Blog Posts tagged: P4-7

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5 quick ways to celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson Day

The nation is gearing up to celebrate the life and work of Robert Louis Stevenson on Friday 13 November. Don't miss the party: check out Edinburgh City of Literature's quick tips for honouring RLS in the classroom or library.

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7 Fantastic Performances of Children's Poems on YouTube

Poetry is meant to be heard, right? So there's arguably no better place than YouTube to make your poetic discoveries, and there are plenty of performances out there to help you show your pupils how much fun poetry can be. Here are some top renditions of poems for younger children, hand picked by Scottish Book Trust!

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Cover of The Haunted Farm by Elys Dolan

How to Zombify a Duck

Elys Dolan uncovers the classic horror movies which reappear as farm animals in her new picture book, The Mystery of the Haunted Farm. From Count Donkula to zombie ducks, you definitely wouldn't want to bother this livestock.

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Cover of the 200th issue of The Phoenix comic

Celebrate 200 issues of The Phoenix comic

The Phoenix comic has captured the imagination of 6-12 year olds across the UK, and is a fantastic educational resource too. Editor Tom Fickling introduces the comic and six of its action-packed storylines in this blog!

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Primary 1 children re-telling What the Ladybird Heard

Wardie Tells a Story: Building Storytelling Skills

Wardie Primary School discovered the power of storytelling to help even struggling writers come up with quirky and fun tales. Teacher Aurelie Norman tells us more about the innovative practice going on during the school's fortnight-long storytelling focus!

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Sibeal Pounder, author of Witch Wars and Witch Switch

Sibéal Pounder's Top 10 Witches in Children's Fiction

From the comically inept to the truly terrifying, children's books have seen a host of broomstick-wielding miscreants. To celebrate her newly published book, Witch Switch, Sibeal Pounder gives us ten of the best witches you'll find in the world of children's literature!

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Five Things You Can Do for Robert Louis Stevenson Day

Robert Louis Stevenson Day is coming soon, giving you a great chance to celebrate the life and work of this Scottish literary giant with pupils of all ages. Esther Rutter from Edinburgh City of Literature explains more about how you and your school can get involved.

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SCBA: How Will You Read the Shortlisted Books?

Discover six tips to inspire your reading progress during Scottish Children's Book Awards 2016.

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Pupils from New Abbey Primary School at the Waterloo Celebration event

Words for Waterloo: A Collaborative Poem by New Abbey Pupils

Poetry and history collide in one Live Literature-supported project, in which poet Hugh Dryden helped New Abbey Primary School pupils compose a poem to celebrate the Waterloo Monument.

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Enter the SCBA Book Trailer Competition!

Book trailers are a fantastic way to promote critical reading skills and reading for pleasure. Why not enhance your participation in this year's Scottish Children's Book Awards by getting your pupils to enter our book trailer competition?

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