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UKLA related sites

Federation of European Literacy Associations (FELA)

http://www.felaliteracy.org

Initial Teacher Education – English

This site was created to support anyone involved in the education and training of English teachers. The creation of this website was been undertaken by the National Association for the Teaching of English and the United Kingdom Literacy Association in association with Christ Church Canterbury University College and is funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.

http://www.ite.org.uk/

MLS

Sponsors of the UKLA Books Awards. MLS use engaging technologies to foster a reading and information culture that promotes independent motivated readers and learners for life.

http://www.microlib.co.uk/home/default.aspx

Wiley Blackwell - Literacy Journal

http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1741-4350


Government and Government-supported Agencies

Department for Children, Schools and Families

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/

Department of Education for Northern Ireland (DENI)

http://www.deni.gov.uk

Learning and Teaching Scotland

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk

Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED)

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk

Primary National Strategy

https://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/nationalstrategies

Scottish Qualifications Authority

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/CCC_FirstPage.jsp

Wales on-line resources and information website for teachers

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/?lang=en

Welsh Joint Education Committee

http://www.wjec.co.uk


Other Subject Associations

Australian Association for the Teaching of English

http://www.aate.org.au/

Australian Literacy Educators’ Association

http://www.alea.edu.au

British Association for Early Childhood Education (BAECE)

http://www.early-education.org.uk

British Dyslexia Association

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

British Educational Research Association

http://www.bera.ac.uk

Canadian Council of Teachers of Language Arts

http://www.cctela.ca/

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

http://www.cilip.org.uk/default.cilip

English Association

http://www.le.ac.uk/engassoc

English Subject Centre

http://www.english.heacademy.ac.uk/

International Development in Europe Committee (of the IRA)

http://www.literacyeurope.org/IDEC/

International Reading Association

http://www.reading.org

National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC)

http://www.naldic.org.uk/

National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

http://www.nate.org.uk

National Association of Writers in Education

http://www.nawe.co.uk/metadot/index.pl?op=show&iid=2383

National Council of Teachers of English (USA)

http://www.ncte.org/

National Drama

http://www.nationaldrama.co.uk/


Reading and Language Centres

Beanstalk - formerly Volunteer Reading Help

Beanstalk is a national charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading.

http://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

http://www.clpe.co.uk

Centre for the Studies of Literacies at the University of Sheffield

http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/research/groups/csnl

English and Media Centre

http://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/

National Centre for Language and Literacy

http://www.ncll.org.uk/

The Reader Organisation

http://thereader.org.uk

The Reading Agency

http://www.readingagency.org.uk/

University of Lancaster Literacy Research Centre

http://www.literacy.lancaster.ac.uk


General Links

ASCEL (Association of Senior Children’s and Educational Librarians)

http://www.ascel.org.uk/

Beanstalk - formerly Volunteer Reading Help

Beanstalk is a national charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading.

http://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk

Book Trust

http://www.booktrust.org.uk

British Film Institute

http://www.bfi.org.uk

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

The Council for Leaning Outside the Classroom are a registered charity existing to champion learning outside the classroom (LOtC) and encourage young people (0-19yrs) to get out and about because research shows that children learn best through real world, hands on experiences. The Council took over responsibility for the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto in April 2009.

http://www.lotc.org.uk/

EU High Level Group for Experts on Literacy

Bringing together European academics and policy-makers.

http://ec.europa.eu/education/literacy/what-eu/high-level-group/

Initial Teacher Education

http://www.ite.org.uk/

Irish Film Institute

http://www.irishfilm.ie

Just Imagine Story Centre

http://www.justimaginestorycentre.co.uk/

Nasen (formerly the National Association for Special Educational Needs)

http://www.nasen.org.uk/

National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

http://www.nfer.ac.uk

National Literacy Trust

http://www.literacytrust.org.uk

National Year of Reading

http://www.yearofreading.org.uk/

Norfolk Children’s Book Centre

http://www.ncbc.co.uk

Poetry Book Society

http://www.poetrybooks.co.uk

Poetry Society

http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/

Royal Society of Arts

http://www.rsa.org.uk

Scottish Book Trust

http://www.scottishbooktrust.com

Subject Association Website

http://www.subjectassociation.org.uk

The International board on Books for Young People

http://www.ibby.org

The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)

http://www.niace.org.uk

The Poetry Archive

http://www.poetryarchive.org

UNESCO Literacy Portal

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/literacy/

Write Away!

