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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 has shown that teacher knowledge of contemporary children's books makes a big difference when it comes to instiling 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.

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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!

Findochty Primary pupils
Findochty Reads - Building and sustaining our reading culture
16 November 2020

Having established a successful reading culture within Findochty Primary, we thought long and hard about how to keep things fresh and engaging for all of our children.

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Family in library
Support for libraries to keep sharing a love of reading
9 November 2020

Libraries are at the heart of our reading culture, offering books, resources and expertise to the whole community. While schools and libraries were closed, the free provision of e-books and audio books through library services helped keep Scotland reading.

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