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‘Cracking the Comparative’

Our Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops for the Comparative Study are designed to help teachers prepare their students for the Comparative Study Question on Paper II of the Leaving Cert English exam.

Our workshops focus on:

  • Choosing and combining comparative texts.
    Choosing texts for your class group.
    Choosing combinations that work well together.
  • Introducing the comparative modes
    What does each mode cover?
    Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
    What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.
  • Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
    Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
  • Student activities and exercises to generate notes and prepare for long answers.
    Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes.
     
  • Tackling exam questions.
    What to focus on in exam answers?
    Planning and preparing long answers in class.

    Support materials, including sample Leaving Cert English Comparative Mode answers will be provided on the morning of the workshop.

     

     

     

    Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop

    Presenter: Amy Farrell

    Location: Dublin - Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown

    Date: Saturday 14th April 2018

    Time: 09:00 to 13:00

    Please print out your order confirmation as your ticket and bring it with you on the day.

    ‘Cracking the Comparative’

    Our Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops for the Comparative Study are designed to help teachers prepare their students for the Comparative Study Question on Paper II of the Leaving Cert English exam. 

    The workshop is presented as a talk by Amy Farrell where she discusses topics including the following:

    Choosing and combining comparative texts.Choosing texts for your class group.Choosing combinations that work well together (using the 2019 prescribed texts list as an example)

    Introducing the comparative modesWhat does each mode cover? Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes. What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

    Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approachFocusing on the modes while covering texts.

    Student activities and exercises to generate notes and prepare for long answers.Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

    Tackling exam questions.What to focus on in exam answers? Planning and preparing long answers in class. Q&A

    These workshops may be considered for Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management.

    Support materials, including sample Leaving Cert English Comparative Mode answers will be provided on the morning of the workshop.

    Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

    All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

    The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

    100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 10 working days.) 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course. No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the event.

     

    Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop

    Presenter: Amy Farrell

    Location: Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

    Date: Saturday 27th January 2018

    Time: 09:30 to 13:00

    Cracking the Comparative’

    Our Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops for the Comparative Study are designed to help teachers prepare their students for the Comparative Study Question on Paper II of the Leaving Cert English exam.

    Our workshops focus on:

    Choosing and combining comparative texts.Choosing texts for your class group.Choosing combinations that work well together.

    Introducing the comparative modesWhat does each mode cover?Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

    Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approachFocusing on the modes while covering texts.

    Student activities and exercises to generate notes and prepare for long answers.Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

    Tackling exam questions.What to focus on in exam answers?Planning and preparing long answers in class.

      Support materials, including sample Leaving Cert English Comparative Mode answers will be provided on the morning of the workshop.

      Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

      All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@magpiebooks.ie.

      The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

      100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 10 working days.) 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course. No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the event.

         

        Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop

        Presenter: Amy Farrell

        Location: Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Wicklow

        Date: Saturday 20th January 2018

        Time: 09:00 to 13:00

        Thank you for purchasing your ticket to our “Cracking the Comparative” Teacher Workshop for this Saturday, 20th January in the Glenview Hotel, Wicklow.

         The Glenview Hotel is just off the N11 at Glen of the Downs. Here’s a link to Google Maps.

        Workshop Schedule

        9:00 Registration with tea and coffee.

        9:30 Presentation begins

        11:00 Tea and coffee

        11.20 Presentation resumes

        1.00 Presentation ends

        We will have copies of prescribed novels and plays (discounted to class set prices), as well as copies of all the Scene by Scene Classroom Questions and Classroom Questions with Comparative Study books available on the day.

        Please print out your order receipt or have your order number with you for registration.

        We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

         

        Please print out your order confirmation as your ticket and bring it with you on the day.

        ‘Cracking the Comparative’

        Our Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops for the Comparative Study are designed to help teachers prepare their students for the Comparative Study Question on Paper II of the Leaving Cert English exam.

        Our workshops focus on:

        • Choosing and combining comparative texts.
          Choosing texts for your class group.
          Choosing combinations that work well together.
        • Introducing the comparative modes
          What does each mode cover?
          Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
          What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.
        • Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
          Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
        • Student activities and exercises to generate notes and prepare for long answers.
          Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes.
           
        • Tackling exam questions.
          What to focus on in exam answers?
          Planning and preparing long answers in class.

