LESSON PLAN – CLASS X – 2021

14th April 2021

Class X S and X D               Subject: English                Time: 50 Minutes             Topic: Writing Past

Learning Objectives:

The students will review their knowledge about Past Tense. They will discuss with their partners some of the words and phrases used while writing about past. They will write with the teacher.

Teacher’s Activity:

The teacher will let the students discuss about their knowledge about writing past events. The teacher will write on the board some of the structures:

Was/ were _____ playing, shouting, studying

Was/ were _____ scolded, called,

Did not _______ eat, play

Could/ could not _____ play, sing, write

There was/ were

The teacher will give some examples.

Student’s Activity:

After their discussion, they will copy the notes in their notebook. They will write their own sentences using the example.

Reinforcement:

The teacher will dictate some past tense sentences and the students will write. The teacher will attend the students individually. After that, the teacher will say a paragraph in Tibetan and the students will translate this in English. This will be repeated thrice.

Home Assignment:

The students will come up with their own paragraph about yesterday event.

14th April 2021

Class : VII P and B             Subject : English               Lesson : Three Questions (Day 2)

Recapitulation:

The teacher will let the students go through their previous writing work. After that, the teacher will ask questions from the previous part of the lesson. The teacher will let the students read the paragraphs covered yesterday.

Learning Objectives:

The students will read the story. They will come up with their own important questions. They will learn new words and make sentences. They will understand the story “Three Questions”.

Reading and Discussion Method:

The teacher will put the students in groups. They will read the paragraph and discussion on what they had read. They will ask the meaning of difficult words to the teacher. The teacher will write on the board.

Writing Work:

The teacher will then explain the paragraph. He will write the main points on the board. The students will write them down in their notebook.

Reading:

Both the teacher and the students will read the next paragraph. The teacher will let the boys and girls read in turns. Enough practice will be given.

Word Study and Explanation:

The teacher will discuss the difficult words. He will make sentences. And then he will explain the meaning of the paragraphs read. The students will write the notes in their notebook.

Comprehension Questions:

The teacher will drill with the students some of the comprehension questions. The students will give the answers. They will write in their notebook as well.

Home Assignment:

The students will read the remaining story at home. They will write the difficult words in their notebook.

13th April 2021

Class : VII P and B             Subject : English               Lesson : Three Questions (Day 1)

Learning Objectives:

The students will read the story. They will come up with their own important questions. They will learn new words and make sentences. They will understand the story “Three Questions”.

Speaking and Writing: Teacher Activity:

The teacher will give time for the students to think about one important question they have. He will then tell one by one to ask the question. Teacher will correct the questions. After that, he will let them write in their notebook.

Speaking and Writing: Student’s Activity:

The students will think about their pertinent question. Then they will share their questions in their small groups. Then they will share with the class. After that, they will write the question in their notebook correctly.

Reading of the story:

Both the students and the teacher will read the story paragraph by paragraph. The teacher will ask comprehension questions, which students will answer collectively. The teacher will let the boys read and then girls read. The students will ask difficult words from the paragraph.

Word Study:

The new words will be discussed by the teacher. He will also make sentences. The students will write everything in their notebook. The teacher will go through students’ written work.

Home Assignment:

The students will memorize one poem from their English textbook for presentation later in the year.

12th April 2021 – Monday

Class X D and X S        Time:  45 Mins.           Subject English

Learning Objective: 

Fire and Ice – (Literary Devices)

Recapitulation:

The teacher will let the students read the short poem. The students will read the poem. They will also give answers to the reference to context questions.

Teacher and student’s Activity:

The teacher will let the students work with their desk mate. He will ask students to identify the literary devices used in the poem. They will share their answers. The teacher will give the answer and let them take notes.

Literary Devices Used:

Rhyming Scheme

Alliteration

Anaphora (Repetition)

Enjambment

The teacher will explain these one by one. The students will write examples of their own. They will also learn different names used for literary device such as literary tools, poetic device, figure of speech etc.

Checking Notebook:

While the students write their own examples, the teacher will go through students’ notebook.

