Lesson plan for teaching of symbolism (wuthering Heights)
UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIALHE 3251TEACHING THE LANGUAGE OF NOVEL LESSON PLANNAME : MUGILAN A/L MANOKARANMATRIX NUMBER : 160738GROUP : 21FOR ATTENTION : PN. JURIDAH BINTI MD RASHID
Date:10th January 2013Time:11.20 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.School: SMJK HwaLian, Mentakab, Pahang.Location: Semi-UrbanNumber of students:30Level of proficiency:IntermediateSubject: Literature in English (Novel)Topic:Symbolism in Wuthering HeightsPrevious knowledge:Students learned about symbolism of the novel “Sense & Sensibility” in previous lesson.Curriculum Specification:Students should be able to give opinions on articles read or accounts heard.General objective:Students should be able to understand the novel better.Specific objective: By the end of the lesson students should be able to 1. Identify symbolisms from the novel Wuthering Heights 2. Able to use symbolism in the right context.Focus skills:Listening, Thinking & Speaking Skills.Moral values:1) Self-reliance 2) HonestyTeaching aids:Pictures, Laptop, LCD Projector, & Hand-outs.References: Wuthering Heights novel.Stage/ Time Activity/Content/Teaching Aids Teaching & Learning Activities / RationaleSet induction Activity:Individual work. Teacher asks students to(5minutes) see the pictures shown Content : and ask them to choose Instruction : their preferred picture. Please look at the Teacher asks students to pictures shown and tell explain what does the which is your preferred picture symbolises. picture. Explain what
dothe pictures symbolise. Students choose their (e.g: national flag, sad preferred picture and person). explain what the picture symbolises. Questions : Which is the picture preferred by everyone? Rationale: Vocabularies : i) There isn’t a rule set so - Preferred that students enjoy the beginning of the class. Teaching Aids : LCD Projector ii) Fun way to start a class to attract students’ interest. iii) Students are exposed to what is going to be thought in the class.Stage 1 Activity: Individual work. Teacher explains that(Presentation) a symbol is a person, Content : place, or object that(10 minutes) Instruction : stands for something Please look at the hand- beyond itself. out that is being distributed. (Appendix A) Teacher also explains that humans use Questions : symbolism all the time. What all of you Words themselves are understand by mere symbols for symbolism? something else. Vocabularies : Teacher gives a few - Symbolism examples to enhance students’ understanding. Teaching Aids : Hand-Outs Teacher asks students complete exercise one from the hand-outs and discusses the answers. Students listen to teachers’ explanation on symbolism. Students complete exercise one from the given hand-out. Rationale:
i)Students are exposed to symbolism in an easy way. ii)Exercise given attracts students’ interest. iii) Students understand what they are going to do for the lesson.Stage 2 Activity: Pairwork. Teacher asks students to(Process) work on exercise two Content : from the hand-outs(15 minutes) Instruction : given. Look at exercise two from the same hand-outs and Students are to work in please work in pairs for pairs and draw a shield this task. and divide it into three compartments. Students Questions : need to draw a symbol - Do you understand from the novel and what symbolism is explain it in the shield. now? The shield will look like - Do you understand this: what the task asks you to do? Vocabularies : - Compartments - Signs - Symbols Teaching Aids:Hand-outs, blank Students can use any paper. symbolism from the novel and must give a good explanation. Rationale: i)Better understanding of symbolism from the novel Wuthering Heights. ii)Enhance students’ creativity.Stage 3 Activity: Pair Work. Teacher calls few(Production) students randomly to
Content : present their shield.( 7minutes) Instruction : Please come out and Students present the present your shield to the shield that they drew. class. They explain the Questions : symbolism of the novel Why that symbolism is with their own used in the novel? explanation. Vocabularies : - Honest Rationale: - Proud i)Enhance students Teaching Aids :White board. speaking skills. ii)Increase students’ level of confidence.Closure Activity: Individual work. Teacher asks students to complete exercise 3at(3 minutes) Content : home. Instruction : Teacher asks students to Please complete exercise hand in the homework in 3at home. one week time. Questions : Students listen to Do you have any teachers’ instruction. questions regarding symbolism? Rationale: Vocabularies : -Preferred i)Drilling practise for students to enhance their Teaching Aids : Hand-outs understanding on symbolism of the novel Wuthering Heights. ii)To access students understanding on symbolism.Teacher’s remarks:Students were active in the class and their response showed that they understoodwhat symbolism means.
Appendix A Worksheet 1 – SymbolismWhat is a Symbol?It is a signthat stands for something. We look at it and understand the meaning attached to it. Welook at these symbols and decide what each one stands for or represents. Exercise One: Think of 3 symbolisms that you would recogniseimmediately from the novel Wuthering Heights. Draw them on a piece of paper – check with the person sitting next to you to ensure they know what they indicate.If something is symbolic, it stands for or represents something else. In literature, symbolism isfrequently used in poetry and novels. Often one symbol will be used throughout a book to emphasisethe central theme. For instance, in “Wuthering Heights”, the house, Wuthering Heights, isrepresentative of simplicity, wildness & passion. Exercise Two: Work in a pair and you are to draw a “shield of symbolism”. Design your own personal shield. 1. Draw a shield. 2. Split the shield into three compartments. 3. Top – draw a symbolism you found in the novel. 4. Bottom left – write what the symbolism represents. 5. Bottom right – explain your answer. Exercise Three: Houses are pretty important symbolism throughout the novel. Explain what houses symbolises and justify your answer.