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A Semi Detailed Lesson Plan in Grade 10 English

Prepared by: Ms. Genesis C. Aguilar

AB/BSE Literature
I. Objectives
At the end of the lesson, 85% of the students should be able to:
a. acquire background knowledge on the author and the historical context during
which the selection was produced;
b. analyze the text using segmented reading;
c. understand the text by focusing on the theme; and
d. write a reader response essay about the selection.

II. Subject Matter

Lesson: Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy
References: Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy. Retrieved from:
Materials: PPT Presentation, copy of the text

III. Learning Experience

A. Routine Activity
Classroom Management

B. Motivation
Teacher asks the students if they were to ask questions to a wise man, what would
they be.
Teacher introduces the three questions of the king and asks if they were asked this
questions, what would their answers be.
Teacher asks the students to unlock the meaning and use the following words in a
1. Decree- n. an order usually having the force of law
2. Council- n. a group of people who provide advice or guidance on something
3. Peasant- n. a person who has low social status
4. Hermit- n. a person who lives in a simple way apart from others for religious
5. Spade- n. a digging tool used for being pushed into the ground with the foot
6. Gash- n. a long deep cut
7. Ambush- v. to attack by surprise from a hidden place
8. Reconciled- v. to restore harmony or resolve differences
9. Dominion- n. the power to rule: control of a country, region, etc.
10. Pursuit- n. the act of following and trying to catch or capture someone or
something for usually a long time.

C. Lesson Proper
Teacher discusses important details about Leo Tolstoys background and the
historical context during which it was produced.
Teacher divides the class into 4 groups. Each group is assigned to one segment to
read and a specific questions to work on.
The groups will be given 5 minutes to read their segment and another 5 minutes
to answer the questions. After that, they will be given 3 minutes to present their
Teacher guides the students answers through focusing on the theme of the story

IV. Evaluation
Write T if the statement is true, and F if the statement is False
1. The learned men of the kingdom answer his questions unified and concise
2. The answers of the learned men most likely support what would be best for the
individuals lifestyles and gain.
3. The hermit answers the kings questions by recounting the past events as
examples of the answers.
4. The three questions and the kings desire for their answers symbolize three
things that cannot be known, but that one must search for throughout his or her
whole life.
5. Tolstoy coveys in the story that there is only one time that is importantNow!
The most necessary man is he with whom you are, and the most important
affair is, to do him good.
1. F 2. T 3.T 4. T. 5 T

V. Homework
Write a reader response essay about the selection.
A reading response essay:
Summarizes what youve learned.
Gives your reaction to the text.
Your reaction will be one or more of the following:
Agreement/disagreement with the ideas in the text.
Reaction to how the ideas in the text relate to your own experience.
Reaction to how ideas in the text relate to other things you've read.