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.
Margaret Clarke and David Reedy continue to question aspects of the phonics check...Read more>
An incredible list of the 50 best children's books published from 1950 to the present day...Read more>
On Friday 26 September the Guardian published an article about the DFE announcement of the 2014 Phonics Check for 6 year olds in England, with an analysis by Dr David Waugh. Henrietta Dombey and David Reedy have written a critical response to some of the assertions made...Read more>
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for papers for next year's international conference in Nottingham from 10th to 12th July 2015... Read more >
Next meeting Saturday 8th November 2014
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
The Handbook of Primary English in Initial Teacher Education by Teresa Cremin & Henrietta Dombey
Now £9 (Members) and £12 (Non Members)