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Sunnyside Paired Reading Project

Pupils, teachers and parents at Sunnyside Primary School in Clackmannanshire took part in a paired-reading project for the launch of the Bookbug Picture Books that were issued to the children in December 2017.

In St John’s Primary School, South Ayrshire, our Primary 6 children have recently taken part in a fantastic shared reading project. It has been a very successful project in our class and around the school. We have started a reading journey and have been involved in lots of activities.

Early steps on the journey….


Our project began when Stirling Council hosted a training session earlier this session which was delivered by Scottish Book Trust. I attended the event and was shown a variety of picture books, including the

Wordless picture books can provide a fascinating, inclusive and yet challenging reading experience for adults and children alike. In this resource you can find out how to approach wordless picture books in the classroom and library.

The Tweed Reads Schools project aims to inspire primary pupils to read by positioning secondary pupils as reading role models. Watch the video to find out how Peebles High School pupils have been planning and delivering lessons in cluster primary schools designed to enthuse their primary peers about reading!

Ainsley Rogers, Primary 4 class teacher from Castleton Primary School in Castlemilk, Glasgow, took part in our Schools Champion programme in 2017. Inspired by Nicola Davies' Authors Live event, Ainsley's class explored the ocean during an excellent, cross-curricular project.

Ciaran Murtagh, author and screenwriter, gives his top tips on writing for the screen. Ciaran has written for some of our best-loved TV shows, including Dangermouse, Mr. Bean, The Amazing World of Gumball and Shaun the Sheep.

Vlogging is an exciting way to build communication and writing skills. It involves the creation of short informative videos about a chosen topic. In this video series, vlogger Jean Menzies takes you through the process of filming and editing vlogs, choosing a topic, structuring a vlog, and building an audience if that's your aim!

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.

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