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The Benefits of Reading Like A Writer

Writers don’t necessarily read like other people. Many of us notice little things—plot devices, grammar errors, characterization flaws—that other readers don’t, and they bug us, because we’ve sensitized ourselves to what good writing reads like. 548 more words

Writing Advice

I Can't Breathe | A Young Poet's Voice

I came across this very moving poem on Twitter.

Young poet, Jason Fotso, who is now a freshman at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, constructed a poem, Last Words, out of the letters that make up the words said by Eric Garner as he struggled with police in an arrest that was filmed by a bystander with a cell phone.  14 more words

Close Reading

S4 Revision Help

Over the holidays you should be revising for your English prelim. You should be looking at:

‘An Inspector Calls’ – theme of responsibility and key characters… 84 more words


Higher Reading for UAE - Evaluating Language and Comparison

This document will help you to answer the last evaluating language and conclusion question as well as the final question on both passages which is worth 5 marks. evaluating language and comparison

Close Reading

National 5 Close Reading

Revise your Close Reading skills with this Power Point. Click the link to download and post any questions if you get stuck.


You should also use the BBC bitesize materials for practice:  42 more words

Classroom Markdown

by: @weberswords

This requires no computer!! You can have students do this in WRITING. Plain old paper pencil.

Tools And Resources

"Close Reading and the Little Ones": #NCTE14

Wow! It’s been over a year since Chris Lehman (@ichrislehman) and Kate Roberts(@TeachKate) published Falling in Love with Close Reading. There have been Twitter chats, presentations, Twitter book study chats, PD sessions and much continued conversation about the many facets of close reading. 295 more words

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