Happy Burns Day! Poetry Pack 2

We know how busy you all are, so we are continuing to put together some resources that may help.

This pack is another Robert Burns poem, ‘Up in the Morning Early’. This is aimed at end of First/Second Level.

It has been created in Google Slides with links to activities on Jamboard, Google Forms, Google Docs and YouTube.

We hope to continue creating these for the duration of lockdown.

Feel free to edit these and use as much of this as you like with your class.

To access this pack , use this link:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nSVzjSGO7QIjW797X9bxSaBeg-ULKlyJgwKrupB2ciI/edit?usp=sharing

Listening and Talking Training Sessions

Suzanne Callander (SAC Literacy Officer) has developed a range of support materials aimed at the the teaching of Listening and Talking at both Primary and Secondary level.

Suzanne will be running 3 sessions this week to share the materials and how these might be used. Join us on Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th at 1.30pm to hear more.

The link for training can be found on the Highland Digital School Hub on the calendar.

You can also sign up via the CPD website.

Ready to Go Robert Burns Poetry Teaching and Learning Resource

We know how busy you all are, so we are putting together some resources that may help.

The first one is for Burns Day and is based around, ‘A Red, Red Rose’. This is aimed at end of First/Second Level.

It has been created in Google Slides with links to activities on Jamboard, Google Forms, Google Docs and YouTube.

We hope to continue creating these for the duration of lockdown.

Feel free to edit these and use as much of this as you like with your class.

To access the first one, use this link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PjDYsGTvcZrf1Mx1qNrXw8oiQQ8TFedLgQcdfvo08k4/edit?usp=sharing

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.