Pride goes before a fall





SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                                                         



Topic :

Pride goes before a fall


Term  : Third Term


WEEK : Week 3


By the end of this lesson, students will be able to understand the concept of pride and how it can lead to a fall.

Materials Needed:

  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Pictures and illustrations
  • Fill-in-the-blank worksheets
  • Storybook: “The Proud Tree” by Luane Roche

Pride goes before a fall

Title: Pride Goes Before a Fall

Oh children, hear my words so true, Pride can be dangerous for me and you. It swells our hearts, makes us feel tall, But beware, for pride goes before a fall.

When we boast and brag about our skill, When we believe we’re better than others still, We forget that everyone has flaws, And pride can lead to our downfall.

It’s good to feel proud of what we do, But don’t let that pride control you. Stay humble, kind, and always true, For pride goes before a fall, it’s true.

So let’s remember this lesson we’ve learned, And keep our pride in check, be concerned. For in the end, it’s better to be small, Than to fall from grace due to pride’s call.


  1. ________ can be dangerous for us. a) Humility b) Pride c) Kindness
  2. When we ________ and brag about our skills, we forget that everyone has flaws. a) Stay humble b) Boast c) Be kind
  3. Pride can lead to our ________. a) Humiliation b) Success c) Happiness
  4. It’s good to feel proud of what we do, but we should not let our pride ________ us. a) Control b) Help c) Guide
  5. We should always stay ________ and kind. a) Arrogant b) Humble c) Proud
  6. In the end, it’s better to be ________ than to fall from grace due to pride’s call. a) Humble b) Arrogant c) Disrespectful
  7. It’s important to keep our pride in ________. a) Respect b) Check c) Control
  8. We should be ________ of our achievements but not boastful. a) Proud b) Humble c) Arrogant
  9. Pride goes before a ________. a) Rise b) Fall c) Success
  10. We should always remember that everyone has ________. a) Strengths b) Flaws c) Opportunities

Lesson Plan Presentation

Introduction (5 minutes):

  • Begin the lesson by asking students if they have ever heard the phrase “pride goes before a fall”.
  • Ask them to share what they think it means.
  • Write their responses on the whiteboard.

Direct Instruction (10 minutes):

  • Explain to the students that pride means feeling good about oneself and one’s accomplishments.
  • Use illustrations to help students understand the concept of pride.
  • Explain that while it’s good to feel proud of oneself, being too proud can lead to negative consequences, such as losing friends or making mistakes.
  • Use pictures or stories to illustrate the negative effects of excessive pride.

Interactive Activity (10 minutes):

  • Distribute fill-in-the-blank worksheets to the students, containing sentences related to the lesson.
  • Have them fill in the blanks with the correct words (options provided).
  • Review the answers as a class.

Storytelling (15 minutes):

  • Read “The Proud Tree” by Luane Roche to the class.
  • After reading, ask the students to identify the proud tree’s mistakes and what he could have done differently.

Discussion (10 minutes):

  • Engage the students in a discussion on the lessons learned from the story and how they relate to real life.
  • Encourage them to share personal experiences or examples of when pride led to negative consequences.

Conclusion (5 minutes):

  • Summarize the lesson by restating the main points.
  • Emphasize the importance of being humble and not letting pride control us.
  • Encourage students to be proud of their achievements, but not to boast or become arrogant.


  • Evaluate students’ understanding of the lesson through participation in class discussion, completion of fill-in-the-blank worksheets, and their responses to the story.