Students` learning Outcomes
- Read short notes written for selected purposes to write guided short notes to their own friends and family members.
Information for Teachers
- Notes are short forms/, modes of communication.
- We send notes for many purposes.
- Some of the selected purposes for which letters and notes are written are:
- Extending invitations,
- Sending reminders,
- Saying thank you,
- Seeking permission,
- Wishing get well soon, etc.
- Most of the notes use formulaic expressions i.e. patent phrases and words that are commonly used for particular situations, like ‘May i? Could you please? I would like…, thank you, a pleasure indeed, etc.
- Capitalization of proper nouns/names and punctuation play important role in writing down the notes.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where applicable.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk/marker, worksheet, textbook
- Write the following poem on the writing board or on some chart (recycle).
- Ask the students to read.
- Help the students in reading the poem;
- When students read the poem ask them:
- What did they understand from the phrase ‘I would like a……?
- Explain that when we want to request someone, it is polite to say “I would like (any wish/ favour / request) instead of saying, “I want”.
- Practice orally a few times using different requests:
- I would like…….a glass of water/some tea/a new notebook/a break/your help in this……
- Ask the students:
- What gift or presents they want from their uncles and aunts on their birthday?
- Do they invite their friends on their birthday?
- What animal would they want to have as a pet?
- Write the following on the writing board.
- Complete this activity collectively on the board.
- Tell the students that this is a short note they are writing to their uncle or aunt for their birthday gift by selecting the correct answers.
Thank you very much for____________________ (remembering) My________________ (birthday).
I would like to a _____________(write gift) as my birthday______________(gift/money) .
- Ask the students to copy the note in their notebooks.
- Read it collectively and discuss language features e.g. capital letters, punctuation and format.
- Write the following thank you note on the writing board.
- Ask the students to copy it in their notebooks.
- Ask the students to write a note of thanks to their uncle/aunt.
Thank you for the _________________ (write the name of the gift sent) you have sent for me on my ___________birthday. It is very ___________ (good, beautiful). You are really __________ (nice).
Sum up / Conclusion
- Tell the students that short notes convey our message in short.
- Ask them:
- Why is note writing important?
- When do we write notes?
- How can this same information be communicated, using other medium?
(Through a written note, a text message, email)
- Find the exercise related to the topic in the textbook. Students must do this exercise in the notebooks or on the textbook.
- Check students` work for capitalization, punctuation and correct spellings.
- Ask the students to:
- Write a thank you note to the teacher/parents/uncle/aunt or anyone who has done something nice for him/her for which you wish to thank them.
- Make a card and write an invitation note for teachers/principal for some important event of the school where you want to invite them.
- Make a card and write ‘Get Well Soon’ message on it.
- Ask the students to write a short letter to your friend thanking him/her for inviting you to come and stay with him in Bahawalpur,(Where you had a wonderful time)
- Ask the students to bring newspaper cuttings where invitation / birthday or any short note or message is presented.
- Tell them to paste it in their notebooks and try to learn the respective lines.