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  • Language is caught – not taught

    Marc Lambert, Scottish Book Trust CEO, recently wrote an opinion piece about why the teaching of reading and writing should be deferred a few years. Marc reminds us that “teaching someone to read does not make them a reader”. In fact, attempting to teach reading and writing before children are...

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  • CBBC Writers Lab: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse…

    For writers with a passion for children’s work the CBBC Writers Lab, run by the hugely talented CBBC Scotland Development Team and the Scottish Book Trust, was like Christmas come early – four days of playing with ideas for kids! The Lab provided a unique insight into the workings of children’s TV...

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  • Finding the Truth

    I am a scientist. It's the way I was educated; it almost feels like the way I grew up. W here is the proof? is a question often running through my mind. Where is the evidence? But I'm also a writer. It doesn't feel like the way I grew up, but it does feel like the person I grew up to be. And the...

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  • Seeing is believing: The role of the written form in word learning

    We all encounter new words every day – especially children. We might hear an unfamiliar word during a story time or while having a conversation with another person. We might see an unfamiliar word printed in a book or on a sign. It could be a word you already know but have used in a different...

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  • Education roundup: March

    A look at news, practice and resources from around Scotland. This month, find out more about booktrailers, read about one school's involvement in the Blue Peter book awards, and explore some great online tools and lesson ideas. Lesson idea of the month A fantastic post from @MisiesD on the Pedagoo...

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  • A Place to be Inspired

    This week saw the launch of My Favourite Place in Scotland, a joint project between Scottish Book Trust and BBC Scotland which encourages people to write about the place in Scotland that they love the most. The entries are already flooding in, with people keen to share their memories of a place...

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