Recent posts – Page 147

  • Secondary pupils on Andy Stanton

    St. Paul's High School in Dundee recently screened Andy Stanton Meet Our Authors event to pupils in S1 and S2. Here, Learning Resources Manager Carol Moug shares the pupils' reactions to the Mr Gum books. The Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton would generally be considered too young for secondary pupils...

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  • Books – not just for reading

    I was chatting with a parent this weekend. This parent is happily reading with her 6 month old daughter. She told me how much fun it was for both of them and how well her daughter responded to the books. But as much fun as it was, she had a concern. Her baby loved to put the books in her mouth. And...

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  • Pushy Parents Put Children Off Reading

    The best way to help your child embrace reading

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  • Growing up in Scotland - What we need to do with the data

    Growing up in Scotland (GUS) is a longitudinal study which has been following families and children from infants to teens. The first birth cohort is now about 5 years old. The GUS study looks at all aspects of families and family life. The findings are interesting, and reflective of anecdotally...

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  • Brian McLaren: How classroom blogging enables learning narratives

    Brian McLaren is Depute Head Teacher at Clackmannan Primary School in Clackmannanshire. In this blog post he describes how classroom blogging has enabled pupils to develop their own personal and collaborative blogs while developing technical skills and demonstrating reading and writing skills...

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  • Five fun facts about early literacy

    I have always been a fact collector. Random snappy facts have a way of gluing themselves in my brain. And when I speak to people about literacy and language development, it’s these facts that always grab their attention. So, for this week’s blog, I present to you 5 of my favourite language and...

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