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Draft Language Arts lesson plan

Class: 4K

Level: 2

Date:
Time:
Duration: 1 Hour
Theme/ Topic: World of Knowledge Unit 14 Our Earth Our Home
Pupils previous knowledge: Pupils were able to participate in a guided performance.
Focus skill: Reading
Integrated skill: Listening and Speaking
Learning standard: 1.1.2 Able to listen to and enjoy stories
2.3.1 Able to read for information and enjoyment with guidance: (a) Fiction
3.3.1 Able to create simple texts using a variety of media with guidance: (a) nonlinear
4.3.2 Able to plan, prepare and participate in a performance with guidance based on
literary works
Language content: Verb
Behavioural objectives: By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:
1. Plan creative work through Readers Theatre and act out the
dialogue given with guidance.
2. Use at least 3 variety of voice expression (sad/happy/angry)
correctly when acting the dialogue with guidance
Teaching aids/ Materials:

i) Dialogue text (from text book page 119)


ii) Props and costumes for characters (role play)
iii) Worksheet 1 (information transfer)

Educational emphases: Thinking skill: Analysing, Applying


Contextual learning: Daily life situations
Moral value: Preserve and conserve the environment

Draft Language Arts lesson plan

Teaching and learning stages:


Stages/

Teaching and Learning

Duration

procedures

Content

Notes/ Rationale

1. Teacher greets
pupils.
2. Show pictures of
people doing
Set
induction
(5 minutes)

Readers Theatre

stage performance
like acting.

n
(10 minutes)

Recalling the

pictures; ask questions

previous lesson

to elicit responses from

about saving the

pupils.

Earth

Briefly tell about what

Introduce the next

people usually do when

activity readers

doing performance.

theatre.

performance.
3. Ask pupils whether
they have join any

Presentatio

Briefly talk about the

4. Teacher asks pupils


to take out their
textbook page 119
5. Model the

Emphasize the use of


intonation, voice

Encourage pupils to

expression and rhythm

show their expression

expression and
briefly explains
about the text
6. Pick some
examples in the text
that have the clues

Different

read as if they are

intonation (how

in the situation.

we read) affect its


-

meaning
May make the
sound of the
animals

for expression.
7. Ask pupils to look at
which words that
can be used as
clues
8. Teach and guide

importance to have a
narrator when acting.
Explain to pupils that

according to the

they need to speak


loudly so that their voice
can be heard easily.

cue (tambourine
have to start their

voice/ facial
expression when they
(apply it to the acting)

narrator in a story; the

the dialogues

ringing pupils

example of tone of

are happy/ sad/ angry


Explain the use of

how to read each of

characters
9. Introduce the use of

Ask pupils to give

Encourage pupils not to

*introducing/
promoting fluency

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part)

worry about small


mistakes ignore a slipup and keep going.
Tell pupils that they will
do the Readers Theatre
performance.

10. Pupils will be


assigned into
smaller group of 8.
11. Pupils are given

Grouping method:

Exposing to pupils on

Use colourful foam

how they should act a

sticks; similar colour will

dialogue with proper

be in one group

ways.

Remind the use of cue

Promote socialization

freedom to choose
which characters
that they would like

(tambourine ringing
to act.
pupils have to start their
12. Pupils will be having
part)
a small competition
with each other.
13. Introduce the
criteria of choosing

Practice
(20 minutes)

the winner
14. Remind pupils that

like being introduce


earlier stage.
15. Tell pupils that they
will practice the

Encourage pupils to

sure allocated time

show the expression of

is/will not exceeded.

voice intonation,
rhythm, pronunciation
Encourage pupils to
throw out their voice
when reading the
dialogue (not shouting)

dialogues in their
own group.
16. Pupils will be given
the script in smaller
piece of paper.
17. Teacher walks
around and
monitors pupils
progression.

Monitor the time


allocated make

they have to use


voice expression

and team-work

Ask pupils to remember


their turn; dont wait for
teacher to point their
turn.
Give about 15 minutes
for pupils to practice in
their group

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18. Ask which group

Pupils need to be alert

Technique used:

are ready to

of the ringing as well as

Readers Theatre

perform.
19. Ask pupils to
Production

introduce which

their script; alert their


turn to read the

Promoting Readers

dialogue.

Theatre one of the

characters they will


(20 minutes)

act.
20. Pupils will be given
some props to help
to differentiate
which characters

ways to enhance
Allocate about 3 5

reading skill in a fun

minutes for each group

way.

to perform in front of the


class.

1. Louder voice

that they are acting


out.
21. Remind the use of
cue tambourine,
start after ring once.
22. Retell the criteria of
choosing the winner

Using the small props to

projection with

help the audience to

clear

identify the characters


and they are able to
follow the flow of the
dialogue

for the performance.


23. The other groups
will be asked to
focus and listen to
their friends.
24. Recall about the
characters/ ending
of the story
25. Emphasize the
Closure

moral value

Criteria:

pronunciation
2. Smooth flow
did not has
long pause in
between

Evaluate pupils
performance based on
the criteria
Using WH-Questions to
elicit response
Link the moral value
from the dialogue

(5 minutes)
Preserve and conserve
the environment; save
the tree will save the
environment too.

characters
3. Able to use
variety of voice
expression/
intonation
Sum up session

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Worksheet 1
Name: _____________________________

Class: _______

Date: ____________

Read the dialogue on page 119 again and complete the following:Title:
Place:
Characters in the story:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

Kuhan
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Lessons learnt from the story:Example: We should protect the tree because it gives a lot of benefits.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Which character/characters do you like the most? Why?


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Do you like the story? Give a reason.


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