Students’ Learning Outcomes
· Classify and change the gender of more nouns from the immediate and extended environment (masculine/feminine/neuter).
Information for Teachers
· Refer to the information for teachers given in grade 3 lesson for the definition of three types of gender nouns.
· The three genders are masculine, feminine, and neuter. He is a masculine pronoun; she is a feminine pronoun; it is a neuter pronoun.
· The masculine and feminine gender nouns may be differentiated from each other in three ways.
a) By the use of different word.
(Examples: husband/wife, lord/lady, sir/madam, uncle/aunt, son/daughter)
b) By a different ending.
(Examples: actor/actress, lion/lioness, tiger/tigress, host/hostess
c) By forming compound words.
(Examples: gentleman/gentlewoman, grandfather/grandmother, landlord/landlady
Material / Resources
Chalk/marker, board, worksheet
Worm up activity
· Start the lesson by writing some nouns (male, female, neuter) on the board. Ask the students about the gender of each noun.
· Ask the students to give more gender (masculine, feminine, neuter) nouns.
· Do the activity for about 8-10minutes.
· Tell the students that masculine and feminine gender of nouns can be differentiated from each other in three ways.
· Divide the board into three sections for the three ways.
· Write examples on the board as you teach. Say loudly each noun with the students to teach pronunciation.
· Ask the students if they know the masculine or feminine nouns from each of three ways.
· Ask the students to write the gender nouns in their notebooks.
· Divide the class in such a way that each row of students becomes a team.
· Ask each team one by one to give a neuter noun.
· The team which gives a wrong neuter noun.
· The team which gives a wrong neuter noun loses a point. The team which write a correct noun but spellings are incorrect loses half point. The team which gives more correct nouns wins.
· Play the game for 5-8 minutes.
· Ask the class to clap for the winning team. (There can be maybe ‘winning teams’.
· Give the students worksheet or write on the board.
· Give clear instruction to the students and ask them to do the task.
· Help and assist the students where necessary.
Sum up / Conclusion
· Quickly revise all the three ways in which masculine and feminine gender nouns are differentiated from each other.
· Assess the students’ ability to classify nouns according to their gender through their responses in the worm up activity.
· Assess the students’ understanding of neuter gender nouns through their responses in the activity 2.
· Arrange a written quiz after a week to assess whether the students are able to change gender of nouns from immediate and extended environment.
· Write five feminine gender nouns on the board. Ask the students to write their masculine gender nouns.