Lesson Plan of Applying World Knowledge to the Context in English Language
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Use critical thinking to respond to the text (prose reading): as;
- Apply world knowledge and own opinion to the text read.
- Relate what is read to themselves` own feelings and experiences.
Information for Teachers
- Post reading is a strategy for reading which mostly check the overall comprehension of the students through different activities or exercises at the end of the lesson/reading passage.
- Students relate each and every information/knowledge with the things that they have in their own environment. This is the way they learn. So you should also relate the text with the real world experiences.
- Asking the students about their opinion is a good way to involve the students in the lesson. The students enjoy and learn more though the active participation in the program.
- The students have already done this kind of lesson in previous grade, so this time you just need to increase the level.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also use textbook wherein and whenever it is applicable.
Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook
- Using the story text from the previous lesson, ask students to have a discussion on these questions: as;
- Like the Rabbit in the story, have you ever felt so excited about something that you just could n`t wait for an event (such as your birthday or a visit), for someone to come to your house, for a T.V. program?
- Like the frog in the story, have you ever given a present to someone?
- Have you received a present?
- How does it feel?
- Do you know of anyone who gave or received good advice like the frog did to the rabbit?
- Why is it useful to have friends who gave good advice?
- Ask the students to read the given text.
- Monitor and help the students while reading.
- When they are done with the reading activity, ask them to tell what they understand.
- After some discussion ask the students what moral lesson you have got from the lesson. Discuss the moral lesson with the students.
- Ask them that today you will be sharing your experience with the class. Share a simple experience related to the text.
- Give more time to the students to share their thoughts and try to include every student’s thoughts.
- Try to call the shy students to share their thoughts and feelings about a text.
The Bear and the Two Travelers
Two friends were travelling together, when a bear suddenly appeared before them. One of them, thinking of his own safety climbed up quickly into a tree. The other, not having time to hide, fell flat on the ground, without moving at all, as if he were dead. The bear came up and smelled him all over, and after a while, thinking he was dead, walked away. When the danger was gone, the other traveler climbed down from the tree, and, laughing at his friend asked him: as;
“What did the bear whisper in your ear?
“He gave me this advice,” the other replied, “Never travel with a friend who leaves you in the danger”.
Misfortune reveals the true nature of friend.
- Conclude the lesson by telling the students the importance of experiences. Recap the whole lesson and try to tell the important learning outcomes from the experience again.
- Ask the students what they have learnt today. Ask the students about the important world knowledge they have learnt from their own class fellows today.
- Ask the students to continue this activity of sharing experiences and thoughts because it helps themselves as well as the fellows.
- Ask the students to write a summary of the story they have read in the class today.