Blog Posts tagged: P4-7

Parents and pupils gathered in Comely Park Primary School assembly hall to celebrate the launch of P4's picture book

The Benefits of Having a Patron of Reading

If you want to create a buzz about reading and improve your pupils' writing, the Patron of Reading scheme might just be for you. In this blog post, primary teacher Katrina Lucas explains how having Lynne Rickards as Patron of Reading has energised and excited her pupils, and gives some tips to help you make the most of the initiative.

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10 Augmented Reality Apps That Will Amaze You

Augmented reality apps are big on the wow factor - whether you're an adult or a child you'll be amazed by the way they can digitally enhance the real world around us! In this blog post, technology and school libraries consultant Bev Humphrey shares her favourite apps to digitally enhance books. Prepare to be app-solutely amazed (sorry).

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Our Top Five Resources for Reluctant Readers

Every teacher comes across pupils who aren't keen on reading. It can feel like a struggle to get these pupils interested, but don't be disheartened - often it's just a case of finding a different path into reading. In this post you can find out about some fantastic resources SBT has on offer to help you encourage reluctant readers and writers.

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Kincorth Academy and Abbotswell Nursery: A Shared Reading Project

As part of Shared Reading, pupils from Kincorth Academy and Abbotswell Nursery in Aberdeen paired up to share stories and picture books. Alan Clark, Library Resource Centre Coordinator at Kincorth Academy, describes how the Shared Reading project really took off, leading to a very special World Book Day performance.

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Active Reading: 5 Tips to Get Students Learning While Reading

Shona Cochrane is the author of Learn to Learn for CFE, a fantastic new guide to help pupils retain and utilise the information that they study. In this blog post, Shona gives us a taste of the book by describing five ways teachers can help pupils read more actively and remember what they read.

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SCBA: What To Read Next

Find out what to read next based on what you enjoyed from the Scottish Children's Book Awards shortlist

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11 Great Graphic Novel Apps

Graphic novels are exploding in popularity right now, both in the physical and digital worlds! In this blog post, school libraries and technology consultant Bev Humphrey gives the lowdown on some of the best graphic novel apps for iOS and Android devices.

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The Best Teen and Children's Fiction We've Read This Spring

Our Schools team have spent the last few months reading some fantastic books for children and young adults. Discover their top recommendations!

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Why I Love Science and Non-Fiction

Alex Frith, the author of Usborne's fantastic new book, 100 Things to Know About Space, talks about the virtues of non-fiction and his love of reading and writing about science.

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7 Brilliant YouTube Channels for Teachers and Librarians

From performance poetry to wonders of the natural world, these channels will furnish you with plenty of content to inspire your pupils.

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