Literacy and English

This resource has been designed to give you activity ideas which are transferrable to just about any fiction text in a primary setting. The activities will help your pupils get to grips with aspects like plot, character and setting, and also provide opportunities for them to share their opinions about what they've read.

A resource inspired by the work of poet Theresa Munoz, this resource explores themes of travel and technology.

This resource will help you explore Going for Gold, a fantastic book in the hugely popular Claude series by Alex T Smith.

Abi Elphinstone's book, The Night Spinner, is the final book in a thrilling trilogy which began with The Dreamsnatcher. It's a captivating fantasy novel which has proved a smash hit with children across the country! In this resource you'll find a range of fun, cross-curricular activities inspired by the novel. Even if you don't own a copy, there are transferrable ideas in here which you can apply to other books.

Find out how Kirstin Armstrong, art teacher at Greenfaulds High School, used Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord, a graphic novel about a young man's desperate journey from Northern Africa to Europe, as inspiration for a cross-curricular project exploring the stories of refugees through art and drama.

Laura Ellen Anderson is the writer and illustrator of Evil Emperor Penguin, a madcap graphic novel featuring a penguin hellbent on world domination. The book could appeal to keen and reluctant readers, and this resource gives guidance on using the book to inspire comic writing in class, as well as some STEM activities.

Nick Sharratt, award-winning author and illustrator, gives his top tips for using rhyme to create plotlines

Find out how Rosemary Richey, lecturer at Fife College, used Matthew Fitt's Scots language Authors Live event as the starting point for a Scots storytelling project with young adult learners.

This resource will help pupils from Levels Early to Fourth write about food, sharing their experiences and memories where food has played a big part.

This award-winning book is the first by David Litchfield, and tells the beautiful story of a bear cub who finds a discarded piano in the forest. This resource focuses mainly on music activities you can do with Early and First level pupils.

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