Subject: English comprehension
Topic: Eaters of dust
Duration: 40 mins
Reference: Nigerian primary English pupils’s book 6
Previous knowledge: Pupils are familiar with answering questions from the comprehension passage.
Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to pronunce and spell new words.
- Village: A rural habitation of small size
- Stream: A small river
- Market: A city square or other fairly spacious site where traders set up stalls and buyers come to buy goods.
- Chores: A task, especially a different, unpleasant or routine one
- Effective: Having the power to produce the required effect.
- Protest: To make a strong objection to disapprove
- Valley: The area which drains into a river, between hills or mountains.
- Bamboo: A plant; a grass characterisedby its woody, hollow, round straight, jointed stem
- Ointment: A preparation of oils and fats usually containing medication, used as a treatment.
- Harmattan: Parching dust- bearing land wind on coast of upper Guinea in December, January and February.
- Stroll: To wander on foot; to go somewhere with ease
Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils
Step II: Teacher introduces and pronounces new words to pupils
Step III: Pupils look for the meaning of the words in the dictionary
Step IV: Pupils read the comnprehension passage and answer question that follow:
- The next day, the writer went to the village stream
- His mother stopped going to the stream because she had to get up very early to go to the market and she usually come home late in the evening.
- While in Lagos, she went to oyingbo market
- His father did the house hold chores
- The writer’s father couldn’t protest because when his mother came back each day, her bag was filled with money.
- The stream was in a valley
- The writer robbed his mother’s palm kernel oil on his body.
- The cream was called Ude Aki
- He preferred his mum’s cream to foreign ointments or body cream because it was more effective against the harmattan.
Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.