# Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 5

number prefixes

SUBJECT: PHONICS

TERM: 2nd TERM

LESSON PLAN FOR 7th WEEK

CLASS : PRIMARY 5

AGE: 10 years

DURATION : 3 periods of 40 mins each

DATE:

TOPIC : Number Prefixes

CONTENT : Number Prefixes

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to;

1. define Prefix
2. Add prefixes to words accurately
3. Define prefixes that denote numbers and give examples

ENTRY BEHAVIOR : Pupils can identify and recite all the letters of the alphabets and the vowels

SET INDUCTION : The teachers uses the ‘I know my vowels’ song to arouse the pupils

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES : Discussion, group activities,

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS : Index cards with root words and prefixes listed in the lesson, Large cardboard paper cut into circles with prefixes written on them; one set for each group

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES

PERIOD 1 AND 2: Sounding, identification and writing of prefixes

S/N

STEPS

TEACHER’S ACTIVITY

PUPILS ACTIVITY

1

INTRODUCTION

- Writes the word ‘invisible’ on the board and ask pupils to try to find a smaller word within the whole

- Tells the pupils that many words are made up of two parts- the root word and an added beginning, the prefix

Like in invisible,

In- prefix

Visible – root word

-Introduces the topic on the board as Sounding, identification and writing of Prefixes

The pupils listen, observe and participate

2

EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION/TEACHER MODELLING

- Explains that Prefixes are groups of letters added to the beginning of words. Such words are made up of two parts; root word and add-on  e.g

Dis(prefix)-obey(root word)

Ex(prefix)-plode(root word)

Il(prefix)-legal(root word)

Dis(prefix)-agree(root word)

Ir(prefix)-regular(root word)

- Explains that Prefixes changes the form of a word to its opposite

e.g

(opposites)

Regular becomes irregular(opposites)

The pupils listen, observe and participate

3

GUIDED PRACTICE

- Distributes Prefix and root words index cards to pupils, Then reads out words with Prefixes allowing the pupils with the corresponding root word and prefix to come to the front of the group to assemble the word

As many prefixes and root word will be the same, have pupils take turns

Prefix            Root word

Un                 happy

Im                  possible

Pre                history

Re                 appear

Un                 equal

The pupils listen, observe and participate

4

INDEPENDENT WORKING TIME

- Gives the pupils the exercise below

The words in the bracket below contain prefixes. Use each of them to complete the sentences below

(inland, antidote, midday, telescope, remount, emigrate, outlaw, unpopular, transplant, postpone)

1. The explores struggled further _______

2. We ate our lunch about _______

3. Because of the rain, we decided to _______ to another country

4. As he is so selfish, Lawal is the most ______ boy in the class

5. After she was bitten by the spider, Jane was given an _______

6. The refugees decided to ________ to another country

7. The policeman cornered the _______ at the bar

8. The ship’s captain studied the faraway land through a ______

9. When she fell off, the jockey decided to quickly ______ the horse

10. We decided to ______ the seedlings from the box into the garden

Make new words by adding the prefixes in the box to the right words below

 Dis      un     im      il

1. _____possible

2. _____necessary

3. _____appear

4. _____legal

5. _____legible

6. _____appoint

7. _____sure

8. _____polite

9. _____tie

10. ____literate

11. ____count

12. ____patient

The pupils listen, observe and participate

5

EVALUATION

- Monitors the pupils as they work and corrects where necessary

PERIOD 3: Sounding, identification and writing of Number prefixes

 S/N STEPS TEACHER’S ACTIVITY PUPILS ACTIVITY 1 REVISITING THE PREVIOUS LESSONS - Revisits the previous lesson on Sounding, Identification and sorting of prefixes - Pupils listen, observe and participate 2 GUIDED PRACTICE - Explains that some prefixes denote numbers - Makes a list of more words containing number prefixes and what they denotePrefix                    notationUni                        oneMono                    oneBi                          twoDi                          twoTri                         threePent                      fiveOct                        eightDec                       tenMulti                     manyPoly                      manyCenti               one hundredMilli                 one thousand - Pupils listen, observe and participate 3 INDEPENDENT WORKING TIME - Gives the pupils exercises on Number PrefixesAll the words in the box contain prefixes. Write each beside its meaning below(octopus, monotonous, unicycle, decade, centipede, millionaire, unique, bilingual, polygon, monarch, pentagon, bisect, semicircle, multitude, semicolon, tripod)1. an eight-tentacled sea creature ______________2. a small creature with 100 legs _______________3. a flat shape with many sides ______________4. half a circle shape______________5. boring, focused on one thing______________6. a person who is very wealthy ______________7. a ruler or king ___________8. a lot of people __________9. a punctuation mark __________10. a flat shape with five sides ___________11. a stand with three legs___________12. To cut in half ____________13. only one of its kind _____________14. able to speak two languages____________15. a cycle with one wheel____________16. a period of ten years - Pupils listen, observe and participate 4 EVALUATION - Monitors the pupils as they work and corrects where necessary