          Support materials, including sample Leaving Cert English Comparative Mode answers will be provided on the morning of the workshop.

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@magpiebooks.ie.

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 10 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the event.

           

          Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop

          Presenter: Amy Farrell

          Location: Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

          Date: Saturday 10th March 2018

          Time: 09:00 to 13:00

          Please print out your order confirmation as your ticket and bring it with you on the day.

          ‘Cracking the Comparative’

          Our Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops for the Comparative Study are designed to help teachers prepare their students for the Comparative Study Question on Paper II of the Leaving Cert English exam. 

          The workshop is presented as a talk by Amy Farrell where she discusses topics including the following:

          • Choosing and combining comparative texts.
            Choosing texts for your class group.
            Choosing combinations that work well together (using the 2019 prescribed texts list as an example)
          • Introducing the comparative modes
            What does each mode cover?
            Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
            What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.
          • Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
            Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
          • Student activities and exercises to generate notes and prepare for long answers.
            Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes.
             
          • Tackling exam questions.
            What to focus on in exam answers?
            Planning and preparing long answers in class.

          • Q&A

          These workshops may be considered for Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management.

          Support materials, including sample Leaving Cert English Comparative Mode answers will be provided on the morning of the workshop.

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 10 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the event.

           

          Cracking the Comparative Teacher Workshop

          Charleville Park Hotel, County Cork
          29th September 2018
          9.30-1.00pm

           

          Many teachers, whether newly qualified, or experienced, find that the Comparative Study is a very demanding, challenging area of the course. With this in mind, I have devised my workshops to offer practical advice for teaching this topic.

          My Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops help teachers to teach the Comparative Study in a focused, structured way, that leads to exam preparation, rather then being governed by it.

          My focus is on practical suggestions for classroom teaching to help prepare students for the exam and encourage students to cope with the challenge of this difficult question.

          This presentation is ideal for new teachers and established teachers looking for new ideas to apply to their teaching.

          What does the workshop involve?

          The workshop follows an informal talk format, with myself, Amy Farrell, where I discuss the following topics answer questions attending teachers may have:

          9.00 am Registration

          • 30 Choosing and combining comparative texts.
            Choosing texts for your class group. 
          • What to choose? What to avoid?
          • Looking at the 2020 list of prescribed texts.
          • 50 Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
            Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
          • 20 Making meaningful notes and approaching longer answers.
            Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

          10.45 am Tea/Coffee Break.

          11.15 Introducing the comparative modes 

          • What does each mode cover?
          • Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
          • What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

          12.00 Tackling exam questions. 

          • What to focus on in exam answers?
          • Planning and preparing long answers in class. 
          • Looking at the English Chief Examiner’s Report 2013 
          • 30 Q&A

          Teacher participation is encouraged and welcomed, but there is no groupwork component to the workshop, it follows a presented talk format. The workshop does not cover the marking of Leaving Certificate exam questions.

          Support Materials

          All attendees will receive a copy of my 75 page ‘Cracking the Comparative’ Teacher Workshop book, covering the workshop’s content and including worksheets, sample answers and graphic organisers.

          Our Scene by Scene bookshop will be open on the day, with Scene by Scene resources and prescribed texts available at special discounted prices.

          CPD

          Scene by Scene Teacher workshops may be considered for CPD/Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management. Attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance on the day of the event.

          Workshop Dates

          County Cork, Charleville Park Hotel, September 29th 2018
          County Galway, Ardilaun Hotel, October 6th 2018
          County Sligo, Southern Hotel, October 20th 2018
          County Wicklow, Glenview Hotel, November 10th 2018
          County Roscommon, Hodson Bay Hotel, November 17th 2018
          County Dublin, University College Dublin, November 24th 2018
          County Meath, Newgrange Hotel, March 9th 2019

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 15 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 7 working days prior to the commencement of the event.

          Cracking the Comparative - Teacher Workshop

          Presenter: Amy Farrell

          Location: Kilkenny - Hotel Kilkenny

          Date: Saturday 21st April 2018

          Time: 09:00 to 13:00

          Please print out your order confirmation as your ticket and bring it with you on the day.

