- By the end of the lesson the students will be able to:
- Understand the main points of a story told in the past tense (Once upon a time there was a King Lion/One day I visited my uncle)
- Recall and write the past forms of some irregular verbs (I saw a big snake yesterday/We did what we were told to do)
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Tell students that they are going to hear a traditional story.
Put the important vocabulary listed on the board and let students know their meaning.
The vocabulary from the story can be:
Read the story. Use much enough expressions, gestures, facial expressions and drama to help students understand. If necessary, stop and repeat.
THE TRADITIONAL STORY
Once upon a time there was a King. He was a noble man who lived in a very beautiful palace. His people were very poor and lived in the poor mud huts. One day the heavy rains destroyed the roofs of his people’s huts. He announced that all children had to be moved to the palace for their safety. His people praised him for his generosity.
After the reading the story, construct true/false questions.
When you have finished, ask: Is number 1 true or false? And ask them the rest of the questions. The students should use the information they listened or read in the story to answer the questions orally.
Write True for a ‘correct statement’ and False for an ‘incorrect statement’ in the following sentences:
(i) King live in a beautiful palace _______
(ii) The King was a noble man __________
(iii) Heavy rains brought happiness _______
(iv) People had beautiful houses _________
(v) The people were very rich ___________
(vi) Heavy rains destroyed the Palace ______
(vii) People praised the King for his good deeds _______
(viii) King hated the children ________
(ix) Children were not safe in the palace __________
(x) The King was generous ____________
Put students into small groups.
Give them other questions about the story. Give them completion questions or discussion questions. Some of these questions can be:
- What can be the title of the story?
- What can you advise the people in the story?
- What is the message of the story?
- Was the story sad or happy?
- Can you continue the story?
In their groups, students can discuss and choose one student to retell the story to others or to the class. Others should listen and respond by asking questions. Go around the class and correct any mistake regarding the story and the mistakes in the past tense verb forms.
Ask them to record their answers in the exercise books.
Write these verbs on the board: feed, carry, grow, tell, think, bring, begin, run, hide.
As a part of practice, ask students if they can remember how they formed in the past and how do they pronounce each word.
Choose the correct word from the box to fill in the gaps.
Calabash, firewood, chieftain, hut, roof
(i) _____________ a small house made of natural materials like logs or grass.
(ii) ____________ a bottle made from a shell.
(iii) _____________ the external covering of a house or other building.
(iv) _____________ a wood suitable for fuel.
(v) _____________ a chief of a clan or tribe.
Change the word in the bracket to make a meaningful sentence.
(i) When she woke up, she _________ (brush) her teeth and ___________ (wash) her face with clean water. She ________ (clean) the room and ___________ (go) out to clean the house yard. After finishing, she _________ (begin) to prepare the breakfast.
Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (2015) Baseline: Orientation Course for Form One – Students’ Book, Science, Mathematics and Social Sciences, MoevT, Dar es Salaam.