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

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


Third Term: Exploring Literary Horizons


Week 1-2: World Prose Fiction – “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Lesson Note:


Analysis of magical realism in the novel.

Exploring the socio-political context of Latin American literature.



Reading and discussing key passages from “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”

Group projects on the impact of historical events on the narrative.

Week 3-4: World Poetry – Selected Works by Pablo Neruda


Lesson Note:


Understanding the themes and poetic style of Neruda.

Analyzing the poet’s reflections on love, politics, and nature.



Close reading of poems such as “Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair.”

Creative expression: students create visual representations inspired by Neruda’s poetry.

Week 5-6: Contemporary Drama – “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon


Lesson Note:


Exploring the narrative perspective and unique elements of the play.

Analyzing the portrayal of neurodiversity in literature.



Scene analysis and discussion.

Group projects on adapting a scene for a different medium (e.g., film, radio).

Week 7-8: Literature and Society


Lesson Note:


Examining the role of literature in reflecting and shaping societal values.

Discussing contemporary issues through literary lenses.



Debates on the responsibility of literature in addressing social concerns.

Group projects on creating awareness campaigns inspired by literature.

Week 9-10: Literary Adaptations – From Page to Screen


Lesson Note:


Analyzing film adaptations of literary works.

Comparing the impact of different mediums on storytelling.



Movie screenings and discussions on adaptations.

Group projects on creating a storyboard for adapting a selected text.

Week 11: Revision Week


Lesson Note:


Reviewing major themes and concepts from the third term.

Addressing any lingering questions or concerns.



Peer-led revision sessions.

Interactive quizzes and discussions for reinforcement.

Week 12: Examination Week


Lesson Note:


Administering examinations covering the third term’s topics.



Written tests and assessments.

Oral examinations to gauge comprehension.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Lesson Note:


Reflecting on the literary journey throughout the academic year.

Encouraging a lifelong love for literature and learning.



Awarding certificates for academic achievements.

Sharing recommendations for summer reading and literary exploration.

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