This lesson contains 21 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 3 videos.
Lesson duration is: 50 min
Items in this lesson
V4 - Period 3: Literature
New period planner + PTA
Introduction to 20th & 21st Century Literature
Slide 1 - Slide
20th & 21st century literature + book reading & writing a review + listening practice
What you need: Literature reader, book you've chosen, laptop/Ipad, pen & paper, earbuds. (you can leave the OA book at home)
Testweek 3: literature (80 mins test)
Slide 2 - Slide
Let's start with a discussion
on reading, books & stories.
Slide 3 - Slide
I like reading
Slide 4 - Poll
What do you like or dislike about reading?
Slide 5 - Open question
I like watching films & series
Slide 6 - Poll
What makes watching a film or series better/more fun than reading a book?
Slide 7 - Open question
I like to think up my own stories
Slide 8 - Poll
Why are stories important to us?
Slide 9 - Mind map
“Stories are our primary tools of learning and teaching, the repositories of our lore and legends. They bring order into our confusing world. Think about how many times a day you use stories to pass along data, insights, memories or common-sense advice.” - Edward Miller
Slide 10 - Slide
The big question: What is literature (to you)?
Slide 11 - Mind map
"That is why studying literature is important. We ought to not just take in the stories, but learn how they are created and more importantly, why they are told. The why is important."
Slide 12 - Slide
Slide 13 - Video
Which 4 ways literature benefits us were mentioned?
Slide 14 - Open question
Which one do you think is the most important one? Why?
Slide 15 - Open question
Is it just literature (aka books) that you can get these benefits from? Why/why not?
Slide 16 - Open question
Why do you think we study literature?
Slide 17 - Mind map
Why study literature?
Storytelling is part of:
- our history
- our society
- our religions
- our development as individuals
No matter the form it takes, stories influence daily aspects of our lives, whether this be on a page or a screen.
Slide 18 - Slide
Read the introduction to the Reader 20th Century Literature (see Magister - Studyplanner - Literature)
Read chapter 1 "Introduction to Britain, the USA, and early 20th century history" + watch some of the videos linked there to improve your background knowledge on British and American history at the start of and into the 20th century.
In preparation for next lesson, read chapter 2 "War and its writers: The War Poets" + take notes on what you think is important information. Watch the videos on the next slides to help with your understanding of this particular part of British literature + take notes.