Oral and Written Comprehension English Grammar Primary 3 Third Term Week 1

Subject: English Grammar

Table of Contents

Class : Primary 3

Term : Third Term

Week : Week 1

Topic : Oral and Written Comprehension

Previous Lesson 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and understand the concept of tooth decay.
  2. Develop reading comprehension skills by reading a passage on tooth decay.
  3. Enhance vocabulary related to oral health and dental care.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to answer comprehension questions based on the passage.
  5. Recognize the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene practices.


Embedded Core Skills:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Vocabulary development
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Oral communication


Learning Materials:

  1. Comprehension Passage on Tooth Decay handout (printed copies for each student)
  2. Whiteboard/Smartboard and markers
  3. Chart paper and markers
  4. Picture cards depicting oral hygiene practices
  5. Assessment worksheets (printed copies for each student)
  6. Colored pencils/crayons


Tooth Decay Prevention.

Title: Tooth Decay

Once upon a time, in a land not too far away, there lived a happy and healthy village. The children of the village loved to laugh, smile, and play. But there was a sneaky villain lurking around, and its name was Tooth Decay!

Tooth Decay was a tiny, naughty creature that loved to attack teeth. It hid in sugary snacks and drinks, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Whenever the children indulged in too many candies, chocolates, or sweet sodas, Tooth Decay would start its mischief.

The children’s teeth were in danger! Tooth Decay would create tiny holes called cavities in their teeth, causing pain and discomfort. If the children didn’t take care of their teeth, the cavities would grow bigger and bigger.

But fear not, brave pupils! The village had a secret weapon against Tooth Decay: the Toothbrush Brigade! Every morning and night, the children would brush their teeth with toothpaste and their trusty toothbrushes. They also visited the friendly dentist, who would help keep their teeth strong and healthy.

With the Toothbrush Brigade by their side, the children fought against Tooth Decay. They learned to limit sugary snacks and drinks, choosing healthier options like fruits and water instead. By taking care of their teeth, they could keep Tooth Decay at bay and enjoy their playful days without any worries.

Remember, my dear pupils, healthy teeth are happy teeth. So, let’s join the Toothbrush Brigade and keep Tooth Decay away!


  1. Tooth decay is caused by ________. a) brushing teeth b) eating fruits c) bacteria and sugary foods
  2. Cavities are tiny ________ that form in the teeth. a) brushes b) holes c) pencils
  3. Tooth decay can cause ________. a) strong teeth b) pain and discomfort c) shiny smiles
  4. The Toothbrush Brigade helps to ________. a) clean the floors b) fight against Tooth Decay c) plant trees
  5. Sugary snacks and drinks can ________. a) make teeth stronger b) prevent tooth decay c) contribute to tooth decay
  6. The dentist helps to keep our teeth ________. a) wobbly b) strong and healthy c) dirty
  7. The children brush their teeth with ________. a) socks b) toothpaste and toothbrushes c) chocolate bars
  8. Healthy teeth are ________. a) sad teeth b) happy teeth c) wiggly teeth
  9. The children limit ________ to protect their teeth. a) sugary snacks and drinks b) vegetables and water c) books and toys
  10. The children visit the dentist to ________. a) play games b) have fun c) keep their teeth healthy


Lesson Plan Presentation: Comprehension Passage on Tooth Decay


Grade: Primary 3 Subject: English Grammar Topic: Comprehension Passage on Tooth Decay



Previous Lesson

I. Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Greet the students and review their prior knowledge about dental health and oral hygiene.
  • Explain the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
  • Introduce the topic of tooth decay and its impact on oral health.

II. Reading and Comprehension (15 minutes)

  • Distribute the Comprehension Passage on Tooth Decay handout to each student.
  • Instruct the students to read the passage silently.
  • Encourage them to underline or highlight important information.
  • Discuss any unfamiliar words and their meanings as a class.
  • Model reading aloud a paragraph from the passage and ask for volunteers to read the subsequent paragraphs.


III. Teacher’s Activities (10 minutes)

  • Display the picture cards depicting oral hygiene practices on the board.
  • Explain each picture and its relevance to maintaining good oral hygiene.
  • Discuss the passage’s main ideas, key details, and the cause-and-effect relationship between sugary foods and tooth decay.
  • Engage students in a brief class discussion about the importance of brushing teeth, visiting the dentist, and avoiding sugary snacks.


IV. Learners’ Activities (15 minutes)

  • Divide the class into small groups.
  • Distribute chart paper and markers to each group.
  • Instruct the groups to create a mind map or poster summarizing the passage and the key points discussed.
  • Encourage students to use their creativity and include relevant illustrations or drawings.
  • Allow time for the groups to collaborate and complete their posters.

V. Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Distribute the assessment worksheets to each student.
  • The worksheets will include ten evaluation questions based on the passage.
  • Instruct students to read the questions carefully and provide written answers.
  • Collect the completed worksheets for evaluation.


Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is tooth decay?
  2. What causes tooth decay?
  3. What are the consequences of tooth decay?
  4. How can tooth decay be prevented?
  5. Why is it important to brush your teeth?
  6. What role does the dentist play in maintaining oral health?
  7. List three oral hygiene practices mentioned in the passage.
  8. Explain why it is necessary to limit sugary snacks and drinks.
  9. What is the main idea of the passage?
  10. What did you learn from the passage about tooth decay and oral hygiene?

VI. Conclusion (5 minutes)

  • Recap the main points discussed during the lesson.
  • Emphasize the importance of regular brushing, visiting the dentist, and making healthy food choices.
  • Highlight the significance of maintaining good oral hygiene practices for overall health and well-being.
  • Encourage students to share what they learned with their families and practice good oral hygiene habits at home.
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