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How Good Is Our School? 4 Planning and Evaluation Toolkit

This planning and evaluation toolkit is aligned with How Good is Our School? (4th edition), and is designed to allow those taking part in FMRC to:

  • integrate FMRC activities into their improvement plans
  • evaluate the impact of their FMRC activities and identify opportunities for development
  • access case studies and resources to support the development of their FMRC activities
     
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10 Things To Do With Any Book (ASN)

This resource is aimed at children with additional support needs who want to have fun with books. By adding interesting playful activities and sensory elements to reading aloud, we can help children engage with and understand stories. Activities include:

  • Create a sensory story
  • Story dress-up
  • Story pass the parcel
  • Make a game out of the book
  • Sound effect story
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10 Things to Do With Any Book (Primary)

This resource is full of activity ideas to use with just about any fiction text in a primary setting. The activities will help your pupils get to grips with concepts such as plot, character and setting, and also provide opportunities for them to share their opinions about what they've read.

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10 Things to Do With Any Book (Secondary)

This resource by Rachel Latimer, English teacher at Portobello High School, will provide great activity ideas that will help your pupils to enjoy the books they are reading and gain a deeper understanding of the text. 

You can pick and choose which activities suit you and your pupils best, or use the resource in its entirety.

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Case studies and inspiration

Our blog is full of ideas about building a reading culture and encouraging young people to read for pleasure, with case studies from participants, book suggestions and more!

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​​​​​​​Medicine for the Mind: Reading for mental wellbeing during difficult times
26 May 2020

Jennifer Horan is a school librarian in South Lanarkshire who is currently pursuing a research degree in children’s literature and young people’s mental wellbeing. She is the chair of Youth Libraries Group Scotland and chair-elect of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2021.

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Inside Dundee Hub Community Library & Learning Centre
1 May 2020

Libraries taking part in the Reading Challenge have been busy all year promoting reading for pleasure and working with children and their families. We asked Dundee Hub Library to write about their approach.

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