Title: “The Canterville Ghost”, by Oscar Wilde
Year/s: This lesson plan is aimed at “Programa de desarrollo de la competencia lingüística básica en lengua extranjera- Inglés nivel II”. This programme is part of the plan for Adult Education in Castilla y León.
Proposed by: Marisa Méndez
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Both the research and the follow up work are ideal for cross-curricular links and I think using Reader´s Theatre and the Toontastic app will help students to have a memorable experience of the literary work.
Title: Alice’s adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll and Los Crímenes de Alicia books, by Guillermo Martínez
Proposed by: Cristina González y Monserrat Baeza
Reading for pleasure, reading for a purpose.
· To learn and develop new vocabulary
· To practice speaking and reading skills
· To practice giving opinions
· Secondary/ adults B2
· A whole term
· Alice’s adventures in Wonderland and Los Crímenes de Alicia books
· Cardboard and crayons
Los Crímenes de Alicia, by Guillermo Martínez has won the Nadal Prize 2019 (reading for pleasure). In this book, the main characters are experts about Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’s writer. The crimes and other situations which are performed in the Spanish book match with situations which happen in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. So students will search for these similitudes in both books (reading for a purpose).
The book deals about many different topics, such as mathematics, human behaviours, even pedophilia.
This gives us the great opportunity of working from many different points of view, in a cross- curricular way since the English Department will work simultaneously with the Spanish Language Department.
· To read both books, Alice’s adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (reading for purpose) and the 2019 Nadal Prize Los Crímenes de Alicia by Guillermo Martínez (reading for fun). The Spanish book can be read at home during a period of holiday and the British one can be read in class.
· To look for the parallelisms between the crimes in Los Crímenes de Alicia and the different dangerous situation through which Alice goes in Alice’ s Adventures In Wonderland. The murders in the Spanish book are supposedly based on these risky situations.
· To browse both books paying attention to the drawings in the English one which are clearly referred to in certain phrases of the main characters in the Spanish book.
· To scan through the books looking for some quotes which may be identical or very similar in both readings: the English and the Spanish one.
· To choose some of the quotes below, or other ones which the students have chosen after their reading and write them on cardboard to decorate the classroom. Students may decorate them or just write the quotes.
ü WE MUST ALL FACE THE CHOICE BETWEEN WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS EASY.
ü YOU KNOW WHAT THE ISSUE IS WITH THIS WORLD? EVERYONE WANTS SOME MAGICAL SOLUTION TO THEIR PROBLEM AND EVERYONE REFUSES TO BElIEVE IN MAGIC.
ü IT'S NO USE GOING BACK TO YESTERDAY, BECAUSE I WAS A DIFFERENT PERSON THEN.” ...
ü “WHO IN THE WORLD AM I? ...
ü “IF EVERYBODY MINDED THEIR OWN BUSINESS, THE WORLD WOULD GO AROUND A GREAT DEAL FASTER THAN IT DOES.” ...
ü WHEN YOU CAN’T LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, I WILL SIT WITH YOU IN THE DARK.
Would the book be read aloud by the teacher? How would you break the reading of the book into manageable segments for the students? How would you go about furthering their understanding of the text?