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Reading, literacy and Curriculum for Excellence

Reading with young children promotes communication and language development and supports learning in the school environment as well as at home. It lays important foundations for literacy and performance in later school settings and into adulthood.

Literacy experiences and outcomes within Curriculum for Excellence are a core responsibility of all practitioners and are applicable across all learning. Children develop and extend their literacy skills when they have opportunities to:

  • Communicate, collaborate and build relationships
  • Reflect on and explain their literacy and thinking skills
  • Engage with and create a wide range of texts in different media, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by ICT
  • Develop their understanding of what is special, vibrant and valuable about their own and other cultures and languages
  • Explore the richness and diversity of language
  • Extend and enrich vocabulary through listening, talking, watching and reading

 For further information visit Education Scotland Curriculum for Excellence – Literacy across Learning