Using Different intonations to suggest different meaning

Subject : 

English Grammar

Topic :

Using
Different intonations to suggest different meaning

Term :

Second Term 

Week:

2

Class :

Basic 6 / Primary Six  

 

Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of intonation in their previous classes

 

 

Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • mention different types
  • say the uses of different types of intonation

 

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation

 

Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks

 

Content :

Intonation simply refers to the force that is used to pronounce a word at the initial , middle or final  syllable  for emphasis sake

There are three types of intonation which are The Rising intonation, The Falling Intonation and The Fall-Rise intonation

 

The Use Of Rising Intonation .

  1. The rising intonation words are used to express words with sudden happy expressions when we raise our voices when we want to pronounce a word at the beginning
  2. Raising intonation is also used when we are asking questions
  3. When we are making a list of grocery that we want to buy in stores
  4. When we make statements , commands and exclamation

The Use of Falling Intonation .

  1. We use falling intonation  at The end of a speech
  2. We use the falling intonation when the sentence  would sound very sarcastic or pun
  3. falling intonation is  also used  with the  wh-questions. eg who , what , why etc
  4. We use falling intonation  with circumflex inflection which means that  we haven’t finish yet but when we do finish we use a falling intonation

Presentation

 

The topic is presented step by step

 

Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics

 

Step 2.

He introduces the new topic

 

Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise

 

 

Conclusion

The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.

 

Evaluation

  • What is falling intonation
  • Mention two instances when falling intonation is used
  • Write out three types of intonation
  • Explain rise and falling intonation

 

 

Assignment

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about

Indefinite pronoun and indefinite Adverbs e.g. some, any, none

 

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