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Teach your senior English Literature students to make sound judgements with this one-page matrix and acronym. Always a 'thing of mystery' the skill of evaluating texts really needn't be. This matrix helps both teachers and students and comes as a one-pager that can be glued into students' folders as a handy reference. Alternatively, expand to poster size.

Literary Judgements (evaluating texts)

Teach your senior English Literature students to make sound judgements with this one-page matrix and acronym. Always a 'thing of mystery' the skill of evaluating texts really needn't be. This matrix helps both teachers and students and comes as a one-pager that can be glued into students' folders as a handy reference. Alternatively, expand to poster size.

Two sources of texts recommendations. Texts recommended BY high school English teachers FOR High School English teachers. These are texts that lend themselves to fantastic analysis, discussion and assessment success. Links available from the Drive Resources website. High School English, Share Online, Assessment, Texts, The Unit, Formative Assessment, Middle School English, Text Messages
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Texts for High School English

Two sources of texts recommendations. Texts recommended BY high school English teachers FOR High School English teachers. These are texts that lend themselves to fantastic analysis, discussion and assessment success. Links available from the Drive Resources website.

For this task students read texts about the New Zealand environment to recognize the differing points of view of each writer.  Print, or use as a digital workbook.  Get a good look at this complete resource in the video flipbook of this resource in the product description. Guided Practice, Research Methods, Student Reading, Point Of View, Learning Resources, Critical Thinking, Learn English, Esl, Assessment
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Unit Standard 25073

For this task students read texts about the New Zealand environment to recognize the differing points of view of each writer. Print, or use as a digital workbook. Get a good look at this complete resource in the video flipbook of this resource in the product description.

Worried about forgetting the essentials?  Wanting a little pizzazz for your lessons?  Glitter and Glue provides necessary skills plus points of worldly interest.  All in one resource - present on your big screen as a lesson starter, print off the hard copy task cards for relief/sub lesson or for early finishers, or share with students to complete digitally.  Whoop whoop!  Differentiated for 3 levels, 10 lessons in each set.  Students get notes, activities, answers.  Grab them all here! High School Activities, Learning Activities, Literacy Strategies, Interactive Student Notebooks, 6th Grade Ela, Teaching Themes, Middle School Reading, High School Students, Task Cards

Lesson Starters & Task Cards

Worried about forgetting the essentials? Wanting a little pizzazz for your lessons? Glitter and Glue provides necessary skills plus points of worldly interest. All in one resource - present on your big screen as a lesson starter, print off the hard copy task cards for relief/sub lesson or for early finishers, or share with students to complete digitally. Whoop whoop! Differentiated for 3 levels, 10 lessons in each set. Students get notes, activities, answers. Grab them all here!

Students learn about psychological theories and are then encouraged to apply these to texts they are studying.  These ten mini lessons can also be used as lesson starters.  A PowerPoint presentation providing notes, differentiated activities and answers, is also available as digital activities for homework or classwork.  It can also be printed out as task cards.  Aimed at grades 8-12. Learning Resources, Student Learning, Bystander Effect, Stanford Prison Experiment, Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs, Psychological Theories, Bell Ringers, High School English, Home Schooling
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Analyse Texts With Psychology

Students learn about psychological theories and are then encouraged to apply these to texts they are studying. These ten mini lessons can also be used as lesson starters. A PowerPoint presentation providing notes, differentiated activities and answers, is also available as digital activities for homework or classwork. It can also be printed out as task cards. Aimed at grades 8-12.

Students learn about psychological theories and are then encouraged to apply these to texts they are studying.  These ten mini lessons can also be used as lesson starters.  A PowerPoint presentation providing notes, differentiated activities and answers, is also available as digital activities for homework or classwork.  It can also be printed out as task cards. Exam Study Tips, School Study Tips, School Resources, Teaching Resources, Teaching Ideas, Stanford Prison Experiment, Psychological Theories, Social Emotional Development, High School English
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Character Analysis

Students learn about psychological theories and are then encouraged to apply these to texts they are studying. These ten mini lessons can also be used as lesson starters. A PowerPoint presentation providing notes, differentiated activities and answers, is also available as digital activities for homework or classwork. It can also be printed out as task cards.

Students learn about psychological theories and are then encouraged to apply these to texts they are studying.  These ten mini lessons can also be used as lesson starters.  A PowerPoint presentation providing notes, differentiated activities and answers, is also available as digital activities for homework or classwork.  It can also be printed out as task cards. Brain Dump, Parts Of Speech, Brain Health, Critical Thinking, Insomnia, Clean Up, Just In Case, Anxiety, Psychology
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Mini-lessons / lesson starters

Students learn about psychological theories and are then encouraged to apply these to texts they are studying. These ten mini lessons can also be used as lesson starters. A PowerPoint presentation providing notes, differentiated activities and answers, is also available as digital activities for homework or classwork. It can also be printed out as task cards.

Parts of speech, reading strategies, psychology for character analysis, figurative language... these mini lessons are a fun way to cover all the 'glue' - the vital things students need to understand in English.  The 'glitter' is a dabble in something uplifting about our planet!  A PowerPoint presentation providing notes, differentiated activities and answers, is also available as digital activities for homework or classwork.  It can also be printed out as task cards.  Students LOVE them! Literacy Strategies, Reading Strategies, Parts Of Speech, Figurative Language, Home Schooling, Differentiation, Task Cards, Learning Activities, Starters
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Mini lessons to compliment your program

Parts of speech, reading strategies, psychology for character analysis, figurative language... these mini lessons are a fun way to cover all the 'glue' - the vital things students need to understand in English. The 'glitter' is a dabble in something uplifting about our planet! A PowerPoint presentation providing notes, differentiated activities and answers, is also available as digital activities for homework or classwork. It can also be printed out as task cards. Students LOVE them!

Here's a great little grid to nail identifying and considering reactions of different audiences.  Appearing in Set 11 of Glitter and Glue, these are great mini-lessons, lesson starters, task cards, digital activities, homework activities, activities for early finishers, sub activities...

Teaching text purpose, idea, audience

Here's a great little grid to nail identifying and considering reactions of different audiences. Appearing in Set 11 of Glitter and Glue, these are great mini-lessons, lesson starters, task cards, digital activities, homework activities, activities for early finishers, sub activities...

A sequential guide to close reading before, during and after engaging with the text. Cross-curricular literacy strategies and planning guides for any text. Literacy Strategies, Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, School Grades, Student Reading, Close Reading, Microsoft Word, Life Savers, High School Students

Teaching Text Analysis at High School!

A gem for teachers of any subject, this provides 8 steps to choose from BEFORE you start your students reading, and 14 steps you could take AFTER reading. Within each step specific strategies are listed for you to choose from. Ties in with another Literacy Strategies Guide that you can download free from the internet. Includes the step-by-step guide plus teacher planning templates. Purchase includes Microsoft Word format so it's editable for your convenience. Stop stressing about…

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Literacy Lifesaver! For High School Teachers!

Not just for English teachers, this resource guides you through steps you could take before, during and after reading a text. In Microsoft Word, it contains a guide with 8 'before reading' steps, 14 'during or after reading' steps, plus planning pages for you. Plenty of easy reading strategies are included. Ties in to another resource downloadable for free. Set your mind at rest about reading texts with your students.