Scottish Book Trust Videos

Authors Live: Chae Strathie

Authors Live: Chae Strathie

Sarah Barrie

To celebrate Bookbug week, Scottish children’s author Chae Strathie took part in a very special event.  Watch now to hear Chae sing some songs, read his wonderful stories The Fabulous Flapdoodles, The Loon on the Moon and Bedtime For Little Mouse and share his tips on how to create the perfect bedtime routine. 

For shorter clips from this event please visit the BBC Scotland Learning website.

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Never Bite a Tiger on the Nose

Brianne Moore

Never Bite a Tiger on the Nose was developed as part of a Writer in Residence programme with Home Start in Fife. Author Lynne Rickards worked with a group of mums to create a picture book with a healthy eating message; Edinburgh illustrator Eilidh Muldoon provided the charming artwork. The book will be included in Bookbug Pirate Bags being distributed throughout Scotland. Watch a dad reading the book with his child in this video.

 

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Author and illustrator Nick Hesketh

Quick and Easy Creative Writing Exercises for the Classroom

Chris Leslie

Creative writing should be an enjoyable experience, and these fun games and activities will help to give you and your pupils a light hearted experience of the craft of writing. The games will help pupils to come up with interesting stories and character names, as well as building vocabulary and developing a writing voice. The guides below explain the rules to the games. You'll also find Nick's notes for teaching creative writing, which pull together all of his tips on writing a great story. Good luck!

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Author and illustrator Nick Hesketh

Teaching Dialogue and How to End a Story

Chris Leslie

In the sixth video of our How To Teach Creative Writing series, Nick Hesketh looks at teaching the writing of effective dialogue, and outlines a great way of ending a story.

Follow the links to below to download all the guides and handouts referred to in the video.

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Author and illustrator Nick Hesketh

The Importance of Word Choice in Creative Writing

Chris Leslie

In this fifth video in our How To Teach Creative Writing series, Nick Hesketh explains how you can increase pupils' understanding of the kind of words to deploy in their writing. Follow the links to below to download all the guides and handouts referred to in the video.

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Author and illustrator Nick Hesketh

Creative Ways to teach Structure in Creative Writing

Chris Leslie

In this video, Nick Hesketh looks at how you can give pupils a prepared story framework and use it to keep them going in their writing. He also explains how to make sure pupils stick to the past tense in their initial forays into writing.

Follow the links to below to download the guides referred to in the video.

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