Lesson Plan for readiness programme dictionary practice

 Lesson Plan 

Class : < Standard >
Subject : English
Topic : Readiness Programme (Dictionary Practice)

Expected Learning Outcomes : 

The Pupils get their dictionary skills reinforced.
The pupils get their skills, that  involve locating the world in the dictionary, understanding the alphabetical order in which the dictionary is organized, even after locating the meaning for the given word fixing the right meaning is important.
The pupils enjoy the learning autonomy.

Teaching  Materials :

A)  Dictionary    B) Text book

Teaching Methods:

The Pupils are asked to sit in pairs.  They are asked to underline the new words in the first unit and find their meanings in the dictionary.
The teacher writes the following sentence in the blackboard.
It’s time to tie your tie.
In the above example ’tie’ means two different things:
1.  to tie (verb)
to fix two separate things together with a knot, for  example your shoelaces
Watch out! You’ll fall over unless you tie your shoes.
2. a tie (noun)
an elegant, typically male clothing accessory worn around the neck over a shirt.
It is important to fix the right meaning to the word. Very often it is done with the help of the context in which the word is used.
Now look at the simple word run :

1. to manage (as a director or manager) a business

Karuppiah  thinks he runs the  hotel, but he wouldn’t cope without his wife.

2. to offer a service

I’m sorry, but this school doesn’t run French courses.

3. to hurry

We’d better run– we’ll miss the show. It starts in ten minutes.

4. to lead or go in one direction/ from one place to another

The bus runs from Pudukkottai to Devakottai.

5. to make some liquid flow

It’s such a hot day today. The first thing I’ll do when I get home is run a cool bath for me and light some candles.   ****

6. colour runs = when washing a piece of clothing, some of its colour dissolves in the water All my T-shirts are pink now, because the colour ran from  the pair of red jeans that was in the washing-machine  too.

7. a run (in a stocking/ tights) = a long, thin hole

I couldn’t change my clothes, so I had to walk  around all day with a small run in my shirt. It was so embarrassing. What did my friends think of me?

8. to drive somebody somewhere in your car

Geeva  offered to run me home after the annual day functions , but I said no and called my dad.

9. to be a candidate (for a position)

My friends keep  telling me I should run for village president, but I’m not into politics.

More uses in phrasal verbs:

We’ve run out of eggs. = We don’t have any eggs left.

I ran into Kakkan yesterday. = I accidentally met Kakkan yesterday.

So it is important to fix the meaning.  The teacher tells the pupils it is an art which can be mastered by constant practice.

Home assignments :

Get yourself a Dictionary.
Try to answer the comprehensive questions given in the book.

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