Additional Support Needs

Sensory activities which can be used in an ASN setting with any book.

These resources will be a fantastic help to any teacher of pupils who experience communication difficulties. The symbol sheets will help pupils discuss the three shortlisted titles for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2019 and vote for their favourite. There are also activity sheets to help pupils do some of the activities in the main Bookbug Picture Book Prize learning resources.

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.

Using accessible versions of picture books can help pupils with a print disability to enjoy stories. Additionally, using symbolised sheets can help them participate in the story as well as discuss it afterwards. In this video, Joanna Courtney of CALL Scotland shows how accessible sheets and symbolised resources can be used with a group of pupils from Braidburn School.

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.

These resources will be a fantastic help to any teacher of pupils who experience communication difficulties. The symbol sheets will help pupils discuss the three shortlisted titles for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017 and vote for their favourite. There are also activity sheets to help pupils do some of the activities in the main Bookbug Picture Book Prize learning resources.

Writing a comic book scene is challenging and lots of fun! In this resource, comic writers Metaphrog take pupils through the process of adapting a scene from a novel to comic book format, encouraging them to think critically at all stages about the adaptation process. The resource uses MIchael Morpurgo's book Private Peaceful as an example, but you can use it with any book to introduce pupils to the engaging world of comic creation.

Writing for the screen is a fascinating challenge, enabling pupils to flesh out characters in different ways from prose writing and allowing them to experiment with camera shots to create the right mood.

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