Support reading skills during 2021 World Book Day
The recent and ongoing pandemic has changed the way we currently teach our children. It has often been challenging for parents and teachers to consistently provide suitable educational resources to help pupils continue to develop their skills. Recent articles and resources shared by education professionals highlight the importance of supporting pupils’ wellbeing during this unprecedented time. Focusing on educational resources that can help support reading skills and implementing strategies that encourage children to read for pleasure at home has been crucial.
A recent survey by the National Literacy Trust found that 59.3% of children and young people told us during the first lockdown that reading makes them feel better. This survey shows that today, on World Book Day, it has never been more important to celebrate the love of books and reading with children and young people.
What is World Book Day?
Launched by UNESCO in 1995, World Book Day was created as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. This event aims to promote books and reading skills in educational establishments by letting children wear a fancy dress of a character that inspires them. This year, over 15 million £1 World Book Day book tokens will be distributed to children and young people around the country via their schools. Other activities include the possibility of attending live virtual events and online masterclasses.
Find out more about how Dyslexia Action Training courses can help support reading skills
Dyslexia Action is a leading provider of specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner training and specialist SpLD teacher/practitioner assessor training. We offer a range of pathways to achieve specialist teacher/practitioner assessor accredited status. Our courses are designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of teachers, SENCOs, practitioners, teaching assistants, learning support staff, language therapists, tutors, and lecturers who support students with literacy difficulties, dyslexia, and other specific learning difficulties (SpLD).
me useful links to our main areas of training where you will find details for our courses and useful syllabus brochures for each course:
- CPD Programme – 3-star winner of the Teach Secondary Awards 2020
- Routes to train as a Specialist SpLD Teacher/Practitioner at Level 5 or Level 7
- A Route to train as a Specialist SpLD Assessor
- MEd Professional Practice in Dyslexia and Literacy
- Courses for Qualified SpLD Specialist Teacher/Assessors
The Dyslexia Guild
You may also be interested in membership in The Dyslexia Guild. This membership organisation is open to those with a general interest in dyslexia and specific learning difficulties and is a SASC APC awarding body.
Access professional resources, support forums, and advice, membership also includes free access to our specialist library/National Dyslexia Resource Centre.
The Dyslexia Action Shop
You may have noticed that the Dyslexia Action Shop has many new and popular psychological assessments and resources available.
As a result of continuing surveys and discussions with customers, the shop team is pleased to announce that the ART3ED-Product Range, Access Reading Tests, Third Edition can now be purchased via the Shop website.
Real Group and The National Tutoring Programme
One way that we are currently able to support literacy skills is by being part of the National Tutoring Programme, as lead partners in the Professional Tutoring Partnership. We are the only provider with all tutors being specialist teachers. Visit the website to learn more about our SpLD-specialist tutoring provision, available nationwide and subsidised by the NTP.