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Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS1 Second Term Literature In English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS1 Second Term Literature In English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Second Term: Delving Deeper into Literary Dimensions


Week 1-2: European Prose Fiction – “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley


Lesson Note:


Analysis of Gothic elements in the novel.

Exploring the historical and philosophical context of the narrative.



Reading and dissecting key passages from “Frankenstein.”

Group discussions on the ethical implications of scientific advancements.

Week 3-4: European Poetry – Selected Works by William Wordsworth


Lesson Note:


Study of Romantic poetry and its key features.

Analysis of Wordsworth’s nature-centric themes.



Close reading of poems like “Daffodils” and “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey.”

Creative writing: students compose their Romantic-inspired poems.

Week 5-6: Modern Drama – “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams


Lesson Note:


Understanding the characteristics of modern drama.

Analysis of characters, symbolism, and themes in the play.



Scene analysis and discussion.

Group projects on staging a scene from “The Glass Menagerie.”

Week 7-8: Comparative Study of Literary Movements


Lesson Note:


Comparative analysis of African, European, and Modern literary movements.

Identifying shared themes and unique characteristics.



Group presentations on a chosen literary movement.

Class discussions on the impact of cultural diversity on literature.

Week 9-10: Literary Criticism and Theory


Lesson Note:


Introduction to major literary theories (e.g., feminism, postcolonialism).

Application of theories to selected texts.



Small group discussions on applying a chosen literary theory.

Written essays analyzing a text through a specific critical lens.

Week 11: Revision Week


Lesson Note:


Reviewing critical theories and their application.

Clarifying any remaining doubts before examinations.



Peer review sessions.

Interactive quizzes for reinforcement.

Week 12: Examination Week


Lesson Note:


Conducting examinations covering second term topics.



Written tests and assessments.

Oral examinations to gauge comprehension.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Lesson Note:


Reflecting on the literary journey throughout the second term.

Encouraging a passion for continuous reading and exploration.



Recognizing and celebrating students’ achievements.

Sharing reading lists for the upcoming break.

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