          ‘Cracking the Comparative’

          Our Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops for the Comparative Study are designed to help teachers prepare their students for the Comparative Study Question on Paper II of the Leaving Cert English exam. 

          The workshop is presented as a talk by Amy Farrell where she discusses topics including the following:

          Choosing and combining comparative texts.Choosing texts for your class group.Choosing combinations that work well together (using the 2019 prescribed texts list as an example)

          Introducing the comparative modesWhat does each mode cover? Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes. What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

          Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approachFocusing on the modes while covering texts.

          Student activities and exercises to generate notes and prepare for long answers.Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

          Tackling exam questions.What to focus on in exam answers? Planning and preparing long answers in class.

          Q&A

          These workshops may be considered for Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management.

          Support materials, including sample Leaving Cert English Comparative Mode answers will be provided on the morning of the workshop.

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 10 working days.) 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course. No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of the event.

           

          Cracking the Comparative Teacher Workshop

          Ardilaun Hotel, County Galway
          6th October 2018
          9.30-1.00pm

           

          Many teachers, whether newly qualified, or experienced, find that the Comparative Study is a very demanding, challenging area of the course. With this in mind, I have devised my workshops to offer practical advice for teaching this topic.

          My Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops help teachers to teach the Comparative Study in a focused, structured way, that leads to exam preparation, rather then being governed by it.

          My focus is on practical suggestions for classroom teaching to help prepare students for the exam and encourage students to cope with the challenge of this difficult question.

          This presentation is ideal for new teachers and established teachers looking for new ideas to apply to their teaching.

          What does the workshop involve?

          The workshop follows an informal talk format, with myself, Amy Farrell, where I discuss the following topics answer questions attending teachers may have:

          9.00 am Registration

          • 30 Choosing and combining comparative texts.
            Choosing texts for your class group. 
          • What to choose? What to avoid?
          • Looking at the 2020 list of prescribed texts.
          • 50 Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
            Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
          • 20 Making meaningful notes and approaching longer answers.
            Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

          10.45 am Tea/Coffee Break.

          11.15 Introducing the comparative modes 

          • What does each mode cover?
          • Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
          • What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

          12.00 Tackling exam questions. 

          • What to focus on in exam answers?
          • Planning and preparing long answers in class. 
          • Looking at the English Chief Examiner’s Report 2013 
          • 30 Q&A

          Teacher participation is encouraged and welcomed, but there is no groupwork component to the workshop, it follows a presented talk format. The workshop does not cover the marking of Leaving Certificate exam questions.

          Support Materials

          All attendees will receive a copy of my 75 page ‘Cracking the Comparative’ Teacher Workshop book, covering the workshop’s content and including worksheets, sample answers and graphic organisers.

          Our Scene by Scene bookshop will be open on the day, with Scene by Scene resources and prescribed texts available at special discounted prices.

          CPD

          Scene by Scene Teacher workshops may be considered for CPD/Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management. Attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance on the day of the event.

          Workshop Dates

          County Cork, Charleville Park Hotel, September 29th 2018
          County Galway, Ardilaun Hotel, October 6th 2018
          County Sligo, Southern Hotel, October 20th 2018
          County Wicklow, Glenview Hotel, November 10th 2018
          County Roscommon, Hodson Bay Hotel, November 17th 2018
          County Dublin, University College Dublin, November 24th 2018
          County Meath, Newgrange Hotel, March 9th 2019

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 15 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 7 working days prior to the commencement of the event.

          Cracking the Comparative Teacher Workshop

          University College Dublin
          24th October 2018
          9.30-1.00pm

           

          Many teachers, whether newly qualified, or experienced, find that the Comparative Study is a very demanding, challenging area of the course. With this in mind, I have devised my workshops to offer practical advice for teaching this topic.

          My Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops help teachers to teach the Comparative Study in a focused, structured way, that leads to exam preparation, rather then being governed by it.

          My focus is on practical suggestions for classroom teaching to help prepare students for the exam and encourage students to cope with the challenge of this difficult question.

          This presentation is ideal for new teachers and established teachers looking for new ideas to apply to their teaching.

          What does the workshop involve?