12th April 2021 – Monday

Class VII B and P         Time:  45 Mins.           Subject English

Learning Objectives:

The students will make sentences making comparisons between their homes and the new home

They will read in pairs and present the sentences in front of the class

Teacher’s Activity:

The teacher will create an opportunity for the students to speak and talk about the differences they find between their home and their new home (classroom).

The teacher will give few examples:

In my home 10, there is a big garden but in home 22, there is a small garden.

My home 10 has two dogs but home 22 does not have any dog.

Students’ Activity:

The students will first see and think about the differences they find. After that they will practice writing the sentences. Then they will share it with their neighbor. Finally, they will present their sentence for the whole class.

Presentation in front of the class:

The students will come one by one and say the sentence to the whole class. They will read the sentence clearly and loudly. Rest of the students will listen. The teacher will edit the sentence wherever the need arises.

Writing Work:

After presenting the sentence, the students will write the sentence in their notebook. They will write as many sentences spoken by their classmates.

Good morning everybody. Today, I am going to tell you some differences between my home town and Dharamsala. Well, in my hometown, there are many temples but in Dharamsala, there are only few temples. My hometown has four tall pillars but Dharamsala does not have any pillar. That’s all. Thank you.

Online classes to be continued till further notice. I really wonder how the year would go!

SCHOOL REMAINED CLOSED TILL 4TH APRIL

Due to the sudden spike in the Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, the government announced closure of all educational institution. Accordingly, our school remained closed and resorted to Online teaching.

I made a short visit to Delhi to see my ailing mother. From Delhi, I was able to continue teaching my students through online class.

I reached Dhasa on 1st April and quarantined myself at House of Peace and Dialogue (HPD) Upper TCV school. I carried my online teaching for the students of class X.

For class VII B and P, I gave them home assignments.

Home Assignment for Class VII B and VII P (29th March to 4th April 2021)

SUBJECT: English Language

During the one-week lockdown, the students will be asked to do the following things:

  1. Daily loud reading of any one paragraph
  2. Read one book and write one-page summary
  3. Write 2 diary entries
  4. Write one dialogue with a friend (Note-book) and practice

25th and 26th Class VII B & P

Oral practice: The students were given a structure of a paragraph orally. They were asked to repeat with the teacher. After that, they reproduce the paragraph orally. The teacher will spend half of the period in this activity so that the students get comfortable with speaking. When enough practice is given, the teacher will give a topic and students will use the same structure. “Good morning everybody. Today I am going to say few words on the topic Friends. Actually everybody knows what a friend is but I will say few words on it.”

The teacher will write one short story. The students will copy it in their notebook. Then they will read the story. The teacher will let the students read one by one and assess their general reading standards. After checking their reading, the teacher will write comprehension questions. The students will write the answers in their notebook. Reading, speaking and writing skills are touched in this period.

25th and 26th Class X D & S:

Line by line explanation of the text “A Letter to God” touching some of the important words and phrases from the story. The students will copy the notes and words in their notebook. The students will also do cloze reading in the class.

23rd March  2021

Lesson : A Letter to God (PROSE Lesson – First Flight Textbook

20th March 2021 – Saturday

Class X D and X S        Time:  45 Mins.           Subject English

Lesson Objective: (Speaking)

 The students will share what they have read. They will speak in English keeping in mind the Oral presentation skills: greeting, gesture, clarity, cohesion. When someone share, the rest of the students will practice the courtesy of listening actively.

Recapitulation and Reinforcement: (teacher and student)

 The students will go through their previous work. They will spend some time getting ready for their presentation. They will think about the Oral presentation skills: greeting, gesture, clarity, cohesion etc.

Presentation: (Student Activity)

 The students will come one by one with their books and tell something about what they have read. Both the teacher and the remaining students will listen actively. Other students will take all good qualities and quit all the bad qualities.

The teacher will call the students one by one. He will give encouragement and motivation.

 Post Presentation:

The teacher will give a brief overview of the presentation. He will give some general tips on how to do oral presentation in the class.

