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About marc362

Second level teacher of English and Special Needs Co-ordinator in large, mixed rural community school in Cork. Love literature, language and teaching! It is never boring, always a challenge and frequently rewarding. No two class groups, years, are the same. It's a pleasure (mostly...!)

Leaving Certs: Great website with sage advice and guidelines

Hop over to leavingcertenglish.net written by Evelyn O’Connor, a great site for tips and advice on all aspects of the Leaving Cert English papers. Check out her guidelines on the Personal vs Descriptive essay, and also her sample poetry paragraph.

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The Starfish Story: how we can make a difference even in one life…

http://www.starrbrite.com/starfish.html

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Regeneration by Pat Barker

Source: Regeneration by Pat Barker Excellent review of a deeply moving novel, thanks Booksnob: both are to be highly recommended.

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Martin Luther King Jr Civil RIGHTS

Martin Luther King: Civil Rights March on Washington 1963 Martin Luther King March on Washington  

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A World of Contrasts

Great for Media Studies and to tie in with texts examining racial issues. Leaving Cert (LC from now on!) think about the impact of this picture: the framing and contrast between the “shiny happy people” depicted enjoying the  “American Way” … Continue reading

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