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Lesson Plan: Idioms

This is a lesson on idioms for my 8th grade English class.

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Lesson Plan: Idioms

  1. 1. Learning Area: English 8 Lesson No: Day 1 Quarter: 3 Module: Duration: 1 hour Date Learning Objective(s) Subject Matter Strategy/Procedure Assessment Assignment Oct. 28, 2014 Knowledge: Skills: Attitude: Actively participate in small group practice activity Based on Grade 8 Curriculum Guide EN8V-Ia- 10.2 and EN8V-Ib-10.2 Determine the meaning of Idiomatic expressions by noting context clues and collocations Idioms Literal Meaning Figurative Meaning Instructional Materials: laptop/projector PPT slides of sample idiom and literal/figurative meaning bond papers, markers idiom cards front: back: to sit on the front passenger seat of a car Ride shotgun if you want to get a good view on your road trip. References: “20 Most Common Idioms in English…and what they mean!” [englishforums.com] “The 50 Most Useful Idioms and Their Meaning” [smart-words.org] Preparation 1. Show a funny illustration of a literal understanding of “curiosity killed the cat”. 2. a. Ask students what idioms are based on previous learning. 2.b. Point out idioms that came up in two previous reading/viewing texts. Presentation 1. Show a definition of the “idiom”. 2. Point out the two parts of an idiom: the literal and figurative meaning. 3. Demonstrate how the common idiom “curiosity killed the cat” can be interpreted literally and figuratively. Generalization Ask students why people use idioms in speech. What are its dis/advantages? Real Life Application Ask students in what situations would idioms be in/appropriate to use in their own personal lives. Practice Students form groups (2-3pax) and are given one idiom to illustrate literally and figuratively. The group is also asked to make one sample sentence of their own on the idiom assigned. (A) The teacher can determine whether students have understood the difference between figurative and literal meanings by circling through all groups during the practice activity and providing timely feedback to correct any misunderstanding. (B) Quiz Identify which illustration of the idiom shows literal or figurative meaning. (4 items) - hit the bucket - smell something fishy Students shall prepare an idiom to share with the class: Idioms are not unique to the English language. They are also used in our Cebuano mother tongue, too. Think of one Cebuano idiom to share with the class. You may ask your parents and/or other helpful adults for help. Prepared by: SUSAN ANNE A. QUIRANTE ride shotgun
  2. 2. Learning Area: English 8 Lesson No: Day 2 Quarter: 3 Module: Duration: 1 hour Date Learning Objective(s) Subject Matter Strategy/Procedure Assessment Assignment Oct. 29, 2014 Knowledge: Identify the definition of given idioms Skills: Use idioms in sentences correctly Attitude: Honestly correct one’s own work Based on Grade 8 Curriculum Guide EN8V-Ia- 10.2 and EN8V-Ib-10.2 Determine the meaning of Idiomatic expressions by noting context clues and collocations Idioms Instructional Materials: laptop/projector PPT slides of idioms and their definitions notebooks, pens References: “20 Most Common Idioms in English…and what they mean!” [englishforums.com] “The 50 Most Useful Idioms and Their Meaning” [smart-words.org] Preparation 1. Ask a volunteer to narrate a summary of the activity the day prior. 2. Ask who would give their group a cooperativeness score of 10. Have a volunteer defend why. Presentation 1. Using scans of student’s output, show students a literal illustration and ask them to guess which idiom is being illustrated. 2. Then, proceed to define the idiom using its figurative meaning. (Instruct students to take notes.) 3. Provide a sample sentence for each idiom. Practice Students answer a matching-type exercise where they are tasked to match an idiom with its definition. Students are tasked to write their own sentences using the idioms under study. The teacher evaluates these for correct usage. Students shall prepare for a long quiz on idioms in the next meeting by consulting/reviewing their notes. Prepared by: SUSAN ANNE A. QUIRANTE
  3. 3. Learning Area: English 8 Lesson No: Day 3 Quarter: 3 Module: Duration: 1 hour Date Learning Objective(s) Subject Matter Strategy/Procedure Assessment Assignment Oct. 30, 2014 Knowledge: Recognize the idiom described in an illustration or definition Skills: Identify the most appropriate idiom that completes the thought of a sentence Attitude: Diligently copy the cloze items Based on Grade 8 Curriculum Guide EN8V-Ia- 10.2 and EN8V-Ib-10.2 Determine the meaning of Idiomatic expressions by noting context clues and collocations Idioms Instructional Materials: laptop/projector PPT slides of idiom illustrations and cloze test notebooks, pens References: “20 Most Common Idioms in English…and what they mean!” [englishforums.com] “The 50 Most Useful Idioms and Their Meaning” [smart-words.org] Preparation Review: Ask volunteers to a) define an idiom and b) differentiate literal and figurative meanings Feedback: Point out common errors observed in sentences drafted by students in the previous meeting. Orientation: Explain the summative test instructions. Summative Test: Identification Cloze Students shall think about the ways that sentences and phrases can be joined together. Prepared by: SUSAN ANNE A. QUIRANTE

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