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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.
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.
RUAE Bundle
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RUAE Bundle

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A collection of resources that support the teaching of National 5 and Higher Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluating.
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.
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 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 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.