Google Classroom Codes

Log in to Glow first. Access Google Classrooms through the launchpad button. If you have any trouble with this see Mrs Gibson.

Miss Tomelty’s Advanced Higher:
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Miss Tomelty’s Higher:
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Miss Tomelty’s National 5:
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Miss Tomelty’s s3:
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Miss Tomelty’s s2:
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Miss Tomelty’s s1:
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Coronavirus – Revision Materials for Languages

In the event of a school closure we are working hard to make sure pupils have access to key materials to allow them to study at home to the best of their abilities.

It is very important that pupils take responsibility at this time and remember to check for new materials regularly. 

BGE

Materials from the English dept. for S1, 2 and 3 will be collated here and updated.
A printed pack will also be available to collect from the school office.

SENIORS

If you or your child is in S4, 5 or 6 materials can be found here for National 5 and here for Higher.

The class teacher may also have issued them with a code to access Google classrooms.

Miss Tomelty’s Google Classroom info is here.

All teachers can be contacted via email on Glow should you have any queries regarding your child’s learning.

Many thanks,

The Languages department.

 

 

Reading for Gold

What is Reading for Gold?

 

 

 

Reading for Gold is our reading scheme designed to encourage pupils to read independently, use sources such as the library to develop their reading, and enhance their analysis and evaluation skills across a range of genres.

Pupils should be encouraged to select and read texts for enjoyment and interest, and express their personal response. As pupils progress through the awards in Reading for Gold they should be using their developing language skills to access more challenging texts.

Your child’s class teacher will have issued them with an appropriate booklet. Here are copies of each of the booklets:

What are the benefits of Reading for Gold?

  • Creates enthusiasm for reading
  • Pupils take responsibility for their reading
  • Encourages independent and critical thinking
  • Encourages pupils to analyse texts in different ways
  • Pupils learn how to evaluate texts

Find out more by reading our Reading for Gold Guide for Parents

POETRY CRITICAL ESSAY RESOURCES

Click here to access class notes on The Death of Marilyn Monroe by Edwin Morgan

Write essays on “The Death of Marilyn Monroe” by Edwin Morgan using the following questions:

  1. Choose a poem which you find emotionally unsettling or intellectually challenging.

Explain how the poem elicits this response from you and discuss how this contribution to your understanding of the central concern(s) of the poem.

2. Choose a poem which deals with an aspect of the less pleasant side of life.

Show how the poem increases your knowledge and understanding of the aspect of life dealt with, and how the use poetic technique contributes to the impact the poem had on you.

3.  Choose a poem which encourages you to think differently or to understand something in a new way.

Discuss how the poet’s ideas and techniques led you to change your thinking or understanding.

4. Choose a poem in which the creation of mood or atmosphere is an important feature.

Show how the poet creates the mood or atmosphere, and discuss its importance in your appreciation of the poem as a whole.

5. Choose a poem in which the poet creates a vivid sense of a particular time or place.

Discuss how the poet’s vivid description of time or place adds to your appreciation of the central concerns of the poem.

Writing Portfolio

You will be expected to write two essays for your Writing Portfolio. These essay must be your own work. You will be severely penalized if you are found to have plagiarised (copied) the work of anyone (older sibling, friend, writer, parent etc) or have received lots of help to write your essay (from older sibling, friend, writer, parent etc). Be sensible. If you cheat you put all of your qualifications at risk. Better to trust your own abilities and put the hard work in.

The Writing Portfolio

For the Course assessment at National 5 and Higher, you are required to submit a portfolio containing two pieces of writing, which is externally assessed by the SQA and should be submitted to your teacher usually in late February or early March.

The SQA now require you to use this template to produce hard copies of your portfolio for submission, as the portfolio will be e-marked.

You can type directly onto the template, or you can copy and paste your writing from another file.

Both portfolio pieces should be contained within one template, with a clear indication of where each piece of writing starts. We recommend using the headings DISCURSIVE and CREATIVE.

The template has a straightforward format and is set up with a common font and font size; however these can be altered if required.

Please make sure that all content is contained inside the margin lines of the template, as this is important to ensure accurate scanning.

Your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN), and a page number, must be added to the foot of every page in the template, using the boxes provided. These are for the purposes of identification. If you don;t know your SCN you can find it on your Glow Profile page.

It is recommended that the portfolio pieces are printed double-sided, but please do not use staples to collate the pages, as this will disrupt the scanning process.

Please also ensure that your work is printed clearly (e.g. no print leakage) so that it is legible.

