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La Consolacion University Philippines

City of Malolos, Bulacan 3000

A Detailed Lesson Plan in English III

I.

Objectives: At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to: define epic poetry through identifying its characteristics and features; analyze the given text through guide questions; show the value of cooperation through a group activity; and, develop social awareness in relating the themes of an epic poem to real life.
Content : Subject Matter : o Topic : o Epic Poetry

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Subtopic : Beowulf

References: o o o

http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/story-epic-proportions-what-makes-poem-epic http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/engl257/General%20lit/six_elements_of_the_epic.htm http://voices.yahoo.com/how-teach-lesson-epic-hero-2941745.html

Instructional Aids o o o o laptop and LCD Powerpoint Presentation speakers video clips

III. PROCEDURE A. Daily Routine Opening Prayer Greetings Checking of Attendance Presentation of Objectives B. Motivation Teachers Activity
Good afternoon, Charity.

Students Activity Good afternoon, Maam.

Before we start, Ill present to you a short clip and I want you to watch Yes, Maam. it carefully because Ill ask a few questions after. Ready? [presentation of video clip Katipunan trailer] Now who is the person in the video He is Andres Bonifacio, Maam. clip we just watched? Yes, that is Andres Bonifacio. Who He helped defended our country from is Andres Bonifacio for you? colonizers Maam. Thank you. So heroes dedicated their lives to this country and the tales of their heroism will live on for other generations to know and Yes, Maam. appreciate. For today we will have one instrument on how the tales of these heroes are told or written. Ready? Lets have our objectives first. Please read. At the end of the lesson, the students will be able to: define epic poetry through identifying its characteristics and features; analyze the given text through guide questions; show the value of cooperation through a group activity; and, develop social awareness in relating the themes of an epic poem to real life.

C. Presentation Teachers Activity Okay, thank you. Now Id write a word on the board and please tell me whats the first thing that comes into your mind. [WORD - EPIC] Yes? Well, great! Does anyone want to add? Yes? Yes, it could be big. Anyone else? Perhaps, lets write that on the board...anyone else want to try? Why yes, epic could be important or significant. Thank you. These words are your definition of the word EPIC. Could we expand is further? Remember the movie you watched? Yes, Beowulf. Beowulf is the oldest surviving manuscript in British literature has a message that is as relevant today as it was in the 10th century. This is an example of an epic poem, if not THE example of a great epic poem. Now based on what you have watched, what would your definition of an epic poem be? Very good! You have an idea of what we will discuss today. Could someone please read the definition? Yes? Thank you. Now an epic, as what you have said earlier, is a poem, a long narrative poem. It may not have a rhyme. It would be almost like prose. A particular trait of this poem would be the hero or the protagonist of our story. Understood? So these epic poems concern eternal human problems such as the conflict between GOOD and EVIL and are written or told on a grand scale and often in ceremonial style. Why do you think it is written like so? Wow! Thank you for that answer. It may also be because of the culture and the language of the poet Students Activity Maam! Great!

Epic, Maam...big?
Maam can it be massive?

Important,Maam!

Yes, Maam! Beowulf!

Maam, its about adventures and battles of a hero, and told in a poetic form.

An epic is a long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a largerthan-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society.

Yes, Maam.

Maam maybe its because of the language and the culture. If thats what they see in their daily lives, thats what they will write.

No maam.

himself. Their religious experiences could also count for the grand scale and ceremonial style of the language. Are we clear? Do you have any questions? Alright, lets continue. Now, when you hear the word folklore, what usually come into your mind? Thank you. Now remember that when you talk about folklore, this is about the oral traditions. Remember the saying that when you tell a story, chances are that it might get changed or edited along the way. Why do you think this happen? Alright, thank you for your insights. Now kindly read the definition of a folk epic [SHOWS DEFINITION OF FOLK EPIC]. Thank you. Now what is your idea with the word literary? Yes? Thank you, so these are works of art that cannot be changed, something that is written. Are we clear? Well then, shall we proceed? Now, having discussed what an epic poem is, lets move on to the features of an epic poem. In every story, there is a protagonist. Who is the protagonist in our poem? How would you describe Beowulf and Hrothgar? Yes, Beowulf is centre of this epic poem. After all, the poem has his name on it, isnt it? What else can you say about Beowulf? What are the achievements that Beowulf is known of? Thank you for your insights. Now in an epic poem, who do you think is the centre of the plot? Yes, it is the protagonist or the hero. [SHOWS BULLET 1] The hero is described as someone who has a strong stature, who has [SHOWS BULELT 2] unbelievable strength and acts and valour. Remember Beowulfs adventures and how he fought monsters and has great adventures?

