Blog Posts tagged: P4-7

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How to improve the readability of PDFs for Additional Support Needs

Adobe Acrobat Reader has many free features which can make digital books more accessible. In this blog post, Craig Mill of CALL Scotland gives a walk through of some of the handiest features.

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Authors Live from the Archives: Upper Primary

Our Authors Live broadcasts feature some of the greatest names in children's writing, illustration and poetry – and they're all available to watch for free on our website. To celebrate reaching 60 broadcasts, we've put together some of our highlights for 8-11-year-olds to enjoy!

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Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres: 5 Tips for Writing from Experience

Jonathan Meres is the author of the hilarious World of Norm series, and he's back with a new book, Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe. The book is published by Barrington Stoke, which specialises in super-readable titles that are ideal for less-confident readers. In this blog post, Jonathan talks about how his own experience working on a market stall inspired the new book, and gives his top tips to help young writers 'write what you know'.

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A newspaper report inspired by the novel Grass, on display in the classroom

Using an author visit to inspire cross-curricular fun

Inviting a writer in to visit your pupils can be a hugely motivating experience. In this blog post, teacher Leanne Barclay describes how a visit from Cathy MacPhail led to a wide range of cross-curricular activities in the school, including graffiti art, musical compositions, and newspaper reports.

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Celebrating a School Publication of Pupils' Writing

‘The Doon Review’ is a quarterly journal featuring short stories, reviews and illustrations by Doon academy students. To celebrate the magazine's sixth edition, we caught up with library assistant Chris Kelso and some of the pupil contributors to talk about the stories, reviews and artwork appearing in this issue.

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CALL Scotland: Our Services for Learners with Additional Support Needs

Looking to find out more about using technology to support pupils with communication difficulties? CALL Scotland are the leading experts in the country, providing a range of services including training and equipment loans. CALL's Allan Wilson tells us more in this blog post.

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The impact of Scots in Curriculum for Excellence: new report published

There has been lots of advocacy for the place of the Scots language within the curriculum, and plenty of anecdotal evidence for its benefits. Now, teacher Laura Green's research provides a robust evaluation of the use of Scots in classrooms. We caught up with Laura to discuss her report's findings.

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3 Great Reasons to Try Audiobooks in Schools

Audiobooks have the potential to help struggling readers improve their comprehension skills, removing the barrier of decoding text. Listening Books provide a free service for students who would benefit from audiobooks - find out more in this blog post.

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Lauren Child at our Authors Live event

5 Highlights from Lauren Child's Authors Live Event

Our Authors Live event with the Children's Laureate will give your pupils an insight into her life as a writer. Find out how the Ruby Redfort novels came to be and get her top writing tips.

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Supporting Children with Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Reading Comprehension Impairment (RCI) is a reading difficulty where someone has the ability to decode words and their meanings, but struggles significantly with comprehension. In this blog post, Dr Sarah McGeown explores RCI and explores what can be done to help.

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