One will be “Broadly Discursive”. For this you are most likely to write a Persuasive essay or a Discursive essay (one with a balanced argument).

The other will be “Broadly Creative”. For this you might write something Imaginative, like a short story or short dramatic piece or you will write a Personal Reflective essay.

As previously stated each piece MUST be put into this template before submission. 

See below for lots of resources to help you work on this independently.

Broadly Discursive

Discursive/Persuasive Essay Help

Broadly Creative

Imaginative writing
Creative Writing
Essay Checklist
Creative Writing
An excellent Guide on Creative Writing

Personal Reflective Writing

Persuasive Essay Structure
Persuasive Writing 
Connectives
Manipulating Statistics

 

Scottish Set Text N5 DRAMA – Sailmaker, a play by Alan Spence

Drama SCOTTISH SET TEXT RESOURCES

Scroll down for lots of resources.

 

Critical Essay DRAMA – A View from the Bridge

HIGHER
DRAMA CRITICAL ESSAY RESOURCES

Scroll down for essay questions and lots of resources.

A View from the Bridge-Arthur Miller

Below you will find downloadable resources for the play “A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller.

Remember you all have access to Word online via your school GLOW  account

NOTES

1 A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller quote bank – exposition to complication

2 A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller quote bank – complication

3 A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller quote bank rising action

4 A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller quote – bank rising action ACT 2

5 A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller quote bank – climax

6 A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller – end (1)

 

EXAMPLES OF PUPILS ESSAYS AND PLANS:

CONCLUDING SCENE ESSAY

changing relationship

central character behaves in an obsessive manner.

CONFLICT essay

Write essays on “A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller using the following questions:

SQA Specimen Paper

  • Choose a play in which a central character struggles to cope with social convention or financial difficulties or family duties.

Briefly explain the reasons for the character’s struggle an discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of this struggle enhances your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

  • Choose a play in which the concluding scene provides effective clarification of the central concern.

By referring to detail to the concluding scene, discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole.

  • Choose a play in which the conflict between two characters is an important feature.

Briefly explain the nature of this conflict and discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of this feature enhances your understanding of the play as a whole.

Hodder Gibson Model Paper 1

  • Choose a play in which a central character is slow to understand fully the seriousness of his or her behaviour.

Explain how this situation has developed and discuss how the character’s behaviour influences your overall assessment of him or her.

  • Choose a play which explores one of the following: the nature of heroism, the impact of self-delusion, the burden of responsibility.

Discuss how the dramatist explores this central concern through her or his presentation of one or more character.

  • Choose from a play a scene in which you consider a character makes a significant error of judgement.

Briefly explain the nature of this error of judgement and discuss how this error and its consequences influence your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

Hodder Gibson Model Paper 2

  • Choose a play in which a character shows signs of instability at one or more than one key point in the play.

Explain the reason(s) for the character’s instability and discuss how this feature adds to your understanding of the central concern(s) of the text.

  • Choose a play in which an important part is played by one of the following: crime, punishment, retribution.

Explain how the dramatist explores the issue and discuss its importance to your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

  • Choose from a play a scene which you find amusing or moving or disturbing.

Explain how the scene provokes this response and discuss how this aspect of the scene contributes to your understanding of the play as a whole.

Hodder Gibson Model Paper 3

  • Choose a play in which a central character experiences rejection or isolation or loneliness

Explain how the dramatist makes you aware of the character’s situation and discuss how it adds to your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

  • Choose a play in which features one of the following conflicts: traditional values versus modern thinking; duty versus self-interest; delusion versus self-awareness.

Explain how the dramatist presents this conflict and discuss how this contributes to your understanding of the play as a whole.

  • Choose a play in which the setting in time and/or place is an important feature.

Explain how the dramatist exploits aspects of the setting in a way enhances your understanding of the central concern(s) of the play as a whole.

 Adapted from Old Higher Questions

2012 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which a central character’s changing view of himself/herself is an important feature.

Show how the dramatist makes you aware of the character’s changing view of himself/herself and discuss how this affects your understanding of the character in the play as a whole.

2011 Exam Paper

Choose from a play a scene in which manipulation, temptation or humiliation is an important feature.

Explain what happens in the scene and go on to show how the outcome of the manipulation, temptation or humiliation adds to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which a power struggle is central to the action.

Explain briefly the circumstances of the power struggle and discuss the extent to which it contributes to your appreciation of theme and/or character in the play as a whole.

