Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2 | EEF
Seven recommendations to improve literacy teaching for 7-11 year-olds
The EEF’s newly updated guidance report – “Improving Literacy in Key Stage 2”– is complete with brand new visual models and exemplification for teachers and school leaders looking to maximise the impact of literacy provision in their setting.
This report offers seven practical, evidence-based recommendations that are relevant to all pupils, and particularly to those struggling with their literacy. To develop the recommendations, we reviewed the best available international research and consulted experts to arrive at key principles for effective literacy teaching.
This second edition of the guidance report presents the same recommendations as the first but also offers additional examples, explanations, and resources to support educators to put the recommendations into practice. The report is one of a series of four guidance reports that the EEF has produced on the theme of language and literacy. It focuses on pedagogy and approaches to support the literacy development of pupils between the ages of seven and eleven in Key Stage 2. However, teachers may also find it useful for older pupils who have fallen behind their peers, or younger pupils who are making rapid progress.