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4 Cemerlang English Literature in English

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7th September 2009 11.30 a.m. – 12.35 p.m.

The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost)

Level of Proficiency : Intermediate to Advance.

General Objective

: Language for aesthetic use. By the end of the lesson, the students should be able to justify their choice of occupation and interpret the poem using their own words.

Specific objectives

: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to: 1. Develop a “wish card” that will describe their choice of occupation as creative as possible. 2. Develop a poem of their own that will show how they interpret the poem “The Road Not Taken” using their own words and understanding of the poem.

Moral Value

: Cooperation.

Educational emphasis : CTS – identifying traits, Communicative skills.

Instructional aids

: Handouts, colored papers, color pencil, crayons, magic pen.

Previous knowledge : This is an introductory lesson; students have not learnt the poem. 1) „Selected Poems and Short Stories‟ by Yong Fui Yin and Tan Chai Whatt.



Stage Induction (5minutes)

Instructional Activity The teacher greets the students The teacher starts the lesson by telling her own experience in making decisions and asks the students to relate to their own experience in making choices.

Learning Activity The students greet the teacher. The students give respond.

Development Activity 1 (35 minutes) (55 minutes) “Magic Pouch”


The teacher takes out a pouch that contains the card of occupations and instructs the students to each come up and pick one type of occupation from the pouch.


The students pick an occupation from the pouch and respond to the teacher‟s instruction.


Each student then has to show their selected occupation to the class and gives a brief description of the occupation based on the description given by the teacher and the back of the card.


The teacher then instructs the students to work in pair and each pair must come to a consensus on only one occupation from the two that they have selected.


The students work in pair and complete the task given.


The teacher instructs students to discuss and using the coloured papers given, create a wish card that describes the occupation that they have chosen and their hopes

to achieve it. The students are advised to be as creative as possible. The students are given 10 minutes to prepare. Once the students are ready, the teacher calls upon each pair‟s representative to present what they have discussed. The representative from each pair presents their task.

Activity 2 (20 minutes) “Introduction to The Road Not Taken; the poem” The teacher distributes handouts of the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost to each student. The teacher selects a few students to read the poem aloud. The teacher then discusses the poem with the students by relating to the first activity. The teacher directs the students to be with their partner from the previous activity and instructs the students to discuss their understanding of the poem and design their interpretation by creating their own short poem. The teacher encourages the students to be as creative as possible and is available to help The students work in pairs and complete the task given. The students respond by reading the poem aloud.

them if needed. The students are given 10 minutes to prepare. Once the students are ready, the teacher selects a few representative (volunteers are encouraged) to present the poem they have created. Conclusions (5 minutes) The teacher concludes the lesson by asking the students to rationalize the purpose of the activities and the teacher explains the moral values behind these activities. Each representative responds by reading aloud their poem.

Follow up activity: The teacher reminds the students to read the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and identify the literary devices to be discussed on the next lesson.

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