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A shop for resources on various types of authors, including a heavy focus on example essays, textual analysis and National 5/Higher texts.

A shop for resources on various types of authors, including a heavy focus on example essays, textual analysis and National 5/Higher texts.
Solo Talk Unit
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Solo Talk Unit

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This is a solo talk presentation unit aimed at broad general education students in S1 - S3 , though may be adapted for slightly younger or older ages. The unit focuses upon key aspects of talking: Planning and research Writing talks (opening, main points, conclusions) Speaking skills (rhetorical questions, hooks, use of voice and tone etc.) Presentation skills (body language, power points, prop use etc.) Group research and work This unit is open to adaptation so if you find parts of it useful but not the whole thing then please feel free to change it to suit your lessons. These are based around lessons within 50-minute slots.
Horror Story Writing Unit
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Horror Story Writing Unit

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This is a horror story writing unit aimed at broad general education students in S1 - S2 (10-13), though may be adapted for slightly younger or older ages. The unit focuses upon key aspects of story writing: showing rather than telling development of setting, plot and character improving word choice and grammar This unit is open to adaptation so if you find parts of it useful but not the whole thing then please feel free to change it to suit your lessons. These are based around lessons within 50-minute slots.
NAT 5 Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 12/20)
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NAT 5 Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 12/20)

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This is a National 5 English B-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or a short story or a work of non-fiction that makes the reader think about an important theme or idea. By referring appropriate techniques, show how the writer makes the reader think about this theme or idea. This NAT 5 essay examines the thematic loss of innocence and neglect that the central character Nelson experiences at the hands of his mother Mrs Skelly. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 12/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 12/20)

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This is a National 5 English B-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or short story or work of non-fiction which has a key moment. Give a brief account of the key moment and, by referring to appropriate techniques, show how it is significant to the text as a whole Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 14/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 14/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or short story or work of non-fiction in which there is a character for whom you feel sympathy. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the writer makes you feel this way. This NAT 5 essay examines the thematic loss of innocence and neglect that the central character Nelson experiences at the hands of his mother Mrs Skelly. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: An Inspector Calls (Marked 19/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: An Inspector Calls (Marked 19/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay which examines J. B. Priestley’s play An Inspector Calls in relation to the following question: Choose a play which explores an important theme. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how this theme is explored. This essay discusses the theme of capitalism as a destructive force and how this is presented through the characterisation within the play. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: A Time To Dance - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 18/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: A Time To Dance - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 18/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or a short story in which two characters are in conflict with one another. Describe this conflict and, by referring to appropriate techniques, explain how it is important to your understanding of the text as a whole. This NAT 5 essay examines the conflict between the central characters Mrs Skelly and Nelson, where the main themes of neglect and loss of innocence are discussed. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 15/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 15/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or short story or work of non-fiction which explores a theme that interests you. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the writer makes this theme interesting. This NAT 5 essay examines the thematic loss of innocence and povery that the central character Nelson experiences. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: You'll Take A Bath (Marked 16/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: You'll Take A Bath (Marked 16/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Iain Crichton Smith’s poem ‘You’ll Take A Bath’ in relation to the following question: Choose a poem in which setting is an important feature. By referring to poetic techniques, show how setting contributes to your appreciation of the poem as a whole. This NAT 5 essay is useful for reference and example. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 17/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: 'A Time To Dance' - Bernard MacLaverty (Marked 17/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Bernard MacLavery’s short story ‘A Time To Dance’ in relation to the following question: Choose a novel or short story or a work of non-fiction which deals with a significant event or experience or issue. Give a brief account of the significant event or experience or issue. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain how it is important to the text as a whole This NAT 5 essay examines the thematic loss of innocence and poverty that the central character Nelson experiences. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: Dulce et Decorum Est (18/20)
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NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: Dulce et Decorum Est (18/20)

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This is an A-grade critical essay at NAT 5 English that examines Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ in relation to the following question: Choose a poem which explores an aspect of human experience. By referring to poetic techniques, explain how this aspect of human experience is explored. This poem examines the key themes of war, and should be used as a benchmark for teaching at National 5 or Higher English. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Critical Essay: The Crucible (Marked 15/20)
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NAT 5 English Critical Essay: The Crucible (Marked 15/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-grade critical essay that examines Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible in relation to the following question: *Choose a play which explores an important relationship, for example, husband and wife, leader and follower, parent and child, or any other relationship. Describe this relationship and then, by referring to appropriate techniques, explain how the relationship develops. * This NAT 5 essay can be used for Higher English as well, and examines John and Elizabeth Proctor’s relationship. Quotations have been highlighted in blue for ease.
NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: Dulce Et Decorum Est (17/20)
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NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: Dulce Et Decorum Est (17/20)

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This is an A-grade critical essay at NAT 5 English that examines Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ in relation to the following question: *Choose a poem which made a deep impression on you. By referring to poetic techniques, show how the poet made this deep impression. * This poem examines the key themes of war, and should be used as a benchmark for teaching National 5 or Higher English. Evidence from the poem has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: The Manhunt (Marked 18/20)
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NAT 5 English Model Critical Essay: The Manhunt (Marked 18/20)

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This is a National 5 English A-standard example critical essay on Simon Armitage’s ‘The Manhunt’, marked 18/20. This NAT 5 essay focuses upon critical analysis of the poem in relation to the following question: Choose a poem which explores an aspect of human experience. By referring to poetic techniques, explain how this aspect of human experience is explored. This should be used in conjunction with critical study of the poem.
Higher English Model Essay: 12 Angry Men (marked 14/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: 12 Angry Men (marked 14/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Reginald Rose’s play 12 Angry Men in relation to the following question: Choose a play which explores an important issue or issues within society. Briefly explain the nature of the issue(s) and discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of the issue(s) contributed to your appreciation of the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (17/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (17/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire in relation to the following question: Choose a play in which a character has a weakness or flaw. By referring to appropriate techniques, explain the importance of this weakness or flaw and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (13/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (13/20)

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This is a Higher English B-grade critical essay which examines Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire in relation to the following question: Choose a play in which a major character behaves in an impulsive or calculating or emotional manner. With reference to appropriate techniques, briefly explain the circumstances surrounding this behaviour and discuss how this behaviour adds to your understanding of the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
Higher English Model Essay: 12 Angry Men (marked 18/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: 12 Angry Men (marked 18/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Reginald Rose’s play 12 Angry Men in relation to the following question: Choose a play which has an effective opening scene or concluding scene. By briefly referring to details of the scene, explain how the dramatist made it effective and discuss how it contributes to your appreciation of the text as a whole. This essay discusses the relationship between Juror 8 and Juror 10, culminating in the growing anger between the jurors. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (15/20)
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Higher English Model Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (15/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire in relation to the following question: Choose a play in which a central character’s behaviour is at times irrational or unstable or obsessive. Describe the nature of character’s behaviour and discuss, with reference to appropriate techniques, how this behaviour affects your understanding of the character in the play as a whole. Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.
Higher English Model Critical Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (19/20)
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Higher English Model Critical Essay: A Streetcar Named Desire (19/20)

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This is a Higher English A-grade critical essay which examines Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire in relation to the following question: Choose a play in which there is one scene you consider to be a turning point. Describe briefly what happens at this turning point and then, referring to appropriate techniques, go on to explain how it makes an impact on the play as a whole Evidence from the play has been highlighted in light blue for easier use.