I have developed a range of resources for pupils to write critical essays based on a film text. This PowerPoint focuses on the biopic genre and looks at the genre conventions within 'Lion' My pupils loved studying this 2017 film. See my other resources for essay plans etc.
Critical essay plan based on studying a key scene of this brilliant 2017 film. My Scottish Higher class is doing this for their critical essay paper. See my accompanying resources - a template to help pupils prepare for this essay, and a power point and essay plan to help tackle a genre essay.
A resource to accompany my essay plan - a step by step chart which helps pupils analyse a key scene. I get pupils to complete this while watching the scene, then later I provide them with a collated version of the class responses.
I know this is just a single page sheet, but it's been really useful in supporting pupils with the development of effective opening paragraphs for critical essays on a film.
To be used with my other resources on 'Lion'
Part of a thematic project I'm doing with S3 Scottish pupils. This is a worksheet to accompany a newspaper article: 'Texas Students Can Bring Guns to College'. I can't publish the article for copyright reasons, but it's easily available online. Please look at my other resources for connected materials.
A thematic project I did with Scottish S3 (approx age 14) pupils based on the Flight 93 story. Pupils found it really interesting and it includes reading, writing, talking and listening tasks. Perfect for an end of term project in English. It comprises:
-group discussion task based on Flight 93 film
-Listening test based on Youtube clip - The Story of Flight 93
-A close reading exercise based on a newspaper article
- marking key
A really interesting activity I made up for my Advanced Higher class who are studying both plays.
Great for revision purposes and a bit of end of term fun.
Sets of questions for three teams with an answer sheet.
general questions; multiple choice; who said...?; anagrams etc.
My class really enjoyed it.
This is a great resource for revising the Norman MacCaig set text poems. My class loved it and it lasted for a double period. 5 rounds of questions for up to 6 teams: general; complete the quotation; multiple choice; name the technique; anagram.
Answer sheet supplied.
A set of questions about all 10 chapters of this lovely short novel.
'Stars Shall Be Bright ' is a terrific story inspired by the true story of the Quintinshill rail disaster where more than 200 first world war soldiers were killed in the UK's worst ever rail collision.
This Barrington Stoke book is specifically developed to support dyslexic readers, but can be used with all pupils.
To accompany my resource - My Left Foot studying a key scene - this is a completed booklet with model examples of analysis for each bullet point. I get pupils to complete their own notes first, collate their ideas on the projector, then issue this booklet with examples of how they could develop their observations into written analysis.
It's been a great resource for helping pupils to write essays about a key scene in the film.
A booklet to support the final set text question - clear links between each of the poems: Visiting Hour, Aunt Julia, Memorial, Basking Shark, Assisi, and Sounds of the Day
A very helpful resource for exam revision.
An A3 poster with important quotations and techniques from all 6 of the Norman MacCaig set text poems. My class loved this and are using it at home to revise for their exam. It covers: Assisi, Basking Shark, Aunt Julia, Visiting Hour, Memorial and Sounds of the Day.
A worksheet that I created for revision purposes before National 5 and Higher English exams in Scotland.
(But suitable for England too)
Tackles parenthesis, repetition, listing, colons, semi-colons etc.
Pupils said this really helped them clarify how to answer many of the exam questions.
An excellent resource for getting pupils to analyse the effectiveness of a writer's word choice. A homework sheet with a step-by-step guide to how to tackle each sentence. My pupils' close reading (comprehension/interpretation) marks improved significantly after doing this.