Recent posts – Page 148

  • 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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  • Nick Hood: Evolving Literacies in the New Curriculum

    This article is based upon a presentation given by Nick Hood ( @cullaloe on twitter) for TeachMeet Fife on Tuesday 15th March 2011 at Carnegie College, Dunfermline. If you're interested in sharing interesting practice like this come along to TeachMeetLothians at Scottish Book Trust on 7th June from...

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