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


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


Week 1: Poetry – “Prelude” by Dora Akunyili


Introduce the poem “Prelude” by Dora Akunyili.

Analyze the themes, style, and literary devices used.

Group activity: Recitation and discussion of selected stanzas.

Week 2: Poetry – “Prelude” (Continued) and Comparative Analysis


Continue the exploration of “Prelude.”

Comparative analysis of “Prelude” with a previously studied poem.

Class discussion on the role of poetry in societal awareness.

Week 3: Prose – “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee


Commence the study of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Discuss the historical context and major themes.

Reading and analysis of selected chapters.

Week 4: Prose – “To Kill a Mockingbird” (Continued)


Continue the analysis of characters and plot in “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Group discussions on moral and social issues depicted in the novel.

Homework assignment: Reflect on the impact of racial injustice.

Week 5: Drama – “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare


Begin the study of Shakespearean drama with “The Merchant of Venice.”

Explore the characters, themes, and Elizabethan context.

Classroom reading and discussion of key scenes.

Week 6: Drama – “The Merchant of Venice” (Continued)


Continue the analysis of the play.

Role-play activities based on significant scenes.

Homework assignment: Analyze the character of Shylock.

Week 7: Literature Appreciation – Western Classics


Broaden literary appreciation by exploring selected Western classics.

Research and presentations on influential Western authors.

Class discussion on the influence of Western literature on African writing.

Week 8: Creative Writing – Playwriting


Engage in a creative writing workshop focused on playwriting.

Collaborative writing of short plays within small groups.

Presentation of the plays to the class.

Week 9: Revision of Poetry, Prose, and Drama


Comprehensive revision of all topics covered in the second term.

Group discussions on major themes and literary elements.

Practice questions for each genre to reinforce understanding.

Week 10: Contemporary African Literature


Explore contemporary African literature beyond the prescribed texts.

Research and presentations on modern African authors and their impact.

Class debate: The relevance of traditional storytelling in contemporary African literature.

Week 11: Revision Week


In-depth revision of all topics covered in both terms.

Mock examination to simulate exam conditions.

Address any lingering questions or concerns.

Week 12: Examination Week


Conduct the end-of-term examination for the second term.

Ensure a fair and conducive environment for the exam.

Collect and evaluate answer scripts promptly.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Review the achievements and challenges of the term.

Distribute graded examination scripts and provide feedback.

Recommend literature-related activities for the holiday break.

Dismiss students for the term, encouraging continued literary exploration during the break.

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