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Bilton, Caroline; Duff, Aoife – Education Endowment Foundation, 2021
This report offers seven practical, evidence-based recommendations that are relevant to all pupils, and particularly to those struggling with their literacy. To develop the recommendations, we reviewed the best available international research and consulted experts to arrive at key principles for effective literacy teaching. This second edition of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Evidence Based Practice
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Bilton, Caroline; Tillotson, Sarah – Education Endowment Foundation, 2020
This report is part of a series of four guidance reports that the EEF has produced on the theme of language and literacy. It focuses on pupils between the ages of 5 and 7 in Key Stage 1. However, it may also be applicable to older pupils who have fallen behind their peers, or younger pupils who are making rapid progress. Separate reports cover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Lewin, Cathy; Smith, Andrew; Morris, Stephen; Craig, Elaine – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) review of the impact of digital technology on learning, "The Impact of Digital Technology on Learning: A Summary for the Education Endowment Foundation. Full Report" (Higgins et al., 2012) (ED612174), found positive benefits but noted that how technology is used (the pedagogy) is key and that…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Improvement, Influence of Technology, Foreign Countries
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Quigley, Alex; Coleman, Robbie – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
This guidance report aims to help secondary schools improve literacy in all subject areas. It provides seven recommendations related to reading, writing, talk, vocabulary development and supporting struggling students. Throughout the report, recommendations emphasise the importance of disciplinary literacy. Disciplinary literacy is an approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Breadmore, Helen L.; Vardy, Emma J.; Cunningham, Anna J.; Kwok, Rose K. W.; Carroll, Julia M. – Education Endowment Foundation, 2019
Learning to be literate builds upon existing knowledge of the language from speech. Becoming literate then enables children to learn more about language. However, literacy is unlikely to be achieved without explicit and prolonged instruction. This review provides an evidence base for decision-making during literacy education. The authors identify…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Evidence Based Practice
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van Poortvliet, Matthew; Axford, Nick; Lloyd, Jenny – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This EEF guidance report reviews the best available research to offer schools and teachers four recommendations to support parental engagement in children's learning. Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children's learning, and levels of parental engagement are consistently associated with better academic outcomes. Evidence from our…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior
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Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
This guidance report offers early years professionals seven practical evidence-based recommendations to provide every child--but particularly those from disadvantaged homes--with a high quality and well-rounded grounding in early literacy, language and communication. One recommendation focuses on the importance of high quality interactions between…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Economically Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education
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Wiggins, Meg; Parrao, Constanza Gonzalez; Austerberry, Helen; Ingold, Anne – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
The Foreign Language Learning (FLL) programme aimed to improve the English language attainment of Year 3 and 4 pupils through a detailed curriculum of weekly French classes with linked activity in English lessons. The programme, created by the Education Development Trust (formerly CfBT), lasted for three half-terms. French classes were 45 minutes…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Literacy
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Miller, Sarah; Biggart, Andy; Sloan, Seaneen; O'Hare, Liam – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Success for All (SfA) is a whole-school approach to improving literacy in primary schools. Teachers receive training in areas including group learning strategies, phonics, and assessment, and are provided with structured daily lesson plans and teaching materials. There is also support for school leadership in areas such as data management, ability…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Faculty Development
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Patel, Rakhee; Jabin, Nico; Bussard, Loraine; Cartagena, Javiera; Haywood, Sarah; Lumpkin, Michael – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
Switch-on is an intensive, targeted literacy intervention that aims to improve the reading skills of pupils who are struggling with literacy. There are two versions of the intervention: Switch-on Reading and Switch-on Reading and Writing. Both involve specially trained Teaching Assistants (TAs) delivering a tailored programme of literacy support…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, At Risk Students
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Higgins, Steve; Martell, Thomas; Waugh, David; Henderson, Peter; Sharples, Jonathan – Education Endowment Foundation, 2017
This report offers seven practical evidence-based recommendations--that are relevant to all pupils, but particularly to those struggling with their literacy. To develop the recommendations we reviewed the best available international research and consulted experts to arrive at key principles for effective literacy teaching. This report is part of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills
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McNally, Sandra; Ruiz-Valenzuela, Jenifer; Rolfe, Heather – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
Abracadabra (ABRA) is a 20-week online literacy program composed of phonic fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts. Four 15-minute sessions per week are delivered by a teaching assistant (TA) to groups of three to five pupils. This report summarizes the findings of a randomized controlled trial assessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Phonics, Reading Programs
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Tracey, Louise; Chambers, Bette; Bywater, Tracey; Elliott, Louise – Education Endowment Foundation, 2016
The SPOKES (Supporting Parents on Kids Education in Schools) programme is a ten-week intervention for parents designed to help struggling readers in Year 1. The programme teaches parents strategies to support their children's reading such as listening to children read, pausing to let them work out words, and praising them when they concentrate and…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Parents as Teachers, Reading Instruction, Reading Difficulties
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Gorard, Stephen; Siddiqui, Nadia; See, Beng Huat – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Fresh Start (FS) is a catch-up literacy intervention for pupils at risk of falling behind their peers in early secondary schooling. It provides systematic and rigorous practice in phonics so that pupils are at an appropriate level to join the mainstream group after completion of the intervention. Pupils are assessed and then grouped according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Literacy Education, At Risk Students
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Lloyd, Cheryl; Edovald, Triin; Kiss, Zsolt; Morris, Stephen; Skipp, Amy; Ahmed, Hashim – Education Endowment Foundation, 2015
Paired Reading is a peer tutoring programme in secondary schools which trains teachers to support and encourage the regular tutoring of Year 7 pupils (aged 11-12 years) by Year 9 pupils (aged 13-14 years). The Paired Reading programme aims to improve pupils' general literacy in addition to speaking and listening skills. This is achieved by pupils…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Peer Teaching
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