Lesson Planning of Story Reading
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Use pre-reading strategies to predict some words that might occur in a text by looking at picture / title.
Information for Teachers
- Use a story book with eye catching pictures and clear image.
- The cover page of a book has both titles of the book as well as some form of picture / illustration / photograph.
- You need to show students some pictures or title of a story book that will help the students to predict words which can occur in the story. The title or picture should be selected carefully by keeping in mind the age and interest of the students, as such; Snow White and the Seven Dwarf.
- Peer –checking is a teaching techniques in which students read and check each other`s written work. It helps in improving students` interest in the writing process. Students are motivated to write more carefully and clearly when they know their work is going to be read and checked by their friends.
- The teacher should carefully monitor the pair / group work.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult the textbook where and when needed.
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk / marker, duster, story book, textbook
- Say ‘break time’ and ask students what comes to their mind. (Playing time/ fun time/ lunch time, etc.)
- Tell the class that there are some related words, which come to your mind when you hear a word.
- Ask the class about things in a class room. Start by telling them that there is a writing board, chairs etc. in a class room.
- Then ask the students to add more words. This will help the students to know what they will be doing in this lesson.
- See the take story books from the library if available or see the sample story at the end of the lesson.
- Divide the class in different groups and ask them to arrange their seats in the shape of a circle.
- Now give one story book to each group and ask them to put the book in the middle.
- Ask each group to think of at least five words (which go with the title) and write them on a plain paper after reading the title.
- After they are done, ask them to look at the pictures in the story book.
- Explain how the pictures give us more clues about the story, the characters, place or even more events of the story.
- Now ask each group to write down what the pictures tell about the story, e.g.
- Collect the papers and appreciate the groups.
- Each group must write about the pictures in the same way.
Sum up / Conclusion
- Conclude the lesson by telling the complete story behind the titles, which were distributed in the class.
- This will help the students to judge the accuracy of their prediction.
- Give the papers which the groups filled, to the different groups.
- Ask them to check the words of their class fellows.
- This will help the students to check the work of other groups and will help in promoting peer-checking.
- Involve the students in solving problems given in exercise at the end of unit / chapter.
- Give different titles to different students and ask them to predict and come up with five words which you will check in the next class.