N5 – Textual Analysis – The Eight Marker

From today’s class (presentation at the end): The theme of relationships is important in this poem. With close textual reference, show how this theme is explored in this poem and in at least one other poem you have read by Duffy. Commonality Duffy explores the idea of presenting relationships in a truthful and non-clichéd way in Valentine. She also explores… In XXXX she uses relationships … Continue reading N5 – Textual Analysis – The Eight Marker

Close Reading – The Comparison Question

Below is the link to the comparison questions we were looking at in class. Remember, try to structure your points: The first article… whereas the second article… For example, in the first article the writer says… In the second article, the writer says… close-reading-final-question-comparison-superheroes-rowling-fantastic-beasts Continue reading Close Reading – The Comparison Question

Rhetoric

Notes from today’s class…   Hyperbole Exaggeration in order to make a point. A Mars bar can save your life. Tricolon A series of three points, clauses or sentences. A Mars bar is sweet, chocolatey and full of vitamins! Climax The highest point of tension in a text/ paragraph/ sentence. Anaphora Repetition at the start of sentences or clauses. Mars bars are the tastiest! Mars … Continue reading Rhetoric

Close Reading Question Formulae

  Context Questions “AAAA” means DENOTATION. We can understand this from the word/s “BBBB” which carries suggestions of “CCCC”. Writer’s Attitude Questions I believe the writer’s attitude is AAAA. This is shown when s/he says BBBB. This word has a CCCCconnotation/ tone. Imagery Questions The writer uses AAAAAto create the image “BBBBB”. This is effective because “…CCCC…” means DENOTATION but has connotations of EEEEEE. Word … Continue reading Close Reading Question Formulae

Higher Close Reading – Writer’s Attitude Questions

  The writer’s attitude is AAAA. This is shown when s/he says “BBBB”. This word/phrase has connotations/ a tone of CCCC. For AAAA the word will always be an adjective. i.e. I believe the writer’s attitude is ANGRY/ SARCASTIC/ AFFECTIONATE/ DISAPPROVING/ CYNICAL/ CAUTIOUS/ OPTIMISTIC/ DISMISSIVE… That is a lesson from history some of our more hysteria-prone politicians would do well to ponder as they devise … Continue reading Higher Close Reading – Writer’s Attitude Questions

Higher – Close Reading Essential Pointers

U     These MUST be answered in your own words. A     These MUST include a direct reference to the text. (A quote) E      These MUST include a direct reference to the text. (A quote) ·      Quotations should be a maximum of eight words. ·      Word choice quotations should be a single word. ·      Structure questions need you to highlight: sentence length, punctuation, contrasting ideas ·      … Continue reading Higher – Close Reading Essential Pointers

Standard Grade – Close Reading Revision PowerPoint

Edited from this document from Calderside High School. Standard grade close reading – revision – with taskshttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=standardgrade-closereading-revision-withtasks-120329052748-phpapp02&stripped_title=standard-grade-close-reading-revision-with-tasks&userName=bluejorj View more presentations from Mister Connor. Continue reading Standard Grade – Close Reading Revision PowerPoint

Higher English Close Reading Booklet

This is a working document – it won’t be finished until after the October break. The original is available from Glasgow City Council (Shawlands Academy, and others.) Nonetheless, it may be worth a read in its current form. http://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/doc_player.swf?doc=closereadingforhigherenglish3-110918130310-phpapp02&stripped_title=higher-english-close-reading&userName=bluejorj Continue reading Higher English Close Reading Booklet

GLOSSARY – S3 – In progress

allegory – a writing where the characters, events, and settings represent abstract qualities (creates a second meaning beneath the surface story) allusion – a passing reference to historical or fictional characters, places, events, or other works that the writer assumes the reader will recognize analepsis (see flashback) antagonist – the person or thing that causes conflict for the main character assonance – the close repetition … Continue reading GLOSSARY – S3 – In progress

Higher – Close Reading Techniques

Close reading analysis 2 analysishttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=closereadinganalysis2-analysis-100624094319-phpapp01&stripped_title=close-reading-analysis-2-analysis View more presentations from Mr Connor. Close reading analysis punctuationhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=closereadinganalysis-punctuation-100624094322-phpapp01&stripped_title=close-reading-analysis-punctuation View more presentations from Mr Connor. Continue reading Higher – Close Reading Techniques