ENGLISH STUDIES – WRITING
TOPIC: SMILE AND METAPHOR
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:
1. compare two things in respect of what they share in common and
2. use similes and be able to turn them into metaphors and vice versa.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Flash cards
2. Course book
3. Sentence strips.
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
SIMILES AND METAPHORS – Use of comparisons.
Smile and Metaphor are used to make comparisons. That’s, ways of describing things.
The comparison using like and as is called smile.
The comparison that describes things as another is called metaphor.
Similes and metaphors are best taught together, one helps to make the meaning of the other clearer, e.g.
1. she is as red as a rose – smile.
2. she is a red rose – metaphor.
3. you were as brave as a lion – smile.
4. you were a brave lion – metaphor.
5. he is as strong as an ox – smile.
6. he is a strong ox – metaphor.
Ref – MacMillan Brilliant Primary English 6
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. Provides examples of similes and metaphors;
Pupil’s Activities – Make their own list of similes and metaphors.
3. Asks pupils to identify similes and metaphors in their extensive reading;
Pupil’s Activities – Identify new similes and metaphors in their extensive reading.
4. Guides pupils to change similes to metaphors.
Pupil’s Activities – Turn similes into metaphors and vice versa.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
1. Compare things in respect of what any share in common.
2. identify similes and metaphors in sentences and
3. use similes and metaphors correctly.
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