2010 Exam Paper

  1. Choose a play in which a central concern is clarified by contrast between two characters.

Discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of the contrast between the two characters adds to your understanding of this play as a whole.

Choose a play in which a central character experiences not only inner conflict but also conflict with one (or more than one) other character.

Explain the nature of both conflicts and discuss which one you consider to be more important in terms of character development and/or dramatic impact.

Choose   from a play a scene in which tension builds to a climax.

Explain how the dramatist creates and develops this tensions, and discuss the extent to which the scene has thematic as well as dramatic significance.

Choose a play which explores one of the following as a central concern: sacrifice, courage, integrity, steadfastness of purpose.

Show how the dramatist introduces and develops the central concern in a way which you find effective.

2009 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which a central character behaves in an obsessive manner.

Describe the nature of the character’s obsessive behaviour and discuss the influence this behaviour has on your understanding of  the play as a whole.

Choose a play set in a society whose values conflict with those of a central character or characters.

Describe this difference in values and discuss how effectively the opposition of values enhances your appreciation of the play as a whole.

2008 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which a central character is heroic yet vulnerable.

Show how the dramatist makes you aware of both qualities and discuss how this affects your understanding on the play as a whole.

Choose a play which explores the theme of love in difficult circumstances.

Explain how the dramatist develops this theme and discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which a character has to exist in a hostile environment.

Briefly describe the environment and discuss the extent to which it influences your response to the character’s behaviour and to your understanding of the play as a whole

2007 Exam Paper

Choose a play which has a theme of revenge or betrayal or sacrifice.

Show how the dramatist explores your chosen theme and discuss how this treatment enhances your appreciation of the play as a whole.

Choose from a play an important scene which you found particularly entertaining or particularly shocking.

Explain briefly why the scene is important to the play as a whole and discuss in detail how the dramatist makes the scene so entertaining or shocking.

Choose a play in which the relationship between a male and a female character changes significantly.

Show how the relationship between the two characters changes and discuss to what extent this illuminates a central theme/concern of the play.

2006 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which the dramatist’s use of contrast between two characters is important to your understanding of one of them.

Discuss how your understanding of this character is strengthened by the contrast. Show how this enhances your understanding of the play as a whole.

Choose a play which underlines how one person’s flaw(s) can have a significant impact on the play and the characters.

Explain briefly the nature of the flaw(s) and discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which an important theme is effectively highlighted by one specific scene or incident.

Explain how the theme is explored in the play as a whole and then show in detail how the chosen scene or incident effectively highlights it.

2005 Exam Paper

Choose a play whose main theme is made clear early in the action.

Show how the dramatist introduces the theme and show how it is developed throughout the play.

Choose a play in which one scene or moment determines the fate of a main character.

Explain fully why you think this is the key moment in the character’s fortunes and show how it enhances your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

2004 Exam Paper

Choose a play which features one of the following themes: appearance versus reality; good versus evil; dreams versus reality; youth versus age.

Show how the dramatist develops one of these themes and discuss how the exploration of this theme enhances your appreciation of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which the mood is mainly dark or pessimistic.

Show how the dramatist creates this mood and discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole.

2003 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which a character feels increasingly isolated from the community in which he or she lives.

Show how the dramatist makes you aware of the conflict and discuss the extent to which you find the resolution of the conflict satisfying.

2002 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which there is a scene which provides a turning point in the drama.

Briefly explain  why it is a turning point and go on to discuss the importance of the scene to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which there is a breakdown in family relationship(s).

Explain the reason(s) for the breakdown and discuss the extent to which it is important to the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which one of the character’s weaknesses were stronger than their strengths.

Explain what happened to this character and discuss the extent to which it is important to the play as a whole.

Choose a play involving the death of a central character.

Briefly explain the circumstances surrounding the death and discuss the extent to which it is important to your understanding of the character and the play as a whole.

 

Refresh your memory using these:

 

 

Critical Essay DRAMA – All My Sons

HIGHER
DRAMA CRITICAL ESSAY RESOURCES

Scroll down for essay questions and lots of resources.

Write essays on “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller using the following questions:

SQA Specimen Paper

  • Choose a play in which a central character struggles to cope with social convention or financial difficulties or family duties.

Briefly explain the reasons for the character’s struggle an discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of this struggle enhances your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

  • Choose a play in which the concluding scene provides effective clarification of the central concern.

By referring to detail to the concluding scene, discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole.

