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Evolve English Language Arts

I teach S1-S6 in Scotland. I make supported, helpful resources for a wide range of literature and language. My aim is functional resources with a variety of activities, with attractive presentation. I use everything I make in my classroom and I am working hard to engage pupils with my resources.

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I teach S1-S6 in Scotland. I make supported, helpful resources for a wide range of literature and language. My aim is functional resources with a variety of activities, with attractive presentation. I use everything I make in my classroom and I am working hard to engage pupils with my resources.
Supported Creative Writing WW1 story
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Supported Creative Writing WW1 story

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Focus on flashback structure and language. PPT designed for pupils to work through at their own pace after initial teaching. S1 focus but can be used to support creative writing in S2-S4 supported sets. Outcome: WW1 short story. Pupils very positive about this work - especially boys who are not particularly motivated.
Higher Analysis & Evaluation Strategy Booklet
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Higher Analysis & Evaluation Strategy Booklet

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Strategies to help pupils access question types at Higher level. Two single passages to help with skills. Examples for each type of question. A full resource to teach close reading - I will create model answer PPTs to match this booklet.
The Sniper Unit of Work
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The Sniper Unit of Work

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Full unit of work on the short story 'The Sniper' by Liam O'Flaherty. Supported PPT to lead pupils through critical essay. Unit designed and used many times successfully with S3 and National 4/3. Added support sheets for less able pupils.
Higher English Close Reading Strategy Booklet
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Higher English Close Reading Strategy Booklet

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Helpful revision advice and reading strategies for Higher English Analysis & Evaluation. Summarising Main Ideas Questions Link Questions Language Questions Conclusion Question The final comparative question Works really well after teaching each question type individually.
Sunset Song Revision Notes Higher English Textual Analysis
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Sunset Song Revision Notes Higher English Textual Analysis

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23 pages - revision notes for Sunset Song, used to reinforced teaching of the novel. This covers key themes, key moments and important aspects of character. It also includes important quotations. Written in pupil friendly language and attractively presented to help pupils prepare for Paper 2: Textual Analysis.
S1 Personal Writing Skills
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S1 Personal Writing Skills

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This works on short examples and language features pupils can use to improve personal writing. 33 slides leading to a piece of personal writing entitled 'I'll never forget it!' Can be used to support lower ability pupils in S2 or S3 also.
Higher Close Reading Practice Paper
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Higher Close Reading Practice Paper

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Fully adapted past paper (new Higher style) with complete marking scheme (JET). * PPT models every question type and example answers * PPT includes advice on how to answer final question * Self evaluation tools * Advice and tips on how to answer Higher Close Reading