“Health – Sickness, cures for human ailment” Comprehension and Vocabulary Development English Language Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 10

PRY 5 ENGLISH THIRD TERM E-NOTE

Subject :English Grammar

Class :Primary 5

Term :Third Term

Week: 10

Class: Basic 5

Subject: English Grammar

Topic : 

“Health – Sickness, cures for human ailment” Comprehension and Vocabulary Development English Language Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 10

Previous Lesson :

 

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I. Learning Objectives:

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Define and identify the key vocabulary related to health, sickness, and cures for human ailments.
  2. Understand the main ideas and supporting details from a passage about health.
  3. Infer answers to comprehension questions based on the given passage.
  4. Demonstrate their understanding of the topic through learner activities and class discussions.

II. Embedded Core Skills:

  1. Reading Comprehension: Students will read and understand a passage about health, sickness, and cures for human ailments.
  2. Vocabulary Development: Students will learn and use ten new words related to the topic.
  3. Inference: Students will infer answers to comprehension questions based on the given passage.
  4. Speaking and Listening: Students will participate in class discussions and group activities to share their understanding of the topic.

III. Learning Materials:

  1. Passage: “A Miracle in the Rainforest”
  2. Vocabulary list: Ten new words with their meanings, word class, and pronunciation.
  3. Comprehension questions based on the passage.
  4. Whiteboard or blackboard and markers/chalk.
  5. Worksheets or handouts for vocabulary exercises

 

Content

“Health – Sickness, cures for human ailment” Comprehension and Vocabulary Development English Language Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 10

Title: A Miracle in the Rainforest

Once upon a time, in a lush rainforest far away, there lived a young boy named Akin. Akin was a curious and adventurous lad who loved exploring the secrets of nature. His village was known for its magical healing powers, and the people believed that the rainforest held cures for many human ailments.

One day, as Akin ventured deeper into the rainforest, he stumbled upon an ancient tree with vibrant, emerald leaves. The air was filled with a fragrant aroma, and a sense of calmness surrounded the tree. Akin’s heart skipped a beat as he felt an unexplainable connection to the majestic tree.

Eager to uncover the tree’s secrets, Akin approached it cautiously. Suddenly, he noticed a tiny creature crawling on the tree trunk. It was a colorful chameleon, its skin changing hues with each passing second. Akin watched in awe as the chameleon moved gracefully, blending with the tree’s leaves.

Mesmerized by the chameleon, Akin decided to name it Zuri. The duo embarked on a remarkable journey through the rainforest, encountering various medicinal plants and learning about their healing properties. Akin realized that the rainforest held the key to curing many human ailments.

During their journey, Akin learned about ten new plants and their incredible powers.

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Here are the words, along with their meanings, word class, and pronunciation:

  1. Fragrant (adjective) [FRAY-gruhnt]: Having a pleasant or sweet smell.
  2. Aroma (noun) [uh-ROH-muh]: A distinctive, often pleasant smell.
  3. Majestic (adjective) [muh-JES-tik]: Having grandeur or dignity; impressive.
  4. Vibrant (adjective) [VY-bruhnt]: Full of energy, brightness, and activity.
  5. Ancient (adjective) [EYN-shuhnt]: Belonging to a very distant past; extremely old.
  6. Ailment (noun) [EYLM-uhnt]: A physical or mental illness, typically of a minor or temporary nature.
  7. Medicinal (adjective) [meh-DI-suh-nl]: Relating to the use of medicine or drugs.
  8. Remarkable (adjective) [ri-MAHR-kuh-buhl]: Worthy of attention; extraordinary.
  9. Embarked (verb) [em-BAHRKT]: To begin a course of action, especially one that is challenging or significant.
  10. Duo (noun) [DOO-oh]: A pair of people or things.

 

Now, let’s test your comprehension! Answer the following questions based on the passage:

  1. What was the name of the young boy in the story?
  2. Where did Akin discover the ancient tree?
  3. How did Akin feel when he approached the tree?
  4. What was the name of the chameleon?
  5. What was the rainforest known for in Akin’s village?
  6. How did Akin and Zuri explore the rainforest?
  7. What did Akin learn about during their journey?
  8. Define the word “majestic.”
  9. What does the term “ailment” mean?
  10. How would you describe something as “vibrant”?

Take your time to recall the details and answer the questions based on what you have read in the passage.

