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LESSON PLAN

Subject
Class
Date
Day
Time
Theme
Topic
Focused Skill
Integrated Skill
Learning Outcomes
3.8

: English Year 4
:4M
: 7 March 2013
: Thursday
: 8.25 8.55 a.m.
: World of Knowledge
: Healthy Living (Healthy Meals)
: Reading
: Speaking & Writing
:
Read and understand simple factual texts for main ideas, supporting
details, sequence, and cause and effect.

Curriculum specifications
:
3.8.1 Read and understand instructions, directions, notices, labels,
messages, letters, recipes, passages, descriptions.
3.8.2

Scan for specific information in texts: letters, words, numbers.

3.2.2

Read and learn the meaning of 5 key words for each topic taught.

Learning Objectives
: By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:
1. Read and sequence correctly the 9 steps of making spaghetti.
2. Read and identify all 5 sequence connectors from the text How to Make
Spaghetti and list them out verbally.
3. Construct 5 sentences using the given sequence connectors by referring to the
text How to Make Tuna Sandwiches.
Language Content

: Grammar (Sequence connecters e.g.: Firstly, after that,


next, lastly)

Educational emphases
Multiple Intelligences

: The application of visual-spatial intelligence whereby


pupils rearrange the pieces of puzzles on the meals.
The application of interpersonal intelligence whereby
students works together with friends to match the
pictures with the sentence strips.

CCTS

: Classifying

Moral Values

: Being healthy, teamwork, cooperation

Teaching Aids

: Mah-jong paper, pictures, sentence strips, flashcards,


tags & manila cards.

Previous knowledge

: Students had prior knowledge on balanced diet.


Students had learnt the food pyramid.

Anticipated problems

: Students might not respond according to our expectations.


Students noise level might go out of control during group
work and games.

Stage /
time

Content

Teaching and Learning


Strategies

Set

Questions posted

Induction
5 mins

-Have you had

they have had their

arouse

your breakfast?

breakfast, the importance of

pupils

-Do you know

having meals on time and

interest

breakfast is
important?
-What do you eat
for breakfast?

1. Prompt questions whether

Rationale

to take healthy menu


2. Teacher puts up two pieces
of puzzle on the white
board and students have to
guess what they are.
3. Teacher calls up volunteers

Answer expected:

to put the puzzles together

1. To

on the
topic.
2. To get
them
ready for
the

Remarks /
Teaching
Aids
Teaching
Aids :
-2 Jigsaw
puzzles
(Appendix 1)
- flashcards
of title and
subtopics
(Appendix 2)

-Yes or no
-Fried rice, nasi
lemak, curry puff,

and figure out the pictures

lesson.

sandwiches and burgers.


4. Teacher prompts students
to classify the healthy and

etc

unhealthy meal.
5. Teacher tells the class that
Show realia:
-Jigsaw puzzles

they will learn how to


prepare sandwiches.

Answers
expected:
-Sandwich,
bread,
vegetables, etc.
- Burgers, bread
etc.
Introduction fo the
topic and
classification of
healthy and
unhealthy meals.

Prereading
7 mins

1. Teachers

1. Teacher puts up 6

questions:
Have you

pictures of making

students

sandwiches on the

sequence

ever made

sandwiches?
Have you
helped your
mother to
make

blackboard.
2. Teacher asks the
students if they know
how to make
sandwiches.
3. Teacher asks the

sandwiches

students to help the

before?
What do you

teacher to arrange the

first do when

Teacher guides them

you make

with questions to make

sandwiches?

sure the sequence is

pictures in order.

1. To let

using
pictures and
prompt
questions.
2. To introduce
sequence
connectors
to the
students and
explain how
to use them

Teaching
aids:
-6 pictures of
steps in
making
sandwiches
(refer
Appendix 2)
-sequence
connector
flashcards
(refer
Appendix 3)
-reading text
1 How to

2. Introduce
sequence
connectors
3. Put up
reading text
1 entitled
How to

in sentences.

Make Tuna

flashcards of sequence

Sandwiches
(refer

connectors besides the

Appendix 4)

pictures and explicitly


introduces the
sequence connectors.
5. Teacher puts up

Make Tuna

Reading Text 1 on

Sandwiches

board and student are

4. Word list :
-

correct.
4. Teacher puts up

required to read silently.


6. Teacher asks the

Sequence

students to list out the

connecters

sequence connectors
found in the text.
7. Teacher asks Wh-
questions to the pupils
based on reading text 1.

3. To make the
pupils seek
information
from the text

While

Word list:

Reading
10 mins

-Sequence

into 5 groups and gives

connecters.

instructions for the activity.


2. Students must arrange in

Give out
envelopes.

1. Teacher divides students

correct order the sentence


strips according to the
pictures of the steps. The

Match the
sentence strips to
the pictures and
paste them on
manila cards.

pictures have already been


arranged in order.
3. Students have to paste the
sentence strips according to
the right sequence on the
manila cards and read them
silently.
4. When the students have
finished the task, teacher
puts up reading text 2 on

by reading.
1. To promote

Whole class

team work.

participation

2. To make
them
understand
on how to
use
sequence
connecters.
3. To provide
practice on
sequencing.
4. To reinforce
the new
vocabulary
learnt.

