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I am a teacher of English, English Literature, Moving Image Arts - and when I'm really lucky, History as well! I have been teaching in N. Ireland since 2006 and am particularly familiar with the CCEA curriculum from KS3-KS5. I am an Examiner, Moderator and Visiting Moderator for CCEA and have been employed to create resources for KS5 English Literature. I also run my own Tutoring company and have a real passion for creating user friendly resources.

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I am a teacher of English, English Literature, Moving Image Arts - and when I'm really lucky, History as well! I have been teaching in N. Ireland since 2006 and am particularly familiar with the CCEA curriculum from KS3-KS5. I am an Examiner, Moderator and Visiting Moderator for CCEA and have been employed to create resources for KS5 English Literature. I also run my own Tutoring company and have a real passion for creating user friendly resources.
CCEA GCSE Unit 1 Student Booklet Bundle
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CCEA GCSE Unit 1 Student Booklet Bundle

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Four Student booklets bringing together everything you need to complete CCEA’s GCSE English Unit 1. All five Unit 1 Tasks - combined teacher and student user- friendly booklet Power Point and Teacher Answer booklets covering the course in detail. Task 1: Writing for Purpose Task 2: Reading Non-Fiction Task 3: Reading Non-Fiction Task 4+5: Reading Media Texts Task 1 Student instruction booklet for Unit 1, Task 1: Functional Writing 45-page document User friendly for both teacher and student. Tried and tested in the classroom as a thorough REVISION booklet. (Even more comprehensive version available in early 2021) Provides: Exam basics and advice Typical topics Legacy and current spec Questions Fully comprehensive list of possible questions - 25 possible themes gathered to be analysed - with over 100 questions divided variously among them - to stimulate debate, research, essays etc Advice basics about WHAT and to WHOM you are writing Four pages of advice for WRITING EFFECTIVELY including handy Essay Layout Exercises to complete: compiling similar questions and reacting to thought provoking questions Separate planning pages for controversial topics: smoking/abortion/drugs etc Highly effective STUDENT SCAFFOLD for full Essay Layout - has been used for every topic in the classroom Three example essay titles with developed answers and guidance for completion: Organ Donation/Tolerance/Tattoos and Piercings Student research of 12 separate topics - for and against points - gathered collaboratively - comprehensive and easy to use as stimulus for completion of essays. Task 2 A complete 31-page pupil booklet covering all aspects of Task 2, taking some inspiration from CCEA GCSE publications and past papers from different boards. Sample Teacher annotation and paragraphs have been provided for the majority of the work – please note, in most cases the same article has been annotated up to three different ways to accommodate the ability level of the class, therefore the sample answers range from basic to advanced. This resource provides: • A 31-page pupil booklet • 11 separate documents of Teacher answers matching the tasks of the booklet – for a variety of pupil ability. • This booklet carries the student through from easy to harder tasks, assisting in the building up of confidence as they grow accustomed to the task styles. • Guidance for what to expect, and how to approach the task • Worked example layout guiding the student through expected responses • Exam guidance and annotation of past paper layout • What to look for when analysing a variety of techniques • Five short tasks where students annotate for key term • Seven longer tasks where students annotate for named techniques and work through the accompanying tasks • Seven practice articles to be worked on independently Task 3 A complete pupil booklet covering all aspects of Tasks 3 with help from three CCEA GCSE publications: textbook, revision book and resource booklet. 37-page document A matching Teacher answer booklet to accompany and aid completion of Student work - every piece of student work is answered in the Teacher Booklet. User and teacher friendly. Provides: guidance for what to expect, and how to approach the task example layout guiding the student through expected responses activity to aid deduction of implicit and explicit writing five structured activities to aid the correct choosing of quotations six structured activities to aid appropriate summarising of the author’s argument ten exam practice tasks, imitating the correct styling of the exam inclusion of past papers questions (four to date) and the specimen question Teacher booklet provides suggestions and example paragraphs for ALL tasks, including exam practice tasks. Tasks 4+5 A complete pupil booklet covering all aspects of Tasks 4 and 5 with help from three CCEA GCSE publications: textbook, revision book and resource booklet. 60+ page Booklet 80+ slide Power Point Includes: Two booklets and one PowerPoint A Student booklet to be completed A Teacher Answer booklet to assist with completion of student booklet, with student responses, teacher notes and teacher answers. A Task 5 PowerPoint to assist teaching of Student booklet, with pertinent notes, sample answers and advice Exam guidance Worked answers Reference to CCEA examples - current and past paper Variety of examples to have pupils cover multiple scenarios
CCEA GCSE Unit 1 Task 3 English
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Also included in Unit 1 Bundle - Tasks 1,3,4+5 - all for just £28 - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ccea-gcse-unit-1-task-1-3-4-5-student-booklet-bundle-12446833 A complete pupil booklet covering all aspects of Tasks 3 with help from three CCEA GCSE publications: textbook, revision book and resource booklet. 37-page document A matching Teacher answer booklet to accompany and aid completion of Student work. All Student work is answered int he teacher booklet. User and teacher friendly. Provides: guidance for what to expect, and how to approach the task example layout guiding the student through expected responses activity to aid deduction of implicit and explicit writing five structured activities to aid the correct choosing of quotations six structured activities to aid appropriate summarising of the author’s argument ten exam practice tasks, imitating the correct styling of the exam inclusion of past papers questions (four to date) and the specimen question Teacher booklet provides suggestions and example paragraphs for all tasks, including exam practice tasks.
GCSE CCEA Unit 1 Task 2 Reading Non-Fiction
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GCSE CCEA Unit 1 Task 2 Reading Non-Fiction