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Here are the suggested answers to the comprehension questions:

  1. What was the name of the young boy in the story?
    • The name of the young boy in the story was Akin.
  2. Where did Akin discover the ancient tree?
    • Akin discovered the ancient tree in the lush rainforest.
  3. How did Akin feel when he approached the tree?
    • Akin felt a sense of calmness and an unexplainable connection to the tree when he approached it.
  4. What was the name of the chameleon?
    • The name of the chameleon was Zuri.
  5. What was the rainforest known for in Akin’s village?
    • The rainforest was known for holding cures for many human ailments in Akin’s village.
  6. How did Akin and Zuri explore the rainforest?
    • Akin and Zuri explored the rainforest together on a remarkable journey.
  7. What did Akin learn about during their journey?
    • Akin learned about various medicinal plants and their healing properties during their journey.
  8. Define the word “majestic.”
    • “Majestic” means having grandeur or dignity; something that is impressive.
  9. What does the term “ailment” mean?
    • The term “ailment” refers to a physical or mental illness, typically of a minor or temporary nature.
  10. How would you describe something as “vibrant”?
    • Something described as “vibrant” is full of energy, brightness, and activity.

Well done! You have successfully answered the comprehension questions based on the passage. Keep up the good work!

 

 

Lesson Plan Presentation: Health – Sickness, Cures for Human Ailment

Presentation:

  1. Begin the lesson by introducing the topic of health, sickness, and cures for human ailments. Ask students to share their prior knowledge and experiences related to the topic.
  2. Present the passage “A Miracle in the Rainforest” to the students. Read it aloud or distribute copies for individual reading.
  3. Introduce the ten new words from the passage along with their meanings, word class, and pronunciation. Write them on the board: a. Fragrant (adjective) [FRAY-gruhnt] b. Aroma (noun) [uh-ROH-muh] c. Majestic (adjective) [muh-JES-tik] d. Vibrant (adjective) [VY-bruhnt] e. Ancient (adjective) [EYN-shuhnt] f. Ailment (noun) [EYLM-uhnt] g. Medicinal (adjective) [meh-DI-suh-nl] h. Remarkable (adjective) [ri-MAHR-kuh-buhl] i. Embarked (verb) [em-BAHRKT] j. Duo (noun) [DOO-oh]
  4. Engage students in vocabulary exercises, such as matching the words with their meanings or using them in sentences.
  5. After discussing the vocabulary, present the comprehension questions based on the passage. Ensure that the questions focus on main ideas and supporting details.
  6. Discuss each question with the students, allowing them to infer the answers based on their understanding of the passage. Encourage class discussions and peer interactions.
  7. Provide feedback and clarify any misconceptions as you go through the comprehension questions

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Teacher’s Activities:

  1. Introduce the topic and engage students in discussions.
  2. Present the passage and read it aloud or distribute copies for individual reading.
  3. Explain and discuss the ten new words, their meanings, word class, and pronunciation.
  4. Conduct vocabulary exercises to reinforce students’ understanding.
  5. Present and discuss the comprehension questions, allowing students to infer the answers.
  6. Facilitate class discussions and encourage active participation.

 Learners’ Activities:

  1. Participate in class discussions about the topic of health, sickness, and cures for human ailments.
  2. Read the passage individually or in pairs, highlighting important details.
  3. Engage in vocabulary exercises, such as matching words with meanings or using the words in sentences.
  4. Discuss and answer the comprehension questions based on their understanding of the passage.
  5. Collaborate with peers in group activities to share insights and perspectives on the topic.
  6. Actively participate in class discussions, sharing personal experiences and thoughts related to the topic.

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Assessment:

  1. Monitor students’ participation and engagement during class discussions and group activities.
  2. Evaluate students’ comprehension by reviewing their answers to the comprehension questions.
  3. Assess students’ vocabulary understanding through their performance in the vocabulary exercises.

 

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What was the name of the young boy in the story?
  2. Where did Akin discover the ancient tree?
  3. How did Akin feel when he approached the tree?
  4. What was the name of the chameleon?
  5. What was the rainforest known for in Akin’s village?
  6. How did Akin and Zuri explore the rainforest?
  7. What did Akin learn about during their journey?
  8. Define the word “majestic.”
  9. What does the term “ailment” mean?
  10. How would you describe something as “vibrant”?

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Conclusion: In this lesson, we explored the topic of health, sickness, and cures for human ailments through the passage “A Miracle in the Rainforest.” We learned ten new vocabulary words related to the topic and practiced understanding them through vocabulary exercises. Additionally, we discussed comprehension questions based on the passage to enhance our reading comprehension and inference skills. By actively participating in class discussions and completing the assessment tasks, we have deepened our understanding of the topic and developed our language skills. Remember to apply this knowledge to take care of your health and support those in need of healing

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