Literacy and English

It can be hugely rewarding to bring different generations together in learning activities. In this resource, find out how pupils and older people can interview each other and produce pieces of writing.

At St. Ninian’s Primary School, South Ayrshire, our Primary 1/2 and Primary 7 classes have enjoyed taking part in a Shared Reading project. The aim of this project was to increase pupils’ enjoyment in reading.

This resource has been created to support Scottish Book Trust’s Shared Reading Project, but you can use it at any time and in any context to bring picture books to life through drama. The activities are designed to be flexible, so adapt as you see fit.

This guide from writer Alison Irvine will help you and your pupils get to grips with personal writing. From coming up with ideas to writing dialogue, Alison's resource will help develop a number of key skills to make writing come to life.

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.

Watch Julia Donaldson in this interview with VOMO Radio and find answers to all those questions you have always wanted to ask Julia: What is the favourite character you have created and why? What is your proudest moment as an author? How does th

Pupils and teaching staff from Elgin Academy were our Scottish Teenage Book Prize School Champions for 2017.

Watch Julia Donaldson perform The Magic Paintbrush with help from pupils at Holywood Primary School and Lochside Primary School at Lochthorn Library in Dumfries! What should Shen do? 

As part of the 20th Anniversary celebrations of the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour, we have asked our author's about life on tour!

John Fardell, author and illustrator, gives his top tips for using drawing as a starting point for creative writing. John's best known illustrated picture books include The Day Louis Got Eaten and Manfred the Baddie.

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