Teaching New Words , Meaning and Comprehension . Basic Six English Grammar . Week 3

Subject :  English Grammar

Topic : Comprehension . Teaching of New Words

Term : Second Term 

Week: Week 3

Class : Basic 6 / Primary Six  

Previous lesson :  The pupils have previous knowledge of Clean Water Strategies

Behavioural objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Read and comprehend the content of the passage
  • write out the new words in the passage and use the dictionary to check the meaning of the words
  • use the new words in sentences properly

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 :


Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the appropriate of the options lettered A – E

Sometimes ago, a man punished his three year old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight, and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, “this is for you daddy”. He was embarrassed by his earlier over reaction, but his temper flared again when he found that the box was empty. He yelled at her, “don’t you know that when give someone a present there should be something inside of it”? The little girl looked up to the dad with tears and said, “the box is not empty, I blew kisses into the box, all for you. The man was humbled. He hugged his child and kept the box around his bed.

1.     What did the man do when his daughter offered him a gift the next morning? He (a) begged her (b) kept the gift (c) was angry (d) was embarrassed                  (e) yelled at her

2.     What did the girl put in the box that her father did not see? (a) gold wrapper (b) stones (c) kisses (d) love (e) joy

3.     Why was the man angry when he was given the gift? He was angry because (a) the box was put under a tree (b) he hated gifts (c) money was tight (d) the box was empty (e) the girl wasted  the wrapper

4.     Why was the girl’s father embarrassed when She brought him a gift? He was embarrassed because (a) he over reacted (b) he punished her (c) there was nothing inside the box (d) the man lost some money (e) nobody was at home

5.     The man took the imaginary kiss whenever he was (a) discouraged                      (b) hungry (c) late (d) disturbed (e) happy

Choose the option that is nearest in meaning from the options.

6.     The water was polluted. (a) pure (b) stinky (c) dirty (d) black

7.     The maid disappeared with the money. (a) traveled (b) vanished (c) ran                (d) fled

8.     Lola likes eating pawpaw. (a) loves (b) hate (c) enjoy (d) often

Choose the option that is nearest opposite in meaning from the options.

9.     The man is very poor. (a) wealthy (b) rich (c) healthy (d) blessed

10      Mr. Sada built a temporary site on his land. (a) permanent (b) big (c) lasting (d) rooted

11.The path to your house is crooked. (a) long (b) slopy (c) straight (d) deep

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.