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Class: 5C (Mixed Ability) Main Skill: Reading

Date: 21st April 2008

Time: 8.00am-8.40 am

Integrated Skill(s): Listening, Writing Curriculum Specifications: 2.0 Language for Informational Use 2.2 Process information by: j) Extracting main ideas and details B. Processing texts read by: Level 1 ii. Skimming for gist and stating what the text is about i. Scanning for details v. Taking notes of main ideas Level 2 vii. Identifying main ideas of simple texts Learning Outcomes/Objectives: At the end of the lesson the students will be able to: i. underline correctly, at least, 5 main points of Handout A Previous Knowledge: The students had been taught how to skim and scan a text entitled Kuda Kepang during previous lesson Language Focus: Content Words (Verbs) Instructional Material(s): Blackboard, LCD and laptop, Hand-out A (Article on Who Are Responsible of Children Playing During Flood)

Moral Value (s): 1. Co-operation among colleagues 2. Appreciate life 3. Helping the needy (especially flood victims) Education Emphasis / Thinking Skill (s): I. II. III. IV. Learning how to learn skills Values and Citizenship Knowledge Acquisition Preparation for the Real World

References: Carole Chung Mei Choo, Rani Parasuraman & Shadhana Popatlal. 2003. Kurikulum bersepadu sekolah menengah english form 5. Petaling Jaya; Sutrapadu (M) Sdn.Bhd. Davidson, G. 2001. Phrases, clauses and sentences. Singapore; Learners Publishing Pte. Ltd. Greenbaum, S. 1991. An introduction to English grammar. England; Pearson Education Limited. Stageberg, N. & Oaks, D. 2000. An introductory English grammar (fifth edition). Orlando; Hartourt Inc.

Steps Set Induction ( 3 minutes )

Contents Greetings-caring, warmth and zealous.

Procedures Teacher bids welcome and asks for the well-being of the students.

Teachers Classroom Language Good morning class. Feeling well everyone?

Teacher exudes the power of controlling the class.

Please sit down. Is everyone settled? Good. Ready to learn?

Prologue of the lesson

Teacher introduces the topic to the students.

Today, we will learn a topic relating to a current issue, flood.

Teacher relates prior knowledge How many of you have read the newspapers of the students to todays lesson. recently? Good, that is more than half of the class. Motivating Teacher motivates the students to do more reading. To those of you who had not been reading recently, you should start reading today. You will gain a lot of information from reading.

Pre- reading (8 minutes)

Slideshow of flood

Teacher shows a slideshow presentation on the aftermath of flood. (Refer to appendix) After the slide show has finished, the teacher asks questions in order to assess students understanding.

Now, let us concentrate on the slideshow presentation that Im about to show you.

Socratic / Questioning Method

Class, what do you understand from the slideshow presentation? Raju, why dont you tell the class what do you understand from the slide show? Thank you. Bob, do you agree with Raju? Good opinion Lina, what comes to your mind when the word flood is being mentioned? Anyone else would like to offer their view about the slide show? What do you think we will learn today? That is a splendid opinion

Scope of the lesson

The teacher notifies the class Thats correct. We will learn about the effects of about the scope of todays lesson flood today. Our focus is on children playing during flood Anyone of you had experienced playing during flood? What do you feel when you are playing during flood? Teacher shows acknowledge students participation and appreciate students involvement by thanking them. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

Relating to Teacher probes students to students previous share their experiences which experience relate to the topic.

While reading ( 15 minutes ) Individual Work ( Underlining Main Points)

Distribution of handout A Whole-class participation Introduction of the article Instruction

Teacher distributes handout A with the assistance of the class monitor. Teacher makes sure every student has the handout Teacher introduces the article to the class Teacher gives clear instruction to the students.

Class monitor, please distribute handout A. Thank you. Did everyone get the handout? Good. This is an article entitled Who Are Responsible of Children Playing During Flood? Using this article, we will polish on our reading skills. While reading, underline the main points of the text. You have approximately 7 minutes to do this. Do you need my help? Abu, I believe you have missed 1 main point. Class, you have 1 minute left. Make sure you have underlined the correct main points.

Observing

Teacher observes while walking around the class and offers sincere help to the students. Teacher informs the class that time is nearly up.

Time Management

After one minute, teacher informs Time is up. the class that time is up.

Discussion

Teacher discusses the answers with the students.

Now, we will discuss the answers. Amran, what are the points that you have underlined? Class, do you agree with him? Any other answers?

Teacher writes the main points on the blackboard so that students could easily refer to the answers. Teacher offers help to the students

Now, let me write the answers on the blackboard.You could refer to the answers.

If there is any questions, do not hesitate to ask me or your fellow friends

Post Reading ( 10 minutes ) Group Work

Grouping Class management Affective aspect

Teacher asks students to be in group of 5 Teacher makes sure that everyone is settled down Teacher shows her concern and sense of caring towards the students. Teacher informs the class of what they are expected to do

Now, please be in group of five. Is everyone settled? Is there anyone who doesnt have a group? Great. Class, you will have to produce lyric to raise awareness among children regarding playing in flood. You may include the main points that you have underlined in the article earlier. The melody is up to you. You have 7 minutes to discuss Time is nearly up. You have 1 minutes left All right. Time is up. Stop brainstorming. Present your lyric to me during next lesson. The group with the best lyrics will be rewarded.

Instruction

Teacher informs students that time is nearly up. Teacher informs students that time is up. Token Reinforcement Teacher gives rewards to appreciate students work.

Closure (4 minutes)

Summary of the lesson

Teacher summarizes the whole lesson of the day

Class, what have we learned today? We learn about the dangers of fooling around during flood. Dana, would you like to add on the summary of todays lesson? Any other opinion?

Motivating/ Reinforcement Epilogue of the lesson

Teacher advises students to fully utilize their time to complete the task given Teacher bids farewell

Please remember to complete your task on time. It will reflect your personality as a good student. Thank you class. See you next week.

HANDOUT A
Who Are Responsible of Childern During Flood? During raining season, there have been many cases of childrens deaths due to their life-threatening hobby of bathing in flood. These children had mistakenly made a decision to have a blast during flood. Perhaps, this is their way of handling flood. One of the pivotal reasons that leads to the life-threatening hobby is the lacking of parents monitoring and interfering of their children activities. Instead of taking great care of their children especially during flood, the parents are more occupied with their possessions that are destroyed by flood. Little so the parents realize that the greatest possession on Earth is indeed their own flesh and blood. Likewise, the children have insufficient knowledge about the dangers of flood. Apart from spreading diseases, flood could also cost their lives. For example, the act of bathing in flood could simply take their lives away because the strong current of water could wash away their bodies in a split second. If the children are aware of this, the chance of them to avoid the occurrence of this incident is high. In addition, neighbours play an important role too. They are obliged to not only watch their own children but the neighbours children too. Some neighbours have the tendencies to close their eyes on the issue of taking care of others children. Consequently, the innocent children lives are on the edge of unpredictable danger that could occur anytime. In conclusion, everyone must be responsible towards children especially during flood. Children are unaware of the danger that they may face when fooling around during flood. Thus, it is the onus of pointing out the danger is on the shoulder of adults.

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