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
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
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.
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.
This list of 100 Places to Start your Reading Journey, with reviews and additional recommendations, is great for children of primary school age who are looking for their next read. An electronic version of this list is available here.
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!
Submitting to the First Minister's Challenge: Gathering Evidence and Capturing Children’s Voice
Impact and Evidence
Findochty Primary's journey through the Reading Challenge
Where it began
Findochty Primary joined the First Minister’s Reading Challenge in August 2018. Joining the challenge gave us training, resources and a goal to help us on our journey to creating a reading culture within our school.