Literacy and English

If you're looking for top tips and inspirational insights, these videos and resources by the award-winning writer Lari Don will be your first port of call.

In July 2017, poet and literary critic Theresa Munoz visited secondary schools in Teesside, Middlesbrough and Darlington on the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour.

In March, Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took award-winning illustrator and author Emily Gravett to Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire for a special week of school events! She visited 650 P1-3 pupils at 13 schools and had everyone drawing!

Emily Gravett, author and illustrator of Monkey and Me and Orange Pear Apple Bear, gives top tips on how to draw Pete the Badger from her latest book Tidy. Watch Emily's video and draw Pete the Badger yourself! 

Laura Ellen Anderson, author and illustrator of Evil Emperor Penguin and Evil Emperor Penguin Strikes Back, gives her top tips on how to draw your favourite dastardly penguin. Watch her video and then have a go at drawing him yourself! 

In May 2017, the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour took phenomenal graphic novelist, illustrator and author Laura Ellen Anderson to the Western Isles for an exciting week of schools events.

Theresa Munoz, poet and literary critic, gives her top tips for getting started in poetry. 

CALL Scotland have produced a fantastic selection of free resources to help pupils with additional support needs to take part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize.

Ciaran Murtagh's Fincredible Diary of Fin Spencer series has been winning young fans across the UK since the publication of Stunt Boy, the first book in the series, in 2015. This resource will help you plan some cross-curricular activities inspired by Stunt Boy.

This resource has been designed to give you activity ideas which are transferrable to just about any fiction text in a primary setting. The activities will help your pupils get to grips with aspects like plot, character and setting, and also provide opportunities for them to share their opinions about what they've read.