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Also available as part of my full Unit 1 BUNDLE of all 5 tasks. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12446833 Task 2 A complete 31-page pupil booklet covering all aspects of Task 2, taking some inspiration from CCEA GCSE publications and past papers from different boards. Sample Teacher annotation and paragraphs have been provided for the majority of the work – please note, in most cases the same article has been annotated up to three different ways to accommodate the ability level of the class, therefore the sample answers range from basic to advanced. This resource provides: • A 31-page pupil booklet • 11 separate documents of Teacher answers matching the tasks of the booklet – for a variety of pupil ability. • This booklet carries the student through from easy to harder tasks, assisting in the building up of confidence as they grow accustomed to the task styles. • Guidance for what to expect, and how to approach the task • Worked example layout guiding the student through expected responses • Exam guidance and annotation of past paper layout • What to look for when analysing a variety of techniques • Five short tasks where students annotate for key term • Seven longer tasks where students annotate for named techniques and work through the accompanying tasks • Seven practice articles to be worked on independently
Animal Farm Squealer's Speeches Chap 3+5
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Animal Farm Squealer's Speeches Chap 3+5

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George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ This resource offers analysis of three of Squealer’s speeches, indicating his methods of manipulative propaganda. A copy of all ecamples when Squealer speaks An exercise to put the true events of the Battle of the Cowshed into correct order. A labelled first example from Chapter 3 A pupil copy of his first Chapter 5 speech An answer sheet for the first Chapter 5 speech A pupil copy of his second Chapter 5 speech, without answers
CCEA GCSE Unit 4 Bundle Student Booklets
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CCEA GCSE Unit 4 Bundle Student Booklets

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You may also be interested in my Unit 1 Bundle: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12446833 Three Student booklet bringing together everything you need to complete CCEA’s GCSE English Unit 4. Includes: Task 1 Personal and Creative Writing Student booklet - advice, examples and exercises Task 2 Comparative Texts Student booklet - advice, LOTs of examples of comparative text, guided exercises, and example responses Task 3 + 4 Reading Non-Fiction Student booklet - advice, example text response examples and exercises to complete. Unit 4, Task 1 Student instruction booklet for Unit 4, Task 1: Personal and Creative Writing Trialled in class as a thorough REVISION booklet. (Even more comprehensive version available in early 2021) Provides: • Review of Past Paper topics • Checklist of topics for Personal Writing • Student to complete common Personal Writing themes • Student to complete of more thoughtful Personal Writing themes • Student to complete quick descriptive practice • Helpful overview of how to approach Personal and Creative Writing - including how to open and conclude • Student to complete 11 Personal Writing Topics - short, engaging introductions supplied as an example for how to begin each question theme. • Example response upleveled - three attempts with three feedback and guidance for approval - students will see the increasing competence as each attempt improves. • Example creative response ‘Description of place’ • Example creative response - looking at connotation affecting storyline and word choice • 5 guided Student responses to Creative Images (all sourced via Google Images) • 8 further Creative Images to be used at teacher’s discretion • 3 story arc outline tasks supplied to aid response to 3 further creative images • Personal Writing mat - brings together all writing advice, and example questions. Unit 4, Task 2 A fully comprehensive student booklet covering a wide range of comparative fiction. Utilising content from the current CCEA publications as well as pre 2010 specification. Provides: • Tried and tested Exam Advice and ‘Basics’ • Writer’s Craft • Example paragraphs • Language analysis examples • Full story analysis • Examples taken from CCEA Textbook, Revision Book and Work Book • Advice for Character work - including structured comprehension questions • Advice for Setting and Atmosphere - including accessible questions • Advice for Tension - including multiple comprehensions • Multiple single and paired exercises for various areas of writer’s craft • Annotation of Specimen Comparison provided by CCEA with accompanying tips and example paragraphs. Unit 4, Tasks 3+4 A complete pupil booklet, with accompanying teacher answer booklet to teach Unit 4, Tasks 3 and 4, Reading Non-Fiction Tried and tested in the classroom. Provides: • Comprehensive and developed list of writer’s craft techniques • Paragraph layout advice - suggested by CCEA, built upon by writer • Non-Fiction example articles adapted from Non-Fiction Past Papers, pre 2017 spec, made suitable for new Task 3 and Task 4 • Sample tasks to accompany example articles, guide students to make pertinent comments • Tasks could be used as practice or for mocks. • Teacher booklet offers some example answers, and sample paragraphs to be built upon
AS A Level KS5 John Donne Poetry
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AS A Level KS5 John Donne Poetry

