Exam Board: SQA
Level: National 5
First Teaching: September 2013
First Exam: June 2014
This book is ideally suited for use by students working towards National 5 English. Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation is a key part of this course, and the book provides a selection of practice exercises with questions modelled on those used in the examination, as well as many extracts from various genres, which allow the development of necessary language skills. Some of the material is based on spoken as well as written sources, with follow-up activities suitable for group discussion, and all activities closely related to the principles of Curriculum for Excellence.
- Develops skills quickly and effectively using tried and trusted methods from an experienced author team.
- Prepares students for assessment with specific advice and plenty of opportunities to test the theory in practice papers.
- Teaches - and tests - other language skills essential to success in National 5 English.
Answers to and mark schemes for the practice paper questions in this book are available in a separate title: National 5 English: Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation Answer Book and Marking Schemes (978 1 4441 9211 7). NB: the Answer Book for this title is intended mainly as a Teacher Resource and grants permission to the purchasing institution to make photocopies for the use of staff and students, hence its higher price. Students or parents wishing to view these materials are encouraged to contact their school/college/learning institution to access them free of charge.
Andrew Ralston teaches in one of Scotland's top schools. Mary Firth taught alongside Andrew until her recent retirement. Both are highly successful authors of several English language and literature titles written primarily for the Scottish market.
Introduction For the Teacher For the Pupil Part One Acquiring the Skills 1 Purpose 'Canberra' 2 Genre 3 Working with newspapers 'The Need for Speed' 4 The spoken word 'For your ears only': an interview with Daniel Craig 'Neighbourliness and the open door': life in Glasgow tenements in the 1940s 5 Non-verbal communication The Interview 6 Fiction and non-fiction Britain's Most Haunted A Night in a Haunted House The Arctic Convoys 7 Biography and Autobiography Tuck In!: Jacqueline Wilson's childhood picnics Claire Tomalin: A Proposal of Marriage Part Two Putting the Skills into Practice Paper 1: Tourism in Scotland (Alan Taylor) Paper 2: The Junior Prom (Sally Williams) Paper 3: The Price of Bacon (David Derbyshire) Paper 4: Scotland's Greatest Cartoonist (John MacLeod) Appendix 1 Sources Appendix 2 Aspects of Grammar Glossary of terms