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Using Bookzilla in your Secondary School

Bookzilla is Scottish Book Trust's free app for early secondary school students in Scotland, designed by and with teenagers. The app encourages pupils to read for pleasure, whether they are already regular readers or just embarking on their reading journey, including book recommendations, ratings and reading dares.

This resource includes ideas for using the app in school, including activities to use in school library sessions, class time and book group meetings.

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Your Reading Journey Through Film with Into Film

This resource pack was created in partnership with Into Film to help you make connections between reading for pleasure and film-making.

Part 1 of this resource guides you through a number of creative ways to respond to what you are reading using film, from book review videos to book trailers. Part 2 gives you great tips on how to illustrate your reading journey through film, which is particularly useful if you are submitting an entry to one of the challenges at the end of the year and would like to do so through a video.

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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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Lockdown Reading Culture at Grangemouth High
21 January 2021

When schools first closed in March 2020, many exciting reading plans and projects at Grangemouth High School were put on hold, but staff were keen to adapt their practice to ensure as many pupils as possible were still able to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure at home.

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Engaging pupils through the Scottish Teenage Book Prize
9 December 2020

For secondary schools taking part in the Reading Challenge, getting involved in The Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a brilliant way to develop your reading culture and e

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