Trust's previous work to highlight how children and young people in Scotland felt about writing in early 2023. It explores how many enjoyed writing in their free time at home and at school, how often they wrote, what they were writing in their free time, and what motivated and inspired them to write. This…
Descriptors: Literacy, Writing Attitudes, Educational Environment, Leisure Time
Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Clark, Christina; Little, Sabine – National Literacy Trust, 2021
The number of children and young people in England who speak languages other than English at home has grown in the past decade, increasing from 14.6% in 2011 to 19.3% in 2021. This has understandably sparked an interest in research around reading for multilingual pupils or those with English as an additional language (EAL). Given the apparent lack…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bullying
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
Cappellini, Chiara; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2019
This report evaluates the impact of the first year of NewsWise -- a free, cross-curricular news literacy programme for 9- to 11-year-olds across the UK, developed by the Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association, and funded by Google. NewsWise aims to empower children from disadvantaged communities with the skills…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Literacy Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preadolescents
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
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
National Literacy Trust, 2018
The NewsWise programme was developed as a collaborative partnership between Google, The Guardian Foundation, the National Literacy Trust and the PSHE Association, based on a shared mission to create a generation of news literate children. This report covers outcomes from the pilot phase in early 2018 and includes findings relating to 547 pupils…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, News Reporting, Mass Media, Media Literacy
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
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
Clark, Christina; Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2018
In 2018, the Great School Libraries Campaign was launched with the aim of bringing school libraries and librarians to every school in the UK, and to gather data on the quality and quantity of school libraries that already exist. Previous research has clearly highlighted the importance of school libraries, not just for children and young people's…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Users (Information), Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Clark, Christina; Gilbert, Lisa – National Literacy Trust, 2018
To celebrate Blue Peter turning 60, we took a closer look at children and young people's letter writing in 2017/18, exploring how many children write letters in their free time, how often children write letters, and why children decide to write, or not write, letters. Our report is based on the responses of 42,363 pupils aged 8 to 18 who answered…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Letters (Correspondence), Writing (Composition), Elementary Secondary Education
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
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
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