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I specialise in producing English, Literature and Media resources for students in secondary schooling. In particular, I've created analysis powerpoint for novels and plays, essay and creative writing graphic organisers and much more - take a look!

I specialise in producing English, Literature and Media resources for students in secondary schooling. In particular, I've created analysis powerpoint for novels and plays, essay and creative writing graphic organisers and much more - take a look!
Jasper Jones Analysis Powerpoint
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Jasper Jones Analysis Powerpoint

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Save time and lead students in critical thinking and discussion of Craig Silvey’s Jasper Jones. This novel lends itself to deep discussion given the challenging themes of race, growing up, prejudice, violence, love, grief and family. This powerpoint includes helps students comprehend, analyse and discuss the plot, aesthetic features and themes of the novel. This chapter by chapter powerpoint includes: Building student interest on first impressions of the cover and blurb Understanding setting and context: 1960s Western Australia in a small mining town Chapter 1 Discussion questions + interest building activities Chapter 2 Discussion questions + allusion Chapter 3 Discussion questions + dramatic irony and symbol Chapter 4 Discussion questions + motif and symbol Chapter 5 Discussion questions + theme Chapter 6 Discussion questions + intertextuality Chapter 7 Discussion questions + foreshadowing, climax, imagery Chapter 8 Discussion questions + characterisation Chapter 9 Discussion questions + power of literature Sample essay questions The presenter notes section of each slide also has teaching suggestions with a focus toward preparing students for an analytical essay.
Film Analysis Glossary
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Film Analysis Glossary

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Use this glossary to help students analyse any film or documentary with the correct terminology and insight. Written in student-friendly language, the inquiry questions lead students to conduct their own independent analysis. Reuse this resource with any film study (I’ve used this with Lion, Bladerunner, Romeo and Juliet, The Book Thief, The Breakfast Club, Jasper Jones and Dead Poet’s Society). The glossary contains: terms and definitions e.g. camera angles, point of view, cross-cutting, voice-over, framing etc. prompt and staged analysis questions e.g. What is the significance of this location? an easy to understand framework for analysing film and documentary through mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound tips and things to look out for when watching film and documentaries Happy teaching!
Advertising Analysis Powerpoint
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Advertising Analysis Powerpoint

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Use this 24 slide powerpoint to equip students with the media literacy skills to analyse print and digital advertising. Specifically targeted to engage older students, this powerpoint focuses on global and Australian products such as drinks, cars, services and beauty products. This powerpoint includes: Learning outcomes, terms, summary page and presenter notes Definition and examples of media literacy terms Rene Magritte’s “This is not a pipe” theory of representation and video Definition and examples of visual literacy terms (stereotype, gaze, offers, demands, and objectification) Definition, examples and comparison of gender roles (and reversal) Activity and examples of subversive advertising. Save time sourcing advertisements as this powerpoint includes: I Bought a Jeep - TVC Australia Bundaberg diet ginger beer for men and women - poster Australia Post - bus stop poster Qantas - online and print Special K - magazine Prius car - magazine Alcoa aluminium - poster Titanic film - online and poster Armani Beyonce and male ad - magazine XXXX beer - poster Ralph Lauren - magazine EB beer - print Schlitz beer - traditional print Dove flawed or flawless? - print Gillette The Best Men Can Be - Youtube Short film / TVC
Romeo and Juliet Analysis Powerpoint
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Romeo and Juliet Analysis Powerpoint

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Save time with this Romeo and Juliet powerpoint based on the play and Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film version. Use the film images linked with key quotes to help students analyse this tragedy. What’s in the powerpoint presentation? The 24 slides capture the key scenes and moments from Baz Luhrman’s film version of Romeo and Juliet, featuring: clear slide titles that succinctly summarise each scene in everyday language corresponding play quotes with each film scene extensive presenter notes with background information discussion questions, trivia, and quote and literary feature explanations
Dulce et Decorum Est War Poetry Analysis Worksheet
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Dulce et Decorum Est War Poetry Analysis Worksheet

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Save time by using this war poetry analysis worksheet on Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et decorum est - great for a relief lesson or to support a study of war poetry. The worksheet questions increase in complexity and work through the poem chronologically to help students understand the layers of meaning in the poem. The worksheet includes: Wilfred Owen’s poem in full with space for student annotation Author and historical context as a WW1 soldier and poet 14 poetry analysis questions about the key parts of the poem Answer key with explanations.
Poetry Analysis Handout for Any Poem
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Poetry Analysis Handout for Any Poem

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Use this one-page handout to help secondary students analyse and deconstruct any poem. This easy, step-by-step handout is structured in four parts: Poetic form and structure Language use and effect Visual and auditory imagery Tone, mood, message and reader interpretations. I’ve developed this handout over several years and have found it helped my most reluctant and struggling students to engage with and analyse poetry.