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Student and Teacher Booklets covering a full range of John Donne’s love, death and God-themed poems. The following poems are analysed in this resource with both a student and a teacher booklet provided FOR EACH poem: The Flea The Good-Morrow The Sun Rising The Canonization The Anniversary A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning The Ecstasy The Relic Elegy XIX: To his Mistress going to bed Loves Deity Good Friday 1613: Riding Westward Holy Sonnet VII: At the round Earth’s Holy Sonnet X: Death be not Proud Holy Sonnet XIV: Batter my Heart Each poem comes with: A blank Student Booklet A completed Teacher Booklet A pdf of Narrative Annotations to explain the poem A pdf of Poetic Technique Annotations to explain the poem Also included in this resource: Pre-Tasks: Timeline of John Donne, specfic themes to research ** John Donne - Blank Poem Booklet** (x14 poems) John Donne - Context Booklet (x19 pages) Student (blank) and Teacher (completed) booklet John Donne - Exam Booklet - Past Paper and Theme questions (x11). Guidance on how to write an essay; several helpful tables dividing poems into ‘Love’ and ‘God’ poems; Love topics; God and Death topics and matching poems John Donne - Essay Planning Booklet (x23 pages) 6.** Love poems** - questions for each poem; language work (x18 pages) The Flea- sample paragraphs and guided work John Donne + Love - copy of excellent article (referenced); example essay paragraphs for Love poems; example introductions for Love poems John Donne + God - notes; three essay plans provided
KS3 GCSE CCEA Unit 1 Task 5 Media Texts CLIF
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KS3 GCSE CCEA Unit 1 Task 5 Media Texts CLIF

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Student Booklet and Teacher Booklet Two 32 page booklets, providing an introduction and explanation of Media Texts for KS3 pupils using the mnemonic CLIF to assist analysis of the media texts. This is an accessible introduction to the analysis required at GCSE, aimed at KS3 pupils engaging the knowledge they already possess and have used in cross-curricular work for posters, leaflets etc. Suitable for KS3 pupils, lower ability GCSE students, or as a quick forerunner to the more indepth study at GCSE. You may also be interested in our KS3 Non-Fiction Resource - perfect for introducing KS3 students to Unit 1, Task 2 and 4 analysis. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12366853 **The GCSE version for Unit 1 Task 4 and 5 can be found here https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12393894 Included: brief review of Target Audience, with task Colour - explanation of the psychology of colours, key meanings, info graphics (referenced), tasks to complete, sample analysis of full advert Layout - explanation of layout and key rules, several tasks to complete Image - explanation of how we ‘read’ images; logo work, expected images, emotion in images, analysis tasks Font - explanation of a range of fonts, font types explained with tasks to complete, formatting explained, font matching exercise, IT tasks to complete Analysis of texts - full text to be analysed, followed by five shorter tasks to be analysed for CLIF. Student Booklet and Teacher Booklet match page to page, providing possible answers to assist with teaching.
CCEA GCSE Unit 1 Task 1 Student Booklet
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CCEA GCSE Unit 1 Task 1 Student Booklet

