Grade IXth level
To provide scan reading practice using a text about The Seven Ages of Man. This is a monologue spoken by Jaques in Shakepearean drama 'As You Like It' in Act II, scene VII. This poem is an analogy of huma life cycle compared to a world stage and we all are its characters playing our role.
To make the learners understand the poem "The seven ages of Man' alongwith its complete gist, theme and also elicit from the learners the maximum inputs during the session.
To make the learners understand various literary devices (figure of speech).
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
Introduce myself. Show them the picture of Shakespeare on screen. Ask them to recognize him. Discuss about the author, his writing style. Reason why he is called the King of Tragedy. Give a hint to the learners that we are going to start with a poem now.
Show them the Slide of Poem. Read few lines for them. Start explaining along with showing them the pictures on slides. try to elicit from the students also after showing them the pictures.
Further explanation of the poem. Summarize the poem along with discussing its context, theme and background. Also give the meaning of the difficult vocabulary in the poem.
Now explain the literary devices. Various figures of speech present in the poem. Make it student engaging session.
Make the groups of the students. Distribute the sheets of paper that you have prepared and ask the students to do the exercise in those worksheets. Provide feedback at the end of the task.