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

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Critical Essay POETRY – The Death of Marilyn Monroe

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: 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

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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

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

Drama SCOTTISH SET TEXT RESOURCES Scroll down for lots of resources. SailmakerSuper Study Guide  Sailmaker textual analysis Sailmaker key quotes sorted by theme https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z36xsbk Sailmaker by Alan Spence Davie 8 Marker Sailmaker Help (2) (2) Sailmaker Help sailmaker – final question answer…social class National 5 sailmaker Sailmaker Perfect Answer Textual Analysis Word Bank sailmaker quotes and comments Sailmaker Questions and model answers Sailmaker – Summaries and Analysis act 1 Character

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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

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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

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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

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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 Men Should Weep Practice EnglishCriticalReadingRedactedSQPH Men Should Weep Questions Considering the impact of humour in Men Should

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Critical Essay POETRY – Shooting Stars

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

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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 How to answer Own Words questions Linking  Linking questions booklet Link Questions MORE Post 1 on Linking questions Context Context questions how to Analysis (use of language) questions Word choice Post on Word choice  How to answer Word Choice

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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: Narrative – can twist and use for a character question – narrative perspective pear plan Setting – setting response

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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-

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