Looking for more in Learning resources?

Using Scots in the classroom

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Scots, Talking and listening
Programme: Book Week Scotland, 50 Word Fiction, Live Literature
Language: English, Scots
Genre: Identity, Local Interest, Scotland, Scots
Age group: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14
Topics: Scots

This resource provides an introduction to using Scots language in the classroom. It offers activities and ideas to help you introduce Scots language into your teaching. The resource has several aims:

The resource contains a variety of ideas for reading, writing and listening and talking activities.

For more ideas on using Scots in the classroom, visit the ScotsinSchools(this link will open in a new window) website. Dictionaries of the Scots Language(this link 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.

You can submit any work your students create inspired by this resource in our Young Scots Writer o the Year competition. Closing date for the competition is Wednesday 19 June 2024.