News and Information
LAI 40th National Conference
Keynote Address – 39th Annual RAI Conference, September 2015
Click here to view Catherine Gilliland’s keynote address on "Making Literacy Addictive"
Some Ideas for Promoting Reading for Enjoyment in Schools
- Useful resources for Picturebook enthusiasts (Link to Website)
- Some Ideas for Promoting Reading for Enjoyment in Schools (Link to Powerpoint File)
Keynote Address – 38th Annual RAI Conference, September 2014
Click here to view Elizabeth Moje’s keynote address on "Disciplinary Literacy: Teaching Students to Navigate the Literacy Contexts of School and Life"
A recent article in the Guardian Newspaper (click here) examines the effects of technology on children’s reading habits and argues that print-based books continue to provide opportunities for reading as a social activity.
The International Liteacy Association has announced a scheme to recognise promising literacy educators under the age of 30. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleage, by the deadline of June 21st. Visit here for details.
The International Reading Association has changed its name to the International Literacy Association. The ILA’s website is at www.reading.org RAI wishes the International Literacy Association the very best!
On January 12th, 2015, the results of the 2014 National Assessments of English Reading and Mathematics were published. The results show strong improvements on reading between national assessments adminstered to pupils in Second and Sixth classes in 2009 and 2014, while targets established in the National Strategy to Improve Liteacy and Numeracy 2011-20 have been achieved already. Click here to download the report.