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I am an English teacher who works in Glasgow, Scotland. I create high quality and well structured resources for the National 5, National 6 (Higher) and Broad General Education courses.

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I am an English teacher who works in Glasgow, Scotland. I create high quality and well structured resources for the National 5, National 6 (Higher) and Broad General Education courses.
The Magic Box- Kit Wright- Active Literacy SoW
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The Magic Box- Kit Wright- Active Literacy SoW

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This resource uses the six Active Literacy strategies to enable students to fully understand poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. Pupils will also have the opportunity to write their own Magic Box poem- ideal for use at National Poetry Day- particularly for pupils who struggle to write poetry. For use with- Year 5-8 Primary 6/7 S1 & S2
National 5/ Higher Critical Essay Writing: 'A Hanging' by George Orwell
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National 5/ Higher Critical Essay Writing: 'A Hanging' by George Orwell

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This power point will take pupils through the structure of a Critical Essay on ‘A Hanging’ by George Orwell. The essay follows a PEER structure and offers examples. It tackles the following question: Choose a non-fiction text which made you think about a social issue. Explain briefly what that issue is and at greater length show how the writer’s treatment of the issue conveyed her or his point of view. In your answer you must refer closely to the text and to at least two of: setting, theme, style, descriptive detail, or any other relevant feature. This resource is ideal for use with a National 5, GCSE, AS Level, or Higher English class.
Critical Reading: On The Sidewalk Bleeding
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Critical Reading: On The Sidewalk Bleeding

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This National 5 resource includes key quotations from the text ‘On the Sidewalk Bleeding’ by Evan Hunter. Under each quotation there is analysis. Also included are example essay questions take from previous National 5 Critical Reading papers.
The Veldt by Ray Bradbury Critical Essay Notes
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The Veldt by Ray Bradbury Critical Essay Notes

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This power point looks at 1950s society in order to give prior context to this short story. It offers study notes on characterisation, theme and a critical essay plan. This resource is appropriate for use with National 5, GCSE, AS level and Higher (National 6) English classes and will help pupils to produce high level Critical Evaluations of this piece of literature.
Halloween Creative Writing
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Halloween Creative Writing

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This activity includes model paragraphs/ stimulus for writing a scary Halloween story. I used this with my class after spending time learning about developing setting, character and plot. Pupils were given a stimulus picture and asked to write a descriptive story in 45 minutes in order to give a snapshot of their ability/ learning.
RUAE IMAGERY Nat5/Higher Eminem concert review Reading passage with example and answers
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RUAE IMAGERY Nat5/Higher Eminem concert review Reading passage with example and answers

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Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluating (Close Reading) Included in this resource is a broadsheet review of an Eminem concert. There is an worked example of a National 5/ Higher English IMAGERY question and seven more imagery questions for students to attempt. Also included is an answer scheme. Ideal for a class or homework task- can be teacher/ self or peer assessed using the answer scheme,.
Model Critical Essay: 'A Hanging' by George Orwell
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Model Critical Essay: 'A Hanging' by George Orwell

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An example of an excellent Critical Evaluation of this piece of literarture. Ideal for GSCE, National 5, National 6/ Higher English. It tackles the following question: Choose a non fiction text in which the writer expresses outrage or shock about an issue which you feel is important. Show how the writer conveys the emotion and discuss to what extent this emotional response enhances your understanding of the issue.