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Also included in Unit 1 Bundle - Tasks 1,3,4+5 - all for just £28 - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ccea-gcse-unit-1-task-1-3-4-5-student-booklet-bundle-12446833 Student instruction booklet for Unit 1, Task 1: Functional Writing 45-page document User friendly for both teacher and student. Tried and tested in the classroom as a thorough REVISION booklet. (Even more comprehensive version available in early 2021) Provides: Exam basics and advice Typical topics Legacy and current spec Questions Fully comprehensive list of possible questions - 25 possible themes gathered to be analysed - with over 100 questions divided variously among them - to stimulate debate, research, essays etc Advice basics about WHAT and to WHOM you are writing Four pages of advice for WRITING EFFECTIVELY including handy Essay Layout Exercises to complete: compiling similar questions and reacting to thought provoking questions Separate planning pages for controversial topics: smoking/abortion/drugs etc Highly effective STUDENT SCAFFOLD for full Essay Layout - has been used for every topic in the classroom Three example essay titles with developed answers and guidance for completion: Organ Donation/Tolerance/Tattoos and Piercings Student research of 12 separate topics - for and against points - gathered collaboratively - comprehensive and easy to use as stimulus for completion of essays.
CCEA GCSE Unseen Prose English Literature
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CCEA GCSE Unseen Prose English Literature

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Two booklets - one for the STUDENT and one with answers for the TEACHER. Excellent preparation for the Unseen section of CCEA GCSE Unit 1 English Literature. Tried and tested in the classroom. Try our free sample to get a taste of what’s included… https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/sample-ccea-gcse-unseen-student-booklet-12478647 63 Page Student Booklet 64 Page Teacher Booklet Includes: Exam basics Full explanation of the question layout and advice for how to answer Detailed advice for how to form your response - with unique and useful mnemonic memory guide CCEA advice Research into popular C19th authors and the times in which they lived Link to BBC’s excellent selection of free audio ‘Classic Stories’ Close focus, example responses and exercises covering: Setting, Tone, Atmosphere, Mood, Plot, Narration and Character. Close reading of C19th language style with four developed examples Plot work on extracts Guided reading and exercises to assess Setting and Atmosphere Narrative voice notes, exercises and assessment of Tone in writing Character notes on C19th expectations Six exercises to practice Close reading and analysis of Character Five practice papers with notes to assist student completion
CCEA GCSE Unit 1 Exam Task 4 and 5
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CCEA GCSE Unit 1 Exam Task 4 and 5

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Also included in Unit 1 Bundle - Tasks 1,3,4+5 - all for just £28 - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ccea-gcse-unit-1-task-1-3-4-5-student-booklet-bundle-12446833 A complete pupil booklet covering all aspects of Tasks 4 and 5 with help from three CCEA GCSE publications: textbook, revision book and resource booklet. 60+ page Booklet 80+ slide Power Point Includes: Two booklets and one PowerPoint A Student booklet to be completed A Teacher Answer booklet to assist with completion of student booklet, with student responses, teacher notes and teacher answers. A Task 5 PowerPoint to assist teaching of Student booklet, with pertinent notes, sample answers and advice Exam guidance Worked answers Reference to CCEA examples - current and past paper Variety of examples to have pupils cover multiple scenarios
CCEA GCSE Identity Anthology Poetry Complete Unit
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CCEA GCSE Identity Anthology Poetry Complete Unit