  • Choose a play in which the conflict between two characters is an important feature.

Briefly explain the nature of this conflict and discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of this feature enhances your understanding of the play as a whole.

Hodder Gibson Model Paper 1

  • Choose a play in which a central character is slow to understand fully the seriousness of his or her behaviour.

Explain how this situation has developed and discuss how the character’s behaviour influences your overall assessment of him or her.

  • Choose a play which explores one of the following: the nature of heroism, the impact of self-delusion, the burden of responsibility.

Discuss how the dramatist explores this central concern through her or his presentation of one or more character.

  • Choose from a play a scene in which you consider a character makes a significant error of judgement.

Briefly explain the nature of this error of judgement and discuss how this error and its consequences influence your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

Hodder Gibson Model Paper 2

  • Choose a play in which a character shows signs of instability at one or more than one key point in the play.

Explain the reason(s) for the character’s instability and discuss how this feature adds to your understanding of the central concern(s) of the text.

  • Choose a play in which an important part is played by one of the following: crime, punishment, retribution.

Explain how the dramatist explores the issue and discuss its importance to your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

  • Choose from a play a scene which you find amusing or moving or disturbing.

Explain how the scene provokes this response and discuss how this aspect of the scene contributes to your understanding of the play as a whole.

Hodder Gibson Model Paper 3

  • Choose a play in which a central character experiences rejection or isolation or loneliness

Explain how the dramatist makes you aware of the character’s situation and discuss how it adds to your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

  • Choose a play in which features one of the following conflicts: traditional values versus modern thinking; duty versus self-interest; delusion versus self-awareness.

Explain how the dramatist presents this conflict and discuss how this contributes to your understanding of the play as a whole.

  • Choose a play in which the setting in time and/or place is an important feature.

Explain how the dramatist exploits aspects of the setting in a way enhances your understanding of the central concern(s) of the play as a whole.

 Adapted from Old Higher Questions

2012 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which a central character’s changing view of himself/herself is an important feature.

Show how the dramatist makes you aware of the character’s changing view of himself/herself and discuss how this affects your understanding of the character in the play as a whole.

2011 Exam Paper

Choose from a play a scene in which manipulation, temptation or humiliation is an important feature.

Explain what happens in the scene and go on to show how the outcome of the manipulation, temptation or humiliation adds to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which a power struggle is central to the action.

Explain briefly the circumstances of the power struggle and discuss the extent to which it contributes to your appreciation of theme and/or character in the play as a whole.

2010 Exam Paper

  1. Choose a play in which a central concern is clarified by contrast between two characters.

Discuss how the dramatist’s presentation of the contrast between the two characters adds to your understanding of this play as a whole.

Choose a play in which a central character experiences not only inner conflict but also conflict with one (or more than one) other character.

Explain the nature of both conflicts and discuss which one you consider to be more important in terms of character development and/or dramatic impact.

Choose   from a play a scene in which tension builds to a climax.

Explain how the dramatist creates and develops this tensions, and discuss the extent to which the scene has thematic as well as dramatic significance.

Choose a play which explores one of the following as a central concern: sacrifice, courage, integrity, steadfastness of purpose.

Show how the dramatist introduces and develops the central concern in a way which you find effective.

2009 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which a central character behaves in an obsessive manner.

Describe the nature of the character’s obsessive behaviour and discuss the influence this behaviour has on your understanding of  the play as a whole.

Choose a play set in a society whose values conflict with those of a central character or characters.

Describe this difference in values and discuss how effectively the opposition of values enhances your appreciation of the play as a whole.

2008 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which a central character is heroic yet vulnerable.

Show how the dramatist makes you aware of both qualities and discuss how this affects your understanding on the play as a whole.

Choose a play which explores the theme of love in difficult circumstances.

Explain how the dramatist develops this theme and discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which a character has to exist in a hostile environment.

Briefly describe the environment and discuss the extent to which it influences your response to the character’s behaviour and to your understanding of the play as a whole

2007 Exam Paper

Choose a play which has a theme of revenge or betrayal or sacrifice.

Show how the dramatist explores your chosen theme and discuss how this treatment enhances your appreciation of the play as a whole.

Choose from a play an important scene which you found particularly entertaining or particularly shocking.

Explain briefly why the scene is important to the play as a whole and discuss in detail how the dramatist makes the scene so entertaining or shocking.

Choose a play in which the relationship between a male and a female character changes significantly.

