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.
Stephanie Northen has written a very pointed and amusing blog about the Grammar test for 11 year olds in England...Read more>
Monday September 8th is International Literacy Day, proclaimed by UNESCO in 1965. It’s a day that reminds us that no matter where we live, literacy plays a critical role in our lives. It highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies...Read more>
We are pleased to publish the UKLA Report to Trustees 2013 - 2014, discussing the activities of the Association over the past year...Read more>
The Communication Trust have produced a useful and interesting booklet entitled: Let’s talk about it: What new teachers need to know about children’s communication skills...Read more>
Literacy in the New Landscape of Communication: Research, Education and the Everyday
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)