I have prepared a reading guide to Ness’ novel the knife of never letting go. It is aimed at students and teachers alike and gives a brief summary of each of the chapters together with some comment on key themes and narrative techniques. It is not meant to provide lesson plans and othe rteaching ideas as such, but should assist in the planning process.
A screencast to introduce the novel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGxYyOicjiQ
I will post teaching ideas and snapshots of the work that my Year 9 produce as the term unfolds.