Analysis Skills - Looking at Word Choice

Analysis Skills - Looking at Word Choice

Looking at a key Reading for UAE skills/Close Reading skill - word choice Resources include: - Looking at Nail Varnish names to analyse word choice - Looking at car names to analyse word choice - Connotations and shades of meaning - Analysing words used in passages
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My posthumous advice for my daughter - Caitlin Moran Resources

My posthumous advice for my daughter - Caitlin Moran Resources

Resources for pupils to study a non-fiction and develop their understanding and analysis skills. This is based on Caitlin Moran's article where she gives advice to her young daughter. The two PPTs are similar but the S2 one is simplified for a younger age group. There is also a worksheet where pupils can write down what advice she gives.
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Poetry Detectives Unit of Work

Poetry Detectives Unit of Work

Unit of work allowing pupils to explore different aspects of poetry. Unit contains PPT lessons, poetry and worksheets and a workbooklet to support the work. Pupils will explore: - Scots Poetry - Figures of Speech - Comparison of Poems - Types of Poetry
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Reading for UAE/Close Reading - Supporting A Team

Reading for UAE/Close Reading - Supporting A Team

Resources to help pupils develop their Reading for UAE/Close Reading Skills. The article focuses on the positives (or not!) of supporting a football team - which appeals to a lot of boys. The resources include; - Copy of the article - Article with techniques identified and accompaying worksheet that lets pupils analyse technqiues - PPT to help pupils create their own CR/RUAE questions - PPT with help to answer specific RUAE style questions (focus on National 5) - Resources to help pupils break down and read the passage in more detail
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Reading for UAE/Close Reading - Snowpocalypse (Focus on Tone)

Reading for UAE/Close Reading - Snowpocalypse (Focus on Tone)

Close Reading/Reading for UAE resources including - Passage and Questions (Looking at Britain's inability to deal with snow) Questions look at variety of skills but there is a focus on tone. - Marking Scheme - PPT introducing passage and hints on how to answer tone - PPT with Marking Scheme Passage is taken from The Times and questions could be used for a National 5 or Higher class
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Analysis Skills - Looking at Word Choice

Analysis Skills - Looking at Word Choice

Looking at a key Reading for UAE skills/Close Reading skill - word choice Resources include: - Looking at Nail Varnish names to analyse word choice - Looking at car names to analyse word choice - Connotations and shades of meaning - Analysing words used in passages
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Pupil Voice Conferences

Pupil Voice Conferences

Various conferences that allow young people to explore the issues in their school, come up with solutions and evaluate and develop their skills. Each bundle of resources include a PPT presentation and any resources required to make the conference run smoothly.
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Pupil Voice Conference - Power of One (School Council)

Pupil Voice Conference - Power of One (School Council)

Resources to deliever a pupil voice conference around the theme of the "Power of One" - pupils evaluate their council and develop forward plans for an issue that they wish to look at. They can also evaluate their skills and what they need to work on to be a successful member of the pupil council.
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Pupil Voice (School Council) Conference - Looking Forward, Backward, Inward and Outward

Pupil Voice (School Council) Conference - Looking Forward, Backward, Inward and Outward

Resources to deliever a pupil voice conference around the theme of the "Looking Forward, Backward, Inward and Outward" - pupils evaluate their council and develop forward plans for an issue that they wish to look at. They can also evaluate their skills and what they need to work on to be a successful member of the pupil council. There is also a pupil and staff charter to sign in order to be part of the school council.
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Analysing Imagery Powerpoints

Analysing Imagery Powerpoints

Two PPTs and a Worksheet helping pupils to analyse a range of images. First PPT takes pupils through step by step analysing simple images while the second PPT asks pupils to identify images used in short extracts.
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Pupil Voice Conference - Six Thinking Hats

Pupil Voice Conference - Six Thinking Hats

Resources to run a pupil voice conference that allows pupils to evaluate their pupil council and ways of moving forward. Resources include: - conference plan - Presentation - Group work resources - Evaluation Forms
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Time Safari Research Project (based on A Sound of Thunder)

Time Safari Research Project (based on A Sound of Thunder)

Project based on A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury. Pupils research and create a brochure/booklet on a particular moment on history. The booklet is for time travel tourists who want to blend in into a historic moment. Resources include: - Research sheet - Specifications - Letter and background information on key area
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Library Skills: Infotectives

Library Skills: Infotectives

Unit of work helping pupils to develop their skills in key areas of the library. Pupils use library skills in order to solve clues to find out who the Phantom Page Turner is. Skills include: - Fiction and Non-Fiction -Alphabetical Order - Dewey Decimal System Lesson Plans, course booklet and extension work was all included
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Advent Calendar Lesson Starters

Advent Calendar Lesson Starters

Advent calender style lesson starters. Pupils choose a number at random and class complete a creative language based task. Most can be done with no preparation but worksheets are attached for the tasks in which they are needed.
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Letter to Daniel - Fergal Keane

Letter to Daniel - Fergal Keane

Resources to help pupils study, annotate and write essays on the non-fiction article "Letter to Daniel" by journalist Fergal Keane. Resources help pupils to analyse the text and understand the themes of the text and write critically on the article. There are also additional resources on another article written "My Father, My Son" which could be used as homework or extension work.
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My posthumous advice for my daughter - Caitlin Moran Resources

My posthumous advice for my daughter - Caitlin Moran Resources

Resources for pupils to study a non-fiction and develop their understanding and analysis skills. This is based on Caitlin Moran's article where she gives advice to her young daughter. The two PPTs are similar but the S2 one is simplified for a younger age group. There is also a worksheet where pupils can write down what advice she gives.
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Christmas Thank You - Mick Gowar Resources

Christmas Thank You - Mick Gowar Resources

Useful couple of lessons to use with pupils either just before or after Christmas. Pupils read and study the poem Christmas Thank Yous and identify the different ways in which the poet has managed to find the positive in some terrible Christmas presents. Pupils then use those skills to use to write their own thank you for a terrible present. This can take the form of a letter or text message.
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All That Glisters - Anne Donovan Short Story Resources

All That Glisters - Anne Donovan Short Story Resources

Resources to help pupils study the short story All That Glisters by Anne Donovan. There are various resources that could be used by class and can also be used for homework or extension tasks. Resources include - Inference Task - Assessment Booklet that demonstrates pupils understanding and analysis of the story - Storyboarding Task - Exploring the story
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Poetry Please! Poetry Investigation Unit

Poetry Please! Poetry Investigation Unit

Unit of work that allows pupils to explore different aspects of poetry such as: Rhyme and Rhythm, Imagery and Types of Poetry. It is an active unit where pupils work together to discover and learn about poetry and lets them experience many different poems.
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Poetry Detectives Unit

Poetry Detectives Unit

Stand alone workbooklet that pupils can work through as a class or individually. Was used for a class needing cover as well as extenstion work for pupils. Each day pupils work on a different poem developing their analysis and understanding skills. Pupils explore: - Rhyme - Images - Scots Poetry - Spooky Poetry
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