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Read and Write – Highland Guidance

Here are resource page links for Highland staff using Read and Write –

 1. Teacher page – text.help/highland-teachers

This houses all the resources teachers will need to get to know the toolbar themselves (see the ‘Getting colleagues on board’ section). There are also downloadable resources for teachers to use to spread the word to their students and parents. 

2.  Student/parent page – text.help/highland-students
This page includes links to the home install guides for each platform. Also, there are additional resources for students/parents to learn more about Read&Write.

Training Opportunities

We know that things are far from ‘normal’ in schools but we are here to help! We are still providing regular training sessions. We are here to support you.

All training is listed on the Highland CPD website https://highland.cpdservice.net/

Upcoming training sessions and networks include:

  • Literacy Leaders
  • Developing Literacy – First and Second Level -Reading and Writing
  • Emerging Literacy Network
  • Secondary Teachers – Teaching the Literacy of your Subject

It’s the end of Book Week Scotland!

Where has the week gone? It’s day 5 of Book Week Scotland and the theme this year is the future!

We know you will soon be sharing the Bookbug P1 Family Bags and Read, Write, Count bags if you haven’t already.

Jenny Wilson has created two fabulous writing packs based on the P2 & 3 Read, Write, Count texts – Rocket Mole and Look Up. The writing packs contain detailed lessons plans for whole class reading and writing. Continue the learning beyond this week!

If you would like access to these, please drop Jenny Wilson or Laura McGinlay an email with a note of your gmail address so we can share the resource with you.

Dyslexia Awareness Week (Scotland)

Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland will be on 2 – 7 November 2020

Dyslexia Awareness Week this year is all about ‘Unlocking Potential’.  To tie in with coming out of lockdown, the title reflects all the amazing and sometimes unexpected ways that children and adults have adapted to our ‘new normal’, not to mention parents, teachers and others.  It’s not been easy but we have been struck by the resilience shown by so many.

Some ways to support Dyslexia Awareness Week

https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/dyslexia-awareness-week

For those of you who would like an interesting, informative and thought-provoking read, please click the link below.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/sep/17/battle-over-dyslexia-warwickshire-staffordshire

Book Bug and Read, Write, Count Bags

It is nearly time for the Book Bug and Read, Write, Count Bags to be delivered to your school.

As you might be aware, we have organised two webinars, relevant for anyone involved in gifting the P1 bag. They are as follows:

Webinar: Making the most of the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag

This webinar is for P1 teachers and school literacy co-ordinators involved with the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag. Join us for a webinar which will introduce you to the contents of the bag, including the 3 shortlisted books, provide ideas for cross-curricular activities and explain how your pupils can vote for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize.

There are two available sessions:

  • Tuesday 29 September 2020: 4pm-5pm
  • Wednesday 7 October 2020: 4pm-5pm

For more info about this webinar, and registrations, please click here.

Webinar: Gifting the Bookbug P1 Family Bag and Read, Write, Count Bags

This webinar is for P1, P2 and P3 teachers and school literacy co-ordinators involved with gifting the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag and Read, Write, Count bags.

  • Wednesday 23 September 2020: 4pm-5:30pm

For registrations, please click here.