It is about the culture and tradition in the past, Maam. Maam, I think that it depends upon the one telling the story. They might add or subtract ideas about the thing they are talking about. Folk epics are oral compositions passed on from storyteller to storyteller and has changed over time.

Maam, I think that this is about something that is related to literature.


Yes, Maam.

Yes, Maam.
Maam! Beowulf is the protagonist in the story. He is a hero and he goes to different adventures.

Beowulf is a strong warrior. He is a leader among the warriors. He fought a monster named Grendel.

It is the protagonist or the hero.

Yes, Maam.

Okay, so it is clear for everyone. Very good. Now where is Beowulf set? But is he really from Denmark?

Denmark, Maam.

No, Maam!

Then why is he in Denmark?

Because he is looking for adventures.

Correct. How would you describe the settings in Beowulf? Thank you, as you can see, an epic poems setting is vast [SHOWS BULLET 3] and spans on different locations, as the hero looks for adventures, are we clear with that? Now that weve established the epic poems protagonists and settings, can you recall the other characters in Beowulf? Correct. Now these characters arent just humans, right? How would you describe them? Exactly, an epic poem [SHOWS BULLET 4] involves supernatural and-or otherworldly forces, which make it a very diverse and adds to the magical feel of the epic. Any questions? Alright, lets move on. So can you describe to me how the movie plays out? Does it have a narrator? A steady flow in the storys narration? Yes? Very good, thank you. Now what is your view about the epic itself? Do you think it is something significant?

Beowulf is located near the sea because they are sea travellers. There are also ice in the area.

Yes, Maam.

Yes, maam. They are Beowulf, Grendel, and the mother of Grendel.

Yes, Maam. There are characters in Beowulf that are supernatural creatures.

None so far, Maam.

Yes, Maam. The movie shows all details and insights of each character, setting and others.

Yes, Maam.

Alright, thank you. In an epic poem, [SHOWS BULLET 5] the poet remains objective and omniscient. We are shown everything about the story, its characters, what they are thinking and such. Any questions about the features of an epic poem?

None so far, Maam.

IV.Evaluation
Teachers Activity If you have no questions, lets have a quick recall about an epic poems features. Could anyone tell me what characteristics does an epic poem have? Thank you. Yes? Students Activity Characters are beings of national importance and historical or legendary significance.

The setting is grand in scope, covering nations, the world, or even the universe.
The hero does great deeds in battle or undertakes an extraordinary journey or quest.

Next?

Alright, thank you. Next?

Supernatural forces interest themselves in human action and often intervene directly.
Yes, Maam!

Alright, thank you. So now I believe that were clear with everything. Please go to your groups, and well answer a few questions. Ready? Well have five questions and I want you to answer them as honestly as you can. Are we clear? Now form a circle for your groupings; and please choose a leader to present your work later. I will give you only ten minutes to answer the following questions. Automatically, group one will have the first question and so on. Afterwards, you will have to present it in front. Are we clear? Okay, so ten minutes will start now. Questions:

Yes, Maam.
Okay Maam.

Yes, Maam.

After watching of Beowulf, what would you say were the qualities deeply esteemed by the people of those times? Would these qualities be esteemed in

our times? Beowulf was a good leader. What qualities would you demand from a national leader? What quality/qualities of Beowulf would be worthy of emulation by ordinary citizens? What does the story of Beowulf reveal about the customs and beliefs of the Danes in that period? Why is the focus of the story on Beowulf as a hero rather than as a king? What is the difference? [Presentation of Works] Thank you for your presentation, Charity. Please stand for our closing prayer. [CLOSING PRAYER] Goodbye,Charity. Goodbye and thank you, Maam.

V. Assignment NONE GIVEN Prepared by: Ruth Klaribelle C. Villaceran BSED 4 Cooperating Teacher: Ms. Aliana Concepcion Cruz

Prof. Divina Ann Eusebio Prof. Ellen Calayag Prof. Enrico Rosales