Lesson Plan: “Taiwo and Kehinde’s Surprise Visitor”
Grade: Primary 2
Duration: 45 minutes
Learning Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:
- Understand the story “Taiwo and Kehinde’s Surprise Visitor.”
- Identify key characters and events in the story.
- Improve reading comprehension skills.
- Answer questions based on the passage.
Embedded Core Skills:
- Reading comprehension.
- Vocabulary development.
- Listening and speaking skills.
- Critical thinking and inference.
- Comprehension passage: “Taiwo and Kehinde’s Surprise Visitor.”
- Question sheets (with fill-in-the-blank questions).
- Whiteboard and markers.
- Chalk and chalkboard.
Title: “Taiwo and Kehinde’s Surprise Visitor”
Taiwo and Kehinde were excited. They were visiting their uncle today. They sat down to eat some yummy yam and beans. Their tummies were very happy.
Suddenly, Taiwo’s ears heard something strange. They both felt scared. What could it be?
Brave Kehinde decided to find out. He went to see where the strange noise came from. Was it a thief?
But, guess what? It wasn’t a thief at all. It was a big, black mouse! The mouse had just dashed into the kitchen.
The boys were surprised and a little scared, but they learned that sometimes strange noises can have funny explanations.
Now, let’s answer some questions about the story:
- Who were the two children in the story?
- What were they eating at their uncle’s house?
- Why did they feel scared?
- Who checked where the noise was coming from?
- What did Kehinde find in the kitchen?
Feel free to ask any questions about the story!
1. Taiwo and Kehinde visited their _______.
2. They ate _______ and beans.
3. Taiwo and Kehinde felt very _______.
4. Taiwo heard a _______ noise.
5. They were both _______.
6. Kehinde checked out the _______ of the noise.
7. They thought it might be a _______.
8. It was actually a large _______ mouse.
9. The mouse ran into the _______.
b) Living room
10. The boys were _______ when they heard the noise.
11. Who checked where the noise was coming from?
c) Their uncle
d) A friend
12. What were they eating at their uncle’s house?
c) Yam and beans
d) Ice cream
13. Why did they feel scared?
a) They saw a thief
b) They heard a strange noise
c) They were tired
d) They were bored
14. What color was the large mouse?
15. What did Kehinde find in the kitchen?
a) A cat
b) A thief
c) A mouse
d) A friend
- Begin by introducing the title of the passage, “Taiwo and Kehinde’s Surprise Visitor,” and ask students what they think the story might be about.
- Read the passage aloud, emphasizing pronunciation and expression.
- Display the comprehension questions on the board.
- Guide students in reading the questions together, making sure they understand what’s being asked.
- Introduce the story’s title and engage students in a brief discussion.
- Read the passage clearly, emphasizing punctuation and tone.
- Encourage students to follow along as you read.
- Display and explain each question on the board.
- Ask open-ended questions to promote discussion and critical thinking.
- Listen attentively as the teacher reads the passage.
- Read the passage silently to themselves.
- Collaborate in answering the questions as a group.
- Discuss their answers and thoughts on the story.
- Use the passage for reference when answering questions.
- Evaluate students’ participation in discussions.
- Check the completeness and correctness of their answers to the comprehension questions.
- Observe their ability to retell the story’s main events.
- Summarize the story’s main points and characters.
- Highlight the importance of reading comprehension in understanding stories.
- Encourage students to read more stories at home to improve their reading and comprehension skills.
Homework: Assign students to write a short paragraph describing their favorite part of the story and why they liked it.
Note: This lesson plan aims to enhance students’ reading comprehension skills while engaging them in a relatable story. It encourages active participation and critical thinking through discussion and
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