Show how the relationship between the two characters changes and discuss to what extent this illuminates a central theme/concern of the play.

2006 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which the dramatist’s use of contrast between two characters is important to your understanding of one of them.

Discuss how your understanding of this character is strengthened by the contrast. Show how this enhances your understanding of the play as a whole.

Choose a play which underlines how one person’s flaw(s) can have a significant impact on the play and the characters.

Explain briefly the nature of the flaw(s) and discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which an important theme is effectively highlighted by one specific scene or incident.

Explain how the theme is explored in the play as a whole and then show in detail how the chosen scene or incident effectively highlights it.

2005 Exam Paper

Choose a play whose main theme is made clear early in the action.

Show how the dramatist introduces the theme and show how it is developed throughout the play.

Choose a play in which one scene or moment determines the fate of a main character.

Explain fully why you think this is the key moment in the character’s fortunes and show how it enhances your understanding of character and/or theme in the play as a whole.

2004 Exam Paper

Choose a play which features one of the following themes: appearance versus reality; good versus evil; dreams versus reality; youth versus age.

Show how the dramatist develops one of these themes and discuss how the exploration of this theme enhances your appreciation of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which the mood is mainly dark or pessimistic.

Show how the dramatist creates this mood and discuss in what ways it is important for your understanding of the play as a whole.

2003 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which a character feels increasingly isolated from the community in which he or she lives.

Show how the dramatist makes you aware of the conflict and discuss the extent to which you find the resolution of the conflict satisfying.

2002 Exam Paper

Choose a play in which there is a scene which provides a turning point in the drama.

Briefly explain  why it is a turning point and go on to discuss the importance of the scene to your appreciation of the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which there is a breakdown in family relationship(s).

Explain the reason(s) for the breakdown and discuss the extent to which it is important to the play as a whole.

Choose a play in which one of the character’s weaknesses were stronger than their strengths.

Explain what happened to this character and discuss the extent to which it is important to the play as a whole.

Choose a play involving the death of a central character.

Briefly explain the circumstances surrounding the death and discuss the extent to which it is important to your understanding of the character and the play as a whole.

Below you will find downloadable resources for the play “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller.

Remember you all have access to Word online via your school GLOW  account

Study guide – http://www.novelguide.com/all-my-sons

Synopsis
themes
Turning Point
turning-point-essay-plan-2
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
All my sons Essay
All My Sons Guilt and Blame Quotes
All my sons Joe essay
all_my_sons
All-My-Sons
-All-my-Sons–A-Critique-of-the-American-Dream
all-my-sons-script
All-My-Sons—use-of-contrast
basic-essay-plans-revision conflict-essay-plan
Joe-Keller-Character-Analysis-Act-1

writing-a-critical-essay-on-all-my-sons

all-my-sons-critical-essay-plan

all-my-sons-theme-of-responsibility

All My Sons Production Pack – links to production we visited at Dundee Rep

Refresh your memory using these:

all-my-sons-script

Scottish Set Text N5/H PROSE – Iain Crichton Smith’s Short Stories

PROSE SCOTTISH SET TEXT RESOURCES

Scroll down for lots of resources.

A copy of the book in which you will find each of the stories (The Telegram, The Red Door, Home and Mother and Son) that we have studied:

I. C Smith Short Stories  – Book

Crichton Smith – Key Quotations – You analyse

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zdwj6sg

Notes on Themes and Common Features

Representation of Men

Representation of Women

Jealousy

Sacrifice

Sympathy

Treatment of newcomers in a community setting

Change in character 1

Change in characters 2

Epiphany

Orthodoxy in community life 1

Orthodoxy in community life 2

The Telegram

TELEGRAM ANNOTATIONS

Annotated-copy-of-The-Telegram1-1rqa9q2

Annotated-copy-of-The-Telegram-1uay06p

Annotated-copy-of-The-Telegram2-287d4ux

Annotated-copy-of-The-Telegram3-2fsssyt

The Red Door

RED DOOR ANNOTATED

The Red Door

Ian Crichton Smith red door ta answers

Iain Crichton Smith The Red Door ta

The Red Door 1

Home

home-annotation

home – charactersiation.

failure of characters to understand the reality of their situations

Mother and Son

Mother and Son

MOTHER AND SON ANNOTATIONS

Scottish Set Text H – DRAMA – Men Should Weep

 

Drama SCOTTISH SET TEXT RESOURCES

Scroll down for lots of resources.

