JKnappster

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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
I made this for a cover lesson; it would also work for close reading in class or for a homework. The pupils had just studied 'Still I Rise' and so I wanted to give them access to some of Angelou's prose writing. This extract describes the cotton
Subjects:
Black History Month, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Homework, English (UK)
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By JKnappster
This is Alice Walker's short story "The Flowers" which works alongside the study of novels like "Of Mice and Men" or "To Kill a Mockingbird" or in its own right. There are ten comprehension questions intended to foster a deeper understanding of the
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Close Reading
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Homework, English (UK)
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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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
$2.00
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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 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)
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By JKnappster
I made this lesson for my lower ability year 8 class. The aim of the lesson is to pinpoint specific words that communicate power and danger and explain why they suggest these ideas. The lesson is intended to enable them to tackle a demanding poem
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
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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)
$2.00
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By JKnappster
This lesson guides the students through an analysis of 'next to of course god america i'. The lesson focuses on cummings' use of language and structure and the lesson asks the students to link the use of these features to the poem's theme. Created
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
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By JKnappster
Created for a year 9 class as a homework task focusing on the skills of information retrieval and then (more challengingly) inference, this could be used as a cover lesson or as a template for guided reading in small groups.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, English (UK)
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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)
$2.00
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By JKnappster
This task uses an extract from the opening of R.L.Stine's "The Streets of Panic Park" and there are 11 questions focusing on inference but also addressing the skills of analysis and vocabulary building. I created this as a homework task for a year 7
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Homework
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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)
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By JKnappster
I planned this for KS3 but it would also be a good introduction to the analysis of unseen poetry at GCSE. The chosen text is “Woman Work” by Maya Angelou. You can print out slide 9 for the copy of the poem for use in the lesson. The lesson is a 16
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Close Reading
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homework, English (UK)
$3.00
1 rating
3.8
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By JKnappster
This is the opening of "Christmas Dinner of Souls" by Ross Montgomery. It is a very eerie extract, building tension effectively and set on Christmas Eve though not remotely festive! There are 17 comprehension questions which could be used to
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Close Reading
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Handouts, Homework, English (UK)
$2.00
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By JKnappster
This is a multiple-choice quiz focusing on the role and character of Gerald and how he's used by Priestley in "An Inspector Calls". This would work as a homework (for which it was originally created) or as a plenary once you've studied Gerald in
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, English (UK)
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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
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By JKnappster
This is a multiple-choice quiz of 17 questions. It could be used as a homework task or as a plenary at the end of a lesson. It explores characters' different attitudes to love and has a focus on Romeo's attitude to love as evidenced in the balcony
Subjects:
Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Worksheets, English (UK)
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By JKnappster
A 14-slide powerpoint, taking the students through the Inspector's final speech with a focus on the features of language and structure used in the speech and an analysis of their effects. Planned for my mixed-ability year ten class, this lesson does
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations
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By JKnappster
Planned for a year 10 group all of whom have targets of a grade 5, this ppt leads the students through the presentation of Gerald Croft, up to the exploration of his affair with Daisy Renton. Students are encouraged to think about the method
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
$3.00
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By JKnappster
Created for a year 10 class, all of whom have target grades of a 5, this powerpoint takes them through the role of Sheila in "An Inspector Calls". The teaching makes it very clear that Sheila, like all of Priestley's characters, is used as a vehicle
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
10th, 11th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, English (UK)
$3.00
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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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