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Reading comprehension

At the heart of reading is its purpose: we read for meaning. Reading for both information and also to connect to and experience texts are lifelong skills. Back to literacy areas

Research and policy

vision for literacyChildren and Young People's Reading in 2015
Findings from our sixth annual literacy survey of 32,569 young people aged eight to 18.

The Impact of Ebooks on Reading Motivation and Skills

Vision for Literacy 2025
As part of the National Literacy Forum, we set out our policy recommendations to enhance literacy development. 

CPD and workshops

Boy readingImproving Boys' Literacy
Explore the evidence around boys' underachievement, learn to use your results to select intervention strategies and develop and implement an action research project. 

Reading for Enjoyment for Key Stages 2 and 3
Examine a range of approaches including teaching whole texts and develop a project to create a school-wide reading culture.

GCSE Literacy Requirements workshop
 A course to understand the literacy expectations across all subjects under the new GCSE specifications.

Programmes and further support

brain storm teenagers 300dpiLiteracy for Life
Designed to reduce the attainment gap between FSM students and non-FSM students by addressing the key language and literacy deficit that many disadvantaged students bring to secondary school.

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Literacy Guide for Schools 2016/17

In line with policy, informed by research, inspired by good practice.

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Annual Literacy Review 2016/17

Review your current literacy provision and develop an action plan for moving forward.

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