Reading to Write

Lesson Plan of Reading to Write

English Grade IV

Students’ Learning Outcomes



·         Use the reading texts as models for their own writing.
·         How can you learn to read and write better?

Information for Teachers

·         “Reading to write” means reading for the perseverance of becoming a well writer. This can mean reading a precise book and definitely witnessing the writing elegance of an author or category.
·         Text should be used as guided techniques to develop the students’ writing skills.
·         Model text guide students to understand sentence structure, grammar and punctuation.
·         Model text should have a theme and vocabulary according to the level of the students.
·         Pronouns, capitalization and punctuation and use of simple present tense for daily routines should be revised.
·         Use a text for reading and let the students apply the grammatical rules in their own writing.
·         While teaching the lesson, consult the textbook at all the steps where required.

Material / Resources

Chalk/marker, board, chart, prepared chart of the selected paragraphs, board markers: blue, green, and orange, textbook

Worm up activity

·         Ask the students to tell story about their parents and grandparents.
·         Ask the students:
Ø  What does their father do?
Ø  What does their mother do?
Ø  What do their brothers and sisters do?
·         Encourage the students to talk.
·         After the discussion tell the students what is a profession or occupation.
·         Ask them about their favorite professions.
·         Remember to highlight ‘dignity in labor’ i.e. all work is important and love for one’s occupation is what earns us respect.
·         Briefly discuss using ‘What if……..’ some of the basic work was not done by these people:
Ø  What if there were no farmers, carpenters or milkmen?
Ø  What if there were engineers but no laborers?
Ø  What if there were doctors but nurses.


Activity 1

·         Paste the chart of the following reading text on board.
·         Ask a student to read it carefully.
·         Listen carefully as the student reads.
v  Ali’s father is a policeman. His duty is to maintain law and order in the city. He wears a grey cap on his head. He helps the people with their problems. He is very dutiful. Every policeman should follow his example
·         Let the students take turns to read.
·         Read a paragraph and have the student read the next one.
·         Ask a few questions:
Ø  What is the profession of Ali’s father?
Ø  What is his duty?
Ø  What does he wear?
Ø  Why does he help the people?
Ø  Why is it important to perform duty?
v  Sana’s mother is a school teacher. She teaches all the subjects. She loves her students. She tries to solve their problems. The students also love and obey her. Her class always shows good results.
·         Ask a few questions:
Ø  What is the profession of Sana’s mother?
Ø  Which subject does she teach?
Ø  Why does she help the students?
Ø  Why do you love your teacher?
v  My mother is a housewife. She loves to take care of us. I help her clear the table and I make my own bed to help her because she works so hard so that we have tasty food, clean clothes and comfortable house. My father also helps her o weekends. She feels very happy when he does that.
·         Elicit information through questioning:
Ø  What is the profession of your mother?
Ø  How do you help your mother at home?
Ø  When does your father help her?
Ø  Why do you love your mother?
·         Tell the students in detail how to write a parallel paragraph or a model paragraph.
·         Ask the students to look at these paragraphs.
·         Ask the students to write 4-5 sentences about the work their own parents do.
·         Ask the students to use simple present tense for daily routines.
·         Ask the students to underline pronouns with blue capitalization with green and punctuation with orange.

Activity 2

·         Tell the students that they will write about the occupation of their friend’s father or mother.
·         Ask the students to gather information about their friend’s father’s occupation from their friends/class fellows.
·         Ask the students to discuss for 3- 4 minutes only.
·         Take feedback from a few students by asking simple questions.
·         Ask the students to write a paragraph of 4-5 lines.
·         Take rounds of the class.
·         Monitor and help the students in writing if they need.

Sum up / Conclusion

·         Ask the students: What things from the model paragraph did help you in writing your own paragraph?


·         Ask the students to check each other’s work in pairs for correct capitalization, punctuation and spellings.
·         Tell them to encircle the mistakes and write sp=for spelling mistakes, c=for capitalization mistakes, and p= for punctuation mistakes.
·         Ask the students to check if their peers have written proper information in the model paragraphs.
·         When the students have checked each other’s work and given feedback, ask them to write the second draft.

Follow up

·         Ask the students to gather information about their favorite occupation or profession. Read different books which tell about profession and what people do. Then write a paragraph on “The profession of my choice”.

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