Students` Learning Outcomes
- Identify the title and table of contents of a book.
- Use textual aids such as a table of contents to locate a particular text/lesson.
Information for Teachers
- This lesson is about a practical skill. It is important that children get practice in finding page numbers or a particular text.
Material / Resources
A textbook along with a few other ones, toy boxes / food cartoons with pictures and words written in clear colorful, bold letters, pictures of sports, fruits, flowers, animals, cars etc. cutouts from newspapers
- Show the students a book. Tell them to look at the title of the book.
- Tell them to notice the key words of the title written in capital letters.
- Tell them that the title is always written in a bold and bigger font as compared to the other text of the book.
- Now show them a thick book and a very thin book.
- Ask them to guess the number of pages the thick book has sand number of pages the thin book has.
- Tell them how can we find the exact number of pages of a book (by looking at the number written on the last page).
- Ask the students to look at their English textbooks.
- Ask a student to tell the title of the book.
- Then ask the class to tell where the table of contents is given in the textbook.
- Encourage the students to think and tell the use of the table of contents.
- Then explain them that a title of a book is always given in capital letters or in prominent font and colour.
- Show students the page ‘Table of Contents’.
- Show how the lesson numbers, lesson titles and page numbers are arranged by pointing the index finger at them.
- Practice with them showing how to find the first lesson. Let them find the second, third…..lessons in order.
- Now name a lesson. Ask them to locate it in the index page/table of contents.
- Repeat it a couple of times. This activity can be done in pairs or groups.
- Ask them to repeat it at home using storybooks or their siblings` books.
- Now ask the students to open the table of contents of their textbooks.
- Tell them that a table of contents shows units number, unit title, focus on language, grammar, etc. and also the page numbers.
- After this, ask different questions from the students, such as;
- At what page does lesson 2 begins?
- Which lesson tells about time?
- At what page does lesson 3 ends?
- Is there any poem given in the table of contents?
- Make more questions to make the students practice to locate a particular text in a table of contents.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Conclude the lesson by repeating the use of textual aids i.e. title and table of contents of a book.
- Take any other textbook or storybook.
- Ask students about its title and to locate a particular text/lesson in the table of contents.
- Encourage the students to always see the table of contents to locate a lesson / story whenever they get a book from the library.