Teachers & Librarians

Writing in Partnership: David and Catherine MacPhail

Author David MacPhail shares how he co-wrote White Feather with his mum, Catherine MacPhail.

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Supporting Storytelling with Symbols

Claire Harrison from CALL Scotland explores how symbols can support reading and storytelling for pupils with additional support needs.

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Apps to support storytelling for pupils with additional support needs

Shirley Lawson from CALL Scotland explores the different apps available to assist story creation for pupils with additional support needs.

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Book of the Month: Black Snow Falling

Read about L.J. MacWhirter's debut novel, Black Snow Falling, and enter our competition to win one of five copies we have to giveaway!

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Promoting STEAM through books

Planning guidelines for promoting science subjects through books and reading

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Shared Reading at Castleton Primary School

Teachers at Castleton Primary set up a shared reading project to get other year groups involved in gifting the P1 bag.

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Black History Month: Race to the Frozen North

To celebrate Black History Month, we asked author Catherine Johnson to write about forgotten heroes from history, and why they're so important.

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Lucinda Hare

The magic of imagination and why it’s important

Lucinda Hare is the author of the Dragonsdome Chronicles, and a passionate advocate for the benefits of creativity and imagination. In this blog post she explains why she believes space needs to be made in schools to nurture pupils' imagination.

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What makes a children's book funny?

The Laugh Out Loud awards celebrate the funniest children's books of the year, and your class can get involved by reading and voting for their favourite. In this blog post we caught up with some of the shortlisted authors to find out what they think makes for a funny book!

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75% of a Poem

Keith Gray explores the current approach to creative writing in schools. Keith is currently on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book tour enthusing pupils in Lincolnshire on reading and writing for pleasure.

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