Title of Activity
Description of educational activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Pupils’ age: 15-19
Organization of the class of pupils: group work
The aim of the lesson: The aim of the lesson is to improve the reading literacy of the students. To improve their reading comprehension and to be able to find connections between the paintings and excerpts. Another goal is to make the pupils develop their skill of using the appropriate language structures to express their opinions.
Students will gain knowledge and understanding of identifying supporting details and examples in non-fiction, fantasy text.
Paintings made by students which depict hidden messages from the excerpts.
Excerpts from the book A game of thrones: excerpts about Bran.
Evaluation and assessment method:
Effect of the activity on RSP reading: Practices that support students´ choice, collaboration, and shared control of learning outcomes can be linked to self-expressed interest in reading and engaged reading behaviours. Teachers can organize reading instruction to develop self-efficiency, competence, and engagement in teenage students.
Connection to curriculum
Grade: 2nd grade of bilingual studies
Bilingual curriculum: the study of literature is focused during the second year on reading comprehension of literary texts which are based on the interests of the students which involves fantasy, too. The aim of the curriculum is to teach students to work with the text, to analyse the texts. Understanding texts, weighing their merits, and utilizing the information they offer are skills that teenagers draw on throughout the curriculum.
Bibliographic reference to be used during the activity
George R. R. Martin
A Game of Thrones; Series: A Song of Ice and Fire
Page count: 864
Year of issue: 2003
A Game of Thrones and the subsequent novels in the A Song of Ice and Fire series have been adapted in a HBO television series (http://screenrant.com/song-of-fire-and-ice/), a comics series(http://www.readcomics.tv/comic/george-r.r.-martins-a-game-of-thrones), several card, board and video games (http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/330840/), and other media.
The expected outcomes of the lesson are:
Both the teaching method and the text can help in increasing students’ interest in reading. This text promotes a male character with whom boys can identify. The teacher monitors the students so as to make sure they cooperate effectively.
The volume of given fragments of books can be adapted to the
potential of a group - fragments can be shorter - by cutting less important paragraphs, or be expanded to additional fragments of the same novel.