http://www.writeaway.org.uk/


Useful Resources

All Talk

http://www.btplc.com/Responsiblebusiness/Supportingourcommunities/Learningandskills/Freeresources/AllTalk/default.aspx?s_cid=con

BBC Learning Videos

An animated adventure into the worlds of some of the best children’s books as celebrity presenters explore the stories they hold dear.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rkywl

Beanstalk - formerly Volunteer Reading Help

Beanstalk is a national charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading.

http://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk

Books for Keeps: Book Reviews

Thousands of book reviews from the children's book magazine on-line.

http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/reviews

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal

http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk

David Horner

- site for poetry and writing ideas.

http://www.davidhorner.com

Digital Beginnings Project

- contains reports and research tools on the project, which studied digital literacy practices of 0-6 year-olds.

http://www.digitalbeginnings.shef.ac.uk/

Early Learning HQ

A website offering free foundation stage and key stage 1 teaching resources.

http://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk

Enjoying Reading

Enjoying Reading is an important new initiative to help every child love reading by encouraging schools and libraries to work in partnership. The website demonstrates how libraries can support schools and provides practical resources for joint work. Enjoying Reading is a partnership project funded by the DCSF and led by The Reading Agency, the independent charity working to get more people reading more.

http://readingagency.org.uk/children/enjoy-reading/

Everybody Writes

- writing ideas for teachers, by teachers.

http://www.everybodywrites.org.uk/

Free Educational Games for Kids

http://freestuffandsamples.com/newestsamplesblog/free-educational-games-kids/

How to Write

Writers including Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman and Caroline Bird reveal the source of their inspiration and their writing techniques in an inspirational series of short films for the classroom.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019h5z6

Inform Ed: An on-line commentary for the Education Industry

Adult Literacy: Better Reading Comprehension, How to Speed-Read, and Some Life-Changing Literature to Improve Your Life

http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/adult-literacy/

John Richmond’s Writings on Language and Learning 1975–1995

John Richmond was a teacher in London from 1974 before being part of the National Writing project and the Language in the National Curriculum Project until 1992. He then worked in educational broadcasting. He has gathered together his writing from throughout his professional life and has now made it available on-line.

http://www.languageandlearning.net/

Kids and Reading

- provides advice for parents and carers on supporting children’s reading

http://www.kidsandreading.co.uk/

Literacy Research Association (formerly NRC)

http://www.nrconline.org/

MediaEd

- the website for teaching about film, media and film-making with children, young people and adults

http://www.mediaed.org.uk/

Mediasmart

Media Smart is a not for profit company that develops and provides free of charge educational materials to primary schools, which teach children to think critically about advertising in the context of their daily lives.

http://www.mediasmart.org.uk/

Poetry Archive

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do

RSC Resources Bank

http://www.rsc.org.uk/education/resources/bank/

Simon Armitage, Writing Poems

Over the course of six short films, Simon Armitage goes behind the scenes of all his poems featured in the GCSE AQA anthology to help viewers understand and visualise the building blocks that create them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d7m18

Spellathon from Mencap

The new Spellathon makes spelling fun to learn and easy to teach. It's aimed at primary and secondary schools and will undoubtedly help improve spelling and literacy skills. Pupils play spelling games at school and at home and pledge to spell as many words correctly as they can. In the process, they raise funds for Mencap and their school.

http://www.spellathon.net

Teachers TV – Literacy

Although this site is no longer live the link will signpost to other resources

http://www.teachers.tv/video/browser/892

Teaching News

http://www.teachingnews.co.uk

Teachit

- library of online resources for secondary English teachers

http://www.teachit.co.uk/

The English Faculty

With the support of JISC (part of the Higher Education Funding Council of England) www.theFaculties.org has made approximately 300 films of lecturers speaking on themes and topics from the A-level curriculum. More than 30 of those themes are on English.

http://www.theenglishfaculty.org

The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of visual resources. Most of the resources can be used in KS1 and KS2 but some do lend themselves to the upper age group and above. The aim is to provide high quality resources that can be used in stand alone literacy lessons, can form the basis for a whole iteracy unit or can support literacy units that you already have in place. With the many book based activities I would advocate using the book alongside the digital resource.

http://www.literacyshed.com

Writing For Walford

A step-by-step guide of how to write a good script for television dramas such as EastEnders and E20.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jcd9n/clips


UKLA Members’ Blogs about Digital Literacies

Guy Merchant

http://myvedana.blogspot.com/

Jackie Marsh

http://digitalbeginnings.blogspot.com/

Julia Davies

http://www.digital-literacies.com/

Victoria Carrington

http://www.victoriacarrington.blogspot.com/


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