Blog Posts tagged: secondary school

Cover of Filmish by Edward Ross

Get Your Pupils Writing Comics

Scottish Book Trust's Live Literature programme can help you fund a visit from a writer, whether you're a school, library or other community organisation. In this blog post, Doon Academy library assistant Chris Kelso tells us more about he used Live Literature to bring in graphic novelist Edward Ross for a comic writing session with pupils.

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See the Winning Book Trailers and Comic Strips from #ScotTeenBookPrize

This year, we challenged Scotland's teenagers to produce book trailers and comic strips based on the three books shortlisted for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize. Check out this post to find out more about the winners of each competition for 2017, including comments from our panel members and resources to help you create book trailers and comic strips too.

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6 More Brilliant Poetry Performances on YouTube for Teens

If you're looking for some powerful and thought provoking poetry to show teens, we've compiled some of our favourite performances from YouTube in one handy location.

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#ScotTeenBookPrize: How 3 Schools Celebrated Voting Day

Scotland's teens have been reading the three shortlisted books before voting for their favourite to win The Scottish Teenage Book Prize! Get inspired to cast your votes by 17 February with these ideas from three school libraries.

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Harry Potter Book Night: Our Favorite Hogwarts Professors

Bloomsbury publishing are once again running Harry Potter Book Night on 2 February 2017. This year's theme is 'The Professors of Hogwarts', so we thought we'd nominate a few of our favourite professors, as well as telling you all about the fantastic resources and opportunities offered by Bloomsbury to help you celebrate! Plus, we've got a chance for you to win some fabulous Harry Potter goodies...

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10 Fascinating Books for Teachers and Librarians About Reading

The market is saturated with books telling you how to teach - but in this blog post, literacy consultant Bill Boyd gives you something a bit different! Rooted in the belief that all teachers can reap rewards from a love of reading, Bill suggests ten books to help you think more deeply about the world of story and humans' interaction with it.

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a decorated box with various objects representing the plot and ideas in Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams

Book Reviews in a Box: Supporting Discussion of Reading

Teacher Janice Paterson came up with this wonderful idea to help pupils articulate their understanding of the books they'd been reading. We caught up with her for an interview to find out more!

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Our Top 10 Teachers and Librarians Blogs of 2016

We hope our Teachers and Librarians blog is always practical and useful, giving you tips and advice to make your life that bit easier. Here, we've gathered the best-loved and most useful posts from the last year. From technology for struggling readers to library displays and fantastic school projects, there should be something in here to inspire you!

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Check out our Reading Dares Resource for Schools and Libraries

A fantastic resource for Book Week Scotland and beyond! Schools and libraries can get young people involved in our Reading Dares campaign with this lesson plan and resource.

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What are schools and libraries up to for Book Week Scotland 2016?

It's easy to take part in Book Week Scotland, whether you're a primary or secondary school or in a public library. We've gathered some fun and inspiring examples of plans from practitioners around the country. You're sure to find something here you can try during Book Week Scotland or throughout the whole year!

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