Using Past Continuous Tense Primary 3 (Basic 3) – English Grammar

Last Updated on May 4, 2021 by Alabi M. S.

 

ENGLISH STUDIES

THIRD TERM  

WEEK 2/3/4

PRIMARY 3

THEME – GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Expressing Future Action in Negative Primary 1 (Basic 1) – English Structure

 

TOPIC – USING PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, most pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to make correct sentences in the simple future tense.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

1. Sentence strips

2. Course book

3. Other supplementary resources like newspapers or magazines.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

1. Scheme of Work

2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

USING PAST CONTINUOUS TENSE

Past continuous tense is used to talk continuous actions of the past.

For example,

1. He was going to school when he fell.

2. He was coming to the house when he met John.

 

 

3. I was was listening to radio when she came in.

4. They were playing football after school.

5. Our teacher was teaching in a class.

6. She was washing the clothes when the phone rang.

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Teacher explains past continuous tense.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to teacher’s explanation.

3. Demonstrates the correct use of past continuous tense in sentences.

Pupil’s Activities – Use past continuous tense in sentences.

4. Summarizes the lesson on the board.

Pupil’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

NEXT LESSON

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask pupils to:

1. identify past continuous tense in sentences, and

 

 

2. use past continuous tense in sentences.

 

 

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