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
Introduction

 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).
Development
Activity 1

 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.
Activity 2

 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.
Activity 3

 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.
Assessment

 Take any other textbook or storybook.
 Ask students about its title and to locate a particular text/lesson in the table of contents.
Follow up
 Encourage the students to always see the table of contents to locate a lesson / story whenever they get a book from the library.