Lesson Plan of Anagrams

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Make anagrams from simple two/three syllable words.

Information for Teachers

·        Anagrams:
v  A word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase is called an anagram e.g. bear=bare, ode=doe,   dear=read, tear=rate.
v  A word, phrase, or name shaped by rearranging the letters of alternative, such as cinema, shaped from iceman. “Angel” is an anagram of “glean.”
v  Anagram is a method of word play in which letters of a word or phrase are reorganized in such a way that a new word or phrase is shaped.
v  An anagram is a word prepared by using letters of another word in a diverse edict.
·         It’s a vocabulary building game.
·         It is a crosswords puzzles game.
·         Clearly explain the meanings when needed.
·         While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where when needed.

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Point to students what they are to do.
·         Give them an easy word at this point to get them motivated, such as spin (pins).
·         Just for interest, tell them that if you rearrange the letters in the word Decimal Point, you can make, I am a Dot in place!
·         If you rearrange the letters in Schoolmaster, you get the Classroom!
·         Let them wonder over this and recheck if this is actually correct!


Activity 1

·         Give the groups two syllable words to rearrange into other words.
·         If students are unable to guess, give them clues such as for elbow you can say, it is a part of your arm.             
1.       Below (elbow)                            11. Ate (tea, eat)       21. Dial (laid)
2.       Eager (agree)                             12. Dab (bad)             22. Dear(read, dare)
3.       Refill (filler)                                 13. Ins (sin)                23. Disk (kids, skids)
4.       Scared (sacred)                          14. Kin (ink)               24. Doom (mood)
5.       Staple (plates, petals)               15. Nip (pin)              25. East (eats. Seat, teas)
6.       Eh (he)                                         16. Pit (tip)                 26. Evil (live, vile)
7.       No (on)                                        17. Sit (its)                  27. Fade (deaf)
8.       Act (cat)                                      18. Sue (use)               28. Fist   (fits)
9.       Amp (map)                                 19. Cone (once)          29. Gods (dogs)
10.   Ape (pea)                                    20. Dads (adds)         30. Gels (legs)

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Conclude the lesson by telling the class that anagram is very useful in many aspects.
·         Ask students the new words that they games, such as crossword puzzles.


·         Observe their performance during class.
·         No formal assessment is required.
·         Teacher is also required to involve the student in solving the problems given in the exercise at end of unit/ chapter.

Follow up

·         Ask the students to find more two syllable words which have anagrams from home.
·         Ask them to write them down in their homework copies.

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