Peer Teaching English Literature and Culture

Beskrivelse: 

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

 

 TOPICS 

  1. The Romantic period compared to the Enligtenment period 

  2. Typical features in a poem from the Romantic period or Romantic poetry 

  3. Analyzing one/two poems from the period in the textbook 

  4. Romanticism in art 

  5. 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 optionwritten 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 fishcite 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