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Digital resources to support your paired reading projects

A curated selection of digital resources, printable worksheets, top tips and advice

Type: Classroom resources
Level: Core, Silver, Gold
Audience: Primary, Secondary
Key area: 1.2.2 Learner role modelling, 2.7.1 Partnerships within local community

Scottish Book Trust's national book gifting

Paired reading can be a fantastic way to build confidence in reading, introduce fun and meaningful cross-age projects, support fluency and remove the pressures of reading in school.

In this digital resource kit, we have curated some handy tools to help the development of your paired reading projects including recordings of our recent 'Paired Reading and Read Write Count with the First Minister' CLPL sessions, with ideas, activities and downloadable content to ready your learners for a fun reading experience.

At Reading Schools, we are keen to promote opportunities that maximise existing resources and pulls strands of work together, enabling fantastic partnerships to be developed both in school and across a cluster. Whether it be paired reading in a primary school, or a secondary school working with their feeder primaries, (this will open in a new window)Scottish Book Trust's P1-3 book gifting programmes ((this will open in a new window)Bookbug and (this will open in a new window)Read Write Count with the First Minister) offer a great suite of tools to support those projects.

Paired Reading Toolkit

(this will open in a new window)Scottish Book Trust's Paired Reading Toolkit is fantastic suite of resources, containing everything you need to plan and deliver your very own project, together with a case study video from Dalmilling Primary School in South Ayrshire, describing their paired reading project. The toolkit contains the following documents:

There are also some fun, downloadable resources, to make your projects exciting and engaging, including:

Paired Reading and Read Write Count with the First Minister

Our recent CLPL session on paired reading focussed on ‘Where has all the cake gone?’ from this year's Primary 2 bag. There are a number of accompanying resources to support the gifting of the Primary 2 bag, but they could also be useful for your paired reading projects.

(this will open in a new window)The Read Write Count with the First Minister web resource pack includes:

Useful links

Bookbug and Read Write Count with the First Minister local authority contacts

Videos to support reading aloud and bringing stories to life

Stagecoach Edinburgh

Where has all the cake gone?

All the attendees from our recent CLPL sessions can claim their free copy of 'Where has all the cake gone' and will receive an email shortly with more information on how to receive their book.

Cover of the picture book 'Where has all the cake gone?' by Andrew Saunders and Aysha Awwad

If you have not received an email, please contact us at (this will open in a new window) with your Eventbrite ticket number and we’ll send you a copy.