Lesson Plan of Punctuation and Spelling
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.
- 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.
- 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?
- Draw a worksheet 1 on the writing board and ask the students to draw the tree in their copies.
- 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.
- Now ask the students to write five sentences about their friend using information given in the tree diagram.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.