This Workbook on the Cockcrow is a detailed manual on the WAEC-selected textbook for BECE English Literature, The Cockcrow. The questions have been divided into two sections: Section A covers literary questions and Section B contains contextual questions on all the short stories, drama and poems.
Each question is an interactive exercise to help students gain knowledge about The Cockcrow. This Workbook will help students interact with the short stories, drama, and poems in the textbook and prepare them for the BECE.
- Comprehension Questions
- Contextual Questions
- Objectives Questions
- Interactive Test on Students’ knowledge
… to better equip them for the BECE exams.
This commentary book is a students’ companion to The Cockcrow, which is the prescribed textbook for Metre studies in junior high schools. When students read the textbook thoroughly, this Commentary will then help them to understand, analyse, and explain what they read.
The Commentary is written according to the requirement of the syllabus. It is aimed at preparing students for the Literature-in-English component of the BECE Language paper. Students will find in this Commentary practical advice about studying towards the exams and how to read any written material for understanding and for pleasure.
This book will expose students to the fact that literature studies go beyond examinations. Literature helps us understand life and apply the lessons we learn from stones poems, and drama to everyday living.
Students are, therefore, urged to make up their minds to enjoy Literature. They should read The Cockcrow carefully and enjoy the storylines, the characters, the drama, the poems, the cultural backgrounds, the themes, and the lessons to be learnt from the stories.
The analysis, literary devices, and summaries of the short stories, poems, and play will enable students appreciate the content of this commentary book. The sample essay and objective questions will help in the personal studies and in group discussions.
Great care has been taken in putting together this collection of short stories, poems, and a play for Junior High Schools in Ghana.
Each story, poem or play has been selected for a purpose, which is to educate and entertain. Readers will find in them characters, events and situations they can relate to, even as they learn about types of literature and their modes of appeal.
Above all, this collection is aimed at encouraging and sustaining the habit of reading from the Junior High School onward. In each story, poem or play, you will hear the cock crow to inform, warn and entertain in words imagined by the writers.