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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.

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.
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.
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.
The Price of Bacon- RUAE- Marking Scheme (National 5)
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The Price of Bacon- RUAE- Marking Scheme (National 5)

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This resource can be used in conjunction with the SQA endorsed ‘Hodder & Gibson’ National 5 textbook. It includes a marking scheme for the Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluating passege titled ‘The Price of Bacon’. It can be projected onto the board to allow for self/ peer assessment of the passage.
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
Medieval Literacy Unit: Reading, Writing, Talking & Listening
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Medieval Literacy Unit: Reading, Writing, Talking & Listening

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This is a comprehensive Literacy unit that will provide evidence for pupils ability in Reading, Writing, Talking and Listening. I use it with all S1/ Y7 students in order to profile their Literacy abilities. This unit offers engaging tasks and worksheets that will challenge and support all learners.
An Inspector Calls Critical Essay Writing Pack
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An Inspector Calls Critical Essay Writing Pack

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A National 5/ GCSE resource aimed at supporting Critical Essay writing. This pack includes a selection of key quotations, a well-structured example essay and some possible National 5/ GCSE exam questions. This should be used after teaching the play in order to support essay writing.
RUAE, Reading for Understanding Analysis and Evaluating (Close Reading) In Your Own Words
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RUAE, Reading for Understanding Analysis and Evaluating (Close Reading) In Your Own Words

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This resource includes: How to guide to answering In Your Own Words exam questions. Seven In Your Own Words example questions. Seven worked answers. Ideal for National 5 or Higher students. This resource can be used in class or is ideal as a homework activity. The answer scheme can be used to do peer/ self assessment. This worksheet has had a significant impact on the performance of my students in ‘In Your Own Words’ questions.
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.
Active Literacy: A Christmas Carol
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Active Literacy: A Christmas Carol

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This resource looks at a section of ‘A Christmas Carol’ - Scrooge’s Old Love- and uses six effective reading strategies (Prior knowledge, Metalinguistics, Visualisation, Main Ideas, Summarising, Inference) to help pupils to understand the language and style of Dickens work. The resource can also be used to draw comparisons between the book and the Disney Film. This resource has been created in conjunction with the North Lanarkshire Active Literacy steps.
Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluating Paper (RUAE) INCLUDING MARKING SCHEME
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Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluating Paper (RUAE) INCLUDING MARKING SCHEME

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This resource includes a broadsheet newspaper article with certain techniques underlined. It requires pupils to identify the techniques and explain their effect. Perfect for use with National 5 or Higher. The article is titled ‘A touch of the macabre’. Includes a marking scheme with possible answers. I used this for RUAE/ Close Reading practise with a Higher class- ideal homework activity that can be self/ peer assessed using the marking scheme.
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.