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THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, ST.

AUGUSTINE
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
ENGLISH LESSON PLAN

TEACHER: ANA CEDEO


CLASS:

SIXTH

FORM

GOVERNMENT

SCHOOL:

UNIT

ONE

SIXTH

FORM

LITERATURES IN ENGLISH
DATE: 5th April, 2016
ESTIMATED DURATION: 75 Minutes
THEME/TOPIC: CRAFTING A RESPONSE on Visual Imagery: Structuring the Thesis
Statement.
CURRICULUM STANDARD: POETRY
TEACHING POINT: Crafting the thesis statement is an important element in structuring
the argument for a literary essay.

INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify the poetic devices used to highlight the theme of the poem.
2. Justify why the poet uses these poetic devices and which themes are highlighted because
of them.
3. Use graphic organizers to do idea mapping.
4. Construct thesis statements that show the use of poetic devices.
PRE-KNOWLEDGE:
1. Students know what visual images are.
2. Students know what theme is.
3. Students should know how to engage in idea mapping.
ANTICIPATED DIFFICULTY:
1. Students may not know how to link poetic devices and theme.
2. The meanings of theme and visual imagery may need to be revisited, in case they dont
understand.

3. Students need to apply the above to the construction of a thesis, which they are still
practicing.

TECHNOLOGIES AND RESEARCH RESOURCES:


1.

Video clips: http://www.slideshare.net/lforner/imagery-in-poetry

2.

Power Point Presentation

3.

The Laptop and Overhead Projector

4.

Graphic Organisers, Pictures, and coloured markers.

5.

Vocabulary Lists and Worksheets

SET INDUCTION (5 minutes):


1. Teacher will begin the class with the use of pictures to demonstrate the images used in
each picture. Students will engage in a discussion about the images used and why.
ACTIVITIES: FORMATION OF LITERATURE CENTERS WITH DIFFERENT
ACTIVITIES
TEACHER
1. (15 mins) Teacher plays video on
types of imagery
2. Teacher asks students to identify the
images used in the poems theyve
chosen to discuss for the essay
questions.
4. Teacher introduces the question to the
class: Poetic devices distract the
reader from the social issues that
concern the poet
6. Teacher asks students to formulate a
thesis statement. Teacher models the
thesis statement for the class:
https://www.kibin.com/essay-writingblog/thesis-statement-examples/

11. Teachers observe and assist students


as needed.
12. Teachers organise students so that they

STUDENTS
3. Explain what images are used in
previously read poems and they also
use the video to discuss the types
used.
5. Students form into groups and begin
constructing idea maps to answer the
question.
7. Student discuss thesis ideas and
construct the argument.
8. Students observe the construction of
the thesis.
9. Listen critically to peers responses and
comment accordingly.
10. Students form into groups and begin
constructing the thesis statements.
13. Students will ensure that idea maps
have topics that will be covered by the
thesis.

will present in an orderly fashion.

14. Students ensure that the thesis covers


ideas to be presented.
15. Students gather evidence to support
thesis and discuss accordingly.
16. Students plan the essay
17. Students draft topic sentences
18. Students draft conclusion.

CLOSURE:
1. Students are asked to present an essay plan.

LESSON EVALUATION:
1. Students essays will be written. Teacher will then assess them according to the grading
rubric.