This week we completed understanding Shylock’s Monologue, here students were taught how “Literature can also be the voice of the oppressed”.
As an extension, we divided our class into 5 continents and asked the students to identify areas and instances of discrimination and oppression. They were then asked to assume the roles of these victims and write a Pastiche (an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.) in the manner of Shylock’s Monologue.
The concept of “Rhetorics” and “Pastiche” was understood well. The children expressed themselves as people who are discriminated on the basis of Race/ Religion/ Nationality/ Gender.
A Summative Assessment was taken on Thursday, where students attempted to write monologues on the themes of 1) Love 2) Ã‚Â empathy 3) Revenge 4)envy 5) Peace. Ã‚Â The students were assessed on the criterion a)Organizing and b) Producing text.
We ended the week with revision of Comprehension and Drama.
Below is the Revision plan that will be followed next week.:
||Mock Exam Ã‚Â ( Part 1)
||Feedback on Mock Test ( Part 1) and Unit – 2 Poetry
||Empowering English, Notebook
||Unit -1 and Unit -3 (Forms of Writing and Wonder Novel)
||Wonder Novel and Language Notebook
||Mock Exam (Part 2)
||Unit – 4 Dramatic Monologues
||Monologue Worksheets and Language Notebook
||Feedback on Mock Test ( Part 2) / Solving Doubts
Unit 1 – Forms of Writing (Descriptive/Narrative/Persuasive). Students can refer to Empowering English for the following chapters -:
Chapter 1 -: Alien Speak
Chapter 2 -: Matching Genres
Chapter 3 -: Creating Magic with Words.
Chapter 4 -: The Great Chess Challenge
Chapter 9 -: Of Sense Descriptions, Setting and Atmosphere
Chapter 13 -: The Diamond Necklace
Unit 2 -: Poetry
The Wisdom of Tagore Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Upagupta and Unworthy Gift by Tagore
Poems on Life Skills Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
PoloniusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Advice to Laertes by Ã‚Â William Shakespeare
The Cinderella Files Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Cinderella by Roald Dahl
Unit 3 -: Literary Texts
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Non-Fiction Passages (Maginot Line, Trampoline, How Google works)
Unit 4 -: Dramatic Monologues
Monolog from Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice
Grammar Component -:
Figures of Speech.
Grade 7 team