COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE AND LITERACY LESSONS
Instructional Materials :
- Wall Charts
Previous Knowledge :
The pupils have been taught
Meaning of Sentence
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
The aim of this lesson is not the proper usage of punctuation marks but emphasis on the names of the punctuation marks ,
The emphasis is for them to know the basic punctuation marks—— their names
and how to write them. As they move on in their literacy lesson, they will begin to earn how to apply the punctuation marks in written English.
Punctuation marks are used to express the appropriate meaning of a sentence. They are used to clarify meaning or indicating the need for separation when writing.
When speaking out loud, we can pause our words and inflect our voices.
In written English, if we don’t use punctuation marks, our sentences could become very long and difficult to read and understood..
They are 14 punctuation marks that are commonly used in written English. But for this class and their age, we will discuss the basic ones such as: full stop,
The children should be able to say their names, identify them and write them.
Punctuation marks I know
Punctuation marks I know:
Full stop, comma, semicolon, dash
Question mark, hyphen, colon, exclamation mark
(Give it a rhythm so they can learn it fast.)
Punctuation marks song
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