Thursday, August 27, 2015

Demonstration Lesson Plan VI


Name of the teacher:Flemine Gracious     Unit:1,Root,Poem: Those Winter Sundays
Name of the School :St.Marys Ernakulam  Sub-unit             : 14 Lines (Stanzas:1 -3)
Subject                     : English                                                                       
Standard                 :  XI
Strength                :   39/40                          
Duration                 :  45 minutes
Date                       : 16-6-2014

Content Generation
Ideational Content
In the poem, ‘Those Winter Sundays’ by Robert Hayden, with a sense of  grief,  he fondly recalls how he  never appreciated his father’s love, when he was a boy.
Linguistic Content
Vocabulary items:  blue-black cold, cracked, ached, blazed, splintering, chronic, austere, lonely.
Aesthetic   items: Poetic devices like:  Figures of speech, Imagery,
Additional Content
1. Videoclipping of the film song  ‘Suryanayi’  Satyam Sivam Sundaram .
2. Poem ‘Achan’ by Balachandran Chullikkadu.
Synthetic Content
Writing a poem about one’s own father.
Learning Objectives
The learner:
  1. Analyzes the literary text and identify the theme of the poem.
  2. Gets acquainted with the new vocabulary given in the poem.
  3. Improves his/her literary skills and creative writing skills.
  4. Appreciates the aesthetic aspects like imagery.
  5. Develops his/her creativity through writing poems.
  6. Appreciates the parental  love and care and develops healthy family relationships.
The learner:
  1. Has experienced parental love and care.
  2. Has written poems  on his/her own.
  3. Is familiar with poetic devices like imagery. .
Instructional Strategies
            Group work for collaborative reading, individual work for  poetry  writing,   recitation , peer correction
Learning Aids
PowerPoint Presentation, Blackboard, flashcards, charts, pictures, video clipping.

I.                   Entry activity
The teacher creates rapport with the students by engaging in informal conversation.  The teacher asks some questions in order to introduce the topic.
 Do you like  songs ?
Listen to the song and identy the theme?
The teacher plays the videoclipping of the film song  ‘Suryanayi’  Satyam Sivam Sundaram.

Can any own recite any parallel lines from mother tongue?
       Recites the Poem ‘Achan’ by Balachandran Chullikkadu.
Who is  it about? 
      Do you like your father very much? Why?

The teacher mentions the gist of the poem as follows:  Today we are going to study a poem, a beautiful poem, written by Robert Hayden about his father. The title of the poem is ‘Those Winter Sundays’.
It is about a son’s grief for, he had never appreciated his father’s love, when he was a boy.

The teacher shows the picture of the author and gives a brief description about him.  The author’s name is Robert Hayden.

The teacher shows a flash card with the title of the poem and the author details.

II. Reading
Model Reading
The teacher reads the poem  loudly  with proper intonation , rhythm and tone.
Individual reading
The teacher asks the students to read the poem silently.
Collaborative Reading
The teacher divides the students into groups and asks them to read the passage.  They are asked to put a ( ü ) mark if they have understood, a ( ? ) mark if they do not and an (!) mark if they find anything surprising or interesting.  The teacher helps the students to clarify the meaning of new words/usages.
The teacher then asks the students to highlight the important ideas of the poem.
Who is the author of the poem?
What is the poem about?
What do you mean by ‘Sundays’ too?
Scaffolded  Reading
The teacher further asks scaffolding questions in order to provide an in depth idea about the poem.
How did  the father support the family?
Which lines shows his hard work?
What was his son’s attitude towards him?
How did the family treat him?
What are the word pictures used in the poem?
What do you call these word pictures? These word picture are called  images .(Shows the chart)
 Do activity 1(page-22).List the images in the poem.
Classify these  images in to  visual, auditory, tactile, as they appeal to different sense organs.

Teacher introduces the new words as follows:
Blue- black  - severe
  In winter we wear woolen clothes to protect us from severe cold.(shows pictures).  ‘Blue black cold’ means ‘severe cold’.
Cracked- parched (
(shows pictures of parched hands.) look at these hands! They are parched because of hard work.  Cracked means ‘parched’.

III. Preparation of Discourse
Write a poem about your father.
The students are asked to prepare the discourse individually.  They are then expected to discuss their discourses in groups and to select the best product of the group.  After this, they refine the product within their groups.

Presentation of the Discourse
The students present their refined discourses before their peers.
The teacher helps the students to edit their discourses.  The students discuss about the ideas to be incorporated in the discourse as well as aspects like thematic editing, syntactic editing, morphological editing, and spelling and punctuation errors.
Presentation of Teacher’s Version
The teacher presents her own version of the discourse.

My Sweet Dad!
Those cold hands with warm touch
Help me with my homework and other tasks
Whose gentle smile caress my heart
At times when I lose hope
The abundant love as the showers of rain
Unconditional and so true
All he  wants  is my happy face
And all my troubles depart.

Follow-up activity
         The teacher asks  the students to prepare a greeting card for Father’s Day.


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