Forget reading, let’s teach our children to enjoy chocolate this half term
Observations and a short film of a gathering of politicians, Lords and a Baroness in Whitehall to discuss literacy and library provision policy. Some very interesting perspectives on how we teach our children to read.
6,000 copies of Literate Times given away at BETT 2015
Welcome to The Literate Times January 2015 edition, which brings together news and views from the world of literacy
Pupil Premium Pragmatics - part 1 and 2
Exploring the Pupil Premium Grant
Let it Flow: Time, Practice and For the Love of It
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has pioneered the exploration of flow, a state where instrinsic motivation supports rich learning. In this article we explore his ideas.
Evidence in Education: A Case for Bottom-up Research
Should teachers play a more integral role in defining research in education? Ben Goldacre thinks so.
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?