JKnappster

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United Kingdom - Hereford
JKnappster
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I've been teaching for over 20 years and still plan anew each year, always attempting to meet the needs of my pupils.
 
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By JKnappster
This is a 20-question multiple-choice quiz on William Blake's poem "London". This could be used as a revision activity or as homework once the poem's been taught. Alternatively, with more able students, it could be used as a pre-teaching task so
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Handouts, English (UK)
$1.00
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By JKnappster
This is a short and simple lesson with the aim: explain the effect of rain as a symbol. Demonstrate understanding through writing. The poem used is Shel Silverstein’s “Rain”. The lesson begins with a hinge question to assess what pupils already
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
$1.00
1
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By JKnappster
Created as a homework task as part of a unit on gothic horror, this would also work as a cover activity. It uses a short extract from "The Mysteries of Udolpho" by Ann Radcliffe and there are 8 questions, most requiring a more extended answer,
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$1.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.12 MB)
By JKnappster
Created for a group to read alongside their study of "Of Mice and Men", this is an excerpt from John Steinbeck's "Harvest Gypsies" newspaper articles, published in the 1930's. There are 10 questions, focusing on the writer's methods and their
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$1.15
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By JKnappster
This uses an excerpt from "Dracula" in which the vampire hunters have lain in wait for Dracula who confronts, taunts and escapes them. There are 11 questions focusing on the writer's methods and their effects with a couple on vocabulary and
Subjects:
Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$1.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.15 MB)
By JKnappster
This uses the description from "Dracula" of Dracula's ship arriving at Whitby in the midst of a terrible storm, steered only by a dead man...There are ten questions, focused mainly on the writer's methods and their effect. This would be useful as a
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$1.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.17 MB)
By JKnappster
This powerpoint was created for a mixed ability year 10 class to guide them through their response to unseen poetry. Using Larkin's "The Mower", the powerpoint slides have some carefully crafted questions to focus the students' attention on the
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
$1.00
1
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By JKnappster
A 19-slide powerpoint which guides the students through the reading skills that they’ll need to employ when tackling the unseen poetry question for their GCSE English Literature exam. The lesson could also be used for honing reading skills and
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
$1.00
1
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By JKnappster
In which Jonathan Harker attempts to leave Dracula's castle but cannot... This worksheet has the excerpt from chapter 4 of Stoker's novel together with ten questions which are intended to elicit close reading and thinking. The questions focus on
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
$1.00
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By JKnappster
Created for a year 9 class, this uses an extract from Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' and sets four tasks, all focused on features of language and structure and asking the students to explore the effect/impact of these features. This could be used as a
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, English (UK)
$1.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.15 MB)
By JKnappster
Created for a lower ability year 9 class as part of a SOW to get them ready for the skills that'll be tested at GCSE, this lesson is based around "Leisure" by William Henry Davies. The pupils are asked to explain (in their own words; a key skill for
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.06 MB)
By JKnappster
A workmanlike comprehension activity based on the excerpt from chapter 23 in which Victor discovers that Elizabeth has been strangled and tries to shoot the creature. There are ten questions focusing on comprehension, inference, methods and their
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, English (UK)
$1.15
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By JKnappster
This lesson uses Jack London’s brilliant story “Moon Face” which would sit really well alongside Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart”. Planned for a year 9 class as part of a unit on short stories but has potential to be used elsewhere at KS3. The aim of
Subjects:
Literature, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, English (UK)
$1.50
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By JKnappster
Created for a year 10 class as part of their examination study of poetry, this is a 15-question, multiple-choice quiz that is intended to consolidate and extend their knowledge and understanding of the poem (the lesson plan for the poem is attached
Subjects:
Poetry, Test Preparation, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homework, English (UK)
$1.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.06 MB)
By JKnappster
This is a revision lesson planned for year 11 to refresh and hone their knowledge and understanding of William Blake's poem "London". The powerpoint is intended to stimulate questioning and discussion in order to lead the students through the
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.44 MB)
By JKnappster
In 2008, Henry Worsley and a team comprising some of the descendants of Shackleton’s original team attempted to walk to the South Pole. This close reading activity uses an excerpt from “The White Darkness” by David Grann which recounts their
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Homework, English (UK)
$1.50
Digital Download DOCX (0.13 MB)
By JKnappster
Emily Dickenson’s “Summer Shower” with 11 questions intended to encourage close reading and some simple analysis. Planned for year 7 as part of a unit on poetry but also suitable at the top end of KS2. Could be used as a homework activity or for
Subjects:
Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Homework, English (UK)
$1.00
Digital Download DOCX (0.09 MB)
By JKnappster
This is a multiple-choice quiz with 20 questions. It could be used as a homework task to embed some key learning of the poem. Alternatively, it could be used as a starter activity to identify gaps in student knowledge so that subsequent teaching
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Homework, English (UK)
$1.19
Digital Download DOCX (0.07 MB)
By JKnappster
This is a simple and straightforward activity consisting of 14 multiple-choice questions (answers provided), working through which should guide children towards an answer to a more extended question: How does the poet present the speaker’s ideas
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Handouts, Homework
$1.15
Digital Download DOCX (0.01 MB)
By JKnappster
This is a powerpoint presentation guiding the students through Browning's "My Last Duchess" with a focus on the effect of the poem's metre (iambic pentameter) and the implied character of the speaker in the poem. The lesson aims to take the students
Subjects:
Literature, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.08 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have worked in many capacities in a variety of English departments and faculties, teaching English Language, English Literature, Drama and Media Studies as well as a smattering of Humanities. I've taught KS3, KS4 and A'level. I've been Head of Drama, second in the English Faculty and whole-school gifted and talented co-ordinator.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I employ a range of styles to engage and motivate the children I teach though my lesson powerpoints tend to be more didactic as I find that this makes them more accessible and easier to follow when I share them.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA (Hons), PGCE.

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