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  • Every day could be a library day

    Saturday, February 4th was a special day. It was National Libraries Day - a day to celebrate libraries and everything they offer to their communities. Through the twitter grapevine, I heard about all sorts of wonderful special events: reading flash mobs, city-library crawls, special Bookbug...

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    Books that work in the classroom!

    Looking for some new books to use in the classroom? Check out the recommendations below, from teachers and pupils around Scotland! Billionaire Boy by David Walliams (P5+) "A funny book which keeps the reader entertained while dealing with important issues such as friendship." Anne MacKenzie and...

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  • Why should pupils share their writing?

    It's a challenge both to stimulate pupils to write and also to make them feel comfortable enough to share work. This week, Kelsey Morse of Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre explains more about what the centre can offer, and gives some handy tips about teaching writing. As a former English...

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  • Building blocks of literacy

    Children (and even some adults) love playing with wooden blocks. There is something ultimately satisfying about stacking, sorting, shaping and building. And sometimes the best bit of building something up is knocking it down. Children use a variety of skills to do this – hand/eye co-ordination,...

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  • World Book Night is back: are you game to give?

    Back for a second year, and now taking place simultaneously in the UK, Ireland, USA and Germany on 23 April 2012, World Book Night offers avid readers the opportunity to spread their love of books amongst those who perhaps haven’t quite got the reading bug yet. The concept is simple, even if in...

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    Burns for Bairns

    ‘ Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race! ’ – Robert Burns, Address to a Haggis It’s almost Burns night. As we prepare to celebrate, what better way to join in with children than by singing and saying traditional Scottish songs and rhymes? There are lots of great baby...

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