by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prepared by: Jonathan S. Araneta
At the end of the lesson 80% of the class will be ableto:
A. Focus Skills
1. State the message of the poem read
B. Support Skills
1. Arrive at the meaning of difficult words through context clues 2. Identify the writer’s purpose and message in writing the poem 3. Draw out relevant concepts from the poem and relate them to one’s experience through SGD
II. Subject Matter
Poetry: “The Rhodora” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reference: English 2, SEDP Series, pp. 179-180
Materials: Visual aids and Cartolina, 3D-Glassess
A. Preliminary Activities
1. Opening prayer
2. Checking of attendance
1. Unlocking Difficulties
Directions: Read the following sentences carefully. Match difficult terms under Column A to its appropriate meaning under Column B.
1. She’s scolded by her mother for she was sluggish in eating her breakfast. 2. Gino is John’s rival in courting Sophia.
3. Confucius is a sage from China.
4. Julia was mesmerized by the array of beautiful jewelries in the gem box. 5. Sheila’s parrots have colorful plumes.
6. Mosquitos are usually present in damp areas.
a. one that equals or almost equals another in a particular respect. slightly wet b. one venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.
c. a feather, especially a large and showy one.
d. an impressive display or collection
e. displaying little movement or activity; slow; inactive f. one that is allied with another
B. Background on the Author’s Life
The student discusses the author’s life by the use of name acronym.
R – aised in Boston Massachusetts, May 25, 1803
A – merican essayist, lecturer, and poet
L – eading exponent of Transcendentalist movement
P – oems is one of his most notable series of...