ENGLISH STUDIES – READING AND WRITING
TOPIC: Letters asking special favour (requests)
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:
1. Handle the appropriate language for with letters of requests.
2. Write such letters correctly supporting the information that will help the addressee to make up his mind.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Course book
2. Other sources of materials suitable for the exercise.
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.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
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CONTENT OF THE LESSON
LETTERS ASKING FOR SPECIAL FAVORS (REQUESTS)
IN making requests one has –
1. to be polite,
2. to state purpose,
3. to give background leading to the necessity for the request,
4. bto use the right language,
5. to decide whether the letters should be be formal or semi – formal.
Ref – MacMillan Brilliant Primary English 5
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. Discusses with the pupils the requests that are possible to be made and to whom;
Pupil’s Activities – Discuss the request they would like to make, to whom and for what purpose. Pair up and write request to each other pretending to be mother and daughter, father and son, etc.
3. Guides the pupils to decide the appropriate language, the content and the tone of the letters of request;
Pupil’s Activities – Write formal and informal requests under teacher’s supervision paying attention to language and tone.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
1. Write letters asking for special favors.
2. Use correct sentences that would help the addressee to make up his mind.