A Kestrel for a Knave Notes and Activities for KS3

Accessible notes and engaging activities to support the teaching of A Kestrel for a Knave at KS3, which is perfect to prepare your Year 9 students for GCSE studies.

My students have found it engaging and they have progressed well because of this

K Greaves, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer

Student-friendly notes to aid students’ understanding of:
  • Barry Hines
  • Historical context and the setting
  • Key characters
  • The plot

Nicely pitched for the age group, it offers clear yet detailed notes about the author and his background

A Davenport, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

Stimulating activities to engage students with the novel, including:
  • Differentiated discussion points
  • Creative writing tasks
  • Speaking & listening tasks
  • Crossword and a quiz
  • Worksheets to explore characters, themes, structure, context and language

What do teachers say about this resource? (5092)

Excellent resource for any school. I've found this resource very helpful and my students have enjoyed the activities in this resource. My students have found it engaging and they have progressed well because of this. It caters for a range of abilities and the information is presented in different ways.

K Greaves, English Teacher and Satisfied Customer

This resource has done the work for you, which is great! Nicely pitched for the age group, it offers clear yet detailed notes about the author and his background. I really liked the inclusion of sentence starters, as this is something I would do for my own students to support them in their writing; but is very time consuming.

A Davenport, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

This resource was good and includes a range of activities. The activities are differentiated and there are challenging tasks for higher ability students and sentence starters to help those who may struggle in their writing. This resource has a strong focus on the social context of the novel and includes tasks which will interest and engage KS3 students, especially when discussing the relationships between the characters. I feel it would enhance the resources I already have on this text.

K Greaves, Teacher and Peer Reviewer

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