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Rooke, Jonathan – National Literacy Trust, 2013
Transforming Writing was a two-year action research project, sponsored by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, which developed a model for the teaching and learning of writing that embedded formative assessment. This report evaluates to what extent the model of writing developed by the teachers during the research period impacted on children's writing…
Descriptors: Action Research, Writing Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods
National Literacy Trust, 2013
The National Literacy Trust's Premier League Reading Stars has now been running for 10 years. During this time, hundreds of thousands of children and families have been inspired by the power of football to develop a love of reading. Although the programme has grown and evolved over this period, the premise remains the same: harnessing the…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Team Sports, Athletics, Reading Motivation
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2012
This report only outlines findings that relate to writing, taken from the author's second annual literacy survey, which she conducted in November/December 2011. Nearly 21,000 young people aged 8 to 16 participated. Writing is an important issue in the UK today. While children's and young people's writing standards had plateaued between 2006 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Educational Indicators, Gender Differences
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
Bolton, Clare; Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2012
This report outlines research that was conducted in February 2012 at the launch of the National Literacy Trust's Words for Life campaign that encourages parents to support their children's communication and literacy development and gives them the confidence to feel they can make a positive difference. The campaign was set up as it is parents who…
Descriptors: Parents, Literacy, Language Acquisition, Parent Attitudes
National Literacy Trust, 2012
Research shows that early intervention is vital to improve the life chances of children in areas and situations of disadvantage. One also knows that many less advantaged families feel more comfortable receiving advice about supporting their children's literacy from a friend or peer rather than a professional, and equally that many people are keen…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Literacy, Early Intervention
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
Rooke, Jonathan – National Literacy Trust, 2012
Transforming Writing is a two-year action research project which aims to develop a model for the teaching and learning of writing that more fully incorporates a focus on embedded formative assessment. In the first year of the project, the 12 participating schools developed a model of writing underpinned by Talk for Writing, an approach developed…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Action Research, Teaching Methods
Clark, Christina; Picton, Irene – National Literacy Trust, 2012
Parents play a pivotal role in their children's education and literacy is one of the areas where parents have the relatively simple facilities, such as books or other reading materials, to become involved and to make a significant difference. In addition to reading with their children, parents can also show them that they value reading as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Fathers, Literature Appreciation
Clark, Christina – National Literacy Trust, 2012
This research was funded by law firm Slaughter and May and carried out with 21,000 children and young people across the UK. One of its key findings is that children and young people are reading less as their lives get more crowded. In 2005 the researchers found that four young people in 10 read daily outside of class. This research carried out at…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Literature Appreciation
Melvin, Sally; Kenwright, Laura – National Literacy Trust, 2012
The National Literacy Trust's Words for Work programme is an innovative way for schools and businesses to join forces and address the nation's employability. Volunteers from the corporate world are partnered with secondary schools within their community to explore speaking and listening in the workplace through a range of workshops, aiming to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Communication Skills, Self Esteem, Comprehensive Programs
Cole, Jennifer – National Literacy Trust, 2011
Parents are a child's first educator. A child's family and home environment has a strong impact on his/her language and literacy development and educational achievement. This impact is stronger during the child's early years but continues throughout their school years. Many background variables affect the impact of the family and home environment…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Environment, Literature Reviews, Evidence
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
Clark, Christina; Poulton, Lizzie – National Literacy Trust, 2011
A recent ground-breaking study from the University of Nevada (Evans et al., 2010) found that the number of books in the home has as great an impact on children's attainment as parental education levels. The 20 year study by Evans and her colleagues found that having as few as 20 books in the home still has a significant impact on propelling a…
Descriptors: Ownership, Reading Achievement, Educational Attainment, Program Effectiveness
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