Blog Posts tagged: Creative Writing

Supporting Storytelling with Symbols

Claire Harrison from CALL Scotland explores how symbols can support reading and storytelling for pupils with additional support needs.

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Apps to support storytelling for pupils with additional support needs

Shirley Lawson from CALL Scotland explores the different apps available to assist story creation for pupils with additional support needs.

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75% of a Poem

Keith Gray explores the current approach to creative writing in schools. Keith is currently on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book tour enthusing pupils in Lincolnshire on reading and writing for pleasure.

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Create your own Horrible History

Carolyn Alexander from Burgh Primary School in Glasgow explains how she used an Authors Live event to inspire pupils to write and illustrate their own Horrible Histories booklets

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Pupils during Chris Riddell's Authors Live event

How Schools Have Used our Authors Live Events to Inspire Pupils

Authors Live is our series of digital events with top children's authors and illustrators. The events are streamed live in partnership with the BBC and recorded so you can watch again later. In this feature, find out how primary and secondary schools across the country have used these events as a launchpad to inspire pupils to read and write.

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How to Take Part in our Facebook Live Creative Writing Workshop

For the first time ever, we will be live-streaming a creative writing workshop on Facebook. Find out how easy it will be to take part and start writing your story for Rebel.

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Joseph Coelho

'Look who's cool in the pool': Joseph Coelho on making poetry fun

Do you or your pupils see poetry as lofty, intellectual and off-putting? You're not alone - but as children's poet Joseph Coelho points out, such ideas are often misplaced. In this blog post, Joseph suggests some new ways of thinking about poetry to help you and your pupils approach it confidently and with an open mind.

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Great Holiday Games for Writers

Recharge and refresh your creative brain over the holidays with a few fun games that will also keep your writing muscles primed for the new year.

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Nicholas Bowling

Nicholas Bowling: do long words make for good writing?

Nicholas Bowling's debut novel, Witchborn, is a dark, twisty and thrillingly original Elizabethan fantasy, exploring true history through a magical lens. In this blog post, Nicholas talks about his time as a teacher, and his belief that complex vocabulary can be a fun and engaging thing for pupils to learn.

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Matthew Fitt Presents a Fantastic Scots Writing Website and Competition

Author and Scots specialist Matthew Fitt has an exciting new website, Skoosh, which invites children to submit pieces of writing in Scots for publication. In this blog post Matthew tells us more about the site and introduces a fantastic new Scots writing competition from Education Scotland.

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