Lesson Plan of Question Words
English Grade IV
Students’ Learning Outcomes
· Illustrate use of question words learnt earlier. Identify and use question words when, how many, and how much etc.
· Nouns and their quantity: use of how many and how much.
Information for Teachers
· Questions are the tools which help us to get information.
· Question words are used to ask questions.
· The question word ‘what’ is used to ask for information about something?
(For example: What are the women talking about?)
· The question word ‘where’ is used to ask for place.
(For example: Where is the nearest gas station?
· Some verbs and models are also used to make questions: did, does, can, could, may, shall etc.
· The question word ‘which’ is used to ask about choice.
(For example: Which of these is your kite?
· The question word ‘who’ is used to ask about what or which person or people.
(For example: Who is knocking at the door? Who is your favorite actor? )
· The question word ‘whose’ is used to ask about ownership?
(For example: Whose gloves are these?
· The question word ‘when’ is used to ask about general or specific times.
(For example: 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.
(For example: How many plates are on the table?)
· A question always ends with a question mark (?).
· While teaching the lesson, consult the textbook at all the steps where it is required.
Material / Resources
Chalk/marker, board, textbook, duster
Worm up activity
· Start the lesson by writing the question words what, who, where, how, which and whose on the board.
· Ask students to make sentences (Verbal only) with these words. If someone gives incorrect sentence, ask another student to correct it.
· You can tell the Urdu word to facilitate students’ understanding (Only if they don’t seem to understand)
· Reinforce that a question always ends with a question mark (?). Write an example on the board.
· Write the sentences on the board. (Use sample worksheet given below).
Choose the correct question word from the box to complete the sentences:
1. ____is the pen I gave you? (where, when)
2. ____are you wearing on the wedding tonight? (this, what)
3. ____are you so upset? (who, why)
4. ____will gave me a storybook to read? (whose, who)
5. ____is the longest river in Pakistan? (which, that)
6. ____crayons are these? (whose, who)
7. _____would you return from Murree? (what, when)
Answer key: 1. Where, 2. What, 3. Why, 4. Who, 5. Which, 6. Whose, 7. When
Write “How much” or “How many” to complete the sentences.
1. _____cars are parked there?
2. _____rice you need to buy?
3. _____milk you want in your tea?
4. _____circus tickets are sold?
5. _____roses you have in your hand?
6. _____gas has leaked from the cylinder?
7. _____students are going on the picnic?
8. _____juice is left in the bottle?
9. _____sugar you take in your tea?
10. _____children you have?
Answer key: 1. How many, 2. How much, 3. How much, 4. How many, 5. How many, 6. How much, 7. How many, 8. How much, 9. How much, 10. How many
· Ask the students to add the question word in the blank.
· Give clear instructions to the students as given on the sheet and ask them to do the work in their notebooks.
· Monitor students’ work by roaming around in the classroom and provide help where needed.
· Ask the students: What are countable and uncountable nouns?
· Write an example on the board. (How many oranges are in the basket?)
· Ask them: ‘Can I count the oranges?’ students must reply ‘yes’.
· Tell the students that when you want to know about quantity of a countable noun you say “how many”.
· Write an example on the board. (How much sugar is in the pot?)
· Ask them: ‘Can I count sugar?’ student must reply ‘no’.
· Tell the students that when you want to know about quantity of an uncountable noun you say “how much”.
· Ask for some examples from students about things we can count and which we can’t count.
· Students should write the rule in the notebooks: ‘How many’ is used for countable nouns and ‘how much’ is used for uncountable nouns.
· Tell the whole class that they will practice using “How many” and “How much” through a worksheet.
· Distribute worksheets amongst the students or write on the board (The students copy from the board. You can even make a poster chart of the sentences and paste on the board for students to copy).
· Give clear instruction to the students and ask them to do the work on their notebooks.
· Do one sentence on the board for students’ understanding.
· You must move about to monitor students’ work and provide help.
Sum up / Conclusion
· Review the lesson by asking the students question: When do we use how much? When do we use how many?
· Assess students’ ability to use question words learnt earlier through the correct answers given in worm up activity and activity 1 and sum up.
· Assess students’ ability to identify and use question words “how much” and “how many” through the correct choices made in the activity 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 learnt.
· Ask students to do role plays, with one child pretending to be the shopkeeper and the other one the customer. They can have a conversation like this:
Ø Customer: How much are the apples for?
Ø Shopkeeper: How many kilos do you want? They are Rs. 100 per kilo.
Ø Customer: and also give me some sugar do you want?
Ø Ask students to make five sentences with ‘how much’ and ‘how many’. They can draw pictures with the sentences.