National Institute for Literacy and Education Guide - Evaluations and Reviews


bookaid.org/
Charity founded in 1954 by Hermione, Countess of Ranfurly as a response to a book shortage in the Bahamas. Now works in partnership with organisations in developing countries to support their work in literacy, education, training and publishing by providi
  
booktrust.org.uk/
Independent educational charity founded to promote books and reading and to encourage readers of all ages and cultures to discover and enjoy books. Offers information on children's books, books in the news, literary prizes, its publications, and Bookstart
  
sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Unit.html
Also some demographic data such as rates of literacy, blindness and deafness. A catalogue of all the languages and dialects spoken in the United Kingdom, with details of the numbers of speakers of each language.
  
grammarlady.com/
Popular guide to correct English grammar and spelling, with answers to common problems and a answering service for other queries.
  
webpost.net/bts/
Charity providing a range of initiatives and resources related to books and reading, including the Book Information Service, Writers in Scotland scheme, Now Read On, and National Poetry Day. Offers an online writers register which gives lists of works and
  
literacytrust.org.uk/
Includes selected articles from the journal Literacy Today, and a database of books, articles and statistics. Information about the trust and other initiatives such as the Reading is Fundamental project.
  
ed.gov/inits/americareads/
National campaign aiming to promote literacy throughout America. Suggests how families, educators, communities, and colleges and universities might encourage reading amongst young people, and resources designed to help children develop literacy skills the
  
cctc.commnet.edu/HP/pages/darling/grammar.htm
Extensive guide to effective use of English grammar. Includes definitions of sentence parts, comma usage and other punctuation marks, plurals and possessives, spelling, nouns and modifiers, words and phrases which should be avoided, spelling and abbreviat
  
basic-skills.co.uk/
National development agency which aims to improve basic skills. Its activities include funding research and demonstration projects, publishing teaching and learning resources, and running a free national telephone referral service to help adults join basi
  
carolhurst.com/
A free quarterly newsletter, from 1996 to present, is available online or can be emailed on request. Collection of reviews of children's books, ideas for how to use them in the classroom, and articles on teaching children to read and write.
  
carla.acad.umn.edu/CAT.html
Research project funded by the US Department of Education's International Studies and Research Program whose goal is to develop a cost-effective, German, accurate, and flexible means to assess students' reading proficiency and diagnostic tests in French
  
enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html
Includes a picture dictionary available in English, Spanish, and French. Also features resources on dinosaurs and whales and offers a collection of nursery rhymes. Educational resource designed for young children.
  
yearofreading.org.uk/
Ideas for promoting reading, plus details of publicity events and initiatives for the National Year of Reading 1998-99.
  
cbcbooks.org/
Non-profit trade organisation founded in 1945 which is dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and enjoyment of children's books.
  
vtc.ngfl.gov.uk/resource/literacy/
An online magazine designed to encourage children's reading. Various personalities share their favourite books and reading habits, titles are suggested for reading aloud to different age groups covering issues such as bereavement and bullying, museum and
  
oup.co.uk/oxed/primary/ort/
The most popular reading programme in the UK for primary school children.
  
nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/lis/il/papers.html
Collection of articles discussing information literacy in an educational context.
  
indiana.edu/~eric_rec/fl/pcto/menu.html
It features original stories and articles for children, suitable for reading aloud. A section for parents features articles on Magazine aiming to further the cause of family literacy by bringing parents and children together through the magic of reading.
  
Number of reviews is 18 - Lifelong Learning Network