Initially we have read about the Romantic period in English litterature. Our textbook is: Access to English Literature.
PEER TEACHING is a mehod were students teach class and teacher about a topic they have prepared. There are several ways of doing this in class, and in my class we chose between group presentation and individual presentation. They could choose between teaching the class alone or in group, inviting the class to a class discussion, role play, video, podcast or a written task. All oral tasks were followed by a reflection. The emphasis were on oral skills and literary vocabulary, one student was given a written task as an option.
Preparation: 1-1,5 week
Estimated time per person: 5-10 minutes
The Romantic period compared to the Enligtenment period
Typical features in a poem from the Romantic period or Romantic poetry
Analyzing one/two poems from the period in the textbook
Romanticism in art
- Read an excerpt of a Gothic novel, e.g. Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" and play it. Make sure that you have a voice telling the story and placing the play in context. Choose a setting, at a café, in class, in Agora. Have a discussion about the Romantic period in English literature and art.
PRESENTATION IN CLASS
LECTURE IN CLASS
INVITATION TO A CLASS DISCUSSION IN CLASS
ROLE PLAY IN FRON OF CLASS
VIDEO 5 - 10 minutes, must be shown in class
Do a role play where the main content is closely related to the literary period in question.
PODCAST 3-5 minutes, must be heard in class
Make a podcast where two or more works from the Romantic period are discussed by students for students at Skien vgs.
Alternative option, written task
WRITING 2-3 pages, must be handed in by Monday morning and shared
An essay where you compare the two poems "Love's philosophy" and "Anderson, My John" and their relation to love. Use the model of analyzing poetry from our book. Be sure to place work in time and context in your intro. Build text as a fish, cite sources.
Evaluation based on:
- relevance and competence about culture and society - understanding of and responding to the topic
- clarity in language and style such as pronunciation, language apt to their task, use of terminology and proper transitions when working in group
- understanding of genres and reflection
PC and equipment suitable for the task
Quiet room to prepare video/podcast to avoid disturbance