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Grade 9 Lesson Plan




a. unlock unfamiliar words through context clues
b. get information from the print media
c. explain the value of facing challenges in life with faith and
Subject Matter
Sonnet 29 by George Santayana
Grade 9 Learning Package
Pages 137 -139
Materials : Manila Paper, Meta Strips, Activity Sheets
A. Checking of Assignment
Do we have any assignment?
B. Review
What was our last lesson about?
C. Motivation
Have you experienced a problem in life which is difficult to
solve? How did you solve that problem?
Do you agree with me if I say that every problem has a
corresponding solution or every circumstance has a
corresponding meaning?
D. Presentation
This morning we will study a poem about facing circumstances
in life with faith and confidence. The title of the poem is Sonnet
29. Please pay attention because we will be getting information
from the sonnet.
Before we read the poem, let us first unlock some unfamiliar
words. These are the words we need to know.
1. Sonnet- a type of poem with fourteen lines
2. Deem judge or think
3. Exceeding great in amount, quality or degree
4. Endure bear patiently
5. Tidings news

6. Faiths trusts or beliefs

7. Brave without fear of danger
8. Kinsman a man or woman of the same family
9. Grave a place of burial
I will use the unfamiliar words into sentences and look for their
meanings from the given words in the meta strips then place the
meanings beside the unfamiliar words.
Now that we already know the meanings of the unfamiliar
words, let us read the poem.
I will read the poem by line and repeat after me.
E. Discussion
1. Since the poem is a sonnet, how many lines does the poem
2. How do you think are the first eight lines called?
3. How do you think are the last six lines called?
4. What about the last two lines?
5. What does the opening line mean?
Is the poet asking a question to someone?
What question is being asked?
6. Who is being addressed by the poet?
Who is the poet talking to in the poem?
Do you think he has an enemy?
7. Why does the poet consider the faiths of the old as his daily
bread? What do you mean by faiths of the old?
Do you listen or take the advice of people older than you?
8. What makes the persona happy? Is he contented with his
What makes him contented or satisfied?
9. How do you view the personas circumstance? What
situation is he in? Is he facing any problem?
E. Application
Use the first column to write the last word of each line in Sonnet
29. Write on the second column the rhyme scheme used by the
poet. If you are not familiar with rhyme scheme, every last word
of each line is represented by a letter. So, the first word should
be letter a, then if the second word does not rhyme with the
first, then you should make it letter b, if the third word rhymes

with the first, then make it a, if it rhymes with the second, make
it b, if it does not, then assign another letter. Do you get me
Rhyme Scheme
Message of the first 8 lines

Rhyme Scheme

Message of the last 6 lines


Write True if the statement is true based on the poem, False if it is
1. You have the right to judge others.
2. The young people should listen to the advice of the wise and old
as guide to rightful living.
3. All men die so we must do good things.
4. Every human being is sure of going to heaven.
5. If you have a strong heart and mind, you will be able to face
lifes challenges.


Write a five- sentence reflection of the poem learned this meeting
in your English activity notebook.

1. Acquaintance - Last night, I met a new friend at a party. He was

my new acquaintance and his name was John.
2. Auld Lang Syne - Auld Lang Syne is a phrase which makes
you remember past experiences with some friends who are dear
to you.
3. slopes I went up the slopes with my friend and we felt tired
because the slopes were very high.
4. Wandered - My friend and I just wandered around the plaza
because we had nothing to do and we had enough time to spend
walking around.
5. Paddle We used our feet and hands when we paddled our boat
to a direction because we had nothing to use.
6. Dine We are hungry so we dine at a restaurant.
7. Broad His shoulders are broad enough that we can easily see
8. Roar The lion roared because it was angry.


the good old times

Cried, yelled, growled
Walked around
Rising but unleveled paths
Newly met person

September 9
Grade 9 English