The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) is a registered charity, which has as its sole object the advancement of education in literacy. UKLA is concerned with literacy education in school and out-of-school settings in all phases of education and members include classroom teachers, teaching assistants, school literacy co-ordinators, LEA literacy consultants, teacher educators, researchers, inspectors, advisors, publishers and librarians.
UKLA is developing an exciting range of PD materials and opportunities for UKLA badged consultants to work with individual and groups of schools. Download a flier to find out more about how UKLA could work with you. Visit our publications section to find out more about and purchase PD materials based on UKLA publications.
Exciting news for teachers looking for ways to track pupils’ development in reading and writing...Read more>
Teacher judges have enthusiastically signed up for their own reading challenge for 2016!... Read more>
We have a vacancy for a Website and General Administrator to cover maternity leave for 7 months...Read more
In her latest article for the Education Journal (Issue 241 July 2015), Margaret Clark highlights further expenditure by the government on the phonics check...Read more>
Making meaning - literacy in action
UKLA and Egmont UK have collaborated to produce high quality professional development and teaching materials with the aim of developing the critical reading of magazines in KS2 classrooms ( although we feel they would be of interest in KS3 and ITE as well). The practical workshops aim to promote the critical reading of magazines in schools, an understanding of why and how magazines are produced, and to emphasise the value of including children’s magazines in an inspiring reading curriculum.
Helping children to develop a love of reading is always a priority for teachers. This month we continue our series of author studies which aims to provide rich insights into the worlds and work of some popular children's authors. We are grateful to student contributors who have given permission for their work to be shared.
This month we feature a study of David Almond, written by Emma Bowler, B.Ed student, Plymouth University, 2013.Log in or register to download the .pdf file
Teaching Grammar Effectively in the Primary School
Why teach grammar? You might as well ask: ‘why teach about the use of language?’ It is important that young...read more