Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 2

Listening to and telling stories

Week:  Three

Class: Basic 2

Term: 3rd Term

Subject: English

Duration: 40 minutes 

Topic: Listening to and telling stories

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;

  1. Tell a story.
  2. State the title of their story.
  3. Identify the characters in the story.
  4. State the moral lesson of the story.

Instructional material/Reference material: 1. Picture showing

a story teller and his audience. 2. Different pictures to illustrate the story.


Building Background/ Connection to prior knowledge: The pupils are familiar with the topic(s).



  1. Telling story using an appropriate style of narration.
  2. Identifying the characters and events in the story.
  3. Explaining the beginning content and closing of a story.


A dishonest milk seller

A long time ago, a milk seller became very rich through dishonest means. He would cross a river daily to reach the city where his customers lived. And on his way, he would always mix the water from the river with the milk generously so as to have good profits.

One day, he went around, collecting money from his debtors in order to organize an expensive wedding for his only son. So, he used the money to buy lots of good clothes, jewellry and other expensive materials for the wedding.

On his way home, while crossing the river, the boat overturned and all the expensive goods drowned in the river. The milk seller was very sad and burst into tears. At that time, he heard a voice from the river, saying

‘Do not cry. What you have lost is as a result of your cheating and dishonest act against your customers’.

However, this incident taught him a lesson. And he vowed to be honest in his dealings with people thereafter.



Answer these questions orally.

1. How did the milk seller become rich?

2. From whom did he collect money?

3. What did he want to do with the money?

4. What happened to the boat?

5. Who told him not to cry?

6. What did he vow to do?



Teacher’s Activities

  1. Asks pupils to narrate stories in turns.
  2. Guides them in the narration.
  3. Explains the characters of the story and their actions to them.
  4. Asks them questions based on a given story.


Pupils’ Activities

  1. Narrate a story with the teacher’s guide.
  2. Mention the characters in a story.
  3. Answer questions on a given story.
  4. Explain the moral lessons in the story.



  1. Narrate a story correctly.
  2. State the title of their story.
  3. Identify characters in the story.
  4. State the moral lesson of the story.

Summary: Teacher goes over the topic once again to enhance better understanding.

Wrap-up [conclusion]: Teacher corrects and marks pupils’ notes.

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