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.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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”.