Lesson Plan of Questions
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Illustrate use of question words learnt earlier.
- Identify and use question words why, how and how often, etc.
Information for Teachers
- Question words are used to ask questions.
- The question word “what” (is used to ask for information about something, as;
- What are the women talking about?
- The question word “where” is used to ask for place, as;
- Where is the nearest gas station?
- The question word “which” is used to ask about choice, as;
- Which of these is your kite?
- The question word “who” is used to ask about the person or people, as;
- Who is knocking at the door?
- Who is your favorite actor?
- The question word “whose” is used to ask about ownership, as;
- Whose gloves are these?
- The question word “when” is used to ask about general or specific time, as;
- When do you like to go out?
- When does the bus leave?
- The question word “how much” is used to ask about quantity of uncountable nouns, as;
- How much petrol do we need to travel to Lahore?
- The question word “how many” is used to ask about quantity of countable nouns, as;
- How many plates are there on the table?
- The question word “how often” is used to ask about frequency of an action; how many times an action is done, as;
- How often do you visit your grandparents?
- The question word “How far” is used to ask about distance, as;
- How far is the railway station?
- The question word “How old” is used to ask about age, as;
- How old are you?
- How old is he?
- A question always ends with a question mark (?)
- Note: Time division is flexible and can change as per need of the activity.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also use textbook at all steps wherein and whenever is required.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook
- Make the diagram on the writing board (see the sample diagram at the end of information for Teachers). You can add more question words that students have learnt earlier e.g. which, whose, who, how many, how much.
- Ask two students to ask each other one question using “what”, “where”; one student asks a question using “what”, the other student asks a question using “where”, e.g. what is this? Where is my book?
- Repeat with many pairs of students by giving each pair two question words. Help students where need.
- If students do not understand the question words, write Urdu alternative of the word on the writing board like this (see information for Teachers)
- Continue the exercise until all the question words written on the board are used by students.
- Tell that question always ends with a question mark (?). Write an example on the writing board.
- Ask students to make five to six questions and write them on the notebook. Also try to answer the questions and write the responses on the notebook as well. Clean the board and write “How “Often”, “Often”, “How far”, and “How old” on the writing board.
- Teach the students the use of these question words through example.
- Write the sentences on the writing board. (Sample is given at the end of the lesson plan)
- Give clear instructions to the students and ask them to do the work in their notebooks.
- Monitor students` work while they are doing and provide help where needed.
- Tell the students that you will choose one of them and will ask him/her a question using any of the newly learnt question words, as;
- How often do you read a storybook?
- How old is your brother?
- How far is your house from the school?
- Tell the students that: as;
- If the question word is “How often”, they can reply with daily, sometimes, always, or not regularly.
- If the question word is “How old”, they have to tell age or they can say. I don’t know.
- If the question word is “How far”, they can say 1 kilometer, very far, nearby, very close, not very far.
- You can write these responses on the writing board. Allow students to refer to them while speaking.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Quickly review the lesson by asking the students questions: as;
- When do we use “How old”?
- When do we use “How far” and “How often”?
- Ask students to make few questions using “How far”, “How”, “How often”, “When”, “What”, “Where”, “Who” and “How” as well.
- Allow the rest of the class to answer the questions asked by the other students.
- Which punctuation mark is used at the end of the questions?
- Why is it important to ask questions?
- Assess students` ability to use question words learnt earlier through the correct answers given in introduction.
- Assess students` ability to identify and use question words “How often”, “How far” and “How old” trough the activity 1 and 2.
- Assess students` ability to use question words through the written work produced in the follow up.
- Arrange an oral and written test once in a month to assess students` ability to use question words.
- Check their responses with the help of the examples given in the introduction.
- Ask the students to write the following statements on the notebooks, also change them into questions using “How fare”, “How often”, “How old”, as;
- Q. How old are you?
A. I am ten years old.
- Q. How often do you take tea?
A. I take tea regularly.
- Q. How fare does he lives?
A. He lives a few miles away.
- Q. How often does the boy play?
A. The boy plays daily.
- Q. How old is his son?
A. His son is ten years old.
- Q. How fare is your house?
A. My house is two kilometres away.
- Ask students to make two sentences each using “How often”, “How far” and “How old”.
- Ask students to find five sentences from textbook mentioning/indicating time, age and distance. Ask them to write them on their notebook. Also change them into questions using how far, how often and how old.
Write “How far”, “How old” or “How often” to complete the sentences.