Updated - 19th February 2018
Welcome to my wonderful world of english resources,
a place where you can find many useful guides and activities to engage your classes.
I have been teaching English in Melbourne, Australia, for over seventeen years.
I have also done postgraduate study in the areas of Gifted Education and Educational Leadership.
'I wish my students were engaging with the work!'
The purpose of this site is to provide resources for English teachers to assist in the teaching of texts in the classroom.
Although I am a high school teacher, some of the study guides I have written may also be useful for primary school teachers or teachers of students with special education needs.
There are guides to novels, as well as films and other works available through my site.
Please click on the links below to browse the guides that are available.
Alternatively, you can scroll through this page to browse the complete list from all categories.
These guides are practical tools you can use with your classes.
Sample of Guides Available
NEWThe Complete Maus - A graphic novel by Art Spiegelman
NEWThe Sapphires - A film directed by Wayne Blair
NEWIn the Country of Men - A novel by Hisham Matar
They Came on Viking Ships - A novel by Jackie French
The Reluctant Fundamentalist - A novel by Mohsin Hamid
The Kite Runner - A novel by Khaled Hosseini
1984 - A novel by George Orwell
A Farewell to Arms - A novel by Ernest Hemingway
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - A novel by John Boyne
Cosi - A play by Louis Nowra
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - A novel by Mark Haddon
Deadly Unna? - A novel by Phillip Gwynne
Dougy - A novel by James Moloney
Fighting Ruben Wolfe - A novel by Markus Zusac
The Forests of Silence by Emily Rodda (The Deltora Quest series)
Galax-Arena by Gillian Rubinstein
Goodbye Vietnam - A novel by Gloria Whelan
The Great Gatsby - A novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - by J.K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - by J.K Rowling
Hating Alison Ashley - by Robin Klein
I'm Not Scared - a novel by Niccolo Ammaniti
Incognito by Claire Carmichael
Inheritance - A play by Hannie Rayson
The Lake at the End of the World by Caroline Macdonald
Letters from the Inside - A novel by John Marsden
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - by C.S. Lewis
Looking for Alibrandi - a novel by Melina Marchetta
My Forbidden Face - by Latifa
A New Kind of Dreaming - a novel by Anthony Eaton
Only the Heart - a novel by Brian Caswell and David Phu An Chiem
The Outsiders - A novel by S.E. Hinton
Pagan's Crusade by Catherine Jinks
Pankration - A novel by Dyan Blacklock
Pride and Prejudice - A novel by Jane Austen
Rowan of Rin - A novel by Emily Rodda
Runner - A novel by Robert Newton
Saving Francesca - a novel by Melina Marchetta
Scared - A collection of short stories by Anthony Horowitz
Space Demons by Gillian Rubinstein
The Story of Tom Brennan - A novel by J.C. Burke
Talking In Whispers - A novel by James Watson
Taronga - A novel by Victor Kelleher
There Will Be Wolves - by Karleen Bradford
To Kill a Mockingbird - A novel by Harper Lee
Tomorrow, When the War Began - A novel by John Marsden
Under the Cat's Eye - A Novel by Gillian Rubinstein
Guides to Films
Finding Nemo - A Film Study
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - A Study Guide to the Film
The Incredibles - a film study
The Matrix - the film
Men In Black - The Film
Monsters Inc. A Film Study
The Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl - A film directed by Gore Verbinski
Romeo and Juliet - Comparative Film Study
If I can be of any assistance in helping you to prepare a study guide for your class,
or to contact me regarding my guides which are available for purchase, please :
© 2008 Bernadette Sheedy