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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
Bonfire/ Guy Fawke's Night: Creative Writing (KS2/KS3)
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Bonfire/ Guy Fawke's Night: Creative Writing (KS2/KS3)

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Encourage your class to use similes, metaphors and interesting word choices with this colouful and very visual resource. There are opportunities to create similes, metaphors, a word bank and to respond to a visual stimulus around the theme of bonfire night/ Guy Fawke’s night. Includes model paragraph.
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.
Critical Essay plan for Dracula Drama Script
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Critical Essay plan for Dracula Drama Script

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This resource includes a step-by-step guide to writing a Critical Essay on the Dracula play. It encourages pupils to use PEER paragraphs for the first time. Ideal for use with Primary 7, S1 or S2 classes or Year 6-9.
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.
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,.
Home Alone Media Activity (Christmas)
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Home Alone Media Activity (Christmas)

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This resource supports students when finding information about the character of Kevin from the film Home Alone. This can be used as part of a media study of the film to help students discuss aspects of characterisation. Ideal for KS3 and BGE classes.
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.
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.
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.
Active Literacy- Poetry- 'Mid-Term Break' by Seamus Heaney SoW
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Active Literacy- Poetry- 'Mid-Term Break' by Seamus Heaney SoW

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This resource is ideal for use with BGE or Year 6-9 classes. It uses six Active Literacy strategies to help pupils to understand the poem ‘Mid Term Break’ by Irish poet Seamus Heaney. Skills the pupils will develop are: Prior knowledge, metalinguistics, visualisation, inference, main ideas and summarising.
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.