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Reading Skills

SJK( C ) Year 5 ~Text Book pg 102


SADAKO SASAKI AND THE THOUSAND PAPER
CRANES
Sadako Sasaki was born on the 7th of January, 1943, in Hiroshima.
She liked to go on outings with her family. They would go to the Peace Park on
the 6th of August every year. They went there to remember those who died when
the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on that day in 1945.
Sadako was a school runner. She practiced running every day. One
cold winter day on the 10th of February,1955, she fell down while running. Her
father took her to the hospital. The doctors said she had leukaemia. She was
another victim of the atomic bomb. Sadako was very sad.
The next day, her best friend, Chizuko visited her. She folded a
paper crane and gave it to Sadako. This can help you get well, she said. How
can a paper crane help me get well? asked Sadako.
According to a story, the crane is supposed to live a thousand
years. Some people believe that if you fold one thousand cranes , you can make
a wish, said Chizuko.
Although it was not easy, Sadako hoped to fold the thousand
cranes as quickly as she could. She wanted to go home. By June 1955, she had
folded more than five hundred paper cranes. Although she grew weaker, she
never lost the will to live. She kept on folding the paper cranes. She passed away
on the 25th of October, 1955.
Sadakos friends collected the letters she wrote and turned them
into a book. Soon, many people around Japan read about Sadako and the
thousand cranes. Many people were touched by the courage she had although
she was so ill. In 1958, a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled
in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Sadako became a symbol for the peace
movement.

LESSON PLAN
Date

: 21st July 2011

Class

: Year 5

No. of pupils

: 45 pupils

Time

: 11.30 a.m. 12.30 p.m.

Theme

: World Of Knowledge

Topic

: Young Heroes

Main skills

: Reading

Integrated skills

: Writing

Curriculum specifications

: 3.3.1 read and understand phrases by


matching phrases to pictures.
3.7.1 read and locate the required words in
the dictionary.
3.8.2 - scan for specific information in the
texts.
3.8.4 read and understand simple factual
texts by answering comprehension
questions in relation to main ideas
and details.

Learning outcomes / objectives

: By the end of the lessons, pupils would be


able to :
1) Use a dictionary to look for meanings.
2) Read and understand a text and able to
answer questions.
3) Match sentence parts correctly.
4) Rearrange the words to form sentences.

Previous knowledge

: Pupils have some knowledge of Japan.

Language Input

: Simple WH Questions

Teaching aids

: Year 5 textbooks and worksheets

Moral values

: Courage , Freedom and Humility

Educational Emphasis

: Arranging and Interpersonal

Lesson Plan (English Year 5 SJKC)


Topic: Young Hero (pg 102)
Stage

Activities

Remarks

Pre-reading

1. Teacher distributes the


vocabulary list.
2. In pairs, pupils discuss and tick
the words that they know.
3. Teacher discusses the answer with
pupils.
(Refer appendix 1)

Pupils encourage
using the
dictionary to find
the difficult
word.

Whilereading

Activity A

Worksheet

1. Pupils are given the worksheet on


matching sentences parts.
2.While reading the text, pupils have to
match the sentences correctly based
on information from the text.
(refer appendix 2 )
Activity B
1. Pupils read the text again and
rearrange the words into correct
sentences.
2.Teacher discusses the answers with
pupils.
(refer appendix 3 )
Post-reading

Activity A
1. Pupils need to solve the crossword
puzzle given.
2.Pupils read the sentences and fill in the

Worksheet

Worksheet

puzzle.
(refer appendix 4 )
Activity B
1. Pupils answer 6 comprehension
questions based on the text.
2.Teacher picks pupils at random to give
their answers for each question.
3.Teacher concludes the lesson in
calculating the moral value for the
lesson.
(refer appendix 5)

Worksheet

Moral Value
Courage, freedom,
humility.

Appendix 1(Pre-reading)
Vocabulary Check
Put a tick (/) next to the words that you know. Discuss the words
that you know. Discuss the words that you dont know with a
partner or refer to your dictionary.
_____ crane

____ victim

_____ atomic bomb

____ courage

_____ leukemia

____ statue

_____ symbol

____ peace

Appendix 2 (While-reading)
Activity A
Match the phrases to form correct sentences.

1. Sadako Sasaki was born

she had leukemia.

2.The doctors said

on the 7th of January, 1943 in


Hiroshima.

3. Some people believe that


4. She had folded
5. Sadako became a symbol

more than five hundred paper


cranes.
for the peace movement.
if you fold one thousand cranes,
you can make a wish

Appendix 3 (While-reading)*text book pg 103


Activity B
Rearrange the words to form sentences
Example: a
Sadako
runner.
was
Sakado was a school runner.

school

1. hospital. her
to
father Her the took
_________________________________________
2. another was She victim bomb. of
atomic
the
_______________________________________________
3. folded She crane a paper gave and to it Sadako.
________________________________________________
4. movement. Became for the Sadako symbol the peace
_________________________________________________
5. weaker Although grew will she to she lost never the live.
__________________________________________________
6. wanted
Sadako
home. to
go
__________________________________________________

Appendix 4 (Post-reading)*text book pg 110


Activity A
Solve the puzzle below.
Across
1. The opposite of ugly is ___________.
2. Sakado went to the park once a __________.
3. She pratises running____________.
4. Rahmat played badminton and football.
He was ____________.
Down
5. Chizuko often helped her friends. She was a _______girl.
6. Alinas friend moved to another town. She felt_______.
7. She goes for her music lessons once a _________.
8. She attends art classes________.

f
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y

f
d

Appendix 5 ( Post-reading) * textbook pg 103


Answer these questions.
1. When was Sadako born?
____________________________ .
2. Hiroshima was bombed on the _______.
A. 7th of January, 1943.
B. 6th of August, 1945.
C. 10th of February, 1953.
D. 25th of October, 1955.
3. Why did Chizuko give Sadako a paper crane?
______________________________________.
4. Why did Sadako keep folding the paper cranes?
______________________________________.
5. How did people come to know about Sadako?
______________________________________.
6 What is Sadako best known for?
______________________________________.

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