Assignment:

The students will write their own reflection. They will also read on weekends.19th March 2021

19th March – Friday

Class X D and X S        Time:  45 Mins.           Subject English

Recapitulation and Reinforcement: (teacher and student)

The teacher will encourage the students to review the sentences they had written and let them practice the sentences. The teacher will also write some words already learned by the students in earlier class and let them make complete sentences. He will also ask some questions. Finally, following the former template, the students will practice speaking. Enough time will be spent on this drill.

Template: Initially, later, overall

5 Minutes’ reading in the class: (Student and teacher)

Learning Objective: Writing Skill: (teacher)

While going through the students’ written work, I noticed few things students have to pay attention to right from the beginning of the year. With examples, the teacher will throw lights on the following main points.

  • Legible handwriting
  • Capital letters
  • Writing in paragraphs
  • Spacing while writing
  • Proper grammar

Things to keep in mind: In board examination, your handwriting is your first identity. Handwriting and presentation are very important for the person who is checking your paper.

Reinforcement: (teacher and student)

 Having explained all the points, the teacher will give one written assignment in the class. The students will write the assignment keeping in mind what the teacher has just explained regarding written work. While the students write, the teacher will make rounds among his students.

Assignment:

Read something and be ready to share that in English for the next English class.

18th March 2021

Class X D and X S        Time:  45 Mins.           Subject English

Recapitulation and Reinforcement: (student and teacher activity)

The teacher will do the recapitulation of the vocabularies and the sentences. He will let the students read out their sentences loudly, clearly and in complete. He will spend enough time doing this so that everybody contributes collectively. He will also ask questions based on their previous day’s experience and let them come up with their own complete answers.

Since my teaching philosophy is the more students do, the more they learn. The teacher will give the students group work.

Material: Class X English Textbook (First Flight) Lesson: Letter to God

Student Activity:

The students will sit in groups of three. They will read some paragraph and then the leader will initiate discussion. They will continue the process (reading / discussion) until they complete the entire story.

Teacher Activity:

In the meantime, the teacher will call the students one by one and checks their written assignment. He will take pause in between and make a round to check all students are on task.

Assignment:

The students will write today’s experience in their notebook.

17th March 2021

Class X D and X S        Time:  45 Mins.           Subject English

 Lesson Objective: ( Student Activity)

The students will present their dialogue in the class. Do their own reflections:They will learn new things from their own experience.

Good morning all, my name is ……….. My name is …….. And we are going to present our dialogue. (Presentation begins..)

Teacher’s Activity:

The teacher will call the students turn by turn; he will assess their oral presentation, confidence, sincerity, preparation etc. in general.

Post Presentation:

The teacher will give a general feedback regarding their first class activity. He will stress on the importance of sincerity and the readiness to take any challenge in the class.

Writing Reflection: (Teacher Activity)

Based on the presentation, the teacher will discuss some of the vocabularies involved and write on the blackboard. He will make his own sentence. He will also encourage students to come up with their own sentence using words like:

First activity, asked to, initially, nervous, excited, later, comfortable, overall, satisfactory, experience, made up mind

 Reinforcement: Speaking (student and teacher)

The teacher will let the students come up with their own sentences based on their own experience. The teacher will let them do this in chorus as well as individually. He will spend enough time here so that each and every student gets enough vocal practice.

Assignment: Student Activity: Writing

The students will write their experience using the words discussed here. They will be asked to bring their written work next day.

16th March 2021

Class X D and X S        Time:  45 Mins.           Subject English

English language class is not just about completing the literature textbook and exercises. This is what many of us believe. So, since this is the very first class of the new academic year, I want to send a strong message for the students that using whatever English knowledge they have in reading, speaking and writing is the main goal of my English class. I believe the more they speak, write, listen and read, the better they become. So far, the roles have been reversed.

Objectives: Students will realize English learning is not just about completing textbook and doing the exercises but it is about talking, reading, listening and writing in any given situation. (Integration of the 4 skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

First day of 2021 class after a year’s break:

  1. Welcome note (Importance of Board Exam, Make best use of Physical Class)                 (Teacher activity)
  2. Questionnaires for the students (12 questions related to knowing students better)                        -Student Activity

The teacher tells students to write the name of the student as per the question. The students know them the best and this data will help the teacher get an idea about his students in terms of their kindness, frankness, hard work, leadership etc.

