Lesson Title: Comprehension – Emphasis on Supporting Details, Tone, Mood, and Purpose
Subject :English Grammar
Grade: Primary 5
Term: First Term
Duration: 45 minutes
- Understand the importance of supporting details in comprehension.
- Identify the tone and mood of a given passage.
- Analyze the purpose of a text and how it relates to the author’s message.
Embedded Core Skills:
- Reading comprehension
- Critical thinking
- Vocabulary development
- A passage with supporting details
- Tone and mood flashcards
- Worksheets with questions related to the passage
Title: “The Adventure in the Enchanted Forest”
Once upon a time, in a small village, there was a brave boy named Alex. He lived near a mysterious forest that everyone called the “Enchanted Forest.” People said it was filled with magic.
One sunny morning, Alex decided to explore the forest. His purpose was to find the truth about the magical stories he had heard. With his backpack and a sense of curiosity, he ventured into the woods.
As he walked deeper into the forest, he noticed the tone of the place was quiet and peaceful. Birds were singing, and the leaves rustled gently in the breeze. The mood was calm and serene.
Alex continued his journey, paying attention to every detail. He saw colorful flowers, sparkling streams, and ancient trees. These were the supporting details that made the forest enchanting.
After hours of exploring, Alex came upon a hidden glen. There, he found a shimmering pond surrounded by wildflowers. It was a magical sight, and the mood turned even more enchanting.
As he gazed at his reflection in the pond, Alex realized his purpose was not just to uncover the forest’s secrets. It was also to understand the beauty and magic that existed in the world around us.
Feeling grateful for the adventure, Alex made his way home, carrying the memory of the enchanted forest with him. He knew that while the forest held mysteries, it also held a mood of wonder and awe.
And so, Alex’s adventure in the Enchanted Forest taught him that the purpose of exploring was not only to find answers but also to appreciate the supporting details and the magical tones and moods that exist in the world.
1. Once upon a time, in a small village, there was a brave boy named ___________.
2. People called the forest near the village the ___________ Forest.
3. Alex decided to explore the forest because he wanted to find the truth about ___________.
4. As he ventured into the woods, Alex felt a sense of ___________.
5. The tone of the forest was ___________ and peaceful.
6. Birds were singing, and the leaves rustled gently in the ___________.
7. Alex paid attention to every ___________ as he explored.
8. He saw colorful flowers, sparkling streams, and ___________ trees.
9. The pond he found was surrounded by ___________.
10. The mood at the shimmering pond was ___________.
11. Alex’s adventure taught him to understand the beauty and ___________ around us.
12. The purpose of exploring, according to the passage, is not only to find answers but also to ___________.
a) Ignore details
b) Appreciate details
c) Fear the world
d) Stay home
13. Alex made his way home carrying the memory of the ___________ forest with him.
14. The passage suggests that the forest held ___________ but also wonder and awe.
15. Alex’s adventure in the Enchanted Forest helped him learn the ___________ of exploring.
- Begin by discussing the concept of supporting details in comprehension. Explain that these are facts, examples, or descriptions that help understand the main idea.
- Introduce tone and mood as the way the author feels and the overall feeling of the text, respectively.
- Discuss the purpose of a text, emphasizing that it’s why the author wrote it and what they want to convey.
- Present definitions clearly.
- Provide examples and scenarios to illustrate the concepts.
- Encourage students to ask questions.
- Listen actively and take notes.
- Participate in discussions.
- Practice identifying tone, mood, and purpose.
- Evaluate students’ understanding through class discussions and responses to questions related to the passage.
- Assign written exercises and comprehension questions.
- What are supporting details in comprehension?
- How do supporting details help us understand a passage?
- Define tone in a text. Give an example.
- What is mood in a text? Provide an example.
- Why is it important to identify the tone and mood of a passage?
- Explain what the purpose of a text means.
- How does identifying the purpose of a text help us as readers?
- Read a sentence from the passage and identify a supporting detail.
- What tone do you think the author is using in this passage? Why?
- What is the overall mood of the passage? How did you determine it?
- Summarize the key concepts of supporting details, tone, mood, and purpose in comprehension.
- Reinforce the importance of paying attention to these elements while reading.
- Assign a comprehension passage for students to read at home, focusing on identifying supporting details, tone, mood, and purpose.