Reading Skills

Lesson Plan of Reading Skills

English Grade IV

Students’ Learning Outcomes

·         Apply acute thinking to intermingle with text using severe reading strategies
·         While reading to :
Ø  Detect definite factual information to answer short question.

Information for Teachers

·         Reading is a means of language attainment, statement, and of partaking information and concepts.
·         Reading abilities comprise abilities assimilated through reading, such as understanding, articulacy and impartiality. Generally, these abilities give students the ability to turn words on a page into a strong meaning.
·         Reading abilities comprise abilities assimilated through reading, such as understanding, eloquence and independence. Whole, these abilities give students the ability to turn words on a page into a strong meaning.
Reading Skills
·         The information you will share in this lesson, should be very appropriate and interest based.
·         The questions at the end should have short answers but should be able to extract relevant information out of the text.
·         The questions words give us clues to the answer. Introduce throughout this basic key:
(Who= a person),(what= something),(when= time), (where= place), (how= manner)
·         Strong writing skills are key to a successful future
Reading Skills
·         While teaching the lesson, consult the textbook at all the steps where and when applicable

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, textbook, sample text

Worm up activity

·         Introduce the concept of 5 W’s as given in the teacher information.
·         Write it on the board.
·         Groups can be given to look for specific information.
(Group 1: who, Group 2: when, Group 3: where and so on
·         Ask them to open particular page of to the text, which you have chosen for them.



·         Ask them to read the text carefully.

Sample Text with Questions:

Giraffes are the tallest living animals in the world today. The average height of female giraffes is about 14 to 16 feet and that of males 16 to 18 feet. Giraffes weigh from 810 to 1360 kilograms. These peaceful giants have necks that are six to eight feet long. Where the neck joins the head, there is a special joint. The giraffe can use this joint to lift its head so that it is in a straight line with the neck. The head when pointing straight up, adds another two feet to the height of the giraffe. The head is small and narrow. The eyes are dark, soft and gentle-looking. Even though the giraffe’s neck is longer than the neck of any other animal, it has only seven neck bones (vertebrae) it has the same number of neck bones that humans or other mammals have. With its extraordinary legs, the giraffe can walk 16 km an hour. When it is in a hurry, it can gallop at speed up to 56 km an hour. The head and neck move back and forth when the giraffe walks and runs. It helps this tall animal to balance itself and move more quickly. A giraffe’s heart has to work hard to pump blood up its long neck to its brain. The heart that does all this work is about two feet long. And weighs about 11 kg
While Reading Questions:
1.       What is the average height of a female giraffe?
2.       How many kilometers can a giraffe walk?
3.       How much does a giraffe’s heart weigh?
4.       Which is the tallest animal in the world?
5.       How many bones are there in a giraffe’s neck?
·         While they are reading the text, write some questions that require factual information on the board, which are from the text they are reading. Let them see the questions because it will help them to locate the information which you want from them.
·         Ask them to read the questions after sometime and write the answers on a piece of paper.
·         They will seek for the information from the text given.
·         Give them some time and then take the papers from them and give those papers to the other group. Ask them to check the work of others group.
·         Tell them the answers of those questions so that they will check the work of others and judge the correctness of theirs’ as well.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Conclude the lesson by telling them that intensive reading involves finding factual information from the text.
·         They can locate information from the text just by reading it carefully.
·         Tell them that whenever they have to answer questions from a text, they should first read the questions and then the text. Then keeping in mind the questions, read the text again; that will help to locate the information easily.


·         Ask them to open the page of the book which you have selected. Read a paragraph loudly in the class and use pauses and breaks. Give special emphasis to the words which are important. Then ask simple but important questions from the text. Ask them to write the answers.

Follow up

·         Give them a small paragraph to read at home and ask them to answer the questions at the end of the chapter.

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