Recent posts – Page 137

  • Girl Writing

    Identifying persuasive language, teaching pupils to identify spam scams

    Are you about to undertake persuasive writing with your class? Alan Gillespie has a cracking idea to bring the topic into the 21st century! The children we teach are the first of a new, crashing wave. The modern world is full of possibilities, but there are new and unforeseen hazards as well. These...

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  • To the lighthouse

    Unbound Story One: What Is There To Love?

    First prompt: Irresponsible Seaside Romance by Jean Atkin I Capture the Castle One Dimensional Man Take a Girl Like You Full Tilt To the Lighthouse *** What Is There To Love? By George Anderson The beam from the lighthouse exposes me on the rocks, before the night swallows me up once more. I have...

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  • Beinn Sgulaird

    The Great Heights of Performance Poetry

    As writers, part of our job is to read our work. In my last blog , I asked where is the most unusual place you’ve read your poems or stories. I’ve read in a few strange venues in my time, but my latest venture has topped them all – literally. On the 10 th of June, I did a poetry recital from the...

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  • Reading and Writing

    We talk about the importance of reading with young children and babies, but how often do we also talk about the importance of involving young children in writing experiences? Reading and writing develop alongside each other. It’s important not to separate the two important skills. As we become an...

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  • fountain pen writing

    Unbound: It Will Be All Write On The Night

    It Will Be All Write On The Night... Monday 27th August 9pm–11pm Unbound , The Guardian Spiegeltent, Edinburgh International Book Festival This year, Scottish Book Trust will be bringing you a closing night spectacular at the Edinburgh International Book Festival's Unbound Programme, with Scottish...

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  • teen girl reading

    Buckie High School Library Assistants

    At Buckie High School, the pupils are passionate about their library and all its facilities. Here, five pupils talk about why they choose to spend their free time working as Library Assistants. I first heard about Buckie High School Library Assistants while at Portknockie Primary school, one of...

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