Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2019

The Gruffalo in Scots

What is this?

​Resources to accompany the Scots versions of Julia Donaldson’s classic children’s book The Gruffalo.

There are six Scots translations of The Gruffalo available which these activities support:

  • The Gruffalo in Scots by James Robertson
  • The Glasgow Gruffalo by Elaine C Smith
  • The Dundee Gruffalo by Matthew Fitt
  • The Shetland Gruffalo by Laureen Johnson
  • The Orkney Gruffalo by Simon Hall
  • The Doric Gruffalo by Sheena Blackhall

Who is this for?

​The resource is for early, first and second levels. It contains teaching ideas and tasks based on the Scots text and the animated version of the story.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice

There is vocabulary support for Shetland, Orkney and for Doric. These materials were used when Education Scotland and Into Film held Scots Language Through Film events in these areas.

If you would like to compile a Glasgow or Dundee version, please send a copy to: Bruce.Eunson@educationscotland.gov.scot

Download(s)

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PDF file: The Gruffalo in Scots - Early level (111 KB)

PDF file: The Gruffalo in Scots - First level (114 KB)

PDF file: The Gruffalo in Scots - Second level (117 KB)

Word file: The Gruffalo in Scots - Comprehension activity (34 KB)

Word file: The Gruffalo in Scots language activities (32 KB)

Word file: The Gruffalo in Scots - Doric resource (31 KB)

Word file: The Gruffalo in Scots - Orkney resource (30 KB)

Word file: The Gruffalo in Scots - Shetland resource (30 KB)

Word file: The Gruffalo flashcards (49 KB)

Word file: The Gruffalo in Scots - Word list (18 KB)