Thursday, December 10, 2009

New novels for Lit Component 2010

Happy holidays to all fellow teachers and students. I was on a blogging hiatus for a while but now, I'm back with some juicy info on the new English Literature Component. I blogged about this in my previous post and it is now confirmed that graphic novels will be taught as well.

F1
-Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
-Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
-The Boscombe Valley Mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

So far, they have yet decided on the novels for Form 3 and Form 5 so we'll just have to wait and see. Based on the circular from the Ministry of Education, the Form 1 & Form 4 would study these texts next year, followed by the Form 2 & Form 5 in the 2011 and the Form 3 in 2012. The assessment of the new lit component would be carried out in 2011(PMR) & 2012 (SPM). I've also been informed that the State JUs will conduct literature workshops for all the teachers in January 2010 so hopefully, we'll be able to absorb as much input as we can on this matter. I'll update more on this soon. Toodle pip!

6 comments:

SarahDin said...

Oh Wow!! Graphic novels? This is very new to me...I'm gonna have quite a challenge next year...hope I'll be able to get through it all...

Wish the posting would be out soon...I'm getting nervous...

rina said...

salam fadzleen,
Hmm, I'm kinda confused now. Since the assessment for the new lit component will be done in 2011 (PMR) and 2012 (SPM), what's exactly the catch for 2010? We're going to kick start the whole new syllabus right away next year, right?(gosh! I do hope so...) I'm so very much into the new texts compared to the previous ones.

SarahDin said...

If I understand it right....the Form 1 and Form 4 will start using it next year...
So, that means...the Pearl will still be taught to Form 5 students...and Form 4 will start on the new one...SPM next year will be on the Pearl and the previous lit component...
For lower secondary, the Form 1 will start wit the new lit component..Form 2 and Form 3 next year will still be studying the previous lit component...and the PMR won't be assessing the new lit component until 2012...
Right?or did I get the years all mixed up?huhu....(-_-')

Nor Fadzleen said...

Hi Sarah,
I believe graphic novels would actually appeal to our students as the visuals stimulate the students' understanding of the plots. Don't be nervous, I'm sure you'll kick off brilliantly :)

Heya Rina,
I think Sarah nailed it. The Form 2, 3 & 5 would still be using the same literature texts while the Form 1 & 4 would be using the new texts.

aai syaqie said...

such a nice blog you have my dear teacher :))

Nor Fadzleen said...

Heya Aina,
Thanks for dropping by. I'm sure that by now, your heart is beating fast, waiting for the PMR result to come out? Take care.