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A complete set of resources covering all aspects of teaching the Identity Anthology for CCEA GCSE Unit 2 Literature course. You won’t need anything else! Includes: Identity Anthology Pupil Booklet - for students to complete as the poems are being taught - includes space to complete context, poetic techniques and sample Question at the back. Pdf of Teacher completed Identity Anthology Pupil Booklet - all context complete and images of some annotated poems - see separate pdf for all annotated poems - Noteboook file is even more useful Identity Anthology Student Summaries - blank, to reveal students’ learning - to complete after the teaching of each poem Identity Anthology of poems - blank, for exams PowerPoint Identity Poems - Images, Author info, Context, Message, Themes Handwritten Annotations - in pdf form, Identity Poetry TES; multiple versions of poems dependent on class ability; also available in Notebook form, Identity Poetry TES Poetry Essay Layout Word Document of Context Notes Sample Comparative Essay Titles x18 Completed Comparative Essay Title ideas Poetic Themes - Ideas for Comparison PowerPoint -Images and Poem o accompany teaching of Prayer Before Birth PowerPoint -Images and Poem to accompany teaching of Mrs Tischer’s Class PowerPoint -Images and Poem to accompany teaching of I Remember, I Remember Full Essay - how choices affect identity - Road Not Taken and Invictus Essay Notes - sense of who you are - Here and Belfast Confetti 2 Different Approaches to How Childhood Affect us - Essay Notes and Developed Language and Imagery Section 3 Variations to How Relationships Affect Us - Essay Notes and Developed Language and Imagery Section 2 Variations to A Sense of Who We Are - Essay Notes and Developed Language and Imagery Section
CCEA KS3 Moving Image Arts Booklet
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CCEA KS3 Moving Image Arts Booklet

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A visually appealing and easily accessible booklet, this pupil resource covers all areas of MIA, creating a perfect introduction and foundation for progress into GCSE Moving Image Arts. Instruction is given, and complimented with film extracts and activities to complete. A PowerPoint to aid teaching is also provided. Areas covered: Roles of responsibility Genre Camera technique Sound Lighting Mise-en-scène Answer booklet available on request at further cost
CCEA Of Mice and Men Chapter by Chapter
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CCEA Of Mice and Men Chapter by Chapter

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This resource is the second in a series of GCSE pupil booklets designed to be user friendly and cover all aspects of the novel and writer’s technique. These pupil booklets have been created by a CCEA examiner for English Literature, have been tried and tested in the classroom, and cover all aspects of the curriculum. Currently available: *Of Mice and Men: Background https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ccea-of-mice-and-men-background-context-12366444 *Of Mice and Men: Chapter by Chapter *Of Mice and Men: Characters *Of Mice and Men: Themes *Of Mice and Men: Writer’s Technique Answer booklets will be available upon request.
Animal Farm Characters and The Russian Revolution
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Animal Farm Characters and The Russian Revolution

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This resource is an accessible and informative presentation of comparison between the characters of Animal Farm (images taken from the film) and their counterparts in the real Russian Revolution. Each pairing of images is followed by historical information, accurately explaining the real character and their historical behaviour. See also the free resource https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/animal-farm-characters-russian-sticers-12366420 where the pairings can be printed out as stickers.
CCEA Of Mice and Men Background Context
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CCEA Of Mice and Men Background Context

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This resource is the first in a series of GCSE booklets designed to be user friendly and cover all aspects of the novel and writer’s technique. These booklets have been created by a CCEA examiner for English Literature, have been tried and tested in the classroom, and cover all aspects of the curriculum. Currently available: *Of Mice and Men: Background *Of Mice and Men: Chapter by Chapter https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ccea-of-mice-and-men-chapter-by-chapter-12366451 *Of Mice and Men: Characters *Of Mice and Men: Themes *Of Mice and Men: Writer’s Technique Answer booklets will be available upon request.
KS3 PEE My Story Comprehension
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KS3 PEE My Story Comprehension

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Comprehension questions based on the fantastic resource ‘My Story’ – a compilation of poignant stories, all written by N. Irish authors. This resource contains transcripts of the real life stories aired on BBC Radio Ulster some years ago. Compilations of the transcripts were sold in paperback over a decade ago, but unfortunately they are no longer in print and not stocked anywhere. These stories have been included in this resource with full declaration of their ownership being that of the declared author. Students will read eleven short stories (ten are an A4 page in length, one is slightly longer) and answer questions where they are guided through the use PEE to help delve deeper into the meaning of the narratives. Resource provides: Use of ‘Ex-Poser’ by Paul Jennings (free to use from external sources) broken down into separate questions and students are guided through the PEE process in a structured way, helping to consolidate the purpose of PEE and make its use common practice. A break down of how to write answers in the PEE format Five stories with answer scaffold provided to aid the answering of one/two questions. Five stories to enjoy, with one extended question each.
PEE ‘Holes’ Kissin’ Kate Barlow Chap 23
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PEE ‘Holes’ Kissin’ Kate Barlow Chap 23

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Simple prompt to develop understanding of the character of Kissin’ Kate Barlow, (character from ‘Hole’ by Louis Sacher) by looking at what she says, what she does and what people think of her. Could lead to more developed PEE paragraphs once completed.