collaborative learning

Read this fantastic case study about how two teachers used the poetry of James Carter to inspire large-scale creativity!

Create a character and write a dramatic monologue from that character's point of view with these fantastic resources. Inspired by the work of Steven Camden, one of the most respected spoken word artists in the UK, these resources will help your pupils create a fully realised character and have fun bringing them to life through performance poetry.

Taking part in the Scottish Children's Book Awards is a fantastic opportunity to discover three brilliant picture books with your pupils, but there's much more to it than that! This resource will provide teachers and librarians with a wealth of cross-curricular activity suggestions for the books, as well as some activities to help support children with additional support needs.

Taking part in the Scottish Children's Book Awards presents you with some wonderful opportunities for creative learning, and these resources are the perfect guide for any teacher or librarian looking to explore the books in the Younger Readers Category (8-11 yrs). Inside you'll find activities to help your pupils create a buzz about the shortlist, as well as creative activities based on the books and a guide to writing the perfect review for our review competition.

These fantastic learning resources are perfect for any librarian or teacher looking to plan some fun, creative activities around the books in the Older Readers Category (12-16 yrs). Inside you'll find activities on each book, as well as ideas to help your pupils create a buzz about the awards in school. There's also a guide to writing a great book review to help support you if you enter the review competition!

Drama specialist Pam Wardell's toolkit gives you a fantastic way to create a fully-fledged drama production with your pupils. The approach involves lots of teamwork and problem solving as pupils are assigned roles within different departments such as props, sound and costumes.

Making reading a part of everyday life in school can really help to nurture lifelong readers. From nursery right through to secondary, the tried and tested activities and projects in these resources will help encourage reading throughout the whole school.

When teachers at Middleton Park Primary School and Burravoe Primary School watched our Authors Live event with Polly Dunbar, they were inspired to create puppet shows based on picture books with their pupils, before broadcasting these to each other via video conference! Read how they did it here and find out how you can have a go yourself.

A step by step guide to creating book trailers for you and your pupils, with printable worksheets. This activity pack can be used alongside our How to Create Book Trailers video series, and activities can be modified as you see fit!

Using software to edit a book trailer is surprisingly easy. In this video, we show you how basic editing software can be used to piece together a trailer into the finished product.