PDF

Places Books Take Us (Secondary)

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

Although you’re currently separated from the young people 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 to help your young people continue to enjoy the magic of reading.

These include:

View more
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:

View more
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.

View more
Dunfermline High Case Study

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

View more
Embed Books Across the Curriculum with Read, Write, Count

Read, Write, Count is a national campaign to improve literacy and numeracy skills, which includes a gifting programme for P2-3 children with books, numeracy and writing resources included in their own Read, Write, Count bag. The books are specially chosen to help support cross-curricular learning, making them an excellent tool if you're trying to build a reading culture in your P2 or P3 class.

View more
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.

View more
Book list for your Maths classroom

This list features books that have been specially selected to appeal to pupils who are studying maths. It is a great resource for staff who want to recommend books to pupils, or build reading into a cross-curricular project.

View more
Book list for your Computing Science classroom

This list features books that have been specially selected to appeal to pupils who are studying computer science. It is a great resource for staff who want to recommend books to pupils, or build reading into a cross-curricular project.

View more
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!”

View more

Get the resources and support you need to promote reading in your school or community

Take part