English in My Pocket - Prompt Cards for Secondary School
'English in My Pocket' has been specifically designed by Lynn Jennings for secondary school English students. Lynn has been encouraging her students to use study cards for many years. They are a practical resource that may be used individually as a study aid, or to help facilitate discussion groups.
Each card describes a literary technique used by writers, and gives an example. Many students will be familiar with at least some of the literary techniques that are described on the cards, but may have difficulty remembering them. By repeatedly using the cards to assist with the analysis of texts, students will begin to learn the strategies and meta-language that is fundamental to mastery in English. Ultimately students will be able to evaluate with greater clarity, insight and understanding. The cards come with a simple set of instructions and a variety of ideas for how they may be used.