          The workshop follows an informal talk format, with myself, Amy Farrell, where I discuss the following topics answer questions attending teachers may have:

          9.00 am Registration

          • 30 Choosing and combining comparative texts.
            Choosing texts for your class group. 
          • What to choose? What to avoid?
          • Looking at the 2020 list of prescribed texts.
          • 50 Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
            Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
          • 20 Making meaningful notes and approaching longer answers.
            Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

          10.45 am Tea/Coffee Break.

          11.15 Introducing the comparative modes 

          • What does each mode cover?
          • Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
          • What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

          12.00 Tackling exam questions. 

          • What to focus on in exam answers?
          • Planning and preparing long answers in class. 
          • Looking at the English Chief Examiner’s Report 2013 
          • 30 Q&A

          Teacher participation is encouraged and welcomed, but there is no groupwork component to the workshop, it follows a presented talk format. The workshop does not cover the marking of Leaving Certificate exam questions.

          Support Materials

          All attendees will receive a copy of my 75 page ‘Cracking the Comparative’ Teacher Workshop book, covering the workshop’s content and including worksheets, sample answers and graphic organisers.

          Our Scene by Scene bookshop will be open on the day, with Scene by Scene resources and prescribed texts available at special discounted prices.

          CPD

          Scene by Scene Teacher workshops may be considered for CPD/Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management. Attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance on the day of the event.

          Workshop Dates

          County Cork, Charleville Park Hotel, September 29th 2018
          County Galway, Ardilaun Hotel, October 6th 2018
          County Sligo, Southern Hotel, October 20th 2018
          County Wicklow, Glenview Hotel, November 10th 2018
          County Roscommon, Hodson Bay Hotel, November 17th 2018
          County Dublin, University College Dublin, November 24th 2018
          County Meath, Newgrange Hotel, March 9th 2019

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 15 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 7 working days prior to the commencement of the event.

          Cracking the Comparative Teacher Workshop

          Gleniew Hotel, County Wicklow
          10th November 2018
          9.30-1.00pm

           

          Many teachers, whether newly qualified, or experienced, find that the Comparative Study is a very demanding, challenging area of the course. With this in mind, I have devised my workshops to offer practical advice for teaching this topic.

          My Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops help teachers to teach the Comparative Study in a focused, structured way, that leads to exam preparation, rather then being governed by it.

          My focus is on practical suggestions for classroom teaching to help prepare students for the exam and encourage students to cope with the challenge of this difficult question.

          This presentation is ideal for new teachers and established teachers looking for new ideas to apply to their teaching.

          What does the workshop involve?

          The workshop follows an informal talk format, with myself, Amy Farrell, where I discuss the following topics answer questions attending teachers may have:

          9.00 am Registration

          • 30 Choosing and combining comparative texts.
            Choosing texts for your class group. 
          • What to choose? What to avoid?
          • Looking at the 2020 list of prescribed texts.
          • 50 Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
            Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
          • 20 Making meaningful notes and approaching longer answers.
            Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

          10.45 am Tea/Coffee Break.

          11.15 Introducing the comparative modes 

          • What does each mode cover?
          • Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
          • What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

          12.00 Tackling exam questions. 

          • What to focus on in exam answers?
          • Planning and preparing long answers in class. 
          • Looking at the English Chief Examiner’s Report 2013 
          • 30 Q&A

          Teacher participation is encouraged and welcomed, but there is no groupwork component to the workshop, it follows a presented talk format. The workshop does not cover the marking of Leaving Certificate exam questions.

          Support Materials

          All attendees will receive a copy of my 75 page ‘Cracking the Comparative’ Teacher Workshop book, covering the workshop’s content and including worksheets, sample answers and graphic organisers.

          Our Scene by Scene bookshop will be open on the day, with Scene by Scene resources and prescribed texts available at special discounted prices.

          CPD

          Scene by Scene Teacher workshops may be considered for CPD/Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management. Attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance on the day of the event.

          Workshop Dates

          County Cork, Charleville Park Hotel, September 29th 2018
          County Galway, Ardilaun Hotel, October 6th 2018
          County Sligo, Southern Hotel, October 20th 2018
          County Wicklow, Glenview Hotel, November 10th 2018
          County Roscommon, Hodson Bay Hotel, November 17th 2018
          County Dublin, University College Dublin, November 24th 2018
          County Meath, Newgrange Hotel, March 9th 2019

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 15 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 7 working days prior to the commencement of the event.

