Date : 4th April 2015 Time : 8.35am-9.05am
Topic : Looking For The Rain God Venue : Classroom (4 Elite)
By the end of the lesson, students should be able to:
1. Explain the short story briefly.
2. Select and paste the correct pictures according to the sequence of the events
3. Transfer a small part of the events from the short story into a dialogue form and act
out the scenes in front of the class.
4. Answer the selected questions based on the different elements in the short story.
5. Match the right sentences to the moral values correctly.
1. Handout 1 : Summary of the short story.
2. Pictures on the events of the short story.
3. Mahjong paper : Descriptions of the events
4. Flash cards : Descriptions on the role play.
5. Handmade board : Wheel Of Fortune
6. Handout 2 : Homework on the moral values.
1. Students had read the entire story entitled “Looking for the Rain God”.
2. Students had been taught about the meaning and plot of the short story in previous
4. Students have the knowledge and skills of simple role – playing.
● A short story entitled “ Looking For A Rain God ”.
● A brief summary of the plot of the short story.
- About a drought which lasted for 7 years on the lands of
Botswana in 1958. The crops are ruined and starvation
- Mokgobja’s family prepares the land for planting when
there is a little rain. However, the rain suddenly stops.
People had very little food to eat. The women become
- Mokgobja remembers an ancient rain – making ceremony,
where children are sacrificed to the rain God. In
desperation, they kill the two children but still no rain.
- When they return to the village, the villagers suspect
something was amiss. Soon, the two men are arrested
and sentenced to death.
- Teacher pastes the description of the events on the
white board and students need to identify correct
pictures according to the events.
- Transferring text into dialogue and acting out the scenes
in front of the class.
● Wheel Of Fortune
- Students will be playing the game according to the rules
of Wheel Of Fortune.
- Students will answer the selected questions based
on the different elements in the short story.
- Reading and
- Reading and speaking
- Understanding the
plot of the short
- Identifying correct
sequence and the plot
of the story
- Speaking and acting
- Transferring and
- Thinking skills
- Speaking skills
● Teacher asks students about the importance of water in
human’s life. Then, teacher proposes that the lesson of
the day is related with water, a short story entitled
“ Looking For A Rain God ”.
● Teacher distributes handout 1 which consists of a brief
summary of the short story to the students. Then, teacher
asks the students to read the summary silently. After that,
teacher gives brief explanation of the given summary as the
students had already been asked to read the full version of
the short story at home.
● Teacher pastes mahjong paper with the descriptions of the
events happened in the story written on it. Then, teacher
gives flash cards of the pictures from the events randomly
to the students. Teacher asks students to identify the correct
pictures and paste them next to the correct description of
events on the mahjong paper to see whether they are able to
identify the plot of the story accordingly. After that, teacher
explains the events briefly to the students.
● Teacher divides the class into two groups and asks them to
name their groups. Then, teacher gives each group a card
with two different situations which happened in the short
Example : Before the children’s death and after the
Teacher asks them to read the extracts quietly in their
groups. They are required to transfer the extracts from
text into a dialogue form using their own creativity. After
that, teacher asks each group to act out the scene in front
of the class.
● Teacher conducts a game “ Wheel Of Fortune ”to test
students’ understanding on the content of the short story.
Students will be playing the game according to the rules of
“ Wheel Of Fortune ”. Students will answer the selected
questions based on the different elements in the short story.
Handout 1 :
Summary of the
( Individual work )
Pictures on the events of the short story.
Mahjong paper : Descriptions of the event
( Individual work )
( Group work )
Handmade board :
Wheel Of Fortune
Teacher ends the lesson of the day by reviewing the plot of the story. Teacher asks the students a few questions about the drought, as well as, before and after the children’s death.
Teacher distributes handout 2 which consists of questions on moral values. Students are required to match the right sentence to the moral values correctly.