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English LiteratureSeptember 24-28, 2012

Duration: 1hr and 30minsGrade 8M

Topic: Understanding a novel- My Father Sun- Sun Johnson
* Characterization and Setting

N.B. This lesson was not taught as teacher and students read through chapter one and two; making note of specific terms and unfamiliar terms and expressions.

General Objective: To further develop students understanding of prose.

Specific Objectives: Students should be able to:

1. read chapter 2 and 3 outside of class
2. discuss the character of Sun-Sun Johnson, Jake Hibbertson, Rami and Rami’s mother 3. compare Jake Hibbertson and Sun-Sun Johnson
4. describe and differentiate between River Bottom and Robin Hill 5. write a letter to Rami about his decision

Content

About the author

C. Everard Palmer was born in Jamaica and lived there until a few years ago, when he moved to Canada.  His childhood was spent in just such a village as Kendal, lived in by the kind of people who fill the pages of this book. All his stories have been inspired by memories of his childhood and though the people and incidents he describes are imaginary they could easily have been real.

Summary of My Father Sun-Sun Johnson

Sun-Sun Johnson enjoys life. He has enjoyed starting at the bottom and working hard to become the biggest landowner in the village. He enjoys being married to an elegant, out-of-the-ordinary woman, and he loves his three children. But he doesn’t enjoy keeping up a position; he can’t be bothered to be dignified or to keep a look out for scroungers – he aims to be generous, whatever the cost.  The cost proves to be the loss of his fortune, his home, and his wife to his greatest rival. Only his eldest son, Rami, remains faithful, and together they start again, from the bottom.  

Set, like all Everard Palmer’s previous stories, in Jamaica, this book combines an irresistible gaiety of style with a sensitive understanding of the relationship between a father and son.  

Task and Activities:

1. Students will add to their prediction table. They will write ‘What actually happened?’ in chapter 1 and make predictions for chapter 2.

|Chapters no. |What might happen |What actually happened | |1. The Blow |Something bad happens to someone |Sun-Sun Johnson lost his property and| | | |had to move from Robin Hill to River | | | |Bottom. | |2. | | | |3. | | | |4. | | |

2. Students and teacher will read chapter 3 and 4. The characters met in chapter 1 and developed in 2 and 3 will be discussed in detailed and notes given on each. Focus will be on Rami, the narrator.

3. Students will be asked to discuss the difference between Robin Hill and River Bottom. A short description will be written.

4. Students will share how they would react if they should experience a similar situation as Rami and Sun-Sun Johnson. They will then write a letter to Rami telling him if they think hid decision to stay with his father was a good or a bad one.

English LanguageOctober 1-5, 2012

Duration: 2hrs and 30minsGrade 8M

Topic: *Adjectives
*Antonyms and Synonyms

General Objective: To develop students’ ability to understand parts of speech

Specific Objectives: Students should be able to:

1. define adjectives
2. discuss and state the different types of adjectives
3. identify common and proper adjectives in sentences given 4. distinguish...
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