Hi I teach in a SEN Specialist School for Autistic children. The children are all considered bright but need specialist help in achieving their GCSE's. I am trying to teach GCSE English (Lit and Lang) and it has been challenging to say the least. However, I feel that some students are making good progress and I really want to see all achieve. However, today I have had a wobbly day In one of my classes...the class I felt were doing the best, a student turned round to me and said that English is so boring (nothing new there) and that he had not understood any of my lessons all year, I was a **** teacher, I don't know how to teach and that I never help him. I have spent a lot of time presonalising resources in order to help everyone. I try and break things down, I have highlighted his work so that the answers for the questions are clearly seen in the text and I have tried to guide the students to analysing the text in small chunks. I have done a lot of other things that are ASD specific that I can't list and many of the Learning Mentors have said that my lessons are the most structured in the school and that I get the most out of students as a whole because of my practice. I think it is probably the text that are being studied as they are quite dry to begin with and these particular students tend to shy away from anything academic. What text do you find on the GCSE English spec work best for SEN (19th century). Do you have any suggestions in making the text more appealing? I know I shouldn't take it personally but it is hard to when you spend so much time trying to help them and it gets thrown back in your face.