1.Introducing One Act Play
Teaching episode: Drama
Name of trainee : Jayalekshmi N.S.
Unit: Upon the Thorns of Life
Sub Unit: “The Beggar and the King” by Winthrop Parkhurst
- To sensitize the learners to contemporary social issues like poverty and exploitation
- To enable the learners to construct discourses like story and poem
- To enable the learners to read and analyse One-Act plays
In order to introduce the complex themes of poverty, suffering and the issues of power in the contemporary world, the teacher makes use of a simple story of a king, his servant and a beggar as described in the One-Act play by Winthrop Parkhurst. As a first step, the teacher with the help of a few pictures of King, his Servant, Beggar and a Crown inspires the learners to write down a story in 5 sentences and a poem on ‘Crown’, in groups. After their presentation, the teacher tells the story and stops abruptly without a conclusion for creating curiosity in the learners. She also writes down the title, “The Beggar and the King”, by Winthrop Parkhurst on the Black Board.
2.Introducing Poem, Lines Written in March by William Wordsworth
Name of trainee : Anusree R.Nair
The sessions begins with the introduction of a rhyme related to Nature. The peers are asked to identify the words related to Nature. Next, they are asked what they would feel when they are sitting in a garden near a lake and suddenly a little breeze blows.
Following the responses the peers are led to the Nature poet, William Wordsworth who saw in Nature his nurse, guide and guardian. Next, a chart is displayed depicting a scenery of Nature with the title of the poem. Then a volunteer is directed to read aloud the title.
3.Teaching with Technology: Prose
Name of trainee : Minu G.S.
In the session, an attempt will be made to demonstrate how technology can be used in a class room while teaching a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer’s “The Son from America”. Through a word puzzle on ‘grandmother’, the teacher creates a proper setting for telling the story. Samuel is returning to his village, after a long gap. The teacher, now, initiates a short discussion on villages in Kerala and plays a video clipping with beautiful scenes from villages in Kerala. She reminds the learners that Samuel’s village is not in Kerala, but in Poland. And Samuel returns to his village, full of hopes and dreams? But, can Samuel fulfil his dreams or will he become frustrated? The teacher asks them to read their Course Book if they want to know about it.
The presentation will make use of PowerPoint, audio, graphics and video clips.
4. Teaching with Technology: Poem
Name of trainee: Anu S. Raj
1.Enjoy simple poems
2. Grasp the rhythm of the poem
3. Identify the rhyming words in the poem
4. Identify the imagery in the poem
Unit: The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth
The presentation begins with the slide of a daffodil , next the poet is introduced. A video clip of the poem along with a recitation is shown. Visuals are used to help learners grasp the meaning of difficult words. Next the learners are made to identify the rhyming words and the images in the poem.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)