Lesson Plan of Brainstorming

English Grade IV

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Use some strategies to gather ideas for writing, such as brainstorming.

Information for Teachers

·         Brainstorming is the name given to a state when a cluster of students encounter to create new ideas around a definite area of interest. Using rubrics which remove embarrassments, students are able to think more freely and move into new areas of assumed and so generate numerous new ideas and resolutions.
·         Brainstorming is a cluster inspiration method by which energies are made to find a inference for a specific problematic by congregation a list of ideas suddenly added by its members
·         Brainstorming means thinking of everything you can about a topic. It is a process for generating new ideas.
·         Brainstorming is a method for developing imaginative resolutions to problems
·         A mind map is a graphical mode to embody thoughts and notions. It is a pictorial intellectual device that helps organizing information, helping you to better examine, understand, produce, remembrance and produce new ideas.
·         Remember there are no good or bad ideas. Just write whatever comes to the students ‘mind.
·         The picture used below to gather ideas for writing is a ‘mind map/graphic organizer.
·         While the teaching the lesson, consult the textbook at all steps where when applicable. 

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, flashcards/pictures, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Ask the students:
Ø  How do you spend your weekend?
Ø  Do you visit your grandparents on the weekends?
Ø  What do you like to do on the weekends?


Activity 1

·         Write the following worksheet on a chart and draw picture.
·         Ask the students to read it carefully and you write the changes in verb: caught, built, etc.
·         Tell the students that this is about Ali’s weekend.
·         Ask the students to tell how Ali spent his weekend.
·         Explain unfamiliar words where necessary.
·         Discuss and compare how Ali’s weekend is different from most of their own weekends.

Activity 2

·         Ask the students to think about their weekend with the help of the mind-map.
·         Encourage use of local names (Dade, Nana), local food (corn, chapatti).
·         Ask the students to draw the mind—map in their notebooks and write about their routines.
·         Once the students are done with mind-mapping and taking notes, ask them to make sentences of the brainstormed words.
·         Monitor and help the students.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Ask the students:
Ø  What is a mind-map?
Ø  Why do we use it?


·         Ask the students to exchange and check each other’s work for correct capitalization, punctuation, grammar, spelling and feedback.
·         After peer checking, ask the students to write the second draft in the light of the feedback given by their peers.

Follow up

·         Ask the students to write a paragraph on their “weekend” using above information.

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