Places Books Take Us (Primary)

This year, you’ve been on a great journey with reading and it’s worth celebrating!

Although you’re currently separated from the children you work with, there’s lots you can do to celebrate books and reading! We’ve gathered a number of different creative activities around the theme places books take us which can be completed from home so that children across Scotland can continue to enjoy the magic of reading.

These include:

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Digital Reading Passport

Children can track their reading journey using this digital version of the reading passport. They can add text to each slide to show what book they have been reading and their thoughts, plus share their reading journey with others using slide show mode.


You can also add more pages by duplicating the existing slides.

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Digital Group Passport

Share this digital group passport with your class or group to keep track of what everyone is reading in one place. You can add text to each square as you go.

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Give Reading a High Profile with Authors Live

Authors Live is a series of world class children’s author and illustrator events brought directly to your classroom, library or home for free, live on the web. It's a fantastic tool if you're trying to get children and young people more engaged with reading. This resource provides tips and ideas for before, during and after the broadcast to help you harness the potential of Authors Live and integrate it into your wider reading journey.

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Escape Room Resource

An escape room style resource, created by Padlox Escape Rooms. Pupils must solve book-related puzzles to find the hidden quill. The resource will test their book knowledge, and encourage them to work collaboratively to solve the 10 brain-teasing puzzles.  

Padlox Escape Rooms bring escape rooms to schools, offering a curriculum-focussed half day experience for groups of 30 pupils called “Escape The Classroom!”

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Make a Hat Inspired by a Book

If you’re attending a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, make sure you wear a special hat for the occasion. This template will help you make a simple hat, which you can then decorate with drawings of characters from your favourite books, quotes that you like and much more!

This template is perfect to use with your Party Pack or if you're attending our Celebration Event in June 2019.

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Build a Story at the Museum (Gaelic)

Museums are a great place to uncover stories – they’re hiding everywhere amongst the fascinating objects. 

Take this sheet along to a museum near you to help you build a story!

This resource is in Gaelic, so it is perfect for pupils in Gaelic Medium Education.

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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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