Literature In English as a school subject consists primarily of drama, prose, and poetry. Below is the scheme of work on the subject which the learners at the senior secondary two level are expected to cover for the academic section.

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH FOR SS2 FIRST TERM

1. Introduction to “OTHELO” by William Shakespare
Background of the playwright (dramatist)
Background and setting of the play
Plot summary
Shakespearean language and current
English on a cardboard sheet
Film show on “ The Tempest”
2. Reading and explanation of Act One
Reading and discussion of scene one
Reading and explanation of act one scene two
3. Reading of Act Two Reading and explanation of Act Two, scene One
Act Two, scene Two
Present action of video Clips on “ the Tempest”

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4. Reading and explanation of Act Three
Reading and discussions one Act Three Scene One
Act Three scene Two
Act Three scene Three
A drawing of a ship on the sea, about to be shipwrecked
5. Reading Act Four of “The Tempest”
Reading and discussions on Act four
Students to do a weekend assignment by summarizing Act Four in their books.
6. Reading and explanation Discussion and reading of scene one of Act Five Reading and discussion on scene two
Teacher to lead discussions on the epilogue
7. Role-play (Drama) Students to role-play the actions of maor
characters
Role –play the actions of minor characters
State the relationship between the characters
Watch a video clip of “ The Tempest”
8. Introduction to the “NATIVE SON” by Richard Wright
Background of the Novelist
Background and setting of the Novella.
Plot summary/state sequence of events
Show cause effect relationship
9. Themes and style Examine the Themes Analyze the styles
Read out relevant portions that highlight the themes.
Relate the theme to actual life experience or encounters
10. Character Analysis 1 Examine the major characters
Discussion on their roles and significances
Examine how the characters are related.
11. Character Analysis 2 Examine the minor characters
Analyze their roles and significances to the plot
Discuss their various relationship
12 Revision Revision work on “Native Son” Discussing
the themes, characters and plot structure
Sketch picture of combat soldiers at war on a cardboard sheet
13. Revision Revision
14. Examinations Examinations

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH SS2 SECOND TERM
1 Introduction to “FACELESS” by Amma Darko
Background of the novelist
Background and setting of the novel
Plot and summary
The Themes and style

Examine the themes and style
Analyze the themes and style
Relate the themes to personal life encounter
Show a video chip of the boys on coral Island
Character Analysis I
2. General overview of the novel-“The Faceless”

Examine the characters-major
Analyze the major characters- their roles and significance
The relationship between the major characters.
General discussions/Compete with other students
Give project/pair the students for discussions
Questions and answers session on the novel.
3. Introduction to “”the Blood of a Stranger”by Dele Charlery.
Background of the Play-Wright/dramatist
Background and setting of the play
Plot and summary
The Themes and Style

Examine the themes and style in the play.
Analyze the themes and style in the play
Relate themes to personal life encounter
Use the text to point out relevant sections e.g the conflict between
the western culture VS African culture.
4. Introduction to “She stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith
The Themes and Style and Character Analysis
Examine the themes and style
Analyze the themes and style
Relate the themes to personal life encounter
Show a video chip of the boys on coral Island
Examine the characters-major
Analyze the major characters- their roles and significance
The relationship between the major characters.
General discussions/Compete with other students
Give project/pair the students for discussions
Questions and answers session on the novel.

5. Role –Play “The Blood of a Stranger and “She Stoops to Conquer”
Relate themes to personal life encounter.
Examine the characters-major and minor
Analyze the characters
How are the characters related
Role-play the actions of the major
6. Revision
7. Examinations.

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH SS2 THIRD TERM
1. Introduction to “Ambush” by Gbemisola Adeoti
Background and setting of the poet/poem
Background of the poem-subject-matter/summary
Effective use of poetic devices/Techniques
Effective use of Imagery/symbolism
A cardboard / print out picture of someone ambushed.
2. Introduction to “ The Dining Table”by Gbanabam Hallewell. Background and setting of the poet/poem
Background of the poem-subject-matter/summary
Effective use of poetic devices/Techniques
Effective use of imagery/symbolism
A cardboard/print out picture of a dining table.
Background and setting of the
3. Introduction to “Home-less Not Hopeless” by Sola Owonibi. Background of poem subject matter/summary
Effective use of poetic devices/Technique
Effective use of imagery/symbolism
A scenery/picture of beggars or people e.g under the bridge
4. Introduction to “ The Fence” by Lenrie Peters. Background and setting of the poet/poem
Background of the poem-subject matter/summary
Effective use poetic devices/techniques
Effective use of imagery/symbolism
A picture of one wall(fence) of someone in a mood of indecision.
5. Introduction to “The School Boy” by William Blake. Background and setting of the Poet/Poem
Background of the Poem-subject-matter/summary
Effective use of poetic devices/Techniques
Effective use of imagery/symbolism
Picture of a school boy.
6. Introduction to “Myopia” by Sly Cheney Coker. Background and setting of the Poet/Poem
Background of the Poem-subject-matter/summary
Effective use of poetic devices/Techniques
Effective use of imagery/symbolism
Cardboard picture of a medicated glasses/specs
Some things to show lack of future planning.
7. Introduction to the “Crossing the Bar” by Alfred Tennyson Background and setting of the Poet/Poem
Background of the Poem-subject-matter/summary
Effective use of poetic devices/Techniques. Introduction to “ Upon An Honest Man’s Fortune”
General Overview of the Poems
Revision
Examination
Examination
Effective use of imagery/symbolism
Picture of the Crossing the Bar. .
. 8. Introduction to “The Soul’s Errand” by Walter Raleigh. Background and setting of the Poet/Poem
Background of the Poem-subject-matter/summar
Effective use of poetic devices/Techniques
Effective use of imageIntroductionry/symbolism
A picture of a boy on an errand
9. Introduction to “ Upon An Honest Man’s Fortune” Background and setting of theiPoet/Poem
Background of the Poem-subject-
matter/summary
Effective use of poetic
devices/Techniques
Effective use of imagery/symbolism
Picture of stars on the sky
10. .,General Overview of the Poems

Discussion in groups by the students of the background and
setting of the poems
Discussion in groups by the students on the devices and
images in the poems
Revision
Examination

This scheme of work was created to guide teachers and students of literature towards achieving the set objectives of the subject at this phase of academy. Also, study guides on these literatures have been uploaded here for free access for our learners to guide them study while at home for the pandemic. Stay safe, study hard.

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