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.
Further to the success of the UKLA Reading Fact Cards, we have published a new set of Fact Cards on Teaching Writing... Read more>
NATE's latest research paper makes a critical analysis of current approaches to the teaching of reading in the early years, drawing on government documents, professional literature and the views of respondents to the 2013 NATE survey on phonics instruction and early reading...Read more>
We are currently in the process of reviewing and improving the UKLA website, but we can’t do it without you... Read more>
At one of the UK’s newest universities, a passion for children’s literature brought together librarians and academics...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.
Completing his series of ideas for teaching children how language works, this month's article looks at adverbials and how they can convey attitude.
We are grateful to Helen Hancock for allowing us to offer articles from the Primary English Magazine and the Secondary English Magazine to members.
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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)