A complete unit of study on the novel Jake's Tower by Elizabeth Laird. It includes a range of starter activities and comprehension tasks to work through while reading the novel. This book is suitable for ages 11-13, depending on the ability of the class.
The page numbers refer to the 2002 Macmillan Edition.
This is a short festive unit of work aimed at S1 or S2 pupils in English. It involves watching the short film 'The Snowman' (available on Youtube) and then learning about setting and plot structure. Tasks on the Powerpoint include plotting the events of the film on a plot rollercoaster and creating a storyboard.
I created this resource for my N5 class, but it could work well with other levels. Pupils need to read the passage (a review of the film 'Edward Scissorhands') and then answer the close reading questions. Some of the questions involve using a dictionary, while others ask pupils to use their own words.
This is a unit of work on The Crucible for Arthur Miller, created for a National 5 class. It includes questions on each act, analysis of key quotations, mind maps about the characters, and an essay plan.
A unit of study aimed at S2/S3 BGE classes involving the study of the film 'The Truman Show'. Students will discuss reality TV, answer questions on the key scenes and then produce a letter of complaint as their final assessed piece of work.
A complete unit of work on 'Boy' by Roald Dahl, including questions on the chapters, vocabulary work, research task, poster activity, letter writing task and a final essay question. The essay question focuses on how Dahl creates memorable characters.
I created this for an S2 class but it would also work for S1 or a low-ability S3.
This is a complete unit of work on the poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. It includes a research task on highwaymen, an animated clip, questions, hot-seating activities on the characters, a storyboard task and activities on imagery.
It also includes an essay task about how imagery is used to create a sinister atmosphere.
This is a complete unit of study on the play adaptation of 'Kes'. It includes a research task, questions on key scenes, a diary activity, and a final essay task about the relationships Billy has with the adult characters in the play.
I used this resource with S3 but it could also be adapted for National 4.
A comprehensive collection of worksheets aimed at S2 to promote literacy skills. Can be adapted to suit all levels or given as homework. It includes work on parts of speech (adjectives, tenses, prepositions, etc), punctuation, and reading for understanding.
A collection of worksheets aimed at S1 to promote literacy skills. Can be adapted to suit all levels or given as homework. It includes work on parts of speech (adjectives, tenses, prepositions, etc), punctuation, and reading for understanding.
Two close reading passages with questions. I created this resource for S3 but it would also work with N4 classes to help them develop strategies for answering close reading questions.
The first is on the Sainsburies Christmas advert and has two sets of questions.
The second is on Band Aid and has one set of questions.
This is a unit of study on the theme of prejudice, which is explored through a media study of the film 'Bend it Like Beckham'. It includes a research task on racism in football, a study of prejudice in the news, a detailed set of questions on the film and opportunities for discussion.
You will need a copy of the DVD.
This is a pack of reading for understanding passages and questions. It's aimed at BGE classes (particulary S1 and S2) and focuses on developing reading skills and asks pupils questions which test their ability to read thoroughly and critically.