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INDUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PUNE

(Unit Name: Media) Lesson Plan


Grade: IX

Month:

January 2016

Week 1
Resources:
English as a second language for Cambridge IGCSECourse book
English as a second language for Cambridge IGCSE workbook.
Novel - Bridge to Terrabithia

by Katherine Patterson

Events: Republic Day


Indus Day practice
Week 1
Subtopic
Strategy:

Mass Media -Vocabulary

Period - 1

TT: Discuss what media means


ST: give words connected to the word media
TT: Notes them down on the board
Introduce list of vocabulary items connected to media such as column, blog, broadcast editorial
.ST discuss the meaning of the given words
TT Have a discussion on ___What images spring to mind when you hear the word media?
2What is the media?
3) Do you think the media have too much power?
4) What are the good and bad things about the media in your country?
5) Do you like the fact that today, media coverage of world events in instantaneous and
extensive?
6) What do you think about countries that ban or restrict the media?
7) Do you always believe the media?

8) Is the media of your country biased towards the views of your government over the war on
terror?
9) How is todays media different from that of 30 years ago?
10)Can you think of any examples of the media being irresponsible
H.W speaking activity;
Students choose any media such as newspaper or television or movies and do research on it
They then present it to the class.
Assessment: Sentences contributed by students on the given specialized vocabulary
RE:
www.myenglishpages.com
Subtopic:
:
conjunctions
Period - 2
Strategy:
TT: Introduce conjunctions

for,nor,yet,so ,although, unless

Introduces conjunctions that come in pairs that are


either. or, neither .. nor, no sooner than ,not only.but, asas
And elicits from students the function of these conjunctions
.ST: In pairs will be given sentences and asked to insert the correct conjunction.
ST: will join pair of sentences using suitable conjunctions.
TT will read out a passage and ask students to tick the correct options in the paragraph.
Assessment: Sentences contributed by students on the given connectors
Subtopic :

Week 2
Phrases to introduce points and time fixer phrases

Period - 3

Strategy:
TT: elicit from students how we introduce points chronologically using a formal register.
ST: give certain phrases that they use to list items or sequence ideas such as firstly ,secondly
,thirdly, the most important,
TT introduces the need to the students that it is good style to often limit the ideas, opinion or
suggestions to a maximum of three.
TT make a list of these phrases
ST: note down in their books
ST: frame sentences using these words and phrases

Strategy:

TT: elicit from students when and how do we write about time ,example these days

ST: give certain phrases that they use to denote time such as once upon a time,ten years ago,
many centuries ago, every day
TT introduce the need to the students that it is good style to often begin the introduction with a
time fixer phrase
TT make a list of these phrases
ST: note down in their books
Assessment: use these time fixer phrases and phrases to introduce points in sentences of their
own
HW.

Subtopic:

summary

Period - 4

Strategy:
TT : discuss with the students the need to summarize a passage
Elicit from students instances when they need to summarize for instance, a movie, a
conversation, plot of a novel, passage.
Ask students to read an article in their language and give the class the gist of what the passage or
movie is about.
Students realize that they need to organize and sort the information they have and collate only the
relevant information needed.
TT show a PPT on summary writing
ST: note down in their notebooks certain strategies needed to write a summary
Assessment: through question and answer
Home work :

Subtopic:

how to approach a summary question

Period -- 5

Strategy:
TT: Discuss core and extended summary question and the difference between the two
TT: give strategies on how to approach summary writing

Read the question carefully


Look at the pictures, if any, for cues
Underline the key words in the question
Code the key words
Skim read the passage
Write a heading for each key word
Rewrite the points in your own words
Write down what you understand of the question
Group together similar points
Compare the collated points and try to connect similar ideas using connectors
And then write your summary
Work through an example of a summary
ST: Read through the passage hitting the right buttons
TT: discuss the question and follow the strategies given
ST; skim read paragraph by paragraph and underline relevant points and mark it at the side of the
text.
TT: remember not every paragraph will contain relevant points.
ST: will try to paraphrase or rewrite the points in their own words and regroup similar points
And write the summary.
Assessment: individual feedback given to students
Week 3
Subtopic

summary writing
Period - 6

study tips

and vocabulary building

Strategy:
TT read through the page 35 ,156 of course book
ST: assess and evaluate the two sample responses given in the text.

TT: Reads article Nkadaru and family from workbook page 27


ST :discuss difficult words and use a dictionary to find meaning of unfamiliar words (page 27)
ST: take down notes on the said article
TT : discuss the points and their relevance
ST: solve a crossword puzzle .page 31

Assessment: peer correction


Subtopic:

listening activity and reading comprehension Period - 7

Strategy:
TT : a day in a Maasai mothers life play audio clip
ST: listen to the audio clip and answer the MCQ given on page 29 of workbook.
TT:play the audio clip
. ST: listen to the audio clip and take down notes on page 30 of workbook.
TT.read about a group of people who have set up their own community
ST: answer questions based on the passage workbook page32 and 33
Subtopic

reading comprehension assessment

Period - 8

Strategy:
TT ; read an article on ants page 54 of course book
ST: silent reading of the given article
And answer questions based on the passage.

Assessment: individual assessment done through question and answers by the teacher
Week 4
Subtopic:

writing a summary

Period - 9

Strategy: TT : quick review of strategies to be used to write a summary


gives instructions that the students need to write a summary on a day in a

maasai mothers life (core question words no. 70)


ST. Refer to the previous days work and write a summary on the village
community page 30.
TT: Reminds the students to follow the strategy given to them.
ST:
TT moves around the class to monitor work
ST: answer questions based on the passage workbook page32 and 33
Home work: write an email to a friend urging him/her to consider going with
you to an eco park . Assessment: individual assessment done by teacher

Subtopic:
Period - 10

Novel Bridge to Terrabithia

Strategy: Discuss the different elements of a novel that is setting,


characters ,plot, problem and resolution
St: read the chapters 4 5 and 6 of the novel and infer the meaning of
difficult words. They focus on the adverbs used in the chapters.
Shoulder to shoulder reading.
Silent reading and loud reading done.
Assessment: oral assessment done through question and answers
Subtopic:
Period - 11

summary writing assessment

Strategy:
TTArticle on the art of dousing given to the students (core question)
ST: read the article and first make notes then write a summary on the
technique of Dousing
Assessment: summary writing feedback given to the students as per the
IGCSE norms