Gender in Nouns

 

Lesson Planning of Gender in Nouns

Subject English

Grade V

 

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Classify and change the gender of more nouns from immediate and extended environment (Masculine/Feminine. Neuter)
  • Recognize and identify the common gender used for both male and female.

Information for Teachers

  • Masculine- the masculine gender is used for male nouns (boys, men and male animals, as; man, lion, king, horse).
  • Feminine-the feminine gender is used for female nouns (girls, women, and female animals, as (woman, lioness, queen, and mare).

 Gender in Nouns

  • Neuter- the neuter gender represents non-living things, as; chair, table, tree, car, etc.
  • The masculine and feminine gender nouns may be distinguished from each other in three away, as;
  • By a different ending, as; actor/actress, lion/lioness, tiger/tigress, host/hostess,
  • By forming compound words, as; gentleman/gentlewoman, grandfather/grandmother, landlord/landlady,
  • Common gender nouns are nouns that are used for both males and females, as; children, doctor, parent, bird,

 Gender in Nouns

  • While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook at all the steps wherein and whenever it is required.

Material / Resources

Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook, flash cards, a basket

Introduction

  • Ask the students, “How many males and females are there in their house?”
  • After taking their feedback write some masculine and feminine genders on the board, as; husband, grandmother, father, heroine, gentleman, brother, hen, etc.
  • Ask them to tell the related gender of each word and write it on the board.
  • Appreciate them by giving some encouraging remarks like ‘Good’ or ‘Well-done’.

Development

 

Activity 1

  • Divide the class into two groups; as; Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
  • Draw two columns on the board. Write Group ‘A’ on the top of the first column. Write Group ‘B’ on top of the second column.
  • Prepare flash cards of different genders, as;hostess, poet, daughter, stag, lord, mare, actor, master, and prince.
  • Explain to them that different members from each group will pick up flash card from a basket and read that word loudly.
  • The second group will tell its opposite gender.
  • Continue to play for 10 minutes. The group that scores most will be the winner.

 

Activity 2

  • Ask the students to take out their textbooks and note books.
  • Tell them to draw four columns in their notebooks.
  • Write masculine, feminine, common and neuter at the top of of each column.
  • Assign 2 pages to each child.
  • Ask the students to find the masculine/feminine/neuter nouns from the assigned pages and write them in their related columns.
  • Allocate 15 minutes for this activity.

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Recap what masculine, feminine, common, and neuter genders are? Orally ask the students some nouns and their gender.
  • Find the exercise related to the topic in the textbook. Students must do this exercise in the notebook or on the textbook.

Assessment

  • Assess the students` ability to classify nouns according to their gender through their responses in the introductory activity.
  • Assess the students` ability to recognize common gender nouns through the correct nouns selected in the activity 2 and follow up
  • Involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to write in notebooks ten masculine, feminine, neuter and common genders that they find in their surroundings.
  • Use the given words on flashcards for Activity 1.
  • Classify the following nouns according to gender.

Emperor

mistress

computer

actress

candle

library

doctor

gentleman

bride

baby

bread

host

uncle

lioness

hospital

poet

king

teacher

police woman

friend

Answer key:

 

Masculine

Feminine

Neuter

Common

emperor

police woman

computer

doctor

gentleman

mistress

candle

teacher

uncle

actress

bread

friend

king

bride

library

baby

poet

lioness

hospital

host

Students are required to make this sort of table in their notebooks for Activity 2.

 

Masculine

Feminine

Neuter

Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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