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Talking History Shortlisted for the SLA Awards!

Talking History has been shortlisted for the School Library Association’s Information Book Awards!

Schools can get involved and pupils can vote for their favourites! There are guidelines, free classroom resources and suggested activities, bookmarks, links to further reading and more on the SLA website – teachers and school librarians can take a look here. …

Reflective Reading resource pack

Simply click the image to download Cranachan Publishing’s *free* Reflective Reading classroom pack to accompany Tiger Skin Rug.

This pack includes a full set of Task Maps covering the whole book, along with some additional activities too.

These resources are ideal if you’re using the book as a whole-class novel, or for reading groups in class. …

‘Speak Out!’ workshop

This session is based on Talking History: 150 Years of Speakers and Speeches, described as “perfect for upper KS2 and KS3 libraries” and Book of the Month in The School Reading List. It’s also shortlisted for the School Library Awards Information Book prize. …

Talking History cover

Talking History Teacher Notes

FREE, downloadable classroom notes created by Templar Books to accompany Talking History: 150 Years of Speakers and Speeches by Joan Haig, Joan Lennon and illustrated by André Ducci.

Click here to access the notes. …

‘The Magic of Tigers’ workshop

This interactive workshop is aimed at P5 and above. Based on award-winning Tiger Skin Rug, this session involves lots of exciting tiger facts, a flying tiger, a short reading, and National Literacy Trust colouring-in sheets of two of Marian Brown’s beautiful illustrations from the book. …

Into the tiger’s den with Joan Haig

Visit The National Literacy Trust where you can read a short interview, watch a workshop on tigers in middle-grade stories, and download some free colouring-in pages of Marian Brown’s gorgeous illustrations. …