Subject: English Grammar
Class : Primary 3
Term : Third Term
Week : Week 3
Topic : The rewards for Kindness
- To understand the importance of kindness and its positive impact on others.
- To recognize the value of character traits like compassion, selflessness, and empathy.
- To develop reading comprehension skills through the story analysis and discussion.
- To enhance vocabulary by introducing new words and phrases from the story.
- To encourage critical thinking and reflection on the moral lessons conveyed in the story.
Embedded Core Skills:
- Reading comprehension
- Vocabulary development
- Critical thinking
- Reflection and analysis
- The story “The Reward for Kindness” (previously provided)
- Whiteboard or blackboard
- Markers or chalk
- Visual aids (optional)
- Pen and paper for each student
Once upon a time in the bustling town of Ikorodu, Lagos State, there lived four friends named Adeyemi, Babatunde, Fidelis, and Ayomide. They were known for their kind hearts and willingness to help others.
One sunny afternoon, as they were walking home from school, they came across an elderly woman struggling to carry a heavy bag of groceries. Without hesitation, Adeyemi rushed forward and offered to help. Babatunde and Fidelis joined in, relieving the woman of her burden. Ayomide, noticing that the woman looked tired, suggested they walk her home.
Grateful for their assistance, the elderly woman introduced herself as Mama Ola and invited the friends inside. She shared stories of her youth and the importance of kindness. Impressed by their compassion and good character, Mama Ola decided to reward the boys.
A few days later, Mama Ola called the boys together and presented them with a surprise. She had arranged for them to visit a nearby wildlife conservation center. Excited, the friends embarked on an adventure filled with close encounters with exotic animals.
As they explored the conservation center, Adeyemi, Babatunde, Fidelis, and Ayomide realized that their act of kindness had not only helped Mama Ola, but it had also brought them an unforgettable experience. They understood that being kind and selfless had its own rewards, and it filled their hearts with joy.
From that day forward, the friends continued to spread kindness throughout Ikorodu. Their acts of goodwill not only brightened the lives of others but also enriched their own. They learned that true rewards lie in the smiles and gratitude of those they helped, and in the happiness that kindness brings to the world
- Who were the four friends in the story? a) Adeyemi, Babatunde, Fidelis, and Ayomide b) Samuel, David, Emma, and Grace c) Michael, Sarah, James, and Lucy d) John, Peter, Elizabeth, and Mary
- Where did the story take place? a) Ibadan, Oyo State b) Enugu, Enugu State c) Ikorodu, Lagos State d) Abuja, Federal Capital Territory
- What did Adeyemi, Babatunde, and Fidelis help the elderly woman with? a) Cooking dinner b) Repairing a car c) Carrying groceries d) Walking her dog
- What is the name of the elderly woman in the story? a) Mama Tolu b) Mama Ola c) Mama Chika d) Mama Funmi
- How did Ayomide contribute to helping the elderly woman? a) He carried the heavy bag of groceries. b) He walked her home. c) He shared stories of his youth. d) He arranged a surprise gift for her
- What did Mama Ola reward the friends with? a) A trip to a wildlife conservation center b) A new set of school supplies c) A day at the beach d) A bicycle for each of them
- What did the friends discover during their visit to the wildlife conservation center? a) A hidden treasure b) Exotic animals c) A secret cave d) A magical fountain
- What did the friends learn from Mama Ola’s stories? a) The importance of honesty b) The joy of friendship c) The power of kindness d) The value of hard work
- What did the friends continue to do after their encounter with Mama Ola? a) Spread kindness throughout Ikorodu b) Start a band c) Study for exams d) Play soccer every day
- What did the friends realize about their acts of kindness? a) They brought them material rewards. b) They made them famous. c) They filled their hearts with joy. d) They attracted more friends
Title: The Reward for Kindness – Lesson Plan Presentation
- Introduction (5 minutes):
- Greet the students and briefly discuss the importance of kindness in our daily lives.
- Recap the story of “The Reward for Kindness” and ask the students if they remember the main characters and setting.
- Explain the learning objectives of the lesson.
- Story Analysis and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Distribute copies of the story to each student or display it on the board.
- Read the story aloud or ask students to take turns reading a paragraph each.
- Encourage students to highlight or underline any unfamiliar words or phrases.
- Lead a class discussion about the story, focusing on the characters, plot, and moral lessons learned.
- Vocabulary Development (10 minutes):
- Introduce a few new vocabulary words from the story, such as compassion, selflessness, gratitude, etc.
- Explain the meanings of these words using simple definitions and examples.
- Encourage students to use these words in sentences to demonstrate understanding.
- Teacher’s Activities (10 minutes):
- Write key questions related to the story on the board.
- Engage students in a question-and-answer session to assess their comprehension of the story.
- Encourage students to express their opinions and share their favorite parts of the story.
- Provide additional explanations or examples as needed.
- Learners’ Activities (15 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups.
- Assign each group a specific character from the story (Adeyemi, Babatunde, Fidelis, or Ayomide).
- Ask students to discuss and write down character traits and actions that demonstrate kindness for their assigned character.
- Invite each group to present their findings to the class.
- During the group activity, observe students’ participation, teamwork, and ability to identify character traits associated with kindness.
- Evaluate students’ responses during the question-and-answer session and class discussions.
- Review students’ sentences using the new vocabulary words to assess their understanding and usage.
- What is the main message or moral of the story “The Reward for Kindness”?
- Who were the four friends in the story?
- How did the friends help the elderly woman?
- What did Mama Ola reward the friends with?
- Why is kindness important in our daily lives?
- Name three character traits associated with kindness.
- Can you give an example of a time when you showed kindness to someone?
- How did the friends feel after helping the elderly woman?
- What did the friends learn from Mama Ola’s stories?
- How did the wildlife conservation center visit relate to the friends’ act of kindness? [mediator_tech]
- Summarize the main points discussed during the lesson, emphasizing the importance of kindness and its positive impact on others.
- Reinforce the character traits of compassion, selflessness, and empathy and how they contribute to building strong relationships.
- Encourage students to continue practicing kindness in their daily lives, both at school and at home.
- Remind students of the rewards that come from acts of kindness, such as joy, gratitude, and positive experiences.
- Conclude the lesson by expressing appreciation for the students’ active participation and their commitment to being kind individuals.
Note: The time allocation for each section of the lesson plan is approximate and can be adjusted based on the pace and needs of the students. Additionally, interactive activities and visual aids can be incorporated to make the lesson more engaging and enjoyable