Teaching
aids:
-envelopes
with
sentence
strips and
pictures
(refer
Appendix 5)
-manila cards
and glue
-reading text
2 entitled
How to Make
Spaghetti

white board and checks the


answers with the students.
5. Teacher asks Wh

Post

Give game

Reading
8 mins

instructions.
The selected
students share
their sentences
they come up
with to the class.

(refer
5. To make the

questions to the pupils from

information

reading text 2 that they

from the text

have read.

by reading.

1. Teacher tells students to

1. To trigger

stay in their groups and

students

explains the instruction for

excitement

the game. Teacher gives

with the

them a topic for the game

integration of

how to make a tuna

game.

sandwich, and write the

eyes while teacher puts


sequence connector tags
on selected students from
each group.
3. Each group has to come up
with a sentence using the
sequence connector they
got (the one with the tags).
Pupils refer to reading text
1 entitled How to Make
Tuna Sandwiches to
construct sentences.
4. The selected students tell

Teaching
aids:
-sequence
connector
tags (refer
Appendix 7)
-Mah-jong
paper

ingredients needed on the


white board.
2. Students have to close their

Appendix 6)

pupils seek

2. The exercise
is done
competitively
to make
them put
more effort in
the work.

the sentences they


discussed to the teacher
and teacher writes it down
on the whiteboard.
5. Teacher makes the other
students identify and pick
out the sequence
connectors.

Closure
5 mins

Word list:
-sequence
connectors

1. Teacher recaps sequence


connectors and how they
can be used.
2. Teacher reminds the

1. To recap the

-sandwiches

sequence

(refer

connectors and

Appendix 8)

healthy meals.

students to eat healthy


meals in order to stay
healthy.
3. Teacher praises students
cooperation and teamwork
in the lesson.
4. Teacher distributes
sandwiches for everyone.

2. To instil the
value of taking
care of health,
cooperation and
teamwork.

APPENDIX 1: JIGSAW PUZZLES

APPENDIX 2: 7 PICTURES OF MAKING TUNA SANDWICHES

APPENDIX 3: TOPIC FLASH CARDS AND SEQUENCE CONNECTOR FLASH CARDS

APPENDIX 4: READING TEXT 1


How to Prepare Tuna Sandwiches

Ingredients:
1 can of tuna (put into a bowl)
2 slices of bread
Mayonnaise
Lettuce and tomato (optional)

You have to get all the ingredients ready on the table to prepare the sandwiches.
Firstly, you have to get 2 slices of bread on the plate. Secondly, add one or two tablespoons
of mayonnaise into the bowl of tuna. After that, mix the ingredients in the bowl together.
Later, place the lettuce and tomato slices on the bread. Next, spread the mixture tuna on top
and close the sandwich by adding the other bread slice. Lastly, slice the sandwich in half and
serve.

APPENDIX 5: ENVELOPES CONTAINING SENTENCE STRIPS AND SEQUENCE


PICTURES
Sequence Pictures

Envelopes with sentence strips and sequence pictures pasted on manila cards

Sentence Strips

Text 3: How to Make Spaghetti


Ingredients:
Water
A box of spaghetti
Salt
Pre-made sauce

Make sure all the ingredients are ready on the table.


Firstly, boil a pot of cold water on the stove. Get help from your parents or your
guardian.
Then, pour some salt into the boiling water.
Later, break the spaghetti in half with your hands. Ask guide from your parents.
After that, carefully place the spaghetti in the pot without causing any splashing.
Next, stir the spaghetti occasionally to let it get soft.
Afterwards, turn off the burner and strain the spaghetti in a strainer.
In a separate pan, pour in some pre-made sauce. Then, cover it with lid and set it to
boil.
Turn the heat down once the sauce starts to boil.
Lastly, serve the spaghetti by pouring some sauce on top of the noodles.

APPENDIX 6: READING TEXT 2

Text 3: How to Make Spaghetti


Ingredients:
Water
A box of spaghetti
Salt
Pre-made sauce

Make sure all the ingredients are ready on the table. Firstly, boil a pot of cold
water on the stove. Get help from your parents or your guardian. Then, pour some
salt into the boiling water. Later, break the spaghetti in half with your hands. Ask
guide from your parents. After that, carefully place the spaghetti in the pot without
causing any splashing. Next, stir the spaghetti occasionally to let it get soft.
Afterwards, turn off the burner and strain the spaghetti in a strainer.
In a separate pan, pour in some pre-made sauce. Then, cover it with lid and
set it to boil. Turn the heat down once the sauce starts to boil. Lastly, serve the
spaghetti by pouring some sauce on top of the noodles.

Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Spaghetti

APPENDIX 7: SEQUENCE CONNECTOR TAGS

APPENDIX 8: REALIA - SANDWICHES