Often categorised as a comedy of manners or satirical farce, e Importance of Being Earnest,creates a world that inverts reality where serious themes, such as marriage and class struggle, are trivialized and the trivial aspects of life, such as the amount of sugar in one’s tea, are treated as incredibly serious. Wilde was considered a proponent of the aesthetics or “art for art’s sake” movement.
He believed art should be the ultimate aim of any endeavor, and so he elevated the simple act of speech to an Olympic sport by having his characters compete with one another through his version of verbal gymnastics.
COMPLETE LESSON UNIT PLAN
This full lesson plan is best to be conducted in any term of grade 7 or 8 English, and followed in accordance to the Lesson Plan Guide included.
This package includes a full teaching guide and information, student activities, worksheets and projects, unit assessments, in class multi modal presentation and much more.
KEY PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES
Identify and discuss main ideas, concepts and points of view in spoken texts to evaluate qualities, for example the strength of an argument or the lyrical power of a poetic rendition
Use comprehension strategies to interpret, analyse and synthesise ideas and information, critiquing ideas and issues from a variety of textual sources
Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose
Recognise and analyse the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives, and discuss the purposes and appeal of different approaches
Understand that the coherence of more complex texts relies on devices that signal text structure and guide readers, for example overviews, initial and concluding paragraphs and topic sentences, indexes or site maps or breadcrumb trails for online texts
Understand how modality is achieved through discriminating choices in modal verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns
Refl ect on ideas and opinions about characters, settings and events in literary texts, identifying areas of agreement and difference with others and justifying a point of view
Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts
This unit is based on Australian Curriculum, however is transferable to American Common Core State Standards.
This package has a full teaching guide, student activities, worksheets and projects, unit assessments, in class digital presentation and much more.
Unit Plan Overview
Lesson Series Overview
Curriculum and Assessment Grading
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