More on simple commands Structure English Studies Primary 1 First Term Lesson Notes Week 9

Subject : English Grammar

Class :Primary 1

Term : First Term

Week :Week 9

Lesson Title: Simple Commands

Objective: By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

i. Identify simple commands.

ii. Give and carry out simple commands.

iii. Demonstrate the use of simple commands in dialogues.

Lesson Plan:

  1. Close the door.
  2. Sit down on your chair.
  3. Pass the ball to John.
  4. Turn off the lights before leaving.
  5. Pick up your toys from the floor.
  6. Hand me the phone, please.
  7. Write your name on the paper.
  8. Stand in a straight line.
  9. Read the first paragraph aloud.
  10. Feed the dog its dinner.

These additional examples will help students become more familiar with simple commands and how they are used in everyday situations

Introduction (10 minutes):

  • Start with a brief discussion on the importance of following instructions in daily life.
  • Introduce the concept of “simple commands” and explain that they are direct instructions given to someone.
  • Provide examples of simple commands, like “Bring that book” and “Give me that ruler, please.”

Activity 1 – Identifying Simple Commands (15 minutes):

  • Show flashcards or written examples of simple commands to the class.
  • Ask students to identify and differentiate them from other types of sentences, like questions or statements.
  • Encourage students to share their findings with the class.

Activity 2 – Giving and Carrying Out Simple Commands (20 minutes):

  • Divide the class into pairs or small groups.
  • Provide each group with a list of simple commands and materials or props to act them out.
  • One student gives a command, and the other(s) act it out.
  • Rotate roles within the groups to ensure everyone has a chance to give and carry out commands.

Activity 3 – Using Simple Commands in Dialogues (15 minutes):

  • Explain that simple commands are often used in conversations.
  • Have students work in pairs to create short dialogues that include simple commands.
  • Encourage creativity and practical scenarios.
  • Ask a few pairs to present their dialogues to the class.

Review and Closure (10 minutes):

  • Summarize the key points of the lesson: identifying, giving, and using simple commands.
  • Discuss the importance of clear communication and following instructions in various contexts.
  • Conclude the lesson by highlighting that they have learned an essential aspect of language and communication.

Homework Assignment:

  • Assign homework that involves creating a short story or dialogue that incorporates simple commands.
  • This will reinforce their understanding and application of simple commands.


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