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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.
Norman MacCaig Scottish Text - Hotel Rm, 12th Floor
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Norman MacCaig Scottish Text - Hotel Rm, 12th Floor

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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
Norman MacCaig Scottish Text - Brooklyn Cop
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Norman MacCaig Scottish Text - Brooklyn Cop

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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
Norman MacCaig Scottish Text Bundle
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Norman MacCaig Scottish Text Bundle

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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
Introduction to Higher RUAE Skills - Caitlin Moran Unit
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Introduction to Higher RUAE Skills - Caitlin Moran Unit

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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
Higher Reading for UAE Mini Practices
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Higher Reading for UAE Mini Practices

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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.
Tally's Blood - Anne Marie Di Mambro Resources
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Tally's Blood - Anne Marie Di Mambro Resources

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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
Shooting Stars - Carol Anne Duffy Resources
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Shooting Stars - Carol Anne Duffy Resources

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Resources to enable pupils to analyse, annotate and write essays on the poem Shooting Stars for Carol Anne Duffy. Resources are tailored for Nat5/Higher class but could be adapted for other curriculum. Rescources include - Annotation PPT - Sample Essay and Plans - Breakdown of analysing quotes
All That Glisters - Anne Donovan Short Story Resources
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All That Glisters - Anne Donovan Short Story Resources

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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
Vocabulary Builder Lesson Starters
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Vocabulary Builder Lesson Starters

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These lesson starters were made for a Higher class who struggled with the vocabulary used in Higher Reading for UAE/Close Reading papers Each PPT has six words with jumbled meanings and the right answers on the following slide
Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
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Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo

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Unit of Work for Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. Pupils work through the novel with teacher-led, paired and indivudial reading session with activities for each chapter. There are also resources on relationship and the plot and a critical essay task for pupils.
Anne Donovan Scottish Text - Dear Santa
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Anne Donovan Scottish Text - Dear Santa

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These resources are designed to help pupils study and prepare for the National Five Scottish Text. These resources focus on the short story Dear Santa. 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.
New Higher Critical Essay Questions
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New Higher Critical Essay Questions

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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
Personal Study of Short Story - Horowitz Story Bundle
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Personal Study of Short Story - Horowitz Story Bundle

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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
Slab Boys - John Bryne Unit of Work
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Slab Boys - John Bryne Unit of Work

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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
Design Your Own Inside Out Character
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Design Your Own Inside Out Character

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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.