Education Roundup: August

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A look at news, practice and resources from around Scotland, this month including SCBA resources, lesson ideas and CPD from Scottish Poetry Library...

Resource of the month

Looking inwards this month, we're excited to tell you about our resources for 2012's Scottish Children's Book Awards. There is a resource for each age category, and this year we're focusing on fun ways to compare and contrast the books.

 

Lesson idea of the month

National Literacy Trust has some great ideas for the classroom and library! Check out their 'If you liked this book...' idea, where pupils can use bookmarks to recommend other reads to their peers.

 

CPD from Scottish Poetry Library

National Poetry Day is on October 4th this year, and to help you make the most of the day, Scottish Poetry Library is offering CPD sessions with writer, poet and teacher Liz Niven. There are more details available on SPL's event flyer.

 

Live Literature Funding - deadline for applications

Scottish Book Trust provides funding to bring a writer or illustrator in to help you with your projects, and there's still time to apply for the current round of funding! Check out our Live Literature Funding section for more details. Deadline is September 28th.