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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.
Carol Ann Duffy Scottish Text - Mrs Midas
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Carol Ann Duffy Scottish Text - Mrs Midas

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These resources are designed to help pupils study and prepare for the Higher Scottish Text. These resources focus on the poem Mrs Midas. 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 (this includes questions on stanzas 1-6 and stanzas 7-11)
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
Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit Resource Pack
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Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit Resource Pack

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Resources to help pupils understand and analyse the story ‘Superman and Paula Brown’s Snowsuit’ by Slyvia Plath. There are resources that can be tailored to Higher or National 5 courses. These resources will allow young people to examine: Character Turning Point Setting Themes Symbolism and prepare for a Critical Essay
The Sniper - Liam O’Flaherty Unit of Work
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The Sniper - Liam O’Flaherty Unit of Work

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Unit of work exploring the short story of Liam O'Flaherty leading to a critical exploration of the text. Lessons include - Exploration of the role of The Sniper - Annotation and analysis of the text - Close Reading Activities - Critical Essay Resources
Gregory's Girl - Bill Forsyth Resources
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Gregory's Girl - Bill Forsyth Resources

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Selection of resources to help pupils study the play Gregory's Girl. Pupils look at relationships between characters, write a critical essay and can also complete a textual analysis of a selection of text.
Carol Ann Duffy Scottish Text Resource - Originally
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Carol Ann Duffy Scottish Text Resource - Originally

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These resources are designed to help pupils study and prepare for the Higher Scottish Text. These resources focus on the poem Originally. 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
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.
Digging - Seamus Heaney Lesson
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Digging - Seamus Heaney Lesson

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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
Once - Morris Gleitzman Unit of Work
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Once - Morris Gleitzman Unit of Work

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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.
Carol Ann Duffy Scottish Text - In Mrs Tilscher's Class
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Carol Ann Duffy Scottish Text - In Mrs Tilscher's Class

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These resources are designed to help pupils study and prepare for the Higher Scottish Text. These resources focus on the poem In Mrs Tilscher’s Class. 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
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.
Carol Ann Duffy Scottish Text - The Way My Mother Speaks
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Carol Ann Duffy Scottish Text - The Way My Mother Speaks

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These resources are designed to help pupils study and prepare for the Higher Scottish Text. These resources focus on the poem The Way My Mother Speaks. 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
Edwin Morgan ST - Glasgow Sonnet #1
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Edwin Morgan ST - Glasgow Sonnet #1

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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 Glasgow Sonnet #1 by Edwin Morgan. 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
RUAE Skills Builder - Imagery
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RUAE Skills Builder - Imagery

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These resources were made to help pupils develop one key skill in RUAE - analysing imagery. The resources include a short how to PPT A worksheet with 8 practice questions Answer sheet and answer PPT 5 Lesson Starters plus answers These extracts are taken from newspapers and fiction books. These have been designed for Nat 5 pupils but could be adapted from Higher pupils.
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
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
National 5 RUAE Practice Paper - The Myth of the Maestro
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National 5 RUAE Practice Paper - The Myth of the Maestro

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Passage and questions based on a Guardian article on the conductors in orchestras. Pupils can practice IYOW, Link, Analysis and Evaluation questions. The marks are out of 20. Resources include: • Passage and questions • Marking Scheme • Marking Scheme on PPT for peer/self assessment
Personal Writing Unit - Days Like This
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Personal Writing Unit - Days Like This

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A unit to help pupil develop personal writing skills based on The Scottish Book Trust Days Like This project - encouraging people to write about a significant day in their life. Includes the poem Days by Brian Moses, the prose text The Day the World Failed to End by Mark Palmer and advice from Irvine Welsh.
How To Study English Guide
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How To Study English Guide

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Double-sided page of revision tips for English. It looks at how to study each element of the Scottish curriculum but could be adapted. It also has general tips for studying