Blog Posts tagged: P4-7

Lucinda Hare

The magic of imagination and why it’s important

Lucinda Hare is the author of the Dragonsdome Chronicles, and a passionate advocate for the benefits of creativity and imagination. In this blog post she explains why she believes space needs to be made in schools to nurture pupils' imagination.

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What makes a children's book funny?

The Laugh Out Loud awards celebrate the funniest children's books of the year, and your class can get involved by reading and voting for their favourite. In this blog post we caught up with some of the shortlisted authors to find out what they think makes for a funny book!

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Accessible Reading: Using an Android device to support readers with ASN

Allan Wilson from CALL Scotland explores the accessibility features available to support reading on a tablet with children and young people with additional support needs

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Accessible Reading: Using an iPad to support readers with ASN

Allan Wilson from CALL Scotland shares the accessibility features available to support reading on a tablet with children and young people with additional support needs

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Author Martin Brown signs books for school children

Create your own Horrible History

Carolyn Alexander from Burgh Primary School in Glasgow explains how she used an Authors Live event to inspire pupils to write and illustrate their own Horrible Histories booklets

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Authors Live: Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell reveals the Scottish inspiration for How to Train Your Dragon and introduces her new Wizards of Once series.

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How Reading Can Make You a Better Footballer

Danny Scott is the author of the Scotland Stars FC series and a keen watcher and player of the beautiful game. Ahead of the World Cup, Danny gives aspiring young footballers some insight into how reading can help them develop their skills on the pitch.

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The Great Rebel Booklist!

As part of our annual campaign to get Scotland writing, we are asking primary and secondary pupils across the country to create a piece of personal or collaborative writing inspired by the 2018 theme Rebel. To get your pupils inspired to participate in our writing campaign, why not explore rebels and rebellion by reading one of the books below with your class, specially selected by Jim Taylor from Lighthouse, Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop?

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What Makes a Good Children's Book App?

There is sometimes a misconception that screen time is bad for our children's development as readers. But the argument shouldn't be about the amount of screen time - it should be about the quality of the experience children and parents have when reading a book app. In this blog post, Bev Humphrey outlines her criteria for a quality digital reading experience.

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Pupils during Chris Riddell's Authors Live event

How Schools Have Used our Authors Live Events to Inspire Pupils

Authors Live is our series of digital events with top children's authors and illustrators. The events are streamed live in partnership with the BBC and recorded so you can watch again later. In this feature, find out how primary and secondary schools across the country have used these events as a launchpad to inspire pupils to read and write.

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