The Cost of Illiteracy
The evidence is overwhelming - illiteracy holds many back and negatively impacts all of us.
Strategy No 10: Trust teachers to deliver
Drawing on our survey of over 500 literacy teachers we look at trust, and how trusting teachers to deliver is integral to offering the best possible support for learners.
Strategy No 9: Make creative use of technology
The opening years of the 21st century have seen dizzying developments in information and communications technology. How do we harness this to impact positively on education?
Strategy No 8: Start formal teaching of reading later
Children learn to read at different ages, and the starting age of formal teaching of reading differs in different countries. When is the best time to teach children to read?
Strategy No 7: Encourage reading for pleasure
Everyone agrees it’s hugely important. Yet, by common consent, getting children to read for pleasure is something we all to a degree neglect and undervalue. Why is this?
Strategy No 6: Effective early childhood development
Providing a literacy-rich environment in the home is one of the best ways to ensure children get off to a flying start with reading. But what does such an environment look like?
Strategy No 5: Reading at home
There are always going to be children who struggle with reading; we cannot do it all in school. We explore how reading at home plays a critical role in literacy for all.
Strategy No 4: Tailor teaching to fit the individual child
Synthetic phonics don't work for everyone.
Strategy No 3: Early intervention
What teachers want: 10 strategies to achieve world-class literacy in our schools. Strategy 3 - early intervention
Strategy No 2: A specialist for every primary school
Part 3 in the ReadingWise '10 strategies to achieve world-class literacy in our schools' series
On the Science of Bad News Making
On evidence-based research making the news
Strategy No 1: Consistently good teaching
Part 2 in the ReadingWise '10 strategies to achieve world-class literacy in our schools' series
10 strategies to achieve world-class literacy
What would it take for almost every child to achieve a good standard of reading and writing? Based on teachers' feedback, we explore 10 strategies to achieve world-class literacy.
The Right to Read
New regulations may threaten the right to read amongst prison inmates. Is this an affront to a fundamental human right?
Hook Me Up, I’m Learning
Do the game mechanics that make Candy Crush so addictive have a place in educational resources?
The Global Dyslexic
Dyslexia - a phenomenal kind of wiring. Let's label to celebrate.
Kidcrafters: Let the Parents Do
Harnessing the skills, ideas and creativity of parents in the name of our children is a no brainer.
Three ways to help your reluctant readers
Do the struggling readers in your classroom rush to the book corner to grab a book whenever they can? Or has their trouble with literacy turned reading into a chore for them?