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Supporting the literacy strategy of Falkirk Children's Services

January 22, 2015
by Miss Wallace
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Active Approaches to Reading at Early Level

Falkirk Council’s Early Level literacy mobilisation team have been working hard on support materials for Early Level staff. The focus is on early reading skills and the team have produced a short document outlining approaches to support the teaching of early … Continue reading

January 14, 2015
by Miss Wallace
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Thinking Reader at Bainsford Primary

  Emma Cuthbert, Interim PT at Bainsford Primary School is delighted to share the wonderful work her P2/1 class has been carrying out in relation to higher order reading skills.  The class have already studied Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers … Continue reading

November 24, 2014
by Miss Wallace
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Embedding Reading Strategies Across Bonnybridge Primary School

Bonnybridge Primary School have been working really hard to embed active literacy  across their school. In this post, we are taking a look at how Bonnybridge are improving attainment in reading. In active literacy reading, there are 6 comprehension strategies … Continue reading

November 12, 2014
by Miss Wallace
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Active Reading Animation for Parents and Carers

As part of Falkirk Council’s ‘Zero Tolerance to Illiteracy’ strategy, the Curriculum Support Team have been working on a number of ways to support parents and carers in this area. It is very important to us to share the strategies … Continue reading

October 22, 2014
by Miss Wallace
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The Thinking Reader – What do the pupils think?

  Pupils from St. Bernadette’s R.C.P.S. in Falkirk have demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of the six reading comprehension strategies at a recent C.P.D. event. The two P7 pupils eloquently described each of the strategies and treated the audience to … Continue reading

March 26, 2014
by Miss Wallace
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I Like Big Books!

Larbert High School has highlighted the value of reading in this parody you tube video entitled ‘I like big books’. The video can be viewed by clicking on this link.  It was produced as part of Literacy Week 2013. Active … Continue reading

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