Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 3

Comprehension I


Subject: English Language

Class: Primary 3

Term: 1st Term

Topic: Comprehension I

Subtitle: Road safety

Learning Objectives:At the end of this this lesson,pupils should be able to:

  1. Listen carefully to the story and also re-read
  2. Re-tell the story in their own words
  3. Answer questions on the main point in the story

Resources and materials:

Scheme of work

Online information

Instructional material: picture chart and flash cards

Building Background/connection to prior knowledge: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.



Road Safety

Page9-10 of Nigeria Primary English Pupils’ Book 3

Road safety refers to methods and steps taken to reduce the danger of a person using the road being killed or injured. Users of roads are pedestrians (people who are walking), cyclists (people riding bicycles), motorists (people driving cars), and passengers (people travelling in vehicles).

To use the roads safely, road users should follow road safety rules. A pedestrian should use the zebra crossing when crossing a busy road in the city. Where there is no zebra crossing or a pedestrian bridge, he should carefully watch the vehicles coming from both sides of the road. Then he should cross when it is safe. No one should use the phone or read a newspaper while crossing a road.

Drivers should also follow road traffic safety rules. They should always take their driver’s licenceand other car documents with them when they drive. A driver should not drink alcohol before or while driving. He should not drive under the influence of drugs. A driver should obey all traffic signals, lights, and signs. If a driver wants to change lanes, he should use the indicators on his car, or use his hand. A driver should not speed or overload his vehicle. A driver should not use the phone while driving. If he must use the phone, he should move aside, park his car safely, and then use the phone. A driver should always use the seat belt in his car. He should not drive when he is tired.


Strategies& Activities:

Step1:Teacher revises the previous topic.

Step2:Teacher introduces the new topic.

Step3:Teacher explains the new topic.

Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions.

Step5: Teacher evaluates the pupils.

Assessment & Evaluation:

1 What is road safety?

2 Who are pedestrians?

3 What word is used in the passage for people travelling in a vehicle?

4 Mention two things a pedestrian should do when using the road.

5 What should a driver do if he wants to change lanes?

6 Mention three things a driver should not do while driving.

7 Mention two things a driver should do to keep the road safe.

Write T (true) or F (false) in the boxes below.

1 People riding bicycles are called pedestrians.

2 A pedestrian should always use zebra crossings.

3 Drivers should obey traffic rules.

WRAP UP(CONCLUSION) Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.


  1. Using the following words, make 6 sentences
  2. Driving licence
  3. Alcohol
  4. Influence
  5. Traffic light
  6. Indicator
  7. Overspeed

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