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Arbroath Case Study
Arbroath Academy Case Study

This case study from Arbroath Academy shares their experience of being involved in the Reading Challenge, including what worked best and what they have learned. 

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Book Blurb Quiz
Book Blurb Quiz

A printable quiz for middle-upper primary challenging pupils to match sentences from children’s book blurbs with their front covers.

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Book discovery guide
Book Discovery Guide

Research by the Open University shows that teacher knowledge of contemporary children's books makes a big difference when it comes to instilling a love of reading in pupils.

This Book Discovery Guide, produced by Scottish Book Trust for the First Minister's Reading Challenge, is full of book recommendations and themed booklists to help you find great reads for primary and secondary school pupils, including:

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Book List for your Art Classroom

A list of books specially selected to appeal to pupils who are studying art. This is a great resource for staff who want to recommend books to pupils, or build reading into a cross-curricular project.

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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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Fewer books, more engagement with Carmuirs Primary School
20 October 2021

Mary Jalland, Primary 1 teacher at Carmuirs Primary School in Falkirk, writes about her innovative approach to engaging younger readers with books by offering a curated, smaller choice of titles.

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Welcome back to the Reading Challenge
1 October 2021

We can’t believe it’s October already and we’re into another year of the First Minister's Reading Challenge! We’ve been delighted to see so many of you register for this year’s challenge already.

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