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Literacy Lab

Literacy Lab

Collaborative research practices, to understand and improve children and young people's literacy experiences and outcomes

Resources for teachers

Please check our publications page, where teachers can access one-page poster summaries of our academic publications.


You can also access presentations by researchers and practitioners, on the following topics, here:


Developing early language through reading:


Improving early reading acquisition:


Supporting multilingual language and literacy:


Motivating reading for pleasure:


With the support of the General Teaching Council of Scotland, you can access the LALco webinar series here:


With the support of Education Scotland, and in collaboration with Scottish Book Trust, you can access a presentation on Leading on Reading for Pleasure here:


For a short video based on the Reading to Dogs project, please see:


For a brief summary of interventions to promote reading during the teenage years, please see:


Finally, additional resources for teachers are available from the Improving Children’s Reading: Research Informing Practice project.  These include 3-5 minute videos covering a range of topics, including early reading instruction, word reading and spelling, reading habits, reading for pleasure, and sex differences in reading.  You can access these videos here:



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