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.
UKLA Book Award Winners 2015: Impact, originality and illustration are key to teachers' winners.
UKLA is delighted to announce that the winner of the pilot UKLA Digital Book Award (in partnership with Book Trust, and sponsored by The Open University) is the app, Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Safari , published by Nosy Crow...Read more>
We look forward to welcoming members to the Association’s AGM...Read more>
UKLA has sent its response to the call for evidence for developing a new national reading strategy in England for the ‘Read On, Get On’ campaign to get every child reading well by the age of 11...Read more>
Equality and Diversity: Bringing voices together
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 previous children’s Laureate, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, written by Lydia Rogers, 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
Successful Story Sharing by Philip Kirby
This book considers the role of parents and teachers in story sharing. Philip Kirby suggests how this activity can encourage children to reflect and develop their own thinking. He describes ways of talking with children, of choosing and sharing books and of children re-telling stories.
£1 UKLA Members. Click here to order your copy