Blog Posts tagged: creating a reading culture

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Use Our Resources to Make the Most of The Bookbug Picture Book Prize

Taking part in the Bookbug Picture Book Prize is a great opportunity to build a love of reading from an early age. We provide a lot of resources to help you make the most of the Prize - find out more in this blog post.

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Two illustrated panels of a student's comic

How Forfar Academy Created Comics and Book Trailers for #ScotTeenBookPrize

Taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a fantastic opportunity to enthuse pupils about reading. Every year, we run two competitions to enhance the fun: a graphic novel competition and a book trailer competition. In this blog post, Shona Page and Janet Spence of Forfar Academy explain how they approached both competitions.

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Getting P1 Pupils and Parents Excited About Reading at Braehead School

The Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag is full of books and fun resources to inspire reading, writing and counting. In this blog post, find out how teacher Gillian Low used last year’s bag as the inspiration for a fantastic ‘book walk’ learning activity, enthusing parents and pupils alike!

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A book case in the library at Craigentinny Primary School

9 Children's and Teen Books You Need to Read, as Chosen by Craigentinny Pupils

In the latest blog post in our Pupils Recommend series, young readers at Craigentinny Primary School tell us about the titles that have gone down a storm in their school.

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A group of secondary pupils gathered around author David Almond

How Boys and Girls Differ as Readers

Do boys and girls differ in their reading skills, reading motivation and reading activities? And to what extent can we draw broad conclusions about a complex and nuanced subject such as gender differences in reading? Literacy researcher Dr Sarah McGeown reveals some interesting research findings.

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A group of upper primary boys crowding round some comic books

How to Motivate Pupils to Read for Pleasure

Encouraging pupils to read can be challenging, but Dr Sarah McGeown has researched children's reading motivation and engagement extensively and is on hand to share some top tips for inspiring pupils to pick up a book.

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Anna Grant with six P7 librarians

Appointing P7 Librarians at Craigentinny Primary School

Giving pupils ownership and a voice is one of the most powerful ways to create a reading culture in school. In this blog post, trainee teacher Anna Grant describes how Craigentinny Primary School turned around their ailing library by appointing P7 librarians.

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13 Books You Need to Read, Chosen by Forfar Academy Pupils

In the second of our pupil recommendation blogs, Forfar Academy step up to the plate. Read on for a diverse range of recommendations from fantasy to horror and mystery, as well as a golden oldie!

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Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley: Burning Questions About Reading for Pleasure in Schools

How much influence can a school have in a child's reading choices? How do you persuade children to read more widely? And why do pupils who don't like reading still enjoy hearing a story? Andrew Beasley, primary teacher and author of the fantastic new S.C.R.E.A.M series, answers these questions and more in our interview.

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Celebrating the Bookbug Picture Book Prize: A Bedtime Stories Project at Troon Primary School

Troon Primary School were our Champion School for the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize. Here Aileen Roan, Depute Head Teacher at Troon Primary, shares all of the brilliant activities which they did around the prize to get their whole school community buzzing about books.

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