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  • Reading Aloud with Confidence

    The way we read a book aloud will have an enormous impact on the listener. Our tone can convey meaning. Our voice can build excitement or create tension. It can calm and soothe. Our body language can help children learn the meaning of new words or interpret them differently in the context of the...

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  • Cassandra: Six Degrees of the Goon Squad

    So far for Book Talk’s featured books I’ve created two related quizzes and asked about your feelings about ambiguous endings. I recently finished January’s book, A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, and decided that I needed to do something a bit different. You see this book is a book that...

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  • Book Talk: New Podcast, New Competition!

    2012 looks like a pretty exciting year for books and the Book Talk books for the first few months have been chosen, read and enthused about here in our office . We can't wait to share them with you all. The first book of the year - and the subject of January's podcast is A Visit from the Goon Squad...

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  • Cassandra: Ultimate Sci-Fi Quiz!

    Since Glister is a book that defies genres and generalisations, it was pretty difficult to decide what kind of quiz to have in its honour this month, but since December is a month for games, quizzes, puzzles, reading and movies, our volunteer (and resident sci-fi expert) Cassandra came up with this...

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    10 gift-wrapped teaching links!

    As the Christmas holidays approach, Scottish Book Trust's Schools team takes a look at some great teaching resources we've discovered this year. As a teacher approaching Christmas, there were usually two questions in my mind. One, how can I keep things nice and light for the pupils at this time of...

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  • Reading resolutions

    Here we are again, almost ready to hang a new calendar and start fresh. New Year is a time that inspires change. It’s a time of reflection and resolution. Are you looking for some New Year resolutions? Here are my reading inspired suggestions. 1. Spend more time reading, singing and rhyming It’s...

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