Blog Posts tagged: P4-7

a decorated box with various objects representing the plot and ideas in Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams

Book Reviews in a Box: Supporting Discussion of Reading

Teacher Janice Paterson came up with this wonderful idea to help pupils articulate their understanding of the books they'd been reading. We caught up with her for an interview to find out more!

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Pupils in a classroom enjoying an author visit

Our Top 10 Teachers and Librarians Blogs of 2016

We hope our Teachers and Librarians blog is always practical and useful, giving you tips and advice to make your life that bit easier. Here, we've gathered the best-loved and most useful posts from the last year. From technology for struggling readers to library displays and fantastic school projects, there should be something in here to inspire you!

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Pupils dressed as zombies - image by Peter Sandground

Check out our Reading Dares Resource for Schools and Libraries

A fantastic resource for Book Week Scotland and beyond! Schools and libraries can get young people involved in our Reading Dares campaign with this lesson plan and resource.

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Children at an Authors Live event - image by Alan Peebles

What are schools and libraries up to for Book Week Scotland 2016?

It's easy to take part in Book Week Scotland, whether you're a primary or secondary school or in a public library. We've gathered some fun and inspiring examples of plans from practitioners around the country. You're sure to find something here you can try during Book Week Scotland or throughout the whole year!

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Author and Illustrator Chris Riddell with pupils from East Plean Primary School

Creating a Story World at East Plean Primary School

In September 2016, award-winning illustrator and current Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell visited primary schools in Scotland with the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Flora McMaster, class teacher at East Plean Primary School, Stirling, was hopeful Chris’s visit would spark an explosion of artistic creativity beyond anything they had seen before.

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Pupils seated on the floor for an author event

Our Most Popular Learning Resources of 2016

Did you know we have an extensive selection of resources created by teachers and librarians? Find out which ones are most popular.

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Image from the stage adaptation of Kidnapped, with Alan Breck grabbing David Balfour and putting a hand over his mouth

Get involved with Robert Louis Stevenson Day 2016

Edinburgh City of Literature are excited to present their schools programme for this year's Robert Louis Stevenson Day, including a special performance of Kidnapped, a storytelling workshop and a creative writing competition! In this blog post, City of Literature's Sian Bevan tells you more about how to get involved.

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Poet Miko Berry performing at an Authors Live event

Our Top Five Poetry Resources

Ahead of National Poetry Day, here are some fantastic resources to help you in the classroom or library. Whether you're looking to celebrate more traditional forms of verse or explore some innovative practice to change your pupils' perceptions of poetry, there's something here for you.

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Our Top 6 Classroom Resources for Comics and Graphic Novels

Whether they're reading them or writing them, comics and graphic novels can offer something to pupils at all ability levels. Writing a comic strip involves lots of critical thinking, and they can also offer an easier reading experience for less confident pupils to engage with. In this blog post we list our most popular resources to help you introduce graphic novels and comics into educational settings.

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Students working on a bike

Books and Bikes: Linking Sport and Literacy at Woodburn Primary School

At Woodburn Primary School in Midlothian, primary 6 pupils took part in a brilliant project inspired by Chris Hoy and Joanna Nadin's Authors Live. Judith Little, P6 class teacher at Woodburn Primary, shares the brilliant activities she ran in her classroom linking sport, literacy and practical skills.

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