Robert Burns – Futurelearn CPD Opportunity

Have you taught Robert Burns poetry previously in the classroom? Would you like to find out more about the Bard as a Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) opportunity to inform your practice and support your teaching of Scots Language? Futurelearn are offering a great free three week online course – Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and […]

Authors Live: Matthew Fitt

Teach children between P4 and P7? Join the Scottish Book Trust on Authors Live as we celebrate 100 years of Roald Dahl, with writer and translator Matthew Fitt! Matthew will be exploring the world of Scots language through his translations of Roald Dahl’s most popular stories. Matthew will show how he translates these well-loved stories, making […]

Weans’ Wurds

The Scots Language Co-ordinators in Education Scotland want children to share their Scots Language learning with others. Their document below, Weans’ Words, has links and resources that can support the teaching of Scots Language in the classroom. CLICK HERE – Previous Scots Language posts on Highland Literacy CLICK HERE – Scots Hoose – Scots Language Resources CLICK HERE – […]

Robert Louis Stevenson Day 2015

A date for your diary . . . courtesy of Education Scotland Robert Louis Stevenson Day will take place on Friday 13 November, though celebrations will be taking place all week, from 9—15 November. This year the theme will be ‘Stevenson on Stage and Screen’ and pupils of all ages can take part in celebrating […]

Education Scotland – Revised Significant Aspects of Learning

Yesterday the Literacy and English team at Education Scotland released their revised professional learning paper and progression framework as part of the Assessing Progress and Achievement resource. There are three significant aspects of learning (SALs) in Literacy and English. Listening and talking Reading Writing Although teaching and learning will often take place across more than one […]

When we find the Gowd

When we find the Gowd is a great resource that has been produced by Inverclyde Council to support the teaching of Scots – with St. Andrew’s Day looming there’s no better time to plan for Scots language. The resource includes a series of lessons for First, Second and Third Levels. CLICK HERE – When we find the Gowd

HLP Booklets

As you are aware, we are currently refreshing the Highland Literacy Project materials and publishing them on the blog once they are completed. In addition to the ‘Sharing Box‘ you can access the original HLP Booklets by clicking the links below. HLP Core Reading – INFANT Follow-Up Tasks HLP Core Reading – Organisation HLP Core Reading […]

Comma, semi-colon or dash maybe? . . .

The technical aspects of writing – spelling, grammar and punctuation – are sometimes the first thing we notice when reading a piece of writing. However, if you doubt yourself as to which punctuation mark is required, whether to use practice or practise, or even need refreshed on the difference between definite and indefinite articles, here’s link to […]