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A Lesson Plan in Language 10

Prepared by: T. Janna Mae C. Lapitan


Lesson: Verb Modification

Performance Standard: The learner composes a short but powerful persuasive text
using a variety of persuasive techniques and devices.

A. Activation

Show the students a short clip about a performance on stage by professional actors.
(Theatre)

- Have you ever watched a live theatrical performance or video of a professional


stage production?
- How would you describe the experience?
- Is it similar to what we just have seen?
- If no, what are their differences? If yes, what are their similarities?

Recap about what is a theatre will be done.

B. Building Up

Motive for Reading

Today we will be reading an account of a writer and philosopher and his views
about the theatre during his time. Would he be pleased as you are today?

During Reading (Silent Reading)

Comprehension Check

1. How does Cicero feel about the performances at the dedication of the new
theatre? Why?
2. Do you think Cicero and Marius had common tastes? Support your answer with
phrases from the letter.
3. Which phrases show Cicero’s wit or his intelligence?
4. Which performances on television, movies, or real life are similar to those which
Cicero describes? How do you feel about them? Why?
Communicative Activity

Let the students react to the thoughts of Cicero. Students will pretend they are
Mauritius and deliver a reply to Cicero.

Language in Focus

The teacher presents the following sentences.

1. Mauritius had not witnessed the games Cicero attended.


2. Cicero had paid attention with scrupulous eyes.
3. Cicero made critiques as he was watching.
4. He wrote to Mauritius about the games to make him know of his opinion.
5. In his letter, he explained what happened thoroughly until he had talked about
the games’ beginning to its end.

The teacher asks the students to simplify the following sentences.

1. How did you simplify the sentences?


2. What did you get from the sentences?
3. What are those words which were taken called?

Example:
1. Mauritius had not witnessed the games Cicero attended.
to
2. Mauritius missed the games Cicero attended.
Let the students simplify the other sentences too and write it on the board.

The sentence was shortened because we have taken had not witnessed and change
it in to missed because they mean the same.

What do we call those words which are added to verbs to modify them? They are
Modifiers.

Let the students review the sentences and answer the question that follows.

1. Mauritius had not witnessed the games Cicero attended.


What is the modifier in this sentence?

2. Cicero had paid attention with scrupulous eyes.


What is the modifier in this sentence?
3. Cicero made critiques as he was watching.
What is the modifier in this sentence?

4. He wrote to Mauritius about the games to make him know of his opinion.
5. In his letter, he explained what happened thoroughly until he had talked about
the games’ beginning to its end.

Why do we need to expand our sentences using verb modification? What adverbs are
there to help us expand our sentences?

Look at the sentences:

Icarus stood by and watched his father. (Single-word Adverb)

Daedalus fastened the feathers with twine and wax. (Prepositional phrase)

Icarus raised his shiny face to let a feather fall on it. (Infinitive Phrase)

Icarus cried father until the blue sea hushed him.(Adverbial Clause)

Some fisherman watched as the rod dips. (Adverbial Clause)

- What describes the action in the sentences?

Discussion and more examples will follow.

Activity
Let the students watch a video of a disaster and let them make a report (TV or Radio)
about it. Let them use the discussed verb modifications.

Criteria
Language 15
Content of News 15
Presentation 10
40
C. Culmination

1. Answer Exercise B on page 102.

2. Do the Writing activity on page 103 (Exercise C)