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UK Literacy

BBC Skillswise

Features interactive activities and games to help sharpen adult basic numeracy and literacy skills.

Book Start

Aims to provide a free pack of books to every baby in the UK; features extensive scheme information for parents, coordinators, early years professionals and librarians.

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

Examines the research, projects and resources provided by this centre, which aims to provide literacy training and consultancy services to schools.

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

A charity working to improve literacy in primary schools.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

A scheme first created by Dolly Parton to mail a free, age appropriate book to every enrolled child under 5 in a community; describes how it works, with a guide for communities wishing to get involved.

The English Spelling Society

Carries out research into English language spelling, and on effective ways to teach it.

First Story

Charity which arranges and pays for acclaimed authors to run creative writing workshops for students in challenging secondary schools across the country.

National Literacy Trust

A charity that supports those who struggle with literacy and the people who work with them; provides a guide to their initiatives and resources for schools and libraries, communities, and adult learning schemes, with news, policies and campaigns, and contacts.

National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy

Contains extensive reports and documentation about this Centre's research into adult literacy and numeracy, plus resources for professionals and a bank of hundreds of personal stories from adult learners.

POPS Resources - Special Needs Literacy

Produces a range of materials to support the development of speech, language, and reading skills for children with special needs; with details of their titles, advice on strategies, and contacts.

Read Together

A Scottish initiative to encourage parents and carers to share books with their children from a young age. Describes their project, with links and resources.

Reading Reform Foundation (RRF)

Lobbies and campaigns in support of synthetic phonics for the initial teaching of reading in primary schools; includes resources, news, and conference details.

UK Literacy Association

Registered charity which focuses on improving literacy. Includes information on research and events.

Words for Life

Encourages parents to read to their children and to set a good example by reading themselves.

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