COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LESSONS
Identification and Writing of Punctuation Marks
Instructional Materials :
- Wall Charts
Previous Knowledge :
The pupils have been taught
that was treated during the last lesson
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- say what are punctuation marks
- identify punctuation marks
- use punctuation marks correctly
You have to ensure that the children can identify all the punctuation marks.
You start with one punctuation mark at a time. You write it, they see it and they learn to write it. When they master it, before you move to another one. In one week, they should be able to identify and write all of them.
This class is a writing class. Create as many opportunity as possible for the children to write. Even after you have completed this lesson, they should keep practicing it as often as possible.
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
You have to do a lot of practice on how to use letters to form words. After you introduce this lesson, you practice it all through the week. Ask the children to write three letters and join them together. It does not matter if the words make meaning or not. You want to know if they know the difference between letters and words.
The class teacher goes round to make sure that the pupils are actually writing and he or she corrects them when and where the need arises