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LESSON PLAN

SUBJECT: English TOPIC: Adjectives
TITLE OF SOFTWARE: Grammar Practices and Quizzes

LEVEL OF STUDENTS: Lower Secondary TIME REQUIRED: 30 mins for STATION-BASED APPROACH
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BEFORE THIS LESSON:

1. Sentence construction.


OBJECTIVES: Students at the end of the lesson will be able to:

a) identify words and articles as adjectives

b) identify verbs that are adjectives

c) brainstorm words that can be used to describe pictures

d) create sentences using adjectives
For next lesson:

c) identify angles which are corresponding angles and alternate angles given two transversals


LESSON PROPER:





Time

What teacher is doing

What students are doing

Introduction





Teacher to give examples of adjectives to describe a person.
Teacher to ask a volunteer to come forward and to ask students to give at lease 10 words that can describe him/her and to ask a volunteer to write on the board.
Teacher explains adjectives.

Student volunteer


Students to give words to describe the person
Another volunteer to record words.


Activities




Teacher divides the class into 4 stations. Teacher to give instructions and to time each activity to be 20 minutes and to rotate 1 >2>3>4>1.
Station 1: - Teacher to get some colour pictures from magazine / newspaper.
Station 2: Give a paper of 10 adjectives
Station 3: Set-up computer and label the computer as Station 3. Book mark the page.
Station 4: Set-up computer and label the computer as Station 4. Book mark the page. Also to prepare worksheet for students to record.


Station 1: Given two pictures, students will brainstorm to come up with as many adjectives as possible to describe the pictures. The team that comes up with the most number of relevant adjectives shall be winners.
Station 2: Students are given a set of 10 adjectives and to write a short story using all of these adjectives. The group with the most interesting story will win.
Station 3: Using computers – as a group with one computer

Use this website to do the quiz :



http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/adjectives_quiz2.htm
Station 4: Using computers – as a group with one computer

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adjectives.htm

Students to make notes in worksheet provided.



Conclusion




Ask students to present their work. Ask students to judge the competition of the number of adjectives

Judging and presentation of their work.

Assessment




Use school materials





Student worksheet:Station 4:
Go to this site

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adjectives.htm and read as a group the contents of the page. Make notes and answer the following questions.


  1. Adjectives - what does it do?

  2. What are articles? Give examples.

  3. Are articles adjectives?

  4. Look at the passage: Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel, the colour words are adjectives. Identify the thing that the adjective is describing.

a. East India Tea describes the ______________

b. India describes the ______________

c. orange describes the ______________

d. covered describes the ____________



e. fat limp describes the ____________

Positive

Comparative

Superlative

rich

richer

richest


lovely

lovelier

loveliest

beautiful

more beautiful

most beautiful
5. The degrees of comparison are known as the positive, the comparative, and the superlative

Positive

Comparative

Superlative

tall







short







happy







tired







generous










Philip Wong / NIE, Singapore /Dec 2005






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