The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde

For students of any age up to graduate grade.

Topic: The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde 
Lesson No: 1
Class: VII Section: A
Time: 40 Mins 

Teaching Points: 
1)The meaning of words in the chosen context
2)Information about the author 
3)Understanding of the characters in the lesson
4)Values conveyed in the lesson

Teaching Aids: 
1)Charts
2)Pictures 
3)Reader 
4)White Board

Reference Books: 
Reader – Std 7 
Oxford Dictionary (Advanced Learner’s Dictionary) 

Instructional Objectives: The students will be able to: 
Knowledge & Comprehension: 
1)Recognize the use of words and expressions:  prosaic, fascination, profile, accomplishment, ineffectual 
2)Know and understand the lifestyle of a millionaire 
3)Know more about the author – Oscar Wilde

Expression: 
1)Use the words in their contextual meaning and apply them in sentences. 
2)Talk about the characters of the story in brief 
3)Speak about knowledge previously acquired

Appreciation: 
1)Enjoy exploring words taught in different contexts 
2)Appreciates the different relationships mentioned in the lesson 
3)Enjoys reading the lesson and appreciates the twist in the end 
4)Recognize and imbibe the values/message at the end of the lesson – what goes around comes back around/ good deeds beget good deeds. 

Previous Knowledge: 
Knowledge about million & millionaire: 
(4 – 5 minutes)  

Teacher's Activity: 
Teacher: Have you watched Mr.Amitabh Bachchan’s show – ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati?’

Teacher: What is the English equivalent of Crore? 

Teacher: How many lakhs make one million? 

Teacher: shows pictures of Indian millionaires and asks students to identify the common traits among those personalities 

Teacher: Can you tell me the lifestyle of a millionaire? 

Teacher: Who are some of the millionaires you know apart from the personalities shown? 

Teacher: Write down three ways you would spend one million rupees. 

Statement of Aim: Today, we will read, enjoy and understand the story – ‘The Model Millionaire’ by Oscar Wilde. 

Content Analysis: Development: 
Information about the author: 
Oscar Wilde: 

-16th October 1854 to 30th November 1900
-Irish author, playwright and poet
-Best known works: ‘The Happy Prince and Other Tales’ & ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’. 

Students learn about the author and the place where the story is set - England. 

Teacher's Activity: 
Teacher: Shows a chart asking students to identify facts about England. 

Eg: Flag, languages, currency, famous authors or England, Capital city, festivals, religions. 

Students: Stick pictures provided by the teacher on charts.

Evaluation: Check the pictures and state facts about England.

Statement of Aim: Today, we will read and enjoy the lesson; ‘The Model Millionaire’ by Oscar Wilde. 

Content Analysis: 
Teaching of vocabulary: 

1.Prosaic: (adjective) 
[proh-zey-ik]
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative.  

2.Fascinating: (adjective) 
[fas-uh-ney-ting] 
of great interest or attraction; enchanting; charming; captivating

3.Profile: (noun) 
(proh-fahyl)
the outline or contour of the human face, especially the face viewed from one side

4.Accomplishment: (noun)
[uh-kom-plish-muh nt]
an act or instance of carrying into effect; fulfillment

5.Ineffectual: (adjective)
[in-i-fek-choo-uh l] 
not effectual; without satisfactory or decisive effect, powerless

Expected Learning Outcome: 
Students understand the meaning of the word and apply them in their own sentences

Model Reading + Students Read aloud + Silent Reading by students

(Paragraph 1 to Paragraph 3) 

Glossary: Students grasp the meaning of the words and understand them
Pekoe: type of black tea
Souchong: type of black tea
Consolation: act of consoling, comforting.
Colonel: An officer in the Army. 

Comprehension Questions: 
1)Identify the protagonist of the story. 

2)Mention three physical traits of Hughie Erskine.