The Play

Men Should Weep Act 1 Scene 1 Notes

Act 2 scene 1

Act 2 Scene 2

Act 3

Quotes and Notes Courtesy of Katie B

Men Should Weep outline of class slides

Men Should Weep information

10 Marker Help

Video Clips

 

 

Critical Essay POETRY – Shooting Stars

POETRY CRITICAL ESSAY RESOURCES

Write essays on “Shooting Stars” by Carol Anne Duffy using the following questions:

  1. Choose a poem which you find emotionally unsettling or intellectually challenging.

Explain how the poem elicits this response from you and discuss how this contribution to your understanding of the central concern(s) of the poem.

2. Choose a poem which deals with an aspect of the less pleasant side of life.

Show how the poem increases your knowledge and understanding of the aspect of life dealt with, and how the use poetic technique contributes to the impact the poem had on you.

3.  Choose a poem which encourages you to think differently or to understand something in a new way.

Discuss how the poet’s ideas and techniques led you to change your thinking or understanding.

4. Choose a poem in which the creation of mood or atmosphere is an important feature.

Show how the poet creates the mood or atmosphere, and discuss its importance in your appreciation of the poem as a whole.

5. Choose a poem in which the poet creates a vivid sense of a particular time or place.

Discuss how the poet’s vivid description of time or place adds to your appreciation of the central concerns of the poem.

Below you will find downloadable resources for the Carol Anne Duffy poem, “Shooting Stars”.

Remember you all have access to Word online via your school GLOW  account

Scottish Set Text N5/H PROSE – The Cone Gatherers

PROSE SCOTTISH SET TEXT RESOURCES

Scroll down for lots of resources for those in Mrs Andrews’ Higher class

ppt (1)

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zffycdm

Revision+powerpoint

the-cone-gatherers-chapter-2-notes-and-homework

the-cone-gatherers-chapter-one-calum-and-neil

the-cone-gatherers-chapter-two

the-cone-gatherers-chapter-2-notes-k

the-cone-gatherers-chapters-3-and-4

lady-runcie-campbell

the-cone-gatherers-chapter-6

the-cone-gatherers-notes-on-chapter-seven-eightnine

the-cone-gatherers-chapters-9-and-10

the-cone-gatherers-chapters-141

 

 

Lots on RUAE

Find a list of links, resources and ideas for studying close reading to help prepare for the RUAE exam:

N5 RUAE Class slides Reading for UAE

Understanding Questions

 

Own Words

Linking 

Context

Analysis (use of language) questions

Word choice

Imagery

Tone

Sentence structure

Contrast

Evaluation question

 

Critical Essay PROSE – The Great Gatsby

PROSE CRITICAL ESSAY RESOURCES

Below you will find downloadable resources for

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Link to a documentary on the writer and his work

Slides we used in class

Slides on Chapters 1-6

Slides on Chapter 7-9

Gatsby symbolism guide
The Great Gatsby – Revision Guide

Example Essays:

Remember you all have access to Word online via your school GLOW  account

Critical Essay PROSE – Of Mice and Men

National 5
PROSE CRITICAL ESSAY RESOURCES

Below you will find downloadable resources for  “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck.

Remember you all have access to Word online via your school GLOW  account

 

Essay-Questions

OfMiceandMenpowerpointnotes (1)

Notes & Quotations – Of Mice and Men (1)

N5 Critical Essay Exemplar – Of Mice and Men (1)

OMAM Characters

OMAM Literary Techniques

OMAM Theme

Plot and structure

Theme essay OMAM

Theme- OMAM

Themes Of Mice and Men- setting (3)

Day 11 of Spring Break – WORD CHOICE QUESTIONS – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

Answer in comments below for feedback

Show how the word choice in paragraphs three and 4 expresses the writer’s distaste for what is happening to the island. (2)

This time around, we could see from the plane that many hectares of jungle had been gouged out for a massive international airport in the middle of the island. Unless a few resorts that offer tourists real encounters with Phu Quoc’s remarkable environment and culture can turn the tide, the fate of yet another “paradise island” seems sealed.

In reality, of course, neither the beaches nor the jungle have been truly pristine for a very long time. They have been fished and logged for many centuries, but only recently, and quite abruptly, has their exploitation threatened to become unsustainable. And Phu Quoc has probably never been much of a paradise for its own people, and certainly not over the last century.

