Lesson Plan of Textual Aids


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.

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    • 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.

Title 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.

Thick & Thin Books

    • 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).

Activity 1

    • Ask the students to look at their English textbooks.

Table of Contents

    • 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’.

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.

Table of Contents

    • After this, ask different questions from the students, such as;
      1. At what page does lesson 2 begins?
      2. Which lesson tells about time?
      3. At what page does lesson 3 ends?
      4. 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.
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.

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