Lesson Plan of Punctuation and Spelling

Lesson Plan of Punctuation and Spelling

Subject English

Grade III

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Write sentences of their own using correct capitalization, punctuation and spellings.

Information for Teachers

  • Capitalization for beginning sentences and for proper nouns.
  • Punctuation features to be re-introduced to grade III: full stop, comma, question mark, capital letter.
  • Tell the students that they are going to write about themselves and their families.

Punctuation and Spelling

  • In this lesson they will be taught possessive helping verbs (has, have) and pronouns (I, you, we, they, he, she, it) etc.
  • Students will check each other`s work for correct capitalization, punctuation and spellings.

Punctuation and Spelling

  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the te4xtbook where applicable.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/ marker, duster, attached worksheet, textbook


  • Ask the students:
      • How many brothers and sisters do you have?
      • How old are you?
      • Do you have relatives other than parents, brothers and sisters, who live with you in the same house e.g. grandparents, uncles or aunts?

Punctuation and Spelling


Activity 1

  • Draw a worksheet 1 on the writing board and ask the students to draw the tree in their copies.

Punctuation and Spelling

  • Once they have finished drawing and writing ask them to fill the worksheet.
  • While the students do their work monitor and help the students.
  • When students are finished with the first tree worksheet.
  • Ask students to write sentences about their friend using information on the tree.
  • Recap the punctuation and capitalization rules.
  • Tell the students that ‘have’ is used for, I, you, us and them.
  • While ‘has’ is used for she, he, and it.
  • I, me, you, we, they, them, their, he, his, him, she, her are pronouns.
  • Make students practice this by repeating after you several times:
      • I have
      • We have
      • You have
      • They have
      • She has
      • He has
      • It has
  • Draw this table on the board and do an oral drill of a few sentences using the information from any one of the tree diagram. Img
  • For example:
      • She has two brothers.
      • He likes mangoes.
      • They have a house in the village.

Punctuation and Spelling

  • Now ask the students to write five sentences about their friend using information given in the tree diagram.

Activity 2

  • Ask students to choose and write about any member of their family.
  • Encourage them to choose someone that they have never written about before.
  • Discuss with them what 3 or 4 pieces of information will be most interesting for their paragraph (instead of just writing about how old they are and what time they wake up.
  • A paragraph should be interesting and carry unique information about the topic.
  • For example:
      • Does the person they are writing about have a nickname?
      • How does that person spend time with you?
      • What does he/she say to you?
      • Does that person have any habits that you like or dislike?

Activity 3

  • Tell the students to make a family book.
  • For this they can take a notebook and cover it with brown paper, give the title of Family Book, decorate it with drawings and pictures.
  • Then ask them to interview a member of their family and write their answers in the family book.
  • You can help them prepare questions:
      • Interview a sibling about the best time they had with you.
      • Interview your mother about the summer vacation she had as a child.
      • Interview your grandmother/aunt about her childhood friends.
      • Interview your father about his favourite teacher?
  • Ask the students to share their interviews with the class.

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask them:
      • What should we remember when beginning a sentence?
      • Where else do we use capital letters?
  • Give examples:


  • Ask the students to exchange and read each other`s work in pairs.
  • Tell the students to check capitalization, punctuation and spelling mistakes and write again, after the first checking, keeping the corrections in mind.
  • Involve the students in solving problems given in exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to write a paragraph about their families.
  • You may decide to leave out the second and third blanks in the tree diagram(place and date of birth)
  • You can add a fill in the blank: other relatives living with you_________________
  • Instead of family trees, tell the students to make family tree houses.
  • The people who live in the house are included on the tree.
  • For example: grandmother and grandfather, mother and father, etc.

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