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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 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.
The Museum of Me: Personal Writing
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The Museum of Me: Personal Writing

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This resource can be used with secondary school students to promote personal writing. It includes: Learning Intentions; Success Criteria; Examples; sentence by sentence approach aimed at promoting more stylish writing. The aim of this lesson is for students to select five objects that are significant to them and explain why whilst offering personal reflection. This power point encourages quality personal writing.
Halloween RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis, Evaluating) KS4, National 5
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Halloween RUAE (Reading for Understanding, Analysis, Evaluating) KS4, National 5

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This is a Halloween comprehension passage. It is in line with the SQA National 5 Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluating paper. This resource comes with passage, a variety of questions (in your own words, summarise, language, link) and a marking scheme. It is targeted at S4 or Y10 pupils but could also be used by a decent S3 or Y9 class. The passage is adapted from a Guardian article on Halloween traditions being adopted in Australia. This could be used in clas or set as a homework assignment.
'A Streetcar Named Desire' Tennessee Williams- Key Scene- Critical Essay Plan- Higher/ A Level
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'A Streetcar Named Desire' Tennessee Williams- Key Scene- Critical Essay Plan- Higher/ A Level

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This resource includes a very detailed plan that tackles a question on KEY SCENE. It was developed in order to support pupils sitting Higher/ National 6 English. This plan will help students to produce an answer in the DRAMA section of the CRITICAL READING paper in the exam. It includes- key quotations, techniques used by Williams and support notes. This resource successfully improved the standard of Critical Essay marks in my class.
Slab Boys, Higher: Set Scottish Text Resources
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Slab Boys, Higher: Set Scottish Text Resources

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This bundle includes quotations, and analysis of themes and characters in John Byrne’s ��Slab Boys’ play. Also, there are two detailed ten mark question resources, quotation mind map and a full mock exam and marking scheme. An ideal resource to prepare students for the Set Scottish Texts element of the Higher examination, or indeed their prelim.
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.
Halloween: Similes and Metaphors
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Halloween: Similes and Metaphors

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This is a simple homework task that asks pupils to create similes and metaphors for scary images. This is perfect to use as homework or a starter/ extension task around Halloween time! This resource is perfect for KS3 or BGE students in S1-S3.
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.