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Semi - Detailed Lesson Plan in English




At the end of the lesson, the students should be able to :
A. give the meaning of idioms found in the text and
B. use it in sentence
C. specify statements in the text that tells how one can cope with crisis
D. write a paragraph telling about a crisis they experience and how they cope with
Subject Matter
A. Focus : Coping with Crisis by Ann Landers
B. Materials : copy of the essay Coping with Crisis by Ann Landers, manila paper
C. Skill : reading, writing
A. Pre- reading
1. Motivation
What are the problems you have encountered and what did you do to solve it?
2. Vocabulary Development
The students will give the meaning of idioms in the sentence below from the
contextual clues given.
a. She was told that the food was burnt to a crisp couldnt possibly be
undone do it was useless crying over spilled milk.
b. His doctor said he had only a year to live, so he decided to drain the cup to
the dregs.
c. Keeping sorrow locked up inside his heart was very unhealthy. He must
let go of his grief or be broken down by stress.
d. For many years, she blamed herself for her husbands heart attack. She
should realize her family has had enough of this breast-beating.
e. He has had many upsets in all these years, but he successfully overcame
them; expectedly, he will soon touch the stars.
After knowing the meaning the students will use the idioms in sentences.
B. During reading
1. The teacher will distribute the copy to the students. The students will read
the essay silently.
2. As the students read the text, they will underline the key words and ideas in
the text which suggest how one can cope with problem. They will underline
as many as possible.

C. Post reading
1. The teacher will ask the students the following questions:
a. What is your first impression about the essay?
b. What is the main idea of the essay?
c. What does the author wants us to tell?
2. Paired Response
a. Paired students will individually select a quote or a line from the essay
that they find significant or meaningful and record the quotation in
Column I.
b. Students then write their personal thoughts, feelings, reactions about the
selected quotation in Column II.
c. The partners exchange papers. In Column III of the partners paper,
each student respond to the writing of his partner.
d. The journals are returned to each partner. In Column IV, the students
respond to the comments that their partner wrote in Column III.
e. Partners discuss their comments and experiences in the class.
Column I
Column II
Column III
Column IV
Your Quotation Your Comments Your partners
Your reaction
to your

D. Evaluation
Referring to the text, check the statements that tell how one can cope with crisis.
1. ___ Trouble, which can be very defeating, is an inevitable part of life.
2. ___ It is an unhealthy attitude to look at trouble as something that will
eventually be solved.
3. ___ One of the most difficult realities to face is forgiving oneself in the face
of a devastating experience.
4. ___ It is futile to weep endlessly over something that nothing can ever undo.
5. ___ It is not physically, mentally, and emotionally sound to ceaselessly
agonize over something that could have been done but wasnt done.
6. ___ While we cannot sometimes control what happens to us, we can however
control our reaction to what happens to us.


___ When faced with trouble that are beyond human control, like personal
tragedies, you can overcome grief by keeping faith.
8. ___ Another way of overcoming grief, frustration and suffering is to
undertake positive action.
9. ___ One other way to escape the pain of a broken heart is to plunge into a
social whirl or run off on healing trips.
10. ___ A useful activity that helps in coping with a troubled heart is doing
something to help others.

Write a paragraph or two about a crisis you have experienced and whether you
coped with it in the way the writer suggested in the reading selection.