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Central Philippine University

College of Education
Jaro, Iloilo City

Lesson Plan
Integration of English Reading and Science Grade III

:I. Objectives: At the end of the topic, the students should be able to
A. identify parts of the paragraph;
B. appreciate the value of natural resources; and
C. spot the topic sentence/main idea stated in the text.

II. Subject Matter
A. Topic: Protecting Forests and Plants
B. References/Materials: Journal - Learning Guide Exploring Science
- Charts

III. Procedure
Teachers Activity Pupils Activity
A. Preparatory Activities
1. Pronunciation Drill
Directions: Pronounce the words with the initial sound of /g/ in Column A and /k/ in
Column B.

/g/ /k/

gain Cain
game came
gap cap
gave cave
ghost coast
glass class
goal coal
goat coat
gold cold
grab crab
2. Review on the Building Blocks of Language
Last meeting we learn about the building blocks of language. words, sentences
Enumerate them? paragraphs
What is a sentence?
What is a paragraph? A paragraph
is a group of related
sentences that develop
a central idea or topic.
B. Lesson Proper
1. Motivation
Have you heard about the landslide in Cherry Hills Yes Ma’am.
Subdivision in Antipolo City? What do you think was Soil erosion/
the cause of the tragedy? Landslide
When does soil erosion occur?

2. Presentation
Today, we will read a selection entitled “Protect Forest
and Plants.” But before that, I want you to read the following questions
in the board. Upon reading the selection find the answers to this following question.

Protect Forest and Plants
The forest is one of the most important natural resources. We can get many things from it
such as building materials and materials for making pulp paper and wallboard. Rattan, gum,
firewood and medicines are also taken from the forest. Forests are home for animals, too. Some
forest trees give us food.
The roots of trees hold the soil together. They prevent the soil from having carried away
by water. The leaves of trees break the force of the rain so that the water drops slowly to the
ground. The dead leaves of trees on the forest floor cover the soil. When these leaves decay, they
absorb and soak up water and prevent its run off.
Trees in the forest break the force of the wind. Breaking the force of the wind lessened
soil erosion.
Lands that are not used for farming should be planted with cover crops. Cover crops
could be grasses, shrubs or trees. These cover crops give protection to the soil. They prevent the
soil from having carried away. The roots of small plants and grasses hold the soil into place.
Grasses also prevent soil from exposed to for much sun and wind.
Forest and plants prevent the occurrence of landslides and floods. Where there are trees
and plants, fewer floods are likely to happen.

a. How do roots of tress, small plants, and grasses
prevent soil erosion?
b. Are the leaves of trees are important?
c. Why do we plant cover crops?
d. What is the main idea of the selection?
3. Discussion
Let us answer the following questions.
How did you know that it was the main idea? Let’s find out.
C. Post Activity
1. Valuing
What lessons have you learned from the selection?

2. Generalization
Guide the learners enumerate and define the parts of the paragraph.
1. The topic sentence. This is the main idea of the paragraph. It is often the first sentence of
a paragraph and is the most general sentence of the paragraph.
2. The supporting sentences. These are sentences that talk about or explain the topic
sentence. These sentences are more specific.
3. The concluding sentence. This may be found as the last sentence of a paragraph. It can
repeat the main idea or just make a comment about the topic.

IV. Evaluation
Identify the main idea and other parts of a paragraph.

V. Assignment
In a 1 whole sheet of pad paper write a short paragraph on how to protect nature through your own ways.

Prepared by:

Aiza C. Samaniego BSEd E - 3