Hodder Education
Scottish Set Text Guide: Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy for National 5 and Higher English
Carolyn Cunningham
Scottish Set Text Guide: Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy for National 5 and Higher English
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Exam Board: SQA
Level: National 5 and Higher
Subject: English
First teaching: September 2017 (N5) / September 2018 (Higher)
First exams: Summer 2018 (N5) / Summer 2019 (Higher)

Understand, analyse, evaluate, succeed. This study and revision guide takes you through every aspect of Carol Ann Duffy's poetry, with exam advice for the National 5 and Higher English Critical Reading papers.

Fully up to date with SQA's latest exam requirements, this book is written by an expert who knows what exam success looks like.

> Develop understanding of language, structure and themes. Clear explanations and detailed commentary are supported by definitions of key terms and unfamiliar words

> Build critical and analytical skills. Students are encouraged to think more deeply about the poems and consider the writers' ideas, choices and techniques

> Receive advice on the Scottish Texts section of the exam. Sample questions with model answers and examiner-style commentary are supported by additional practice questions for students to do

> Prepare for the Critical Essay section of the exam. With tips and examples for planning, structuring and writing a top-grade essay, plus practice essay questions for students to answer

> Remember key quotations. A selection of quotes are highlighted throughout, so students can use them in the exam to make comparisons between different parts of the text

> Review your learning. Quick questions at the end of each chapter check students' understanding of the poems

Title Page
Getting the most from this guide
1 Introduction
2 Context
3 Study and revision
3.1 ‘In Mrs Tilscher’s Class’
3.2 ‘Originally’
3.3 ‘War Photographer’
3.4 ‘Valentine’
3.5 ‘The Way My Mother Speaks’
3.6 ‘Mrs Midas’
3.7 Drawing the poems together
4 Approaching the Critical Reading paper
4.1 Critical Reading Section 1: Scottish text
4.2 Critical Reading Section 2: Critical essay
5 Round-up
6 Answers
7 Glossary
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