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I am an English teacher who makes resources on a range of texts. I am passionate about making English fun and accessible for pupils.

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I am an English teacher who makes resources on a range of texts. I am passionate about making English fun and accessible for pupils.
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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Norman MacCaig Scottish Text - Brooklyn Cop

Norman MacCaig Scottish Text - Brooklyn Cop

These resources are designed to help pupils study and prepare for the National Five Scottish Text. These resources focus on the poem Brooklyn Cop. It includes a copy of the poem Resources included: PPT to take them through annotation Annotated poem Revision Tasks Scottish Text Practice including PPT MS for peer/self-assessment
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Once - Morris Gleitzman Unit of Work

Once - Morris Gleitzman Unit of Work

Unit of work for the novel “Once” by Morris Gleitzman. Due to the nature of the book and the short chapters the unit is designed for the chapters to be read in class. There are guides for each chapter to help the pupils focus on what is happening. Each Powerpoint focuses on a different chapter and task. Tasks include: Storyboarding Understanding and Inference Questions Studying character Studying theme Descriptive Writing Creating tension There are also resources on pupils doing a group task on the chapters and resources to help write a critical essay on the main character, Felix.
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Higher Reading for UAE Mini Practices

Higher Reading for UAE Mini Practices

These passages have been adapted from Old Higher papers, taking out questions that are relevant to the New Higher. The format is small extracts (usually 1-2 paragraphs) with questions underneath. These allow the pupils to practice their RUAE skills without working on a full passage.
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Tally's Blood - Anne Marie Di Mambro Resources

Tally's Blood - Anne Marie Di Mambro Resources

Resources to help pupils study and develop their analysis skills of the play "Tally's Blood" This is aimed for National 5 pupils but could be adapted to suit other curriculum. Resources include: - Quote analysis and essay skills - Exploring relationships - Key scene
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Digging - Seamus Heaney Lesson

Digging - Seamus Heaney Lesson

Stand alone lesson to let pupils develop their poetry analysis skills. Resources include: - Group Discussion Cards - PPT to explore poem - Homework to develop their skills further
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Norman MacCaig Scottish Text - Hotel Rm, 12th Floor

Norman MacCaig Scottish Text - Hotel Rm, 12th Floor

These resources are designed to help pupils study and prepare for the National Five Scottish Text. These resources focus on the poem Hotel Room, 12th Floor. It includes a copy of the poem Resources included: PPT to take them through annotation Annotated poem Revision Tasks Scottish Text Practice including PPT MS for peer/self-assessment
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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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Personal Study of Short Story - Horowitz Story Bundle

Personal Study of Short Story - Horowitz Story Bundle

This resource could be used for S1/2/3 pupils for independent study of a prose text. This collection is a horror story collection by author Anthony Horowitz Each resource includes: - Prior Knowledge Task - Short Story - Plot Task - Understanding Questions - Inference Questions - Character Study - Theme - Design A Book Cover task Teachers notes includes answers for all questions
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Introduction to Higher RUAE Skills - Caitlin Moran Unit

Introduction to Higher RUAE Skills - Caitlin Moran Unit

Resources designed to introduce Higher pupils to the key Reading of UAE skills. The resources are based on the writing of Caitlin Moran. Resources include: Reading The Passage and identifying techniques Understanding Skills - with understanding skills booklet Analysis Skills - with analysis skills booklet Final Question Practice RUAE skills poster
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Norman MacCaig Scottish Text Bundle

Norman MacCaig Scottish Text Bundle

Bundle of resources to help pupils to study for their Scottish Text element of the National Five course. Resources include: • Pre-reading preparation • Resources on Assisi Aunt Julia Brooklyn Cop Hotel Rm, 12th Floor Visiting Hour • Scottish Text Preparation including practice papers
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Anne Donovan Scottish Text Resources

Anne Donovan Scottish Text Resources

Bundle of resources to help pupils to study for their Scottish Text element of the National Five course. Resources include: Pre-reading preparation Resources on - All That Glisters - Away In A Manger - Dear Santa - Hieroglyphics Scottish Text Preparation including practice papers
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Anne Donovan Scottish Text - Hieroglyphics

Anne Donovan Scottish Text - Hieroglyphics

These resources are designed to help pupils study and prepare for the National Five Scottish Text. These resources focus on the short story Hieroglyphics. It includes a copy of the short story The PPT and booklet has the following tasks; Summary of the text Study of two characters Exploring Theme Looking At Setting Inference Skills Practice Textual Analysis Finding Links PPT also includes answers for peer/self assessment Unit is designed for who may struggle with elements of the National 5 course and so takes them through the skills step by step.
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New Higher Critical Essay Questions

New Higher Critical Essay Questions

Useful resource for Higher Critical Essay Revision. Collection of essay questions on taken from exam papers, sample questions and adapted questions from Old Higher. - Prose - Drama - Poetry - Non-Fiction
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Character Study Worksheet

Character Study Worksheet

Worksheet that will let pupils demonstrate their knowledge on a character in a novel or short story. Pupils: - Draw a picture - Identify character type - Identify words to describe them - List things they say and do - List key events
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Slab Boys - John Bryne Unit of Work

Slab Boys - John Bryne Unit of Work

Unit of work looking at the play Slab Boys by John Bryne - leading to pupils being able to answer questions on The Scottish Text. Resources include: - Styles of comedy - Introduction to Text - Analysis of quotes - Links between scenes - Thinking Deeper about the text
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Design Your Own Inside Out Character

Design Your Own Inside Out Character

Worksheet for pupils to design their own character based on the characters from the film "Inside Out". Useful for pupils to think about their emotions and how emotions can be viewed.
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