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GRADE & Grade 12 1st Semester
CONTENT: 21st-Century Literature from the region where the school is based in relation to the Literature of
other regions in various genres and forms in consideration of:
4. names of authors and their works, and backgrounds of the literature from the region where the
high school is located.
CONTENT The learner will be able to understand and appreciate the elements and contexts of 21st-Century
STANDARDS: Philippine Literature from the regions.

PERFORMANCE The learner will be able to demonstrate understanding and appreciation of 21st-century Philippine
STANDARD: literature from the regions through:
 A written close analysis and critical interpretation of a literary text in terms of form and
theme, with a description of its context derived from research; and
 An adaptation of a text into other creative forms using multimedia.

LEARNING 3. situate the texts in the context of the region, nation, and the world
CODE: EN12Lit-IIc-29

Lesson Title: Rhythm and City Life

Lesson Overview: (See “View” on page 146-148)
This lesson takes up a modernist approach to writing- an ever-evolving writing innovation as a way to
define the happenings of everyday life.
a. Point out the connection of form and content. Give a short
background in the history of literary genre. Explain the meaning
of intertextuality. Define the differences between modernity,
modernization, urbanization, and modernism.
b. This lesson tackles history of genre, intertextuality, material
conditions, recognition, structured articulation of ideas, rhythm,
and conventional organization of the essay- chronological,
spatial, and according to importance- by exploring the essay
entitled “ A Song of Two Cities” by Lawrence L. Ypil.

II. Objective: The students will be able to;

A. Compare and contrast the various 21st century literary genres and their elements, structures,
rhythms, and traditions, across the globe.
B. Explain the concept of rhythm as it relates to the structure of the essay “ A Song of Two Cities.”
C. Respond critically to the essay and consequently articulate this response through the use of social
III. Subject Matter:
Topic: Lesson 15: Rhythm and City Life
Materials: printed copies of the lesson/topic and writing and oral activities, board, chalk
Reference: 21st-century literature from the Philippines and the world Teacher’s Manual and
Value focus: Appreciation of the representative texts and authors from Europe

IV. Developmental Activities:

Checking of attendance
Submission of assignments/outputs/projects (if there is/are)

Lesson Proper:


Do the activity on the worktext. (See “Trackback: A Day in the life” on p. 148) Take a selfie of your usual
a. What do you notice about your activities?
b. Do you want to continue these activities? Why or why not?

Read the essay “A Song of Two Cities” by Lawrence Ypil

1. What did you discover in the activity?
2. What do you feel about the information?


1. What is the relevance of this information to the 21st century youth?


Point of comparison How are Singapore and Cebu How are Singapore and Cebu
similar different
Dining practices Both, at least in the hawkers in Singapore is more disciplined while
Singapore, share an easy, leisurely Cebu is more unplanned and
feel to the dining experience spontaneous
Music The style of the song he hears, a The rock ballad is in Bahasa
rock ballad, is similar to Philippine Malaysia, which, while similar to
rock ballads Cebuano, remains a foreign
Language Malaysian and Cebuano share Malaysian and Cebuano share
words, which enable the author to words, but not a complete language
identify them
Weather Both Singapore and Cebu are hot, Singapore is actually even more
tropical countries humid than Cebu

V. Assessment:
Read the statements below, and identify the term that is appropriate for each statement.
1. It refers to that lethargic wrought out of routine, out of the repetition of meaningless things.
2. It refers to that idea that a given text is a response to what has already been written, be it explicit
or implicit.
3. These concerns involve marriage, property, and social propriety, which are shared by the social
class to which most novel readers belong.
4. These are poems that are written in paragraphs.

VI. Assignment:

- Study the next literary text.