Hi Teachers,

You will find resources for The Reluctant Rebel, The Chessmen Thief, The Siege of Caerlaverock, Black Water, Wilderness Wars, Punch and Fir for Luck by scrolling down.

If you are interested in activities linking in with Jacobites, Highland Clearances, Victorian and Eco- topics, as well as reading for pleasure, feel free to check out my blog. Teaching resources for The Chessmen Thief, Black Water and The Siege of Caerlaverock are also available for free download on my publishers’ resources page.

Please download the teaching resources for The Reluctant Rebel below.

Please follow the link here for the one-click free resource pack for The Chessmen Thief, a Viking adventure and an origin story for the famous Lewis Chessmen. Included is a Reflective Reading task map as well as a Viking themed Drama unit.

The fabulous resources for The Chessmen Thief

Please follow the link to the resource pack for The Siege of Caerlaverock, a medieval castle tale ideal for topics around the Scottish Wars of Independence. We collaborated with Historic Environment Scotland on these resources and are delighted with the comprehensive package here! It’s a free zip file download and really comprehensive.

See below for the resource pack for my Robert Burns smuggling novella, based on real events in the poet’s life: Black Water. It’s ideal for smuggling and pirate topics and for the run-up to Burns Day. I’ve also included a short play-script of the story of Black Water, ideal for a Burns assembly or similar.

Download the resource pack for my eco-thriller Wilderness Wars below, ideal for eco-, environment and natural disasters topics.

In addition, I’ve created a free resource pack (for teachers in upper primary/lower secondary, linking to the Curriculum for Excellence) for PUNCH, my Victorian novel. Or try your class with the Victorian Bicentenary Quiz. The ‘with answers’ section also includes set-up instructions.

Finally, for teaching resources covering Highland Clearances and Fir for Luck, click the download button below.

If there is anything else you’d like to see here, please let me know. I love hearing from teachers and I really enjoy visiting schools. πŸ™‚

Children's Fiction. Drama. Short Stories.