Lesson Plan of Writing Numbers in Words

Lesson Plan of Writing Numbers in Words

Subject English

Grade II

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Write numbers from 1-50 in words.
  • Write numbers in 10`s in numbers.
  • Write ordinal numbers ‘First-Tenth’ in words.
  • Trace the number, copy and take dictation of familiar words learnt in class.

Information for Teachers

  • Students have already learnt the concept of numbers and have learnt to write numbers from 1-10 in grade one.
  • Start off with teaching children to write numbers in 10`s in words. This will help them write numbers more easily e.g. twenty, thirty, forty.
  • Teach the ordinal numbers last. Make sure the children are familiar with the concept of ordinal numbers (first, second, third).
  • While teaching the lesson, consult the textbook at all steps where and when applicable.
  • Paste ordinal numbers in the classroom to help students learn the spelling.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, real objects, pieces of paper with numbers written on them, pictures and flashcards


  • Prepare flashcards of numbers in digits and numbers in words: e.g.

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  • Recap spelling of numbers 1-10 learnt in class one. Distribute number in digits and number in words flashcards.
  • Say a number, the child who has the number in digits and the one who has that number in words on his/her flashcards, both will get up (e.g. three and 3)

Writing Numbers in Words


Activity 1

Numbers in 10s (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90):

  • Write the numbers in tens (10-90) in words on the board or on a CHART PASPER. You can also cut the chart paper in four pieces and write one number on it in words. Put up the chart in the class so that students can learn the spelling.
  • Tell students that the numbers twenty, thirty, forty, fifty can be learnt easily by breaking them up in syllables (e.g. twen/ty, thir/ty, for/ty, fif/ty).
  • Divide the class into groups of four/five. Give each group some pieces of paper with the syllables of numbers 20, 30, 40, and 50 written on them.
  • Ask the students to join the syllables to make complete words.

Writing Numbers in Words

  • Now tell the students that the words sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, can be easily broken into syllables as well (six-ty, seven-ty, eight-y, nine-ty).
  • Write the numbers on the board like this: 6-ty, 7-ty, 8-y, 9-ty) now ask the students to write the numbers in spelling. (They have already learnt these spelling in grade 1).
  • Tell them that they can write these numbers in words simply by adding ‘ty’ or ‘y’, (as in eighty) at the end of the respective number.

Activity 2

  • Write the numbers in tens on the board in words (ten, twenty, thirty, forty and fifty) in a straight line.

Writing Numbers in Words

  • Write the number 10, 20, 30, 40, and fifty on small chits and put them in a basket.
  • Now, call students one by one from the class and ask them to pick a chit from the basket and match with the numbers in words written on the board.
  • Tell students to read the numbers aloud.
  • Now ask, what comes after 10? The students will answer 11, 12, 13……..19. Write down the spelling of the numbers11-19 on the board under the number ‘ten’.
  • Tell them that only number eleven and thirteen have difficult spelling. Most of them can be easily learnt by adding “teen” for example, four-teen, six-teen, seven-teen, and nine-teen.
  • Ask students to copy down the spellings in their copy.
  • Note: Do each family of ten on a separate day/separate lesson i.e. 20-29 (1 lesson)
  • Ask them what comes after twenty? The students will answer: 21, 22, 23, 24…….
  • Tell them there is a formula/trick to learn the spelling of these numbers easily.
  • Write the following formula on board:
  • 20 + 1 = 21 (Twenty one)
  • 20 + 2 = 22 (Twenty two) ( write the formula for numbers up till 29, i.e. 20 + 9)
  • Now ask the students to write the spelling of both numbers (e.g. twenty one) without putting plus sign in the middle.
  • Tell them they already know the spelling of these words (They have done numbers 1-10 in grade one and have previously learnt the spelling of numbers in tense as well in activity 1)
  • Teach the spelling of other numbers in the same way.

Writing Numbers in Words

Activity 3

  • Show the students a chart with the picture of a race among ten animals/cars/girls or boys (you can also draw simple stick figures). Show their position by writing first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth under each figure.
  • Ask students to copy the spelling of these numbers in their notebooks and learn them.
  • Help the children learn the spelling by breaking up the words. Tel students that four-th, six-th, seven-th, eight-h and ten-th can spelt by adding ‘th’ (or h in case of eighth) to the spelling of the numbers.
  • You can practice teaching ordinal numbers and help students memorize them by repeating them in class. For example, as children finish their work, ask them, “who finished the work first?” (Similarly as about other numbers, second, third, fourth…….)

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Tell the students they can simply learn the spelling by using simple tricks such as a breaking up the words into syllables and by writing them again and again.
  • Repeat the rules for learning numbers in tens in words and numbers from1-50 in words.


  • Take dictation of ordinal numbers.
  • Write the following digits on the board and ask the students to write them in words: 18, 12, 13, 50, 39, 28, 40, and 23.

Follow up

  • Give them dictation every two weeks of some selected number words, so that they don`t forget the spelling.
  • Keep repeating the concept of ordinal numbers in class. Repeat the first three (first, second, third) often. These can be tricky as their sound is different.
  • Give them writing practice on weekly basis so that they may practice writing words and learn spellings.

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