This resource will help you to run a project on Scots language in the classroom through reading Geordie’s Mingin Medicine, a Scots translation by Matthew Fitt of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, as a class.
The activities within this resource pack link to Geordie’s Mingin Medicine but could easily be adapted to other Scots language translations of Roald Dahl favourites such as The Eejits or Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, published by Scots publisher Itchy Coo.(this will open in a new window)
It is recommended that this resource be used with learners who are already familiar with Scots.
- Listening to Scots
- Reading in Scots
- Understanding Scots narration
- Speaking in Scots
- Writing Scots instructions
- Writing prose in Scots
- Performing Scots
- 'Scots language is...' project
For more ideas for using Scots in the classroom, visit the ScotsinSchools(this will open in a new window) website. Dictionaries of the Scots Language(this will open in a new window) is also a useful free resource, with an app version is available to download onto devices for use in class or at home.