Fancy working with an author within your school, library or community group? The Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature funding is now open.
You may have Raising Attainment in Literacy, Language and Communication or Closing the Literacy, Language and Communication gap in your Improvement Plan for next year. We know that children and young people benefit from having a clear purpose and audience when developing their literacy, language and communication skills. Bring literacy to life with a visit from an author from the Scottish Book Trust’s database.
The funding will cover the author’s fee, their travel and their accommodation. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 27th September 2017. This is for sessions taking place between January and March 2018.
Interested? Find out more by clicking the link below.
With under a fortnight until the end of term, keep the creative juices flowing to the end of term with the Scottish Book Trust’s ’50 Word Fiction’
This month’s ’50 Word Fiction’ from the Scottish Book Trust is fifty word fantasy. This month you’re asked to ‘Write a story set in an enchanted wood.’
The deadline is Tuesday 27th June 2017. The Young Writers category is open to all children and young people under 18.
With under two weeks to go until schools break for summer, is your primary school promoting the Summer Reading Challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read six books over the summer holidays, linking children up with their local libraries.
This year’s theme is ‘Animal Agents’, Share information with your children and their families using the following video:
How do your children get involved?
- Encourage your pupils to head to their local library to find out more information
- CLICK HERE – SRC Informaiton For Schools
- CLICK HERE – SRC Information for Families
Thank you to Seonaid Cooke from Marybank Primary School who has kindly shared this resource.
Here’s a great resource to support the teaching of rhyme and rime. There are a selection of nursery rhymes. Each nursery rhyme comes with suggested vocabulary with the same rime and example lesson plans.
Following the draft Literacy and English Benchmarks published in August 2016, the final Benchmarks (following the consultation period) were published last week by Education Scotland.
Education Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence the CfE Statement for Practitioners
(Aug 2016) stated that the two key resources which support practitioners to plan learning, teaching and assessment are:
Experiences and Outcomes
Benchmarks have been developed to provide clarity on the national standards expected within each curriculum area at each level. They set out clear lines of progression in Literacy and English. Their purpose is to make clear what learners need to know, and be able to do to progress through the levels, and to support consistency in teachers’ and other practitioners’ professional judgements.
Benchmarks are designed to be concise and accessible, with sufficient detail to communicate clearly the standards expected for each curriculum level.