Lesson Planning of Alphabetical Order


Lesson Planning of Alphabetical Order, Clock

Subject English

Grade 2nd

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Use first and second letter to arrange words in alphabetical order.
  • Locate: Specific simple information in a clock (by the hour) by looking at the position of the hands of the clock.
  • Write date and captions on page top.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, a large wall clock with numbers written in bold writing


  • Write 4 short words on the board: as; Cat, Apple, Balloon, and Deer
  • Ask students to arrange them in alphabetical order.
  • Remind them that they have done this in Grade 1.


Activity 1

  • Ask the students to sing the alphabet song.


Activity 2

  • Explain to the students how to organize words using the sequence of the letters of the alphabet. Revise the alphabet orally and provide o chart /list of the alphabet for recap.
  • Write a list of words that are in the students` reading and writing vocabulary on the writing board and ask them to arrange the list in alphabetical order. The list may be: as; mug, mat, monkey, fan, bat, and milk.

  • Ask the students to look at the first letter of every word, circle it on a side of the worksheet e.g. c, d, a, f, b, and e.

Alphabetical Order

  • Help them to see which letter comes first, second and so on in the alphabet list. They may write 1, 2, 3… on the / next to the letters, as; 1-a, 2-b, 3-c, 4-d, 5-e, 6-f

Alphabetical Order

  • Using this cue, the students may come to the writing board and write the words using the alphabetical order; as; apple, bat, cake, desk, egg, and fan.
  • Practice this activity a couple of times with each student using the writing board.
  • Give similar practice on worksheets / notebooks.
  • Provide another list of words in which first letters of every word are same but the second letters are different. Use the writing board to introduce the activity in the same manner as above. Ask the student to look at the second letter and arrange the words in alphabetical order. The list may be dug, dig, desk, date, and doll.

Activity 3

  • Bring a clock having minute and hour hands with you and show to the students. Tell the students that small hand is called ‘hour hand’. The bigger hand is called ‘minute hand’. Tell them clearly that we are going to read time by looking at the hour hand.
  • Keep minute hand on twelve during this activity.
  • Tell the students that the clock has counting from 1 to 12. Ask them if they have heard people telling time: as;
  • What time do they come to school and what time do they leave?
  • It is 1 o`clock when the hour hand is on 1.



  •  It is 2 o`clock when the hour hand is on 2.
  •  It is 3 o`clock when the hour hand is on 3, and so on.
  • Ask the students to tell time while keeping the hour hand on different number from 1 to 12.

Activity 4

  • Show a chart having correct place of date and captions on page top.
  • Ask the students to copy date and captions on page top.
  • Ask the students to write date and captions on page top every day.


Conclusion / Sum up

  • Divide students in two teams.
  • Give each one 6 little chits of paper cut in round shape, with numbers from 1-12 written around it (like on a clock dial)
  • Each team will draw the hour hand and ask the other team to guess what the time is on their clock.
  • The team which asks the question should also know the correct answer for them to get points.
  • Each team will score points for giving the correct answer.
  • Warn children that they should discuss with each other and only give one answer, they won`t be able to change their answer.


  • Use the above activity for assessment.
  • Teacher is also required to involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • Remind students to write the date and caption on top during periods other than English.
  • Write the date and topic on the board for them to copy.





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