Day 12 of Spring Break – SUMMARISING QUESTIONS – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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Summarise the key points in the writer’s argument against the practice of capturing everything on camera. (4)

New technology has made is simple to record on camera almost any trivial event.  And it’s the work of a mouse-click to distribute those images to all and sundry.  Yet just because something is technically possible doesn’t automatically make it desirable.  I wonder if it is starting to impair the transient joy and spontaneity of daily life.  This ubiquitous, almost obligatory obsession with capturing even the most private thing in life for posterity is starting to rob us of our ability to savour the moment.  And if we don’t fully savour the moment as it happens, we may miss its significance, pungency and richness.   That makes the process of recalling it later much harder.  Paradoxically, our click-click obsession with photographing everything may be sapping, rather than enhancing, our brain’s ability to revisit old events with pleasure or nostalgia.

“You had to be there” isn’t just a cliché.  It’s also good advice.  We should stop trying to freeze-frame treasurable moments for some tomorrow that may never come, or some absentee audience that probably isn’t interested anyway, and just enjoy them as they come and go.  God knows, they come and go quickly enough.

Day 10 of Spring Break – TONE QUESTIONS – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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Read the extract and for each decide what tone is being used, listing the words/phrases which helped you. 2

1. He walked into the immense cathedral, looked down the length of his nose and simply sniffed, proclaiming a tiny ‘humph’, before just glancing around. The golden coloured alter, with intricate brass carving he dismissed as ‘brass and stuff’. The flowers he shrugged at, before turning on his heels, unimpressed and bored.

2. Gosh, you won’t believe what I’ve done now. How could anyone have been so stupid? After the last time you’d have thought I’d have known better, wouldn’t you?

3. I just couldn’t believe the nerve of the man, and my face reddens whenever I think of it. How dare he speak to me like that, with such a condescending tone of voice. Who gave him the right to treat anyone like that? He really made my blood boil.

Day 9 of Spring Break – WORD CHOICE QUESTIONS– Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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Show how the writer’s word choice helps us to understand his admiration for the beauties of the island (2)

IT’S STILL QUITE easy to walk alone on an idyllic beach in Phu Quoc, and imagine you are the only person on a pristine island. It’s even easier to imagine you are alone if you walk 100 metres into one of the remaining patches of majestic jungle.
But it is not as easy as it was. We first went to this Vietnamese treasure in the Gulf of Thailand five years ago. Already the high-rise hotels on some stretches of the west coast were reminiscent of the worst of the Costa del Sol, with outraged TripAdvisor reviews to match.

Day 8 of Spring Break – IMAGERY QUESTIONS– Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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Show how the writer uses imagery in this paragraph to support the points he is making about Twitter in general and the media in general. (4)

Twitter is the latest social networking craze to have conquered the ageing mainstream media, and using it is like sending out a universal text message to the whole planet. For many, this orgy of technology-enhanced wittering is simply something that we indulge in during our spare time, but it’s not without its uses. It’s coming of age is generally dated to the Mumbai terror attacks at the end of November, when minute-by-minute updates of the unfolding chaos zipped around the world from eye-witnesses armed with Twitter on their laptops and mobile phones. It was given another fillip on the geopolitical stage in January, when the Israeli Government use Twitter to snipe at the mainstream media and get across its reasons for invading Gaza.

TIP:
Imagery can be tricky…remind yourself how to answer using the ‘just as…so too’ method by reading the following worked example:

“He fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a paper bag filled with vegetable soup.”

Question:
How effective do you find this description of the falling man? (2A)
Answer:
1) Just as a paper bag filled with vegetable soup (= root image)
2) would hit the ground with a tremendous splat, leaving a terrible mess behind (=analysis),
3) so too would the man after falling 12 stories onto a pavement creating a visually disgusting but powerful image for the reader. (= answer to the question)

Day 7 of Spring Break – SUMMARISING QUESTIONS– Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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In your own words, as far as possible, give four reasons the writer presents in lines 35-46 in favour of maintaining traditional public libraries. (4)

Despite Google we Still Need Good Libraries
It may well be that public demand and technical change mean we no longer need the dense neighbourhood network of local libraries of yore. But our culture, local and universal, does demand strategically situated libraries where one can find the material that is too expensive for the ordinary person to buy, or too complex to find online. Such facilities are worth funding publicly because the return in informed citizenship and civic pride is far in excess of the money spent.

Libraries also have that undervalued resource—the trained librarian. The ultimate Achilles’ heel of the internet is that it presents every page of information as being equally valid, which is of course nonsense. The internet is cluttered with false information, or just plain junk. The library, with its collection honed and developed by experts, is a guarantee of the quality and veracity of the information contained therein, something that Google can never provide.

