Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

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

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


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


Week 1: Prose – “Purple Hibiscus” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Introduce the novel “Purple Hibiscus” and its author.

Discuss the setting, characters, and major themes.

Reading and analysis of the initial chapters.

Week 2: Prose – “Purple Hibiscus” (Continued)


Continue the exploration of “Purple Hibiscus.”

Group discussions on character development and plot twists.

Homework assignment: Reflect on the dynamics of the Achike family.

Week 3: Poetry – “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot


Dive into modernist poetry with “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot.

Analyze the structure, themes, and literary devices used.

Group discussions on the impact of World War I on literature.

Week 4: Poetry – “The Waste Land” (Continued) and Comparative Analysis


Continue the study of “The Waste Land.”

Comparative analysis with a previously studied poem.

Class discussion on the role of modernist poetry in reflecting societal upheavals.

Week 5: Drama – “The Tragedy of Macbeth” by William Shakespeare


Explore Shakespearean tragedy with “Macbeth.”

Discuss the themes, characters, and historical context.

Classroom reading and analysis of key soliloquies.

Week 6: Drama – “Macbeth” (Continued)


Continue the analysis of “Macbeth.”

Role-play activities based on pivotal scenes.

Homework assignment: Analyze the motivations of Lady Macbeth.

Week 7: Literature Appreciation – Non-Fiction


Expand literary appreciation to non-fiction works.

Research and presentations on influential non-fiction authors.

Class discussion on the impact of non-fiction in shaping public opinion.

Week 8: Creative Writing – Poetry Composition


Engage in a creative writing workshop focusing on poetry.

Experiment with various poetic forms and styles.

Peer review and feedback session.

Week 9: Revision of Prose, Poetry, and Drama


Comprehensive revision of all topics covered in the third term.

Group discussions on major themes and literary elements.

Practice questions for each genre to reinforce understanding.

Week 10: Comparative Literature – African and Western Perspectives


Compare African and Western literature on selected themes.

Group presentations on the cultural and thematic contrasts.

Class debate: The impact of globalization on literature.

Week 11: Revision Week


Thorough revision of all topics covered in the third term.

Mock examination to assess preparedness.

Address any remaining questions or concerns.

Week 12: Examination Week


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

Ensure a fair and conducive environment for the exam.

Collect and evaluate answer scripts promptly.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Reflect on the achievements and challenges of the entire academic year.

Distribute graded examination scripts and provide detailed feedback.

Recommend literature-related activities for the summer break.

Dismiss students for the term, wishing them a restful and literature-filled holiday.

This comprehensive lesson note and scheme of work aim to provide a holistic and engaging literary experience for SS2 students throughout the academic year.

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