Miyerkules, Enero 25, 2012

Teaching Adjectives to Grade VI pupils (through poem)


At the end of the discussion, pupils will be able to:
Build vocabulary through pictures presented.
Practice proper way of reciting a poem.
Interpret meaning of a poem through pictures.
Identify adjectives used in the poem.
Use adjectives in describing their hometown.

Pointing out adjectives in the poem, “The Town Where I Lived” by A. J. Gil

PELC (Philippine Elementary Learning Competency)
English For You and Me, Language Textbook for Grade Four, pages 147 – 158

Pictures of different places
Paper Strips
Post Cards
Mock-up/model of parts of a letter

Pupils will develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

D. CONCEPTS (Grammar Integration)
Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns.
Adjectives tell about the number, kind, and color of a person, animal, or thing.

Appreciation of God’s creatures.
Appreciation of home.

Teacher’s Activity Pupils’ Activity

1. Building Rapport

Good morning children!      Good morning teacher!

How are you today?      We are fine today!

Oh! I’m glad you are fine today!

2. Review

Okay. Before we start our new
Lesson, let us have a short review
first. Okay class? Who can recall
about our lesson yesterday? Karl? Our lesson yesterday
 was about nouns.
Thank you, Karl! Now who can
give me a sentence? Anne eats the apple.

Very good Marie! Now, go to the
board and underline the verb in
the sentence.             Eats

Thank you, Marie! Now please tell us
what’s the reason why you
underlined the word ‘eats’ I underlined the
word “eats” because it tells what Anne does, therefore, it is a verb.
Very good, my dear!
Since you already mastered verbs,
let us have our new lesson for today.

3. Motivation

Class, have you been to other places?     No ma’am.
  Yes ma’am.

What places have you been to? various answers

How about you, Kaye? Have you been
to other places? What places have you been
to? Yes ma’am! I’ve been
to other places, just
last summer, my family and I went to Boracay!  

Wow! Can you share your experience to us? Yes ma’am! My
Family and I had a 3 day vacation there. We were happy and we enjoyed it very much.
Wow! Thank you very much for your
Sharing of experience, darling!

Okay children, do you want to go to
other places like Kaye?   Yes ma’am!

Do you want also to travel abroad? Yes ma’am!

Okay, very good!
Now, sit back, and relax, for today, I
will bring you to other places! We will
travel around the Philippines and we will go
abroad! Yes ma’am!

(picture parade)

Class, in which of these places would
you prefer to have a house?
Do you think you will be happy
living in this place?

4. Vocabulary Building
Torrents, Puddles Shimmers
           (picture analysis)
 Teacher presents pictures of the
words to unlock the difficulty, to give
meaning. The teacher will ask what the
pupils see in the picture, let them describe
them. And through those pictures, gradually,
the teacher lets the pupils form their own
understanding of the picture. And then,
the teacher gives concrete definition of the
difficult words. For comprehension check,
the teacher lets the pupils use the difficult
words in a sentence.

5. Lesson Proper
Okay class, since we have already
gone to other places, now let us  come to
our own, let us go home.

I have here a poem, I’ll read the
poem first, and then, I want
you all to read it after me.
Okay?   Yes ma’am.

Okay let us start.

The Town Where I Lived
By A. J. Gil

Oh, the town where I lived –Now that is a town.
A river runs through it, now sparkling, now brown.
There the rain falls in torrents and low bend the trees.
And puddles delight us, the ducks, and the geese.

And the summer sun blazes, hot and around,
‘till the haze shimmers above the ground,
Then night her portals fast unbars,
Releasing a zillion starting stars.

Now my heart aches all day for my town far away
Where life is sweet
and tidy
and neat.

(After the teacher reads the poem,
the whole class reads it, then reading
by pair, then individual.)

6. Comprehension Questions for Discussion
What is the poem about? The poem is about
a town.

What are the things you can
see in the town where
the speaker lives? Trees, ducks,
geese, and stars are seen in the speaker’s hometown.

To what does the speaker
refer to when he/she says,
“blazes, hot and around,
‘till the haze shimmers
above the ground”? The speaker refers
to the summer sun
when he/she says,
“blazes, hot and around, ‘till the haze shimmers above the ground.

What are the words that
the speaker describe
about life he/she has
in the town where he/she lives? The speaker said
that his/her life in
the town where she lives is sweet, tidy, and neat.

How does
the speaker describe his/her
hometown? There could be
rainy and sunny days.

What do you think is the
kind of place where the
speaker lives? The speaker lives in
a clean, peaceful

How does the speaker feel
or thinks in the poem? The speaker misses
his/her place.

Where do you think is the
speaker now? The speaker is
away from his/her place.

What made you think that way? The speaker said
that he’s away from his/her hometown in the line, “My heart aches all day, for my town far away”.
Who do you think is the
Persona or the speaker
in the poem? The speaker in the
poem can either be a boy or a girl who misses his/her home because he is away from it.
What are his/her qualities
as a person? Why? He/she is home-
loving, kind, and
How will you describe
your hometown, your place?

Who are you living with?

Are you happy living in that
      kind of place?

7. Enrichment Activity
Class, on a piece of bond paper,
illustrate, or draw the town where
the speaker lives.

8. Language Focus: Adjectives
Focus on some sentences on the poem:
A river runs through it, now sparkling,
now brown.
Where life is sweet, and tidy, and neat.

Class, what is being described by the words:
sparkling, brown, sweet, tidy, and neat? The word being
described by
sparkling and brown is river, and town for the words; sweet, tidy, and neat.

What other lines in the poem
Include words describing a person,
place, or thing? For lines:
3 – low, describing
the bending of the tees
5 – hot and around describing the summer sun
7 – fast, describes the unbarring of portals
8 – zillion and staring, describes stars
9 – far (away), describes the town.

9. Generalization
What is an adjective? An adjective is a
describing word. It helps describe people, places, and things. In other words, it describes a noun. In most sentences, it goes before it describes - a noun, or after a verb.
10. Application
Class, I have here words/adjectives
posted on the board. I will give you
these pictures and I will call you one
by one to come in front and paste them
to the corresponding word on the board.

I. Use the following words in the sentence, and then underline the word or group of words being described.

II. Read each sentences carefully. Select the word that describes the person, place or thing referred to in these sentences. Copy the sentences first, and then write your answer on the sheet of paper.

1. I received a beautiful gift from my mother.
My Mother is _____________ (selfish, thoughtful, forgetful).

2. My brother lost my favorite bag.
My brother is ________ (thoughtless, unthinking, careless).

3. Mario found a peso bill I the room. He picked it up and gave it to the teacher.
Mario is ________ (honest, touching, sweet).

4. I recited a poem in the class, but I forget the second stanza. My classmates laughed at me.
My classmates are __________ (insensitive, thoughtless, unkind).

5. My mother praised me for helping do the house chores.
My mother is _________ (appreciative, proud, beautiful).

V. ASSIGNMENT (Skills Development)
On your assignment notebook, write a paragraph describing your hometown. And then, read in advance the story of the Philippine Tarsier, on page 153 to 154 of your book.

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