          Cracking the Comparative Teacher Workshop

          Hodson Bay Hotel
          17th November 2018
          9.30-1.00pm

           

          Many teachers, whether newly qualified, or experienced, find that the Comparative Study is a very demanding, challenging area of the course. With this in mind, I have devised my workshops to offer practical advice for teaching this topic.

          My Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops help teachers to teach the Comparative Study in a focused, structured way, that leads to exam preparation, rather then being governed by it.

          My focus is on practical suggestions for classroom teaching to help prepare students for the exam and encourage students to cope with the challenge of this difficult question.

          This presentation is ideal for new teachers and established teachers looking for new ideas to apply to their teaching.

          What does the workshop involve?

          The workshop follows an informal talk format, with myself, Amy Farrell, where I discuss the following topics answer questions attending teachers may have:

          9.00 am Registration

          • 30 Choosing and combining comparative texts.
            Choosing texts for your class group. 
          • What to choose? What to avoid?
          • Looking at the 2020 list of prescribed texts.
          • 50 Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
            Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
          • 20 Making meaningful notes and approaching longer answers.
            Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

          10.45 am Tea/Coffee Break.

          11.15 Introducing the comparative modes 

          • What does each mode cover?
          • Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
          • What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

          12.00 Tackling exam questions. 

          • What to focus on in exam answers?
          • Planning and preparing long answers in class. 
          • Looking at the English Chief Examiner’s Report 2013 
          • 30 Q&A

          Teacher participation is encouraged and welcomed, but there is no groupwork component to the workshop, it follows a presented talk format. The workshop does not cover the marking of Leaving Certificate exam questions.

          Support Materials

          All attendees will receive a copy of my 75 page ‘Cracking the Comparative’ Teacher Workshop book, covering the workshop’s content and including worksheets, sample answers and graphic organisers.

          Our Scene by Scene bookshop will be open on the day, with Scene by Scene resources and prescribed texts available at special discounted prices.

          CPD

          Scene by Scene Teacher workshops may be considered for CPD/Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management. Attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance on the day of the event.

          Workshop Dates

          County Cork, Charleville Park Hotel, September 29th 2018
          County Galway, Ardilaun Hotel, October 6th 2018
          County Sligo, Southern Hotel, October 20th 2018
          County Wicklow, Glenview Hotel, November 10th 2018
          County Roscommon, Hodson Bay Hotel, November 17th 2018
          County Dublin, University College Dublin, November 24th 2018
          County Meath, Newgrange Hotel, March 9th 2019

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 15 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 7 working days prior to the commencement of the event.

          Cracking the Comparative Teacher Workshop

          Sligo Southern Hotel
          20th October 2018
          9.30-1.00pm

           

          Many teachers, whether newly qualified, or experienced, find that the Comparative Study is a very demanding, challenging area of the course. With this in mind, I have devised my workshops to offer practical advice for teaching this topic.

          My Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops help teachers to teach the Comparative Study in a focused, structured way, that leads to exam preparation, rather then being governed by it.

          My focus is on practical suggestions for classroom teaching to help prepare students for the exam and encourage students to cope with the challenge of this difficult question.

          This presentation is ideal for new teachers and established teachers looking for new ideas to apply to their teaching.

          What does the workshop involve?

          The workshop follows an informal talk format, with myself, Amy Farrell, where I discuss the following topics answer questions attending teachers may have:

          9.00 am Registration

          • 30 Choosing and combining comparative texts.
            Choosing texts for your class group. 
          • What to choose? What to avoid?
          • Looking at the 2020 list of prescribed texts.
          • 50 Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
            Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
          • 20 Making meaningful notes and approaching longer answers.
            Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

          10.45 am Tea/Coffee Break.

          11.15 Introducing the comparative modes 

          • What does each mode cover?
          • Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
          • What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

          12.00 Tackling exam questions. 

          • What to focus on in exam answers?
          • Planning and preparing long answers in class. 
          • Looking at the English Chief Examiner’s Report 2013 
          • 30 Q&A

          Teacher participation is encouraged and welcomed, but there is no groupwork component to the workshop, it follows a presented talk format. The workshop does not cover the marking of Leaving Certificate exam questions.

