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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.

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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.
Higher Analysis & Evaluation Strategy Booklet

Higher Analysis & Evaluation Strategy Booklet

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.
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Sunset Song Revision Notes Higher English Textual Analysis

Sunset Song Revision Notes Higher English Textual Analysis

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.
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Higher Close Reading Practice Paper

Higher Close Reading Practice Paper

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
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Brooklyn Cop Supported Activities and CEL

Brooklyn Cop Supported Activities and CEL

Designed for supported set to middle ability S3 or S4 , these activities lead pupils towards a critical evaluation of the poem. National 4 level would cope well with these and pupils are engaged with the poem. Simple cloze passage, multiple choice and puzzles to enhance understanding of key ideas.
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Hide and Seek Analysis Unit (Poetry)

Hide and Seek Analysis Unit (Poetry)

Worked PPT for Vernon Scannell's 'Hide and Seek'. Focus on poetic techniques and supported analysis of main ideas in the poem. Comes with pre-made homework sheets. Designed for textual analysis S1 but can be used for upper levels in supported sets.
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Higher English Close Reading Strategy Booklet

Higher English Close Reading Strategy Booklet

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.
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S1 Personal Writing Skills

S1 Personal Writing Skills

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.
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Sunset Song Revision Notes Higher English Textual Analysis

Sunset Song Revision Notes Higher English Textual Analysis

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.
hollieshumway
The Sniper Unit of Work

The Sniper Unit of Work

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.
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Supported Creative Writing WW1 story

Supported Creative Writing WW1 story

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.
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