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Lesson Plan in Literature (Essay)

  I. Objectives
  A. Focus Skills
  1. State the main idea of the essay read
  2. Compare the train’s movement to one’s life
  B. Support Skills
  1. Unlock the difficult terms through context clues
  2. Identify the author’s purpose
  3. Interpret the concepts found in the essay by using varied activities such as group discussion, Venn diagram, rap rendition, etc.

  II. Subject Matter
Essay: “The World in a Train” by Francisco B.   Icasiano
Reference: English Time, pp. 185-186

  III. Pre-reading Activities
  A. Unlocking of Difficulties
Voca Puzzle: Directions: Complete the crossword puzzle by supplying the corresponding word to each meaning given under horizontal and vertical section.
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GIVEN WORDS |
repulsion |
qualm |
skirmish |
dangled |
rebellion |
furiously |
HORIZONTAL
1. a minor quarrel or conflict
2. in a very angry manner
3. to hang loosely

VERTICAL
4. a feeling of disgust or distaste
5. a feeling of uncertainty or hesitation

  B. Author’s Background

Francisco Icasiano was a Filipino author who also went by the more extended name of Francisco "Mang Kiko" Bayan Icasiano. Amongst his first literary works were a series of essays written in the Sunday Tribune Magazine. The essays, written in English, were entitled 'From my Nipa Hut' and were satirical or comedic in style and tried to reflect the culture of the common Tao people in the Philippines. The essays seemed to look at the culture in the Philippines and, whilst comedic in style, presented opinion on what life was like in the Philippines. These essays have subsequently been collated into a book entitled 'Horizons from my Nipa Hut.' The book's most famous essay is called 'The World in a Train.'...

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