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UKLA Viewpoints

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UKLA Viewpoints: Children’s Texts

UKLA believes that enjoying reading is the right of all children.


UKLA Viewpoints: Critical Literacy

UKLA believes that being able to read critically and analytically is vital in contemporary society.


UKLA Viewpoints: Digital Literacies

UKLA believes that children and young people need to engage confidently, creatively and critically in a wide range of digital media practices.


UKLA Viewpoints: Diversity and inclusion

UKLA believes that despite the rich diversity of humankind, certain groups are privileged in terms of literacy.


UKLA Viewpoints: Drama

UKLA believes that drama is both a creative activity in its own right and a vehicle for learning.


UKLA Viewpoints: Early reading and phonics

UKLA believes that phonics alone will not make successful readers; children need to develop a range of strategies to make sense of what they read.


UKLA Viewpoints: Grammar

UKLA believes that grammar is about how people make sense in speaking or writing.


UKLA Viewpoints: Multilingualism and home language

UKLA believes that speaking more than one language is an asset.


UKLA Viewpoints: Punctuation

Punctuation shows how to read words and sentences on a page.


UKLA Viewpoints: Reading comprehension

UKLA believes that comprehension involves what the reader brings to the text as well as what the reader understands from the text.

UKLA Viewpoints: Spelling

UKLA believes that children learn to spell through reading, writing and talking about words.


UKLA Viewpoints: Standard English

UKLA believes that standard English is just one dialect of English.


UKLA Viewpoints: Talk for learning

UKLA believes that talk is the bedrock of children’s personal, social, cultural, cognitive, creative and imaginative development.


UKLA Viewpoints: Teachers and reading

UKLA believes that reading teachers are teachers who read and readers who teach.


UKLA Viewpoints: Vocabulary

UKLA believes that vocabulary develops as language in use, not by learning words out of context.


UKLA Viewpoints: Writing

UKLA believes that writing is not a skill; it’s a craft.