Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS2 First Term Literature in English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS2 First Term Literature in English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Literature in English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work: SS2 First Term


Week 1: Introduction to the Course


Overview of the course objectives and expectations.

Introduce students to the literary genres and their characteristics.

Read and discuss a short story or poem as an icebreaker.

Week 2: Prose – “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe


Begin the study of the novel “Things Fall Apart.”

Analyze the setting, characters, and themes.

Class discussion on the impact of colonialism in the novel.

Week 3: Prose – “Things Fall Apart” (Continued)


Continue the exploration of “Things Fall Apart.”

Group activities on character analysis and plot structure.

Homework assignment: Reflect on the cultural clash depicted in the novel.

Week 4: Poetry – Introduction and Analysis


Introduce the basics of poetry – rhyme, meter, and poetic devices.

Analyze selected poems, discussing imagery and symbolism.

Students write a short poem and share in class for constructive feedback.

Week 5: Poetry – Extended Analysis


Delve deeper into poetry with a focus on various forms (sonnet, haiku, etc.).

Group activity: Analyzing and presenting a chosen poem to the class.

Homework assignment: Compare two poems from different eras.

Week 6: Drama – “The Gods Are Not to Blame” by Ola Rotimi


Begin the study of the play “The Gods Are Not to Blame.”

Explore the themes, characters, and cultural context of the play.

Classroom reading and discussion of key scenes.

Week 7: Drama – “The Gods Are Not to Blame” (Continued)


Continue the analysis of the play.

Role-play activities based on pivotal scenes.

Homework assignment: Write a character analysis of Odewale.

Week 8: Revision of Prose, Poetry, and Drama


Recap the key points from “Things Fall Apart,” poetry, and “The Gods Are Not to Blame.”

Group discussions on major themes and literary elements.

Practice questions for each genre to reinforce understanding.

Week 9: Literature Appreciation – African Literature


Explore the richness of African literature beyond the prescribed texts.

Research and presentations on notable African authors and their works.

Class debate: The significance of promoting African literature.

Week 10: Creative Writing – Short Stories


Engage in a creative writing workshop focusing on short stories.

Peer review and constructive feedback session.

Showcase selected short stories to the class.

Week 11: Revision Week


Comprehensive revision of all topics covered.

Past questions and practice tests to assess understanding.

One-on-one consultations with students to address specific concerns.

Week 12: Examination Week


Conduct the end-of-term examination covering all aspects of the course.

Ensure a conducive environment for the exam.

Collect and evaluate answer scripts promptly.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Review the term’s achievements and challenges.

Distribute graded examination scripts and provide feedback.

Share information about recommended readings for the break.

Dismiss students for the term.

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