Scottish Book Trust’s New Online Learning Resources Revealed
Scottish Book Trust today announced details of new online learning resources designed to aid teachers and librarians achieve a wide range of literacy aims. The resources, linked to the Curriculum for Excellence, can be downloaded for free from Scottish Book Trust’s website.
Written by practitioners, the resources encompass a broad range of cross-curricular, fun activities designed to help teachers and pupils enjoy reading and writing. There are exercises and activities to assist with projects on contemporary and classic authors, creative and personal writing, poetry and even illustration and filmmaking.
Jasmine Fassl, Head of Schools at Scottish Book Trust said: “We hope that teachers, librarians and pupils enjoy using these cross-curricular resources that have been designed to engage children with reading and writing in a fun and informative way. We have drawn on the expertise of a wide variety of practitioners, including some of the fantastic authors that have participated in our Authors Live events and the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour, to create unique resources for pupils of all ages.”
The resources include:
- Activity packs for best loved authors including Anthony Horowitz, Oliver Jeffers and Malorie Blackman.
- Phil Earle’s Creative Writing Masterclass – an indispensable video series for any young writer, featuring teen and children’s author Phil Earle.
- Liz Pichon Learning Resources – a variety of fun, cross-curricular activities based on the first two books of Liz’s wildly popular Tom Gates series.
- Using Illustration as a Stimulus for Writing – get your pupils excited about the rich world of children’s illustration and learn how to use illustration as a gateway to creative writing.
- A guide to National 5/Higher Scottish prose texts – a useful starting point for teachers who want to dive into these wonderful books and stories.
- Reading Activities for Any Book – activities for a wide range of age levels which you can apply to just about any book.
Details of all the resources available can be found at: www.scottishbooktrust.com/learning/learning-resources