Lesson Plan of Analyzing Paragraph
Students’ Learning Outcomes
· Analyze paragraphs to identify sentences that support the main idea through:
Information for Teacher
· Each paragraph must have a topic sentence and supporting details to compliment it.
· The topic sentence contains the central idea about which a paragraph is established.
· A good paragraph has the following characteristics:
1. It introduces the topic of sentence without announcing it.
2. It has modifiers to hold the attention of reader
3. It makes the reader think.
Material / Resources
Chalk/marker, board, duster, worksheet, textbook
Worm up activity
(Although they don’t consider it stealing, many people frequently take things from their companies. The maximum shared matters to disappear are pens and pencils that employees almost unconsciously stuff into their purses, knapsacks, or briefcases. Overtime, they may accumulate quite a stash of them. Another big item is all kinds of paper: pads of lined paper, handy little notepads that can be used for shopping lists and mobile e-mails, and case folders to shape home records. Hitherto another blameless stealing is the long-distance personal phone call. Those calls cost the company in two ways: they use company time for private business and the company has to pay for the calls. Even though companies may have special discounted mobile rates, no call is free. Finally, one of the more significant ways people steal is by taking home samples of the products the company makes: food, clothing supplies, and so on. Employees seem to think they are entitled to these products and even give them to friends. By doing so, they hurt the company by robbing it of a product it depends on for revenue. These examples may not seem like stealing, but the results are the same: extra costs to the company, which may results in lower pay raises.)
Ask the students the following questions:
Q1. What is the topic sentence?
(Expected response: although they don’t consider it stealing, many people regularly
Take things from their companies)
Q2. What is the topic?
(Taking things from your company is stealing)
Q3. What is the main point?
(Expected response: Taking things from your company is stealing)
· Although they don’t consider it stealing, many people regularly take things from their companies.
· Examples support the main point: The most common items to disappear
· The detail(s) is/are used to make the first example stronger and easier to understand …………are pens and pencils that employees almost unconsciously stuff into their purses, knapsacks, or briefcases.
· Divide the whole class into groups of four.
· Give them a paragraph to each group from the textbook to read and share the meaning.
· Ask them to find out the following:
A. Topic Sentence
B. Main idea of the text.
C. 2-3 supporting Details.
· Allocate time for reading.
· Take students’ response.
· Teacher should choose some of the paragraphs from the text book and practice this concept with the class.
Sum up / Conclusion
· Ask the students following:
v What is evidence?
v What is meant by an example?
· Ask the students to find out the topic sentence, two supporting details with examples and evidence from any one of the following passages.
I heard the first sound of their coming while I lay awake at night. At first it was a whisper, like a wind among the dry stalks of our cornfield. After a while it was a sound like the feet of warriors dancing. Then it was a roar that shook the earth. I could hardly wait until the sun rose.
Friendship can make you happy or sad. You feel happy to do things and visit many places with your friends. You get to know each other so well that you can almost read each others minds. But friendship can be sad when your friend moves away- or decides to be the best friends with someone else.
· Ask the students to find a topic sentence, supporting details and at least two evidences from any paragraph of the textbook.