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I am an English teacher with 7 years experience. I believe my resources are robust, creative, engaging and challenging. I aim to share resources which are ready to print and PowerPoint lessons which are ready to teach. All of my resources are of a high quality and in line with the current Scottish curriculum, or else can be easily adjusted to suit other curricula. I hope you enjoy any resource you purchase and they make your life a little less stressful! :)

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I am an English teacher with 7 years experience. I believe my resources are robust, creative, engaging and challenging. I aim to share resources which are ready to print and PowerPoint lessons which are ready to teach. All of my resources are of a high quality and in line with the current Scottish curriculum, or else can be easily adjusted to suit other curricula. I hope you enjoy any resource you purchase and they make your life a little less stressful! :)
"A Hanging" by George Orwell: Pupil Table + Essay Writing Guidance
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"A Hanging" by George Orwell: Pupil Table + Essay Writing Guidance

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This is a BUNDLE of resources which includes: a copy of George Orwell’s “A Hanging”, a table for pupils to complete once they have read and learned the essay. The table is partially filled and challenges pupils to both find evidence and provide explanations and analysis (includes guidance) for the most significant aspects of the text. This has been an invaluable resource for me when teaching this text. The PowerPoint takes pupils through the Critical Essay writing process with guidance on planning a response, to structuring paragraphs ( introduction and main body paragraphs) and using time connectives to allow their essay to flow. It also includes an exemplar paragraph for guidance.
Urban Legends Creative Writing Unit KS3/4
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Urban Legends Creative Writing Unit KS3/4

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This relatively short unit of work is designed to inspire pupils how to write their own urban legend. There are 2 PowerPoints which together takes the pupils through basic creative writing conventions: Characterisation, Setting and Plot structure, with a number of tasks to do along the way. I have also attached a compilation of some popular (but brief) urban legends for consideration - this correlates with a task within the PP, as well as a copy of the short story “Baby by the Roadside”. There is also a short RUAE passage with questions based on the topic of… you guessed it: Urban Legends. It’s a nice change from Halloween writing and the kids really buy into it! ( planning sheet included)
Slab Boys Revision Grid/ Exam Help SQA
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Slab Boys Revision Grid/ Exam Help SQA

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These grids have been designed to be used in conjunction with the 2015 and 2018 SQA Past Papers for John Byrne’s, “The Slab Boys,” Both grids support the pupils’ ability to answer language questions ( amongst others) by focussing their thinking so as their answer is in line with what appears on the marking scheme. I made this resource as some pupils were struggling to identify and analyse the language techniques apparent in the characters’ dialogue . Each grid also includes help and guidance with answering the 10 mark question, with room on the sheets to complete each question.
Superhero Origin Story: FULL Creative Writing Unit S1/2
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Superhero Origin Story: FULL Creative Writing Unit S1/2

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This is a full unit of work based around the theme of superhero origin stories. There are a number of Reading, Writing, Talk and Listening tasks, as well as a scaffolded essay plan at the end to assist pupils writing their own origin story. The pupils love this unit of work and, like my other resources, it is ready to print. As the ‘listening and note-making’ sheets are in landscape these should be printed separately and merged into the unit just after the 'Questions for The Hulk" page, before photocopying class sets of the unit. I have also included 3 word documents which have coloured images of the settings used in the booklet These may be printed in colour to assist the “Super Setting” activity, or simply projected. Enjoy :)
Advertising Unit: The Dragon's Apprentice
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Advertising Unit: The Dragon's Apprentice

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This colourful and engaging unit of work takes the pupils through various aspects of advertising such as: logos, the use of colour, slogans, persuasive language etc. Pupils also watch examples of Dragon’s Den pitches online ( teacher can choose these, although I used reggae Reggae sauce and I-Teddy) as a way of thinking about their own product and pitches. The overall objective of the unit is for the class to work in groups on pitching an “impossible product” to “The Dragons” demonstrating their understanding of advertising conventions learned in class. There is also a Numeracy element as, prior to their pitch, the group must plan and think of target market, number of projected sales, growth etc. This unit is lots of fun and is best suited to S2/3 ( year 9/10).
"A Hanging" by George Orwell example Essay A
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"A Hanging" by George Orwell example Essay A

