Lesson Plan on Writer's Effect/ Explicit and Implicit Meaning of Passages (Directed Writing)

SUBJECT:            English Language
LEVEL:                 Sec. 3
DURATION:        2 periods (70 minutes)
TIME FRAME:    Week 7, Term 1
Text:      English an International Approach
Skill:       Comprehension
Topic:    Writer’s Effect
               Explicit and Implicit Meaning of Passages
WB Page 29
Online Resources
PowerPoint Presentation


Lesson Objectives:
        By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
         1. recognise, understand, and explain meaning of a range of vocabulary.
         2. demonstrate an awareness that words have layers of meaning rather than just a literal meaning.
         3. articulate an understanding of how language choices can purposefully impact the interpretation of a text.
         4. apply skill in identifying the connotative and denotative meaning of passages.




PowerPoint Presentation

-Students identify the explicit and implicit information from the passage.
-make instructional decisions about student’s strengths and needs.
-activate schema and determine flexible grouping patterns.
-determine which students are ready for advance instruction.


Periods 3-4
Writer’s Effect
Explicit and Implicit Meaning of a Passage

Periods 5-8

Students answer the following questions using Kagan Cooperative Learning after reading a passage:

“What effect does the writer create?”

“What impression has been made on your mind or senses?”

“What caused this effect on you?”

“What languages are used to create different effects?

(You may use different passages and refer to the checklist of possibilities.)

Passage: The Beast of Bodmin Moor

Passage: Julia’s visit in Kapawi jungle

Passage: Treasures of the Himalayas

Analyse the writer’s effect in a passage.

Analyse the explicit and implicit meaning of the passages by using different indicators.

Thinking Skills
What specific indicators could be used to identify writer’s effect on a text?
Analyse the indicators used to identify writer’s effect on a text.

Individual Task
Thinking Question: How does the use of metaphor help in identifying the writer’s effect?
Make association of metaphor as the strategy used by the writer to explicate its purpose.

Individual Task and Homework
Recap of Lesson:
Reinforce lesson on the importance of recognising explicit and implicit languages to identify writer’s effect.
Students answer WB Page 29
Students can reflect on the importance of writer’s effect on readers and how it changes the meaning of passages.

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