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.
From the Guardian Teacher Network: As World Book Day approaches, academic Andrew Davis argues that the synthetic phonics check isn't an appropriate way to teach or assess reading among primary students...Read more>
Under the Freedom of Information Act, Margaret Clark has discovered the costs for the phonics test and the phonics ‘catalogue’ offer to schools... Read more>
UKLA is pleased to announce the shortlists of the 2014 UKLA / Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Awards... Read more>
The UK Literacy Association is proud to announce the 2013 recipient of our new award for schools. Victoria Junior School, Workington, Cumbria is the 2013 Literacy School of the Year: A school where literacy thrives...Read more>
50 Years of Literacy: Continuity and Change
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 launch a new series of author studies that 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.
We continue with a study of Cressida Cowell, by Laura Clark, B.Ed student, Plymouth University, 2013.
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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
The Handbook of Primary English in Initial Teacher Education by Teresa Cremin & Henrietta Dombey
Now £9 (Members) and £12 (Non Members)