Blog Posts tagged: reluctant readers

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Supporting Children with Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Reading Comprehension Impairment (RCI) is a reading difficulty where someone has the ability to decode words and their meanings, but struggles significantly with comprehension. In this blog post, Dr Sarah McGeown explores RCI and explores what can be done to help.

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Tips to encourage writing in school

Library assistant Chris Kelso has a fantastic track record of getting pupils to engage with creative writing, paying close attention to their individual needs and coming up with strategies to motivate writers of all abilities. Check out this blog post for some top tips from Chris!

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How I've used picture books for older children in the classroom

In our first teacher interview of 2017, primary teacher Janice Paterson tells us about her favourite picture books for older children and how they have opened doors for the reluctant and struggling readers in her class.

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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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5 Reasons to Enter our Graphic Novel Competition

Our graphic novel competition for the Scottish Teenage Book Prize provides a great opportunity to promote reading for pleasure and is a real challenge to help develop your pupils' writing skills. Find out more about the competition in this post.

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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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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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How Shared Reading Can Improve Behaviour and Confidence

Sharing books and talking about them can have a marked impact on behaviour and confidence in reading. The potential to lead to increased attainment is clear! We have a lots of resources and case studies to help you run a shared reading project for the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize. In this blog post, our Schools Resource Developer Chris Leslie tells you more about what shared reading is, how to go about it and what the impact can be.

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Comics in the Classroom Part 5: Recommended Titles

In this final post in his Comics in the Classroom series, Adam Murphy gives his top comic recommendations for 6 year olds right up to teens.

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