  1. One question each from each desk to the question:(student/Teacher Activity)

This will help the students to know their teacher (Myself) better. First of all they discuss with their desk mates and then they write the common question. After collecting all the questions, the teacher will answer.

  1. Assignment: The students will be asked to come up with a dialogue which carries a moral in the end. They will present the dialogue in the class the next day.

Purpose: They will learn to work together. They will practice at home before they present before the entire class. They will experience so many new things during the process even if the final product may not come out that great.

Lesson Plan Class IX English (Beehive)   The Fun They Had
Subject: English     Class: IX      Topic: The Fun They Had         Time: 40 minutes
Learning Objectives:
The students will practice all the four language skills.
The students will learn reading strategy and apply wherever needed.
The students will understand and recall the story learnt.
Previous Knowledge Testing:
Speaking and Writing:  What do you think will be the future of schools? (Get ideas from the diagram)
What do you like about the present school? What would you like to change?
Which book do you like the more, real book or ebook? Why?
Teacher’s Activity:
What do you think is the story about? How do you infer? How does the story begin, let’s see. 
Introduction:
Story: The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov. Introduce the author.
Reading:
The teacher reads with proper stress and intonation. And, writes on the board important words from the story.
Margie, Diary-May 17, 2157, real book, grandfather, funny to read, waste,  attic, school, hate, geography test, county inspector, apple, an hour, slot, punch code
Dialogue Practice:
Gee, What a waste. When you are through with the book, you just throw it away, I guess. Our television screen must have had a million books on it and it’s good for plenty more. I wouldn’t throw it away.
Same with mine. Where did you find it?
In my house. In the attic.
What’s it about?
School
School? What’s there to write about school? I hate school.
Students’ Activity:
The students will respond to teacher’s questions.
The students read and write important points in their notebooks.
The students will practice the dialogue.
Evaluation:
How can we improve our reading comprehension? What strategy do we use?
What is this story about? How did the story begin?
Recall the story by using the flow chart.
Homework:
Read the story at home and come to class.
Lesson: The Fun They Had                           Class: IX       Date: 12th March 2020
Skills to be developed: Reading, Speaking and Writing
Learning Objectives:
The students will practice dialogue with proper stress and intonation
The students will learn new words from the text
The students will discuss and learn the story
Teacher’s Activity:
Recapitulation of the parts learnt the previous day
 (Discussion Method and peer teaching)
The teacher will take out the dialogues from the text and let students practice
The teacher will give paragraph for students to read and he asks questions
The teacher explains new words with example
Students’ Activity:
The students will respond to teacher’s questions.
The students will practice the dialogue with desk mate
The students will read the paragraph and answer the teacher’s question
They will copy important words in their notebook
They will copy their dialogue and come to class the next day.
Assessment:
Who is the author?
How does the future school look like?
Who were the characters in the story?
Why did Margie score poor in Geography?
What had Margie been hoping?
Homework:
Copy Tommy and Margie’s dialogue and read.
Subject: English                   Class: IX              Date: 13/3/20  Topic: The Fun They Had         Time: 40 Minutes
 
Learning objectives:
The students will learn the story
The students will discuss and do all the exercises
 
Teacher Activity:
The teacher will summarize the story using graphics
The teacher will let the students discuss with their desk mate and do the exercises
The teacher will help those who need help
 
Students’ Activity:
The students will respond to the teacher
The students will discuss with their desk mate and do the exercises
The students will seek teacher’s help if needed
 
Assessment:
The teacher will check the notebooks
 
 
Subject: English                                                Class: IX D and S                               14th March 2020
Objective of the Class:
 Teacher and student will have one to one interaction. The students will speak and share their feeling with the teacher comfortably. This is to know each other better on the first week of the class.
 
Teachers’ Activity:
The teacher will distribute and sheet and let the students write:
Name
Hobby
Strength and weakness
Special Character
The teacher will call the students one by one and have a conversation.
 
Students’ Activity:
The students will write what the teacher told them
They will continue working on the exercises
They will come one by one and talk with the teacher
 
Assessment:
What is your weakness and strength? Continue with your strength and work on your weakness.