Who is Virginia Woolf?
Grade 9 level
The main aim of the lesson is to introduce one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century English writer Virginia Woolf.
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about Timeline of Virginia Woolf
To provide product writing practice of a short essay in the context of free topics
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Biography in the context of Virginia Woolf
Procedure (58-90 minutes)
- Show the students a picture of the writer - Ask them "Who is she?" - Try to get answers from them - Draw small objects that form her name "Virginia Woolf" to the board - Circle all objects' first letter - Draw students' attention to the each letter. (their combination is her name and surname)
- Let the students watch a vidoe that is the life of Virginia Woolf - Tell them to listen carefully and take small notes while watching - Draw a star to the borad - Write a word from the biography of Virginia to each blank in the star. - Ask questions about the information - Get answers from the students.
- Get students to work in pairs - Give a paper of the timeline of Virginia Woolf to each pair - Want students to prepare 3 questions that are the most important dates of Virginia's life according to them. - Show a demo to them. - When they finish, let them ask the questions to the class. - Give feedback
- Show a picture of her most famous novel - Ask students to look at the picture and want them to describe it. - Give a small information about the novel. - Write the term stream of consciousness technique to the board. - Want students to search it from their mobile phones. - Get answers from them.
- Divide the students into 5 groups - Tell them that it is a competition. - Want students to give a name to their groups. - Give them colorful papers for answers. - Tell them who first shows the correct answer is the winner.
- Write some themes to the board. - Want students to choose a theme. - Tell them to write with the stream of consciousness technique without thinking grammar rules and too much what they will write about. Write for about five minutes. - Let them start writing about it. - Choose some volunteer students to read. - Give feedback at the ende of the lesson.