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Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS2 Second Term Literature In English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS2 Second Term Literature In English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to Second Term


Overview of the second term syllabus

Recap of key concepts from the first term

Introduction to the new text: “Anthills of the Savannah” by Chinua Achebe

Reading assignment: Chapters 1-3

Week 2: “Anthills of the Savannah” Analysis


Character analysis and discussion of the novel’s setting

Exploration of themes and motifs

Group discussions on political and social issues in the text

Assigning essays on the impact of political unrest in literature

Week 3: Poetry Exploration Continues


Introduction to contemporary African poets

Analysis of selected poems with a focus on social issues

Group poetry slam: Presenting poems with a social justice theme

Homework: Write a reflective piece on the power of poetry in advocating change

Week 4: Exploring Modern African Drama


Introduction to modern African plays

Reading and analysis of “This Is Our Chance” by Femi Osofisan

Group discussion on the play’s political undertones

Role-playing scenes from the play

Week 5: Non-Fiction – “The Trouble with Nigeria”


Introduction to Chinua Achebe’s non-fiction work

Discussion on the socio-political commentary in the book

Group activity: analyzing and presenting key arguments

Homework: Write a critical response to Achebe’s perspectives on Nigeria

Week 6: Cultural Diversity in Literature


Exploration of literature from different African regions

Comparative analysis of texts from West, East, and Southern Africa

Group presentations on cultural nuances in selected texts

Homework: Reflect on the importance of cultural diversity in literature

Week 7: The Short Story Revisited


In-depth analysis of African short stories from various regions

Group discussions on regional storytelling traditions

Creative writing exercise: crafting a short story inspired by a regional theme

Peer review session

Week 8: Gender Dynamics in Literature


Analysis of gender roles in African literature

Discussion on feminist perspectives in selected texts

Group debates on the portrayal of women in literature

Assigning essays on the evolution of gender roles in African literature

Week 9: Novel Study – “Purple Hibiscus”


Introduction to the novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Character analysis and exploration of themes

Group discussions on family dynamics and societal expectations

Reading assignment: Chapters 1-4

Week 10: Analyzing “Purple Hibiscus”


In-depth analysis of major themes and character development

Group discussions on the impact of colonialism in the novel

Homework: Comparative analysis of “Purple Hibiscus” and “Things Fall Apart”

Review and discussion on key concepts covered in the second term so far

Week 11: Revision Week


Comprehensive review of all texts and topics covered in the second term

Group study sessions for peer teaching

Practice exams to assess understanding

Q&A session to address any lingering questions

Week 12: Examination Week


Final examination covering all texts and topics studied in the second term

Stressing the importance of critical thinking and analysis

Post-exam discussion and reflection

Guidance on exam preparation for the next term

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Reflection on the achievements and growth throughout the term

Distribution of report cards and personalized feedback

Encouragement for continuous literary exploration during the break.

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