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I am an English teacher with 9 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 9 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! :)
Sailmaker Exam 2022
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Sailmaker Exam 2022

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I have typed the extract from the play which will feature in this year’s exam: 2022, along side some imagined questions. I have also included a table and exemplar table for pupils to fill in as they read and study the lines from the exam extract. I have included a separate typed extract with some potential 8 mark questions.
"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.
"A Hanging" by George Orwell New for 2021
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"A Hanging" by George Orwell New for 2021

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This is a comprehensive unit to support pupils studying George Orwell’s “A Hanging”. The unit includes pre-reading tasks, understanding questions, analysis questions, tables, essay writing advice, and some other bits and bobs. I’ve also included an example essay which is formatted in consistence with the example paragraphs in the printable unit.
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! :)
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 :)
Frankenstein, a dramatic adaptation, by  Phillip Pullman.  Unit of Work.
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Frankenstein, a dramatic adaptation, by Phillip Pullman. Unit of Work.

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This is a concise unit of work based on the dramatic adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, by Phillip Pullman. It is designed for use with S1/2. The unit has a focus on RUAE, rather than dramatic conventions, although there is some consideration of stage directions within the questions. The unit is comprised of the following: a pre-reading PowerPoint which introduces the Gothic genre and the historical context of the text, a printable unitof work which includes a quiz, questions on each of the acts, amongst some other activities. There is also an end of unit discursive writing task at the end of the unit. This would probably last 2-3 weeks.
Flowers, by Robin Jenkins Essay and Placemat Activity 2021
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Flowers, by Robin Jenkins Essay and Placemat Activity 2021

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New for 2021. This resource includes an example Critical Essay (A), for an “interesting/ memorable character” type essay question, but can easily be adapted to fit another essay question. The essay follows a neat, predictable paragraph structure: Topic Sentence, Point, Evidence, Analysis & Relate to Essay Question. It also includes a placemat activity which correlates with the essay whereby pupils find the evidence/ analysis and record it on the placemat. This works well as a revision placemat.
The Great Gatsby: Questions for every chapter
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The Great Gatsby: Questions for every chapter

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Questions for all 9 chapters of The Great Gatsby. All questions are designed to encourage pupils to think about and understand the main themes and ideas of the text, as well as develop their understanding of Character, Symbolism, language and much more. An excellent time saver.
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
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.
Active Literacy 2x Assessment: Urban Fox  & "The Lighthouse" by Agnes Owens
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Active Literacy 2x Assessment: Urban Fox & "The Lighthouse" by Agnes Owens

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2 assessments based on the non-fiction passage “Urban Fox” and the short story “The Lighthouse” by Agnes Owens. These can only be used once the teacher has taught Active Literacy strategies to the class. A basic Active Literacy PowerPoint, which takes you through the strategies, has also been provided and can be adapted to suit multiple texts. Both texts have been included.
Colour and Lighting Home Alone
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Colour and Lighting Home Alone

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A short but useful PowerPoint which looks at the use of colour and lighting in Home Alone, with a focus on the abundance of red and green and the purpose of this. The PP takes pupils through a few frames with guided questions and then asks them to write a detailed paragraph explaining their understanding of colour and lighting as used in the movie.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Materials
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Materials

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Between these 2 PowerPoints you will find materials to take pupils through a trailer task, camera shots and angles and colour and lighting. Each presentation also includes stills from the movie with questions and an embedded countdown timer. Suitable for use with S1/2 ( Year 8/9). There is also a blank grid for pupils to sketch each angle and space to match and stick the purpose as well as a quiz to test pupils’ knowledge of each shot and their purpose.
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.
Home Alone Invasion Scene Camera Angles Grid
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Home Alone Invasion Scene Camera Angles Grid

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Pupils should use this grid to show their understanding of the camera shots and angles used in the invasion scene ( in which Harry and Marv break into Kevin’s “funhouse”) and the purpose and effect of their chosen shots/ angles. An example has been provided.
Creative Writing Challenge: Medieval Theme
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Creative Writing Challenge: Medieval Theme

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A lesson of work designed to generate a short piece of Medieval writing. Pupils should choose a character, setting and situation. There is an example provided. If you haven’t yeat taught Medieval or considered this theme then you could always show a YouTube video on the theme of medieval prior to trying the writing exercise. This is also useful as a timed piece of writing.