Reading Letters Written to Old Classmate, An Elder Sister and Brother, Mother, An Old Neighbour and Teacher Primary 4 (Basic 4) Term 3 Week 2 English Studies
THEME – SPEECH WORK
TOPIC – READING LETTERS WRITTEN AN OLD CLASSMATE, MOTHER AND AN OLD NEIGHBOUR
2. Features of Informal Letters
3. Oral and Written Letters
4. Formal of Informal Letters
By the end of the lesson, most of the pupils should have attained the following objectives –
1. discuss the features of informal letter.
2. identify oral and written comprehension exercises on letters.
3. use the format in their own informal letters.
4. use the unfamiliar words in the letters in their sentences.
The pupils can read and write.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Course book
2. Supplement readers
3. A short informal letter written on a cardboard or board.
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.
1. Scheme of Work
2. 9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
3. Course Book
4. All Relevant Material
5. Online Information
CONTENT OF THE LESSON
An informal letter is a personal letter that is written to your friends and family to let them know about yourself, most importantly needs or to convey your regards.
Informal letters, The language used is casual and personal.
FEATURES OF INFORMAL LETTERS
The features of informal letter are as follows:
1. The Sender’s Address
5. Body of the Letter
INFORMAL LETTER (FORMAT)
There is no set format when writing an informal letter. But there is a general pattern that people usually follow –
6, Segun Micheal Street,
15th May, 2022
Greetings – Dear Dad, Uncle, Seun…..
Body of the letter – First paragraph – Introduction, Second paragraph – Main content of the letter, Third, Fourth (if any)…
Conclusion (Last Paragraph) –
Hope to hear from you soon, I am looking forward to seeing you, I am looking forward to hear from you soon, I can’t wait to see you or I can’t wait to hear from you soon, etc.
End of the letter – Lots of Love, Best, Best Wishes, Kind Regards, Kindly, etc.
LETTER TO A FRIEND
6, Segun Micheal Street,
15th May, 2020
I am glad to write you this letter. I hope you are safe and well protected from the outbreak of the virus. It’s been a long time since I see to you last. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, I am working from home, so I decided to write to you and know how you have been doing.
Everything is fine here in Nigeria and we all stay indoors most of the time as the cases of COVID 19 numbers affected increasing. We have reached number 102 in the world for the active number of cases. It is pretty dull staying inside all the time but I have stopped complaining and started reading books. It is actually the best way to spend most of my time.
How did you manage to complete your exams between pandemic? My aunty just had a baby boy and I am babysitting for her. Once this Pandemic is over I will come and see you.
I can’t wait to see you soon.
Love of love
Reference – Vadantu.com – Informal Letter
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 organizes pupils in groups depending on the size of the class with sample of informal letter.
3. Teacher asks the groups or pairs to read and discuss the content of the letter.
3. Teacher uses the letter and pupils responses to introduce the lesson and reads out the informal letter.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils pay attention to the lesson introduction as they listen to teacher’s reading the letter.
3. Teacher uses the letter outline the features of informal letter.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils identify each of the features of informal letter.
4. Teacher points out the formal tone.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils discuss the main ideas of the letter by using the formal tone.
5. Teacher highlights new words and their use and meanings in sentences.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils gives answers to questions provided by the teacher.
6. Teacher guides pupils to write an informal letter.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils write a letter to a friend or family member.
7. Teacher summarizes the lesson on the board with appropriate lesson evaluation.
Pupil’s Activities – The pupils participate actively in the summary of the lesson by responding correctly to most of the questions and write as instructed.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Teacher asks pupils to,
1. read the letters.
2. do oral comprehension test.
3. use the unfamiliar words in their own sentences