Secondary School Lesson Notes and Scheme of Work

SS3 First Term Literature in English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work

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SS3 First Term Literature in English Lesson Note and Scheme of Work


Week 1: Introduction to SS3 Literature in English


Lesson Note: Begin with an overview of the syllabus, emphasizing the importance of literature in personal and academic development.

Scheme of Work: Introduce the themes and genres to be covered during the term.

Week 2-3: Shakespearean Drama – ‘Macbeth’


Lesson Note: Dive into the world of Macbeth, exploring its characters, plot, and themes.

Scheme of Work: Conduct in-depth character analysis, facilitate class discussions, and assign roles for a class presentation.

Week 4-5: Poetry – ‘The Waste Land’ by T.S. Eliot


Lesson Note: Explore the complexity of Eliot’s masterpiece, discussing symbolism and literary techniques.

Scheme of Work: Conduct a poetry analysis workshop, encouraging students to write their interpretations of selected stanzas.

Week 6-7: Prose – ‘Purple Hibiscus’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Lesson Note: Analyze the novel’s themes, characters, and narrative structure.

Scheme of Work: Organize a book club-style discussion, encouraging students to share their thoughts and interpretations.

Week 8-9: African Drama – ‘The Trials of Brother Jero’ by Wole Soyinka


Lesson Note: Unpack the satirical elements and cultural context of Soyinka’s play.

Scheme of Work: Facilitate a role-play activity based on scenes from the play, encouraging students to interpret and perform.

Week 10: Post-Colonial Literature – ‘Things Fall Apart’ by Chinua Achebe


Lesson Note: Discuss the impact of colonialism and the cultural clash depicted in Achebe’s classic.

Scheme of Work: Conduct a comparative analysis between ‘Things Fall Apart’ and another work studied during the term.

Week 11: Revision Week


Lesson Note: Review key concepts, themes, and literary devices covered in previous weeks.

Scheme of Work: Organize group discussions, quizzes, and interactive review sessions to reinforce understanding.

Week 12: Examination Week


Lesson Note: Prepare students for the final examination, emphasizing exam strategies and time management.

Scheme of Work: Administer a comprehensive examination covering all aspects of the literature studied during the term.

Week 13: School Dismissal Week


Lesson Note: Reflect on the term’s achievements, encourage students to explore literature independently during the break.

Scheme of Work: Provide reading recommendations, discuss potential literary projects for the next term, and bid farewell for the school break.

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