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.

Activity 1

·         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.

Activity 2

·         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’.

Activity 3

·         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.
Follow up
·         Write five feminine gender nouns on the board. Ask the students to write their masculine gender nouns.

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