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Ch 7: British Fiction for 10th Grade Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The British Fiction for 10th Grade chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach students about the works of famous British writers in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the British Fiction for 10th Grade chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters and Social Class;
Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style and Influence
The major characters and themes of the famous Dickens novel;
The early life and major works of Charles Dickens
Tuesday Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works;
Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels
Eliot's early life and career highlights;
The life of Jane Austen and the themes of her romantic novels
Wednesday Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction;
Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis
The historical novels, poetry and early life of Sir Walter Scott;
An analysis of the life and works of Jonathan Swift
Thursday The Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes and Analysis;
Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary, Characters and Themes
An analysis of the major characters and symbols of the classic novel;
A summary of Animal Farm and its characters
Friday Orwell's 1984: Summary and Analysis An analysis of the novel's major themes

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: British Fiction for 10th Grade Lesson Plans
Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class

1. Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class

In 'Great Expectations,' young Pip has big dreams and lofty goals. All that's standing in his way is pretty much everyone he meets, as well as himself. Watch this lesson to learn more about this classic Charles Dickens novel.

Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

2. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

Ebenezer Scrooge. Oliver Twist. Miss Havisham. David Copperfield. These are among literature's most fascinating figures, and they were all created by the same author. Watch this lesson to learn more about one of the English language's greatest authors, Charles Dickens.

Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works

3. Introduction to George Eliot: Life and Major Works

Mary Ann Evans, aka George Eliot, is one of the premiere writers of Victorian England. Watch this video lesson to see how she combined her interests in realism and rural life into an epic output of novels.

Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

4. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

When you hear the name Jane Austen, you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties, and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.

Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

5. Introduction to Sir Walter Scott: Works of Historical Fiction

In his life, Sir Walter Scott was both a lawyer and a poet, though it's when he started to write historical novels - anonymously - that his work really took off. Watch this video to learn all about the man credited with creating a whole genre of fiction.

Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

6. Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis

When it comes to English-language satire, few authors can top the legendary Jonathan Swift. Watch this lesson to learn about his two most important works, ~'A Modest Proposal~' and ~'Gulliver's Travels~'.

Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes & Analysis

7. Lord of the Flies: Summary, Themes & Analysis

In this lesson, we will summarize William Golding's novel 'Lord of the Flies'. We will then analyze the story by exploring the major themes and characters.

Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary, Characters and Themes

8. Orwell's Animal Farm: Summary, Characters and Themes

In this lesson, we will discuss why George Orwell wrote his novel 'Animal Farm'. We will then summarize and analyze the novel by discussing its characters and themes.

Orwell's 1984: Summary and Analysis

9. Orwell's 1984: Summary and Analysis

In this lesson, we will summarize George Orwell's novel 1984. We will then analyze the themes of the story, as well as the setting, tone, and characters.

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