12-14

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.

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.

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

Wordless picture books can provide a fascinating, inclusive and yet challenging reading experience for adults and children alike. In this resource you can find out how to approach wordless picture books in the classroom and library.

The Tweed Reads Schools project aims to inspire primary pupils to read by positioning secondary pupils as reading role models. Watch the video to find out how Peebles High School pupils have been planning and delivering lessons in cluster primary schools designed to enthuse their primary peers about reading!

The Tweed Reads project aims to inspire pupils in the Tweeddale area to read through a variety of innovative approaches. Watch the video to pick up some ideas to inspire a love of reading in your school!

The Tweed Reads project is an innovative approach to getting pupils across a whole community reading for pleasure. Check out the case study to find out how Peebles High School are leading the efforts to raise the profile of reading in the Tweeddale area!

Liz Pichon

Liz Pichon Interview

Age: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14
Curriculum areas: Literacy and English
Format: Video
Authors: Liz Pichon

The Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon has enjoyed phenomenal success since the first book arrived in 2011. In this interview, Liz talks about the latest book in the series and her journey towards becoming a published author in spite of her dyslexia.

Deanna Rodger is one of the most acclaimed spoken word artists on the UK scene, and her work covers a lot of important ground including national identity and technology. This resource will give you some different ideas to explore Deanna's poems and get your pupils writing some of their own.

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