Lesson Plan of Locating Information


Lesson Plan of Locating Information in a Calendar, Class Timetable and Report Card for ELT

Grade VI, VII, and VIII.

Students` Learning Outcomes

  •       Locate specific information in a calendar, a class timetable and a report.

Information for Teachers

  •      ‘Across’ means: left to right direction. ‘Down’ means: from top to bottom.
  •        A year, occurring once every four years, that has 366 days including February 29 as an additional day is called a Leap year.
  •      A part of a finger at a joint where the bone is near the surface, especially where the finger joins with the hand;

Locating Information

  •      While teaching the lesson, consult textbook at all steps at wherein and whenever it is applicable.


·         Calendar of the year, class timetable, writing board, chalk/marker, duster, photocopies of worksheets (if possible, otherwise write on board and ask students to copy in their notebooks.)


  • ·         Close your hand and make a first. Ask the students to follow you with this.
  • ·         Tell them about knuckles. Tell them how you can use knuckles to calculate the days of the month.
  • ·         Now rhyme a poem to help them understand this.
  • ·         Rhyme to remember number of days in each month:

30 days has September,

April, June, and November

When short February’s done

All the Rest has 31.

Thirty days hath (has) September,

April, June, and November,

All the rest have thirty-one

February has twenty-eight,

But leap year coming one in four,

February then has one day more.

Make a fist of your hand.

Tell them the following:

If the month is on a knuckle,

It has thirty one days. Otherwise, it has

Thirty or less than thirty

Starting with the 1stknuckle as January,

The space between knuckles as February,

2ndknuckle is March….etc.

Once you get to the fourth knuckle, July,

Start over at the first knuckle for August.

Count the months having thirty (30) or

Thirty one (31) days. January, March,

May, July, August and October,

December, all come on knuckles so have

31 days. The rest of all months, between

The two knuckles have 30 or 28 days



Activity 1

  • ·         How to read the across information (when the box is made representing left to right direction it is called ‘across’)
  • ·         How to read the information (When the box is made representing top to bottom direction it is called ‘down’)
  • ·         Sow a calendar of a month (e.g. February) to the students. Ask the students to think about ‘across and down’ information about the month (draw the calendar on a chart paper as it will save time). Give them a few minutes to think.
  • ·         Ask: “Have you thought over the information given across and down on the calendar? Which information is ‘across’ and which one is down the calendar?”
  • ·         Answer: across-left to right (days of the week and dates), down – top to bottom (one day, dates record).
  • ·         Ask the class to clap for the students who answer correctly, or say “Well done” to encourage them.
  • ·         Give them the following questions, for written work, to be done in notebooks:

1)      Which month of the year is it?


2)      Which date and day of the week is Sara`s Birthday?  (Tuesday, 3rd February)

3)      Write the date when students will appear for English paper. (23rdFebruary)

4)      When will students visit the zoo? (Thursday, 26th February)

5)      What has been planned on 18th February? (math’s test)

6)      How many days are there in February? (28)














3 Sara`s Birthday



6 Sports Gala












18 Math’s Test





23 English Paper



26 Visit to a Zoo



Activity 2

  • ·         Discuss with the students their class timetable in the same way, Refer to the class timetable and answer the sample questions given below:
  • ·         Tell the information across the table.
  • ·         Answer: period 1-8 and every day period wise plan with each teacher`s name also.
  • ·         Tell the information down the table.
  • ·         Answer: individual periods plan for 6 days and teachers` names record as well.
  • ·         Count and tell how many periods of Maths are there in one week, in your timetable.
  • ·         Count and tell how many periods of English are there in one week, in your timetable.
  • ·         Count and tell how many periods of Urdu are there in one week, in your timetable.
  • ·         Count and tell how many periods of G.Science are there in one week, in your timetable.

1)      Who teach English?

2)      Ask students to clap for the students or say “well done”, if the answers are correct.

Sum up/ Conclusion

  • ·         Ask students to write the names of the months which have 30 days and also the months having 31 days in their notebooks.
  • ·         Also ask them to write down the name of the month that has 28 days.
  • ·         Ask them to use the way of knuckles in case of difficulty.
  • ·         Once they do it, appreciate them and ask students to share their responses. The best student must be provided with a star cut out, made of newspaper or plain paper.
  • ·         Ask students to look into the calendar and write down the embers of their family in their notebooks. Ask them to write their date and day of birth as well.  


  • ·         Assess students` responses. Provide support if necessary.
  • ·         Involve the student’s in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • ·         A similar lesson plan can be conducted the following day for reading information from report card.
  • ·         Ask the students to look at their report card and answer the following questions:

  1. ·         How many marks did they score in English?
  2. ·         What was their overall percentage in Urdu?
  3. ·         What was their overall percentage in class?

  • ·         Also do exercises from the textbook I a similar way,


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