Welcome to UKLA

The United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) is a registered charity, which has as its sole object the advancement of education in literacy. UKLA is concerned with literacy education in school and out-of-school settings in all phases of education and members include classroom teachers, teaching assistants, school literacy co-ordinators, LEA literacy consultants, teacher educators, researchers, inspectors, advisors, publishers and librarians.

UKLA Professional Development

UKLA is developing an exciting range of PD materials and opportunities for UKLA badged consultants to work with individual and groups of schools. Download a flier to find out more about how UKLA could work with you. Visit our publications section to find out more about and purchase PD materials based on UKLA publications.



EVENT: The 49th UKLA International Conference

Literacy Policies and Practices: Diverse Perspectives in the 21st Century

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Members get access to the latest literacy publications, discount in our bookstore and priority access to international literacy events.
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Critical Reading of Magazines materials now available FREE to members!

UKLA and Egmont UK have collaborated to produce high quality professional development and teaching materials with the aim of developing the critical reading of magazines in KS2 classrooms ( although we feel they would be of interest in KS3 and ITE as well). The practical workshops aim to promote the critical reading of magazines in schools, an understanding of why and how magazines are produced, and to emphasise the value of including children’s magazines in an inspiring reading curriculum.

All you have to do is register or log in as a member and then download the materials from the UKLA resources section.

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Author Studies Series - David Almond

Helping children to develop a love of reading is always a priority for teachers. This month we continue our series of author studies which aims to provide rich insights into the worlds and work of some popular children's authors. We are grateful to student contributors who have given permission for their work to be shared.

This month we feature a study of David Almond, written by Emma Bowler, B.Ed student, Plymouth University, 2013.

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