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Resources for Scottish secondary school pupils S1 - S6 (but most are also suitable for use in English schools).

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Resources for Scottish secondary school pupils S1 - S6 (but most are also suitable for use in English schools).
Lion Dev Patel close reading exercise

Lion Dev Patel close reading exercise

This is a close reading activity that forms part of a larger unit of work based on the film ‘Lion’ starring Dev Patel. (See my other resources which have been developed to help pupils write ‘Lion’ film essays for the Scottish National 5 and Higher English exam) This extract allows discussion about the book which inspired the film.
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The Highwayman essay plan

The Highwayman essay plan

After studying ‘The Highwayman’ poem by Alfred Noyes, this is a fully scaffolded helpsheet to enable pupils to write a detailed evaluation of the poem, focusing on poetic techniques used to create atmosphere.
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Norman MacCaig team quiz - REVISION

Norman MacCaig team quiz - REVISION

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.
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Recommended reading S1/2 (age 11-14)

Recommended reading S1/2 (age 11-14)

Booklist to support pupils with titles, authors and brief plot summary. A lot of groundwork has gone into this, and it could be amended to suit your class. It includes a range of challenging and easy titles to suit mixed ability classes.
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Recommended reading for S3/4 pupils (age 14-16)

Recommended reading for S3/4 pupils (age 14-16)

A booklist with titles, author name, and brief plot summary to support pupils in the selection of texts for personal reading. A lot of groundwork has gone into this, and it could be amended to suit your own class. There is a range of challenging and easy texts to suit a mixed ability class. Will print effectively as an A5 booklet.
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Norman MacCaig Revision Poster

Norman MacCaig Revision Poster

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.
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'Lion' Dev Patel film of 'A Long way Home'

'Lion' Dev Patel film of 'A Long way Home'

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.
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'Lion' Dev Patel film of 'A Long Way Home': essay plan

'Lion' Dev Patel film of 'A Long Way Home': essay plan

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.
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Gun Law Reading and writing exercise

Gun Law Reading and writing exercise

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.
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9/11 Flight 93 Project

9/11 Flight 93 Project

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
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Norman MacCaig Set Text Comparison charts

Norman MacCaig Set Text Comparison charts

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.
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The Impossible (Tsunami Film)

The Impossible (Tsunami Film)

A unit of work to support analysis of a key scene and genre conventions. Essay plans, templates for taking notes, research tasks etc. I have used this successfully with my S4 National 5 (GCSE) class to prepare for exam essays.
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King Lear and The Winter's Tale Quiz

King Lear and The Winter's Tale Quiz

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.
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