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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
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Audiobooks have become increasingly popular in the digital age: streaming and subscription services, such as Audible and Spotify, have made audio stories available to a wide commercial audience, while apps like Libby and BorrowBox facilitate 'borrowing' of audiobooks from library services. With access easier and more widespread than ever, it is…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Attitudes
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; Judge, Tim – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Video games are a significant cultural and creative force, often involving a number of art forms, including narrative, design and audio composition. They have been the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museums in London and Dundee, while the British Games Institute (BGI) was set up to support video game culture in…
Descriptors: Video Games, Adolescents, Preadolescents, Foreign Countries
Picton, Irene; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2020
In 2019, the authors conducted a survey of 4,626 young people aged 11 to 16 to explore young people's literacy-related interactions both within, and in relation to, video games. Given the suddenly changed environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were keen to capture any possible changes to young people's behaviours around video game playing…
Descriptors: Video Games, Literacy, COVID-19, Pandemics
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
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene; Lant, Fay – National Literacy Trust, 2020
Children and young people's enjoyment of writing is at almost its lowest level in a decade. Although there has been some improvement since 2019, and a significant jump in the number of children writing daily outside school, there is still work to be done. Since the onset of the global pandemic and lockdown, there has been a blurring of the…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Crew, Melanie – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This review coincides with the Department for Education's Hungry Little Minds national behaviour change campaign, which aims to increase awareness of the ways in which parents and carers can improve outcomes for their children through conversations, books and play. Research shows that the quality of the home learning environment (i.e. the physical…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Place Based Education, Foreign Countries, 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
Crew, Melanie – National Literacy Trust, 2020
What happens at home in the early years of a child's life is not only key to their success in education, but their success in life. A positive early years home learning environment can predict higher levels of vocabulary, spelling and literacy in young children. The home learning environment has an influence on a child's intellectual and social…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Family Environment
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2020
This report outlines findings from the National Literacy Trust's tenth Annual Literacy Survey relating to children and young people's reading in 2020, in addition to findings from the Trust's survey of children and young people's reading during the COVID-19 lockdown. 58,346 children and young people aged 9 to 18 in the UK took part in the Annual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Age Groups
Best, Emily; Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2020
The authors conducted their latest National Literacy Trust Annual Literacy Survey between January and mid-March 2020. This Annual Literacy Survey was their most popular to date, with 58,346 children and young people aged 9 to 18 from 315 UK schools participating. This year they also asked a few questions to explore the extent to which children and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Diversity, Reading Materials
Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2019
Based on a survey of 219 UK teachers, this report indicates that the majority of teachers believe that technology can have a positive impact on children's literacy learning. However, varying levels of access to hardware, software and wifi and a lack of training present barriers to the effective use of technology in the classroom. Building on our…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
National Literacy Trust, 2019
In September 2018, the National Literacy Trust launched its Words for Work: Women in Leadership programme, in partnership with Lancôme and their global Write Her Future literacy initiative, to challenge inequalities in employment opportunities for young women from disadvantaged communities. Words for Work: Women in Leadership gives girls and young…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Postsecondary Education
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
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