Clase digital 4. Literature

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Presentación del tema

Welcome to today’s English VI class about literature! I am thrilled to have you all here.
Today, we will be delving into two fascinating topics: Subordinate Clauses and Literature Genres. These are crucial elements that will not only enhance your understanding of the English language but also open a world of literary possibilities.
In our first segment, we will explore Subordinate Clauses. These are like puzzle pieces that fit into a sentence, providing extra information to help us paint a more vivid picture. Understanding them will not only improve your comprehension but also give you the tools to express yourself more eloquently.
Moving on, we will dive into the captivating world of literature genres. From gripping novels to enchanting fantasy, from thought-provoking nonfiction to mind-bending science fiction, we will cover it all. You will discover the magic of romance, the intensity of drama, and the whimsy of folk and fairy tales. We will journey through thrilling adventures, explore personal stories in autobiographies, and even tickle our funny bones with comedy.
To navigate this literary landscape effectively, we will also familiarize ourselves with important vocabulary. Terms like metaphor, sonnet, plot, and climax will become your trusted companions in this journey. We will learn about authors, explore different styles of writing, and dissect the elements that make a story truly unforgettable.
By the end of today’s class, you will not only have a deeper understanding of subordinate clauses but also a newfound appreciation for the diverse tapestry of literature. So, let’s embark on this learning adventure together! Get ready to uncover the secrets of language and storytelling that will elevate your English proficiency to new heights.

Objetivo didáctico de la clase

At the end of this class, you will be able to identify, understand and correctly use subordinate clauses in written and oral contexts in English as a second language. Additionally, you will be able to apply their knowledge of literary genres and terms related to literature to analyze and discuss texts of different styles, including novels, short stories, and poems, thus enriching their understanding and appreciation of literature in English.

Contenido didáctico

A continuación, se presenta el contenido didáctico de acceso abierto o institucional para profundizar en el tema.

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Understanding Subordinate ClausesArticle providing explanation and examples of how subordinate clauses work in English, with useful tips for their correct use.Educational article[Acceder]
2Subordinate (Dependent) ClausesDetailed guide on subordinate clauses, with examples and practical exercises to reinforce learning.Educational website[Acceder]
3Literature GenresList of common literary genres with brief descriptions to better understand each one.Vocabulary list[Acceder]
4Literature Related WordsList of terms and vocabulary related to literature, including concise definitions and examples of usage.Interactive glossary[Acceder]

Material didáctico complementario

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Main and Subordinate ClausesExplains how to use subordinate clauses in the construction of sentences in English.Educational video[Acceder]
2LiteratureVocabulary about literature.Educational video[Acceder]
3Literary Genres: Definition, TypesVocabulary about literary genres.Educational video[Acceder]

Resumen e ideas relevantes de la clase digital

About this class, remember:

  • Subordinate clauses are parts of a sentence that cannot stand alone and depend on a main clause to convey complete meaning. They can be classified into different types, such as noun clauses, adjective clauses, and adverbial clauses, each serving a specific function in the sentence.
  • Literature Genres
  • Novel: An extensive form of fictional narrative that develops complex characters and plots.
  • Fantasy: Genre involving magical or imaginary elements that do not follow the laws of reality.
  • Fiction: Invented stories not based on real events.
  • Nonfiction: Writings based on facts and reality, such as biographies or essays.
  • Science fiction/Sci-Fi: Explores futuristic scientific and technological concepts.
  • Romance: Focuses on romantic and emotional relationships.
  • Drama: Narrative that centers on emotional conflicts and tense situations.
  • Magic realism: Fuses fantastic elements with everyday reality.
  • Folk tale: Traditional narratives passed down orally.
  • Fairy tale: Magical tales with mythical characters and elements.
  • Thriller: Narrative of suspense and excitement, often with elements of danger.
  • Autobiography: An account of a person’s life written by themselves.
  • Anthology: Collection of works by various authors on a theme or genre.
  • Comedy: Genre intended to provoke laughter and entertainment.
  • Short story: Compact narrative presenting a complete plot.
  • Satire: Humorous critique of aspects of society.
  • Parody: Humorous imitation of a literary style or work.
  • Literature Related Words
    • Author: Person who writes a work.
    • Metaphor: Figurative comparison between two different elements.
    • Poem: Lyrical composition using rhythm and poetic language.
    • Verse: Individual line of a poem.
    • Rhyme: Repetition of sounds at the end of words.
    • Storyline: Sequence of events in a narrative.
    • Sonnet: 14-line poem with a specific structure.
    • Plot: Sequence of events that make up the narrative.
    • Dialogue: Conversation between characters in a work.
    • Main Character: Central protagonist of the story.
    • Antagonist: Character or force opposing the protagonist.
    • Scenery: Setting or environment in which the story takes place.
    • Climax: Culminating point of the plot with maximum tension.
    • Storyteller: The voice narrating the story.
    • Audience: The target audience of the work.
    • Cliché: Overused and trite expression or idea.
    • Masterpiece: Outstanding and high-quality creation.
    • Narrative: The way a story is told.
    • Plagiarism: Copying or using ideas from others without attribution.
    • Essay: Written piece presenting arguments and viewpoints.
    • Composition: Written or musical creation.
    • Compendium: Collection of works or writings.
    • Script: Written text for a play or movie.
    • Playwright: Author of plays.

These topics provide a solid foundation for exploring English literature and understanding complex grammatical structures like subordinate clauses. They also equip you with an extensive vocabulary related to literature and its various genres. Utilize this information to deepen your understanding and appreciation of English literature! 

Good luck on your test on this topic.