Talking and Listening

Debi Gliori's book Night Shift is a sensitive and evocative portrayal of the experience of mental illness. This resource from school librarian Bill Plain outlines how you can use the book to open up discussion around mental health in a classroom or library.

Vlogging is a fantastic way to develop communication skills as well as proficiency in filming and editing. In this final video of the series, Jean Menzies outlines some great ways to start building an audience for your vlog and networking with other vloggers.

Vlogging is a fantastic way to develop communication skills as well as proficiency in filming and editing. In this second video of three, Jean Menzies explains the basics of filming and editing your vlog.

Vlogging is a fantastic way to develop communication skills as well as proficiency in filming and editing. In this first video of three, Jean Menzies takes you through the basics, including how to decide your topic and format.

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!

Dave Hook, frontman of the hip hop band Stanley Odd, gives advice on how to write your own lyrics and how to make your voice heard. 

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.

If you want to reframe pupils' perceptions of poetry and capitalise on the rich use of language found in hip hop, this resource will help you use the music of Stanley Odd and other spoken word acts in your classroom or library. Stanley Odd are one of Scotland's top hip hop acts and have been instrumental in endowing the Scottish hip hop scene with credibility, giving Scottish regional accents their place on the world hip hop stage. This resource will help you explore spoken word texts and provides the option for pupils to compose their own.

Even for pupils who don't use Scots regularly, studying the language can be a rich and rewarding experience. This resource pack, written by Scots Language Consultant Bruce Eunson, helps you take your first steps into Scots and focuses on Geordie's Mingin' Medicine as the basis for activities.

Shared Reading is a project which yields enormous benefits for both the younger and older pupils involved. Find out how to go about it with this step-by-step resource.

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