Day 6 of Spring Break – SENTENCE STRUCTURE QUESTIONS– Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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Think about the type of sentence used; length; punctuation; repetition; parenthesis; narrative point of view; list; climax; inversion, etc.

Identify two features of sentence structure from the paragraph above which mark a shift in the writer’s line of thought. (2)

“The problem here is political will rather than financial capacity.  The pinch will come in other resource areas, such as health spending.  People over 65 consume three times as many prescription items as other age groups.  Nearly half those with some measure of disability are over 70.

But the resource question, meeting the material needs of the old and elderly, is only half the story.  The real problem lies elsewhere – in the imagination.  What are the old for?  Who are they, and do the traditional divisions of human life into childhood, youth, middle age and old age still fit our experience?”

 

Day 5 of Spring Break – SENTENCE STRUCTURE – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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Explain how the author uses sentence structure to create an impression of how John felt about his life on the farm. (4)

Monotony. There’s the perfect word! The monotony of John’s day cannot be over-exaggerated. Endless chores were issued to him by his authoritarian father. Work was the norm: play was long forgotten.

Feeding the pigs, milking the cows, scrubbing the floor of the barn, repairing the forever crumbling walls, weeding the garden (which surrounded their massive farmhouse), fetching supplies from the market, preparing lunch for the agricultural labourers – that was on an exciting day!

He hated the sound of his father’s voice. He hated the knock on his bedroom door, which announced another tortuous day was beginning. He hated the wind, which almost knocked him off his feet, as he emerged to face the elements once more. Escape. He needed to get out of there – but where could he go?

Day 5 of Spring Break – WORD CHOICE QUESTIONS – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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This writer is appalled by the fact that the wearing of fur might be making a comeback.

Show how the writer’s word choice alerts you to her contempt for the wearers of fur. (2 marks)

While fur is obviously disgusting, it is also incredibly useful in that it alerts you to the fact that the person wearing it is a complete moron, without you having to waste time talking to them.

 

 

Day 4 of Spring Break – TONE QUESTION – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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This passage is about parenting.

Identify the tone of the paragraphs and explain how this tone is created. (3)

I am fed up listening to scaremongers talking about the E-coli virus, telling me my child should never visit a farm or come into contact with animals.  I am very weary of organisations that are dedicated to promulgating the idea that threats and dangers to children lurk everywhere.  I am sick of charities who on the one have attack overprotective parents and at the same time say children should never be left unsupervised in public places.

Day 3 of Spring Break – IMAGERY QUESTION – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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This passage is about reality TV singing contests.

How does the writer’s use of imagery help to convey what it is like inside that ‘reinforced concrete building’? (2)

Inside that reinforced-concrete building, men in black T-shirts and microphone headsets are swarming around like bees, ushering a constant stream of shrieking teenage girls to their seats, testing the sound levels and the auto-cue, ensuring that the audience is primed to clap and scream as loudly as possible once the lights go up. Because this is where, every weekend, the X Factor goes live.

As the theme music is pumped through the studio speakers, it is as though the entire crowd has been electrified by a giant cattle prod. We leap out of our seats as one, arms waving maniacally in the air as each contestant takes to the stage in a blaze of strobe lighting and sequinned backing dancers.

Day 2 of Spring Break – LINKING QUESTIONS – Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

Answer in comments below for feedback 🙂How does the underlined sentence act as an effective link at this point in the passage.

Around the world William Shakespeare is one of the best loved of all playwrights. Most people can name at least one of his plays, and lines from his works are ingrained into our psyche and language. Yet despite all the knowledge of his work, little is known of the life of Shakespeare. We know nothing of his life in London . . .

The word/expression “_______________________________________”

links back to_______________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

The word/expression “_______________________________________”

links forward to_____________________________________________

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which is going to be discussed in the new paragraph.

Day 2 of Spring Break – Finding a Place to Study

National 5 and Higher pupils,

If you cannot concentrate at home (maybe there are too many distractions) or just need a change of scene, remember you can take your books and notes to your local library and study there.  As well as being able to study quietly you can access computers and plenty of study guides/books of past papers.

Irvine Library

Opening Hours Mon & Fri 9 -5.30;

Tues, 9-7;

Weds 9.30-12.30;

Thurs 9-7;

Sat 10-4.

Sun: Closed

If you don’t know where your local library is find out here: https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/libraries/find-a-library.aspx