          Support Materials

          All attendees will receive a copy of my 75 page ‘Cracking the Comparative’ Teacher Workshop book, covering the workshop’s content and including worksheets, sample answers and graphic organisers.

          Our Scene by Scene bookshop will be open on the day, with Scene by Scene resources and prescribed texts available at special discounted prices.

          CPD

          Scene by Scene Teacher workshops may be considered for CPD/Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management. Attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance on the day of the event.

          Workshop Dates

          County Cork, Charleville Park Hotel, September 29th 2018
          County Galway, Ardilaun Hotel, October 6th 2018
          County Sligo, Southern Hotel, October 20th 2018
          County Wicklow, Glenview Hotel, November 10th 2018
          County Roscommon, Hodson Bay Hotel, November 17th 2018
          County Dublin, University College Dublin, November 24th 2018
          County Meath, Newgrange Hotel, March 9th 2019

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 15 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 7 working days prior to the commencement of the event.

          Cracking the Comparative Teacher Workshop

          Newgrange Hotel, Navan
          9th March 2019
          9.30-1.00pm

           

          Many teachers, whether newly qualified, or experienced, find that the Comparative Study is a very demanding, challenging area of the course. With this in mind, I have devised my workshops to offer practical advice for teaching this topic.

          My Scene by Scene Teacher Workshops help teachers to teach the Comparative Study in a focused, structured way, that leads to exam preparation, rather then being governed by it.

          My focus is on practical suggestions for classroom teaching to help prepare students for the exam and encourage students to cope with the challenge of this difficult question.

          This presentation is ideal for new teachers and established teachers looking for new ideas to apply to their teaching.

          What does the workshop involve?

          The workshop follows an informal talk format, with myself, Amy Farrell, where I discuss the following topics answer questions attending teachers may have:

          9.00 am Registration

          • 30 Choosing and combining comparative texts.
            Choosing texts for your class group. 
          • What to choose? What to avoid?
          • Looking at the 2020 list of prescribed texts.
          • 50 Teaching the comparative texts with a mode-based approach
            Focusing on the modes while covering texts.
          • 20 Making meaningful notes and approaching longer answers.
            Using graphic organisers, diagrams and charts to create student notes. 

          10.45 am Tea/Coffee Break.

          11.15 Introducing the comparative modes 

          • What does each mode cover?
          • Helping students understand the modes – using film/song to introduce comparative modes.
          • What are comparative skills? How to make meaningful comparisons and connections between texts.

          12.00 Tackling exam questions. 

          • What to focus on in exam answers?
          • Planning and preparing long answers in class. 
          • Looking at the English Chief Examiner’s Report 2013 
          • 30 Q&A

          Teacher participation is encouraged and welcomed, but there is no groupwork component to the workshop, it follows a presented talk format. The workshop does not cover the marking of Leaving Certificate exam questions.

          Support Materials

          All attendees will receive a copy of my 75 page ‘Cracking the Comparative’ Teacher Workshop book, covering the workshop’s content and including worksheets, sample answers and graphic organisers.

          Our Scene by Scene bookshop will be open on the day, with Scene by Scene resources and prescribed texts available at special discounted prices.

          CPD

          Scene by Scene Teacher workshops may be considered for CPD/Croke Park hours at the discretion of the school principal/management. Attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance on the day of the event.

          Workshop Dates

          County Cork, Charleville Park Hotel, September 29th 2018
          County Galway, Ardilaun Hotel, October 6th 2018
          County Sligo, Southern Hotel, October 20th 2018
          County Wicklow, Glenview Hotel, November 10th 2018
          County Roscommon, Hodson Bay Hotel, November 17th 2018
          County Dublin, University College Dublin, November 24th 2018
          County Meath, Newgrange Hotel, March 9th 2019

          Cancellations Policy - In the event that a course or event is cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified prior to the commencement of the course and a full refund will be issued.

          All cancellation requests should be made by contacting us at info@scenebysceneguides.com

          The following conditions apply to workshop cancellations:

          • 100% return of fee if sufficient notice from the participant (i.e. not less than 15 working days.)
          • 50% return of fee if the participant notifies us 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.
          • No refund if the participant does not notify us at least 7 working days prior to the commencement of the event.