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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! :)

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.
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
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! :)
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. Full scheme of work. National 4/ BGE
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Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen. Full scheme of work. National 4/ BGE

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Unit of work designed to support the teaching of “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. This is a write on unit suitable for National 4 pupils, or for S1/2, with a focus on RUAE. There are also numerous extension tasks within the unit, with a supplementary and optional creative writing task called “Staying Alive”. This is comprised of a short PowerPoint and a detailed paragraph plan to assist pupils writing their own survival story as inspired by Hatchet. This is ready to print and use. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
The Great Gatsby: "Isolated Character" Essay Plan and example essay: Higher/ GCSE
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The Great Gatsby: "Isolated Character" Essay Plan and example essay: Higher/ GCSE

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This is a detailed paragraph plan, including an example paragraph, for students to follow when writing about an “isolated character” in response to The Great Gatsby ( focus being Jay Gatsby himself). Please also see my resource: “Critical essay Guidance” which is an excellent precursor to essay writing after studying The Great Gatsby. I have also included an example of an excellent essay based on an “isolated character” style question.
The Great Gatsby: Critical Essay Guidance PowerPoint  Higher/ GCSE
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The Great Gatsby: Critical Essay Guidance PowerPoint Higher/ GCSE

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A PowerPoint presentation which should be used to teach pupils how to structure the main body paragraphs of their Critical Essays and analyse and evaluate their quotations properly using an approach called “TIE” ( Technique, Importance and Evaluation) There are 5 example paragraphs which I have labelled, and which include full and detailed analysis. Obviously the slides are printable and I’ve found a useful task is to have the pupils annotate the paragraph once you have taught them and taken them through a couple of examples. Critical Essay Writing Help: Learn how to use “Peer” to structure your paragraphs & Learn how to use “TIE” to fully analyse and evaluate your quotations.