Blog Posts tagged: secondary school

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Getting Grounded! Elgin Academy’s Mental Health Awareness Project

With the help of local mental health awareness groups and graphic novelist Adam Murphy, pupils used the ideas from Juno Dawson's Authors Live event to create their own comics on mental health awareness.

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Our Most Popular Learning Resources of 2016

Did you know we have an extensive selection of resources created by teachers and librarians? Find out which ones are most popular.

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Bessora and Sarah Ardizzone on Authors Live

5 Things We Learned from Bessora and Sarah Ardizzone at Authors Live

Get insight into writing and translating stories of migration from Bessora and Sarah Ardizzone at our recent Authors Live broadcast.

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Poet Miko Berry performing at an Authors Live event

Our Top Five Poetry Resources

Ahead of National Poetry Day, here are some fantastic resources to help you in the classroom or library. Whether you're looking to celebrate more traditional forms of verse or explore some innovative practice to change your pupils' perceptions of poetry, there's something here for you.

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Teenagers with shortlisted books

Where Can The Scottish Teenage Book Prize Take You?

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize can lead you to a brand new book group, a digital cross-curricular project and much more. Read on to find out how you can maximise the impact of the prize in your school or library!

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Our Top 6 Classroom Resources for Comics and Graphic Novels

Whether they're reading them or writing them, comics and graphic novels can offer something to pupils at all ability levels. Writing a comic strip involves lots of critical thinking, and they can also offer an easier reading experience for less confident pupils to engage with. In this blog post we list our most popular resources to help you introduce graphic novels and comics into educational settings.

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STBP Shortlisted Authors

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017: Meet the Authors

Today we announce the launch of our new project for secondary schools, The Scottish Teenage Book Prize! Here we meet the three shortlisted authors and find out about the books teens will be reading and voting on.

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Matt Dickinson

Cliffhanger! Keeping Your Reader On The Edge Of Their Seat

Matt Dickinson, author of the teen titles ‘Mortal Chaos’ and ‘The Everest Files’ gives us his tips for raising the tension of your story to fever pitch!

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William Sutcliffe

Four Books I Loved While Growing Up

William Sutcliffe is the author of Concentr8, a gripping novel for teens, as well as The Wall, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Scottish Children's Book Awards. In this blog post, William tells us more about the fiction that captivated him as a boy.

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Inspiring Confidence in Reading at Kirkcaldy High School

Looking for a way to inspire your reluctant and less confident readers? Teacher Kirsten Hume from Kirkcaldy High School decided that the best approach was to connect reading to a practical purpose, and challenged her S2s to visit primary schools and read aloud to Primary 1s. Find out more about how the project benefited everyone.

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