Lesson Plan of Thinking Skills

Lesson Plan of Generating  Answer/Question Skill

English Grade V

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Apply critical thinking to interact with text using intensive reading strategies (while reading) to:
v  Generate questions to understand text.

Information for Teachers

Generating Answer/Question Skill

·         Question Generation is a strategy that supports students with their comprehension of text. Students learn to verbalize and respond to questions about situations, facts, and ideas while involved in understanding a text. During this method, there are several different kinds of questions that may be derive
·         Generate relevant implicit and explicit questions to interact with text.
·         Generate questions that author wants the reader to ask.
·         Use question before, during and after reading.
·         Actively seek to answer questions during reading.
·         Encourage students to ask questions.
·         There are many types of questions which a student at this grade can generate; factual, personal responses, inferential and open ended questions.
·         Questions Based on Facts, having simple straight forward answers are factual questions. Such as
(What are you doing? How is done? Etc.)
·         Personal Response Questions can have different answers depending on person to person. Such as (How is the politics in Pakistan going? etc.)
·         An Inferential Question can’t be answered by inference or reference to some outside information. Such as (What season was it?) this can be asked after reading a poem about flower such as Daffodils: the season is not mentioned but we know it is spring because of the flowers.
·         Open Ended Question are those unstructured question in which (unlike in a multiple choice question) possible answers are not suggested, and the respondent answers it in his or her own words.

Material / Resources

Chalk/markers, board, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Ask students a riddle, such as:
What’s beautiful and green?
And have plenty of beads in it
In my uncle’s fields
Wearing cheddar, it can be seen
(Answer:  Corn)
·         Ask them for a few examples of questions from their previous lesson from the textbook and write them on the board.
·         Briefly and quickly recall question statement structure. WH words and helping words+ question mark.
·         Now tell them the new question type i.e. Open ended. Explain and give some examples.
·         They demanded answers in your own words.


Activity 1

·         Write a topic on the board. For example, My Town.
·         Ask some questions from the students which are related to their own town or village. Ask them where is it situated?  Which restaurants/hotels are there in your village/city? Etc.
·         Now encourage the students to ask questions from you. Appreciate the students who are asking questions and encourage the students who are not.
·         This will increase the students’ interest in the class and will encourage asking questions for the next activity as well.

Activity 2

·         Select a text from the text book and ask a student to come forward to read it aloud.

·         Ask other students to ask questions about the text. Encourage the student, no matter how the questions to ask questions.

·         Answer the questions, or ask the students if they know the answer to the question.

·         Keep this activity going on till the end of the text.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Conclude the lesson by telling the class that 5 Ws are the questions which they can ask and they will help them in extracting information from the text


·         Ask the 5 ‘wh’ words from the class. They already know it. Ask them to make 5 questions from the 5 ‘wh’ words from the text they read today and write that on their notebook. Check their work and appreciate the students.
·         Tell them that they are now encouraged to ask as many questions as possible. They can ask questions in the middle of the lesson or at the end of it.

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