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UKLA News Spring 2019

The latest edition of UKLA News Spring 2019

UKLA Occasional Paper: English as an Additional Language

by Naomi Flynn

Teachers need readily accessible guidance that identifies the ‘how, when and why of EAL’ and this occasional paper goes some way to doing that by presenting the current state of play for EAL according to both research and practice.

English 4-11

The Tsunami project: writing narrative poetry

by Sukhvinder Bhoday, Jane Bednall

In an extended cross-curricular project, Years 3 and 4 create a poem scroll based on a traditional Bengali form of poetic narrative. Through drama, discussion and close examination of the original poem, the children came to understand the horrors of the tsunami and wrote and illustrated their own narrative poem, which they made into a scroll.

No secret: using good models to write narrative in Year 2

by Rebecca Kennedy

In this article, Rebecca Kennedy describes how a year 2 teacher has planned and taught a sequence of literacy lessons for young writers, with cross curricular links to geography and art. 

UKLA Book Awards

About the UKLA Book Awards 2019 Longlists

Find out more about these fantastic books.

Free Resources

UKLA Book Awards 10th Anniversary Film

A film by UKLA to celebrate the UKLA Book Awards 10th Anniversary. UKLA representatives talk about their favourite books from the past 10 years of the award.

UKLA Book Awards

UKLA Book Awards 2018 Shortlists

The only national book awards which are judged by teachers. View the 2018 shortlist.


UKLA News Summer 2018

In this edition, news of UKLA Award Winners, a school visit by illustrator Lucy Letherland, a spotlight on our new Developing a Culturally Inclusive Curriculum materials and a piece from UKLA long standing member Professor Greg Brooks.

UKLA Research Awards

Types and sequences of self‐regulated reading of low‐achieving adolescents

by Ilona de Milliano, Peter Sleegers, Amos van Gelderen

This study examines the relationship between types and sequences of self‐regulated reading activities in task‐oriented reading with quality of task achievement of 51 low‐achieving adolescents (Grade 8).

Journal of Research in Reading 

UKLA Research Awards

Free the sheep: improvised song and performance in and around a minecraft community

by Chris Bailey

This article draws upon data from a year‐long ethnographic study, investigating a group of ten and eleven year old children's engagement with the video game ‘Minecraft’ as they collaborate to build a ‘virtual community’. 


UKLA Research Awards

UKLA/ Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award 2017 shortlist

The Award is given annually for papers published in each of UKLA’s journals - Literacy and Journal of Research in Reading (JRR) - judged to be exemplary in terms of criteria applied in both journals. Literacy and JRR are peer-reviewed journals with international reputations for excellence. The panel chair is Professor Jackie Marsh.

UKLA congratulates all the shortlisted authors.

The winning authors will be announced at the