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11 + years experience of creating T&L units and powerpoints for Senior Cycle English & new Junior Cycle English. My units and worksheets are student-centred and highly visual. I promote critical thinking skills as well as 'responsibility for own learning' as per key skills. Any of the units purchased below will complement English class textbooks for face to face teaching and a blended learning approach.

11 + years experience of creating T&L units and powerpoints for Senior Cycle English & new Junior Cycle English. My units and worksheets are student-centred and highly visual. I promote critical thinking skills as well as 'responsibility for own learning' as per key skills. Any of the units purchased below will complement English class textbooks for face to face teaching and a blended learning approach.
E.T. Film Studies Second Year English Unit
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E.T. Film Studies Second Year English Unit

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This PowerPoint unit takes learners though ‘E.T. the Extra Terrestrial’ as a studied visual text for Junior Cycle English. The unit includes** 75 individual slides** which cover the film in detail with a number of writing activities and two CBA tasks. Included: Learning outcomes Vocabulary tasks Visual literacy task based on the film trailer Oral language skills: Discussion topic on alien life Film angles and shots - study of the opening sequence Film sequence retrieval comprehension questions CBA formal letter task - Letter to NASA from Michael Taylor Creative writing task - chat show host interview - drama script writing skills Film review task CBA task reimagine the end sequence write a descriptive short story
First Year English Film Shorts x 2 Shorts
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First Year English Film Shorts x 2 Shorts

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This free powerpoint unit is an introduction to first year film studies and complements ‘Fire and Ice II’. The first short is Pixar animator Carlos Baena’s ‘La Noria’. The theme of the short is growing up and grief with a focus on teaching film angles. The second short is the award winning ‘Rue’ by young director Sean Treacy. This film focuses on relationships and the theme of growing up is again prevalent. Learners will refocus on film angles for a second time and examine the plot.
TY English: Studied Drama 'Blood Brothers'
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TY English: Studied Drama 'Blood Brothers'

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Studied Drama unit for TY English. This unit is builds on the foundation of studied drama key skills from Junior Cycle. This unit has been created during Covid-19 to promote blended learning. This printable PDF. features YouTube clips links, audio clips, QR codes embedded visually to provoke learner’s critical thinking skills and a personal response approach. 12 Page PDF features: Background context to ‘Blood Brothers’. Critical thinking tasks and personal response tasks blended with Wellbeing strands. Comprehension activity on Act 1 and Act 2. CBA style assessment task: Write a formal letter to Jeffrey Sellers director of ‘Hamilton’ with scaffolding sample. Oral discussion topics for class discussion or remote breakout rooms. Mindful colouring patterns in the shape of T.Y. to stimulate creativity. Group work/Individual task: Create a drama script with the Young Offenders as a stimulus.
'The Great Gatsby' - The Comparative Studies Unit
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'The Great Gatsby' - The Comparative Studies Unit

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Comparative Studies full unit which takes learners step-by-step though ‘The Great Gatsby’ novel version. 111 highly visual slides in total. Topics: Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald Social historical context of The Roaring Twenties Setting - old v new money, geographical location etc. Chapter by chapter notes and student written tasks e.g. key moments & grid notes tasks, questions to provoke critical thinking skills and personal response, Gv&V topics Mode 1: General Vision & Viewpoint Slides easily adapted to suit Cultural Context e.g. role of women, wealth [The American Dream] - Theme & Issue & social class slides featured.
Comparative Study  Cultural Context 'Brooklyn' & 'The Great Gatsby' Grid Notes
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Comparative Study Cultural Context 'Brooklyn' & 'The Great Gatsby' Grid Notes

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Comparative Study Cultural Context grid notes worksheet with notes for Senior Cycle English. This editable Microsoft Word docx file features 17 typed pages of Cultural Context notes comparing and contrasting the novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ with visual text ‘Brooklyn’. The document is typed in a stylish and clearly visual grid format. The detailed worksheet features a third adaptable blank grid to input your own third text notes or leave blank to elicit student personal response. Topics include background context for writing the introduction of a cultural context essay with subtopics including: social setting; gender roles; sex, love & marriage; social class; community values; family values; spiritual values & religion; wealth and materialism.
Eavan Boland  Poetry 'War Horse' Unit
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Eavan Boland Poetry 'War Horse' Unit

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Eavan Boland poetry unit for Senior Cycle English. This unit is topical for Leaving Cert 2021 and was created during Covid-19 to promote blended learning. PowerPoint features YouTube clips links, study audio clips and topical photo journalism embedded visually to provoke learner’s critical thinking skills and a personal response approach to LC style essays. The unit can easily be adapted to suit ordinary level. 18 slides feature: In-depth study notes for ‘War Horse’ - style and content Notes tasks per poem: Bullet journal notes or Cornell Notes options Comprehension & personal response question tasks and sentence starters Content covered: ‘War Horse’ - Background context, study notes, student centred written activities and personal response questions.
Evan Boland Personal Response Essay Task
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Evan Boland Personal Response Essay Task

