Students` learning Outcomes
- Complete a simple paragraph, using the given words, phrases and sentences.
- Write simple descriptive, narrative and expository paragraphs.
Information for Teachers
- Descriptive Paragraph: A Descriptive paragraph has sentences that present a description of a person, a place, a thing, an event, or an idea. Five senses are used to describe the person or thing.
- Elements of a Descriptive Paragraph: Information – descriptive paragraphs describe ideas and things, as well as inform about their functions;
- Context (background / situation) – in descriptive paragraphs, information is always contextualized. The context in which information is presented is also subject to description.
- Descriptive language – descriptive paragraphs use considerable amounts of vocabulary that describes action (verbs), as well as represents value and attributes of things (nouns, adverbs, and adjectives).
- Note: Students will progress from writing simple sentences to a group of sentences known as a paragraph.
- Help students in the process by providing guide words, phrases and sentences.
- Reinforce that a phrase is a group of words that does not have a doing word (verb), and does n`t make complete sense e.g. in the garden, behind the tree, on the table.
- A sentence is a group of words that is arranged so that it makes complete sense.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where and when applicable.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, textbook, the sentences can be written on different coloured strips of paper
- Brainstorm with the students about cats or dogs and take down information to make sentences.
- I have a lovely white cat.
- It is very fond of milk.
- I love to climb tall trees.
- I have named my cat Mimi.
- Take out sample sentence from the textbook.
- Distribute one set of words to each group of students.
- The following descriptions can also be used:
- My home,
- My School,
- My Favorite Personality,
- Summer Season,
- My Family,
- My Village,
- My Best Friend and My Favorite Park
- Ask the groups to arrange the pieces to form sentences.
- Move around the class to see that all students are participating.
- The first group to complete the task has been accurately completed.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Two or three groups come forward and share their responses aloud with the class. Ask students:
- What is a descriptive paragraph? Give few examples;
- Find the exercise related to the topic in the textbook. Students must do this exercise in the notebook or on the textbook.
- Through students` oral feedback and written work determine whether they have been able to understand the connection between words, phrases, sentences and paragraphs. Provide further explanation if required.
- Write a paragraph of five sentences using the following words as your word bank:
- Big trees,
- Many pretty flowers,
- On the swing,
- Running around,
- With the children,
- Very tired,
- And Home.