Posts tagged Literacy
Pupil Parliament LitFilmFest Resource

Created with the Houses of Parliament, this 10 lesson resource for Key Stage 2 shows your class how they can make a difference whilst writing and videoing their own speeches. Lead your class through the process of reporting whilst taking a problem to a Member of the Lords and an MP. Then, your children become MPs themselves; writing and delivering their own parliamentary speeches.

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Books on Prescription Reading Well Resource

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

The books included in the reading lists are chosen by health experts and people living with the conditions covered. People can be recommended a title by a health professional, or they can visit their local library and take a book out for free. The scheme is available in 98% of English library authorities.

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Fake news and critical literacy: Final report

The report by The Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills details the findings of the Commission's primary, secondary and teachers surveys about fake news, includes submissions from our call for written evidence and outlines the Commission's recommendations for specific action areas for government, schools, families, media organisations, commercial and third sector organisations and young people.

Key findings include:

  • Only 2% of children have the critical literacy skills they need to tell if a news story is real or fake

  • Half of children (49.9%) are worried about not being able to spot fake news

  • Two-thirds of children (60.6%) now trust the news less as a result of fake news 

  • Two-thirds of teachers (60.9%) believe fake news is harming children’s well-being, increasing their anxiety levels 

  • Half of teachers (53.5%) believe that the national curriculum does not equip children with the literacy skills they need to identify fake news.

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