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Eavan Boland poetry personal response task for Senior Cycle English. This essay task is topical for Leaving Cert 2021 and is suitable as a writing task post study of Boland’s poetry. The question title posed is ‘The Appeal of Eavan Boland’s Poetry’ . Students are provided with starter prompts to elicit a personal response. The learning outcome is to write a Senior Cycle style essay essay using the featured title.
TY Christmas Poetry: 'A Christmas Childhood' v 'Trio' Worksheet or Dec. AT
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TY Christmas Poetry: 'A Christmas Childhood' v 'Trio' Worksheet or Dec. AT

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This is a FREE Unseen Poetry style worksheet for TY English. The format of the questions is taken from Junior Cycle English papers with some Senior Cycle comprehension style poetry questions also. It can be used a unit of work in December or as TY Christmas assessment for pre-Christmas break. The two poems are ‘A Christmas Childhood’ by Patrick Kavanagh (Irish) and ‘Trio’ by Edwin Morgan (Scottish). Enjoy!
Robert Frost: 6 Poems Unit - Senior Cycle English
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Robert Frost: 6 Poems Unit - Senior Cycle English

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This learning unit contains takes students through six Robert Frost poems which are commonly contained in the Leaving Cert syllabus. The Power Point unit contains visuals, personal response style questions, study notes as well as an Q. B and a Frost exam style essay title. The unit has been designed to promote critical thinking skills as well as independent learners via self-directed learning tasks. This unit was created during Covid and also suits a blended learning approach for remote teaching due to the independent learning tasks incorporated. Content: 99 Detailed PPT. slides Robert Frost bio Detailed study notes on each of the 6 poems **Two O. level poems included ** Personal response questions Style and content notes grid task Q.B write an article Exam style essay question title
'Pride' Comparative Studies Visual Text
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'Pride' Comparative Studies Visual Text

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Powerpoint unit which engages learners via personal response questions per film sequence. Learners can use their personal responses to collate key moments and form their notes for the comparative studies. The questions are set for the modes: Relationships and also Theme (freedom). 62 slides in total.
Eavan Boland Poet Introduction and 'Child of Our Time' 31 Slides
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Eavan Boland Poet Introduction and 'Child of Our Time' 31 Slides

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Eavan Boland poetry unit for Senior Cycle English. This unit is topical for Leaving Cert 2021 and was created during Covid-19 to promote blended learning. PowerPoint features YouTube clips links, study audio clips and topical photo journalism embedded visually to provoke learner’s critical thinking skills and a personal response approach to LC style essays. The unit can easily be adapted to suit ordinary level. 31 slides feature: Boland’s Biography and back ground context In-depth study notes for ‘Child of our Time’ - style and content Notes tasks per poem: Bullet journal notes or Cornell Notes options Comprehension & personal response question tasks and sentence starters Content covered: Introduction to Eavan Boland - Biography ‘Child of Our Time’ - Background context, study notes, student centred written activities and personal response questions.
Seamus Heaney Senior Cycle Poetry Unit H & O
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Seamus Heaney Senior Cycle Poetry Unit H & O

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This learning unit takes students through six Seamus Heaney poems which are commonly contained in the Leaving Cert syllabus. The PowerPoint unit contains visuals, self-directed learning notes tasks ‘style & content’ grid notes tasks, study notes and an exam style essay title. The unit has been designed to promote critical thinking skills as well as independent learners via self-directed learning tasks. This unit was created during Covid and also suits a blended learning approach for remote teaching due to the independent learning tasks incorporated. Content:** 59 Detailed PPT. slides** Seamus Heaney bio Study notes on each of the poems Two O. level poems included Links to YouTube videos for N.I. Troubles context Style and content notes grid task Exam style essay question title
'Into the Grey' Novel by Celine Kiernan - Junior Cycle English
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'Into the Grey' Novel by Celine Kiernan - Junior Cycle English

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Full learning unit for the studied fiction text ‘Into the Grey’. Suitable for 1st - 2nd years. This unit comprises of 15 PowerPoint units which covers the whole text. Includes: Chapter by chapter summaries 5 language styles short written tasks throughout Cinquain poem activity Diary task Oral language discussion activities Theme of relationships Wellbeing strands Exam style questions included Cross curricular with History (WWI terms and background context included)
TY English Black History Month - Novel, Unseen Poetry, Media Article Writing
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TY English Black History Month - Novel, Unseen Poetry, Media Article Writing

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Black History Month 24 Page Unit for TY English. This unit is topical in Ireland due to global discourse and campaigns to end Direct Division. This unit was created during Covid-19 to promote blended learning. PowerPoint features YouTube clips links, audio clips, QR codes and topical photo journalism embedded visually to provoke learner’s critical thinking skills and a personal response approach. 24 Page Word Doc. And PDF features: Background context to Ireland’s Black History Month. Blurb for the novel ‘The Hate You Give’ as an Independent Reading task with a book report assignment (book report template included). Unseen Poetry: Irish artist Denise Chaila’s song ‘Dual Citizenship’ adapted as a unseen poetry task with annotation activities and comprehension questions to promote critical thinking. Sample newspaper editorial article on George Floyd and article writing analysis tasks. End Assessment: TY English task – write an article on a range of topics provided.