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This is an excellent example of writing in response to George Orwell’s, “A Hanging,” designed to be written in response to a question similar to: “deal with an issue/ theme (Capital Punishment), has a strong message” etc. below is a breakdown of what the paragraphs focus on: Setting Characterisation (prisoner and guards) Symbolism of the dog Water imagery/ turning point Ending
Sailmaker, by Alan Spence. Comprehension Question Worksheets and Theme PP and placemat activity
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Sailmaker, by Alan Spence. Comprehension Question Worksheets and Theme PP and placemat activity

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Worksheets to support the learning of the following pages: Act 1: Exposition Questions Act 1: pages 15-24 Table plus comprehension Questions Act 2: pages 33-43 Comprehension Questions Act 2: pages 43-53 Comprehnsion Questions Act 2: pages 53 - end and supplementary “The British Working Man” worksheet table task. Theme PowerPoint lesson: this can be used as an ongoing working document. The resource includes a PowerPoint and 4 placemats (1 for each theme) for the pupils to complete as they work their way through the play.
Figurative Language Table: KS3
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Figurative Language Table: KS3

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12 examples of figurative language for pupils to unpack and explain/analyse. Should be used after teaching them similes, metaphors and personification. A simple but meaningful consolidation lesson.
Magical Realism Creative Writing Unit
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Magical Realism Creative Writing Unit

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Looking for a fresh way to teach Creative Writing? This is a unit of work designed to teach pupils to write creatively within the genre of Magical Realism. The unit inlcludes the following: a printable unit, two well known examples of Magical Realism fiction and a support PowerPoint to introduce them to the genre with various tasks and visual stimuli. What’s nice about this unit is that it really can be used for a variety of year groups as once the pupils are familiar with the genre they will differentiate via response; I have used this with S1-S3,and the pupils really enjoy it. The unit will take roughly 3 weeks to complete and includes a variety of Reading, Writing, Talk and Listening tasks to keep them busy and motivated! Enjoy! And please leave a review if you decide to purchase! :)
Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation with Charlie Brooker!
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Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation with Charlie Brooker!

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This resource is based on 2 very funny, engaging and well written articles by Charlie Brooker. I have made questions for each article as a way of spicing up RUAE practice with my senior classes. My pupils have responded very well to both articles and the questions for each passage are up to date with current SQA standards. No marking scheme.
The Letterbox, by Ann Marie Di Mambro
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The Letterbox, by Ann Marie Di Mambro

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A concise printable unit of work designed to support the study of the short drama,“The Letterbox,” by Ann Marie Di Mambro. The unit includes a copy of the text, comprehension questions, PEE grid, characterisation activities, revision notes and more.
Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit by Sylvia Plath Example Essay A Grade + Theme Q Para Plan
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Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit by Sylvia Plath Example Essay A Grade + Theme Q Para Plan

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This is an example essay based on a “character changes” type essay question which can easily be adjusted to fit a theme" style question, i.e the theme of Growing Up. Essay has excellent analysis with explicit links to the question made throughout. Suitable for N5/6 / GCSE. I have also included a detailed paragraph plan for a Theme style essay, focussed on the Theme of “Growing Up”.
Discursive Writing Unit for BGE with support PowerPoint - ready to print and use!
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Discursive Writing Unit for BGE with support PowerPoint - ready to print and use!

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All you need to take a BGE class through Discursive Writing. This is both a teacher and pupil friendly unit of work that is “write on” and ready to print. The support PowerPoint introduces the topic of Discursive Writing and also takes pupils through how to structure their introductions and main body paragraphs. The main unit is a Word file; below is a copy of the Contents Page of the printable unit. I’d like to add that the preview is such a way that it makes the front page look incredibly dull when it’s actually very visual - strange. Page 1: Front Cover Page 2: Contents Page Page 3&4: Example “Animal Testing” Essay Page 5 & 6: Discursive Writing “Main Ingredients” Task Page 7: “Be Heard” Page 8: Researching My Topic Page 9: Rate your Arguments Page 10: Useful Phrases Page 11 & 12: Discursive Essay Plan
Romeo and Juliet FILM STUDY, Baz Luhrmann - PowerPoint Unit
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Romeo and Juliet FILM STUDY, Baz Luhrmann - PowerPoint Unit

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This extensive PowerPoint will take you through a film study of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet. It contains information about key aspects of Cinematography ( camera shots and angles, Mise-en-Scene & sound), and includes embedded activities and various stills from the movie. Over 80 slides in total.
Figurative Language Flow Chart
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Figurative Language Flow Chart

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This basic but easy to use flow chart will help younger pupils to decipher which figurative language technique the writer has used ( limited to Simile, Metaphor, Personification and Onomatopoeia).