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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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Non Pratt

5 Books that Capture Teens Perfectly

Non Pratt will be appearing in our special Authors Live: Authentic Teens in YA event On 4 October 2017. The event promises to be a funny and insightful look at how teens are represented in young adult literature. To celebrate the upcoming event, we asked Non to recommend some books that offer authentic and convincing representations of teenagers.

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Use Our Resources to Make the Most of The Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a great opportunity to build a love of reading from an early age. We provide a lot of resources to help you make the most of the Prize - find out more in this blog post.

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Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess: The Books I Loved as a Teenager

Melvin Burgess will be appearing in our special Authors Live: Authentic Teens in YA event On 4 October 2017. The event promises to be a funny and insightful look at how teens are represented in young adult literature. To celebrate the upcoming event, we asked Melvin to share some of the books that really resonated with him as a teenager.

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How Forfar Academy Created Comics and Book Trailers for #ScotTeenBookPrize

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic opportunity to enthuse pupils about reading. Every year, we run two competitions to enhance the fun: a graphic novel competition and a book trailer competition. In this blog post, Shona Page and Janet Spence of Forfar Academy explain how they approached both competitions.

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P1 pupils receiving Bookbug P1 Family Bag

#BookbugPrize in Renfrewshire: Gifting and Voting

Andrew Givan shares how Renfrewshire libraries approach the Bookbug P1 Bag gifting and Bookbug Picture Book Prize voting to make sure that as many children as possible get to make their voice heard and become active, long-term members of their local library.

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Help Pupils with Additional Support Needs Take Part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize and/or the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic way to encourage your pupils to become lifelong readers! To help pupils with ASN read and discuss the shortlisted books, CALL Scotland produce fabulous resources every year. Find out more about these resources in this blog post.

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Kids with shortlisted books

Why YOU Should Take Part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize

According to the teachers and librarians we work with, getting involved in the Bookbug Picture Book prize is a great way to get your pupils excited about reading. Check out this blog to hear directly from them about how the prize has made a difference in classrooms across Scotland!

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Getting P1 Pupils and Parents Excited About Reading at Braehead School

The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag is full of books and fun resources to inspire reading, writing and counting. In this blog post, find out how teacher Gillian Low used last year’s bag as the inspiration for a fantastic ‘book walk’ learning activity, enthusing parents and pupils alike!

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