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Leyte Normal University

Tacloban City

A Semi-Detailed Lesson Plan in Grade 7 English

Day-4 Reading

I. Objectives

Given several activities, the Grade Seven students are expected to do the
following with 80% level of proficiency:

a. Recall what modals are, how they ae used(K);
b. Identify the modals used in the text(P);
c. Determine the use of modals in making guesses and predictions (U); and
d. Write a simple poem using modals(P).

II. Content and Materials
A. Subject Matter: Making guesses and Predictions
B. Materials: laptop, projector, power point presentation,
C. References:

III. Procedure
A. Knowledge

The teacher calls students randomly and asks them questions about
the previous lesson.
What was the lesson all about?
What are modals?
How are modals used?
When are modals used?
After recalling the previous lesson the teacher gives the class an
Directions: On the space in front of the numbers, place an
x that indicate where you stand in regard to the statement that follows.
Be prepared to defend and support your opinions with specific examples.
After reading the text, compare your opinions on those statements with
the authors implied and/or stated messages.
Yes No
__________ 1. Life is queer with is twists and turns.
__________ 2. When facing challenges you can rest but you dont quit.
__________ 3. A lot of people fail because they gave up without much
__________ 4. You may succeed with another blow.
__________ 5. Often a goal is farther than it seems.
__________ 6. Success is failure turned inside out.
__________ 7. People only realize how close they were I succeeding when
it is too late already.
__________ 8. You can always tell how close you are to success.
__________ 9. Stick to the fight even when youre hardest hit.
__________ 10. It is when things seem worst that you should quit.

When the students finish answering, the teacher now
presents to the class the poem Dont Quit.

Dont Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road youre trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must but dont quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Dont give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victors cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when youre hardest hit,
Its when things seem worst that you must not quit!

The teacher now lets the students check their answers and
comparing them with the text.

B. Process
The teacher gives the students another activity. In this activity the
teacher shows to the class a small box. The teacher tells the class that
inside the box is the thing that they most want. They may not be able to
see or touch this thing. The teacher asks the class what it could be using
the following structures:
It could be . . .
It might be . . .
It may be . . .
Maybe it is . . .
Possibly it is . . .

After the students give their guesses the teacher shares to the class
a poem from the guesses they came up with.

Whats in the box?
it could be a wish
it could be a penny in the pond
it could be a shadow against the wall
it might be a wedding ring
it might be a summer memory
it might be a toy
it could be a ticket to China

Maybe its something you write with
or something you can draw with
Maybe its something you can read
or a poem you can write
or a flute you can play
or a song you can sing.
Maybe its a dream you once had
or a note folded inside a diary.

Now the teacher asks the students to imagine putting a small gift
into the box. It could be an idea, a thought, a memory, or an object. The
gift can be for a friend, lover, relative, for people in the future. The teacher
instructs the students to write down their gift on a small piece of paper,
fold it up and hide it.
The teacher then asks the students to work with a partner. Each
partner should guess what their neighbor has put into the box. They
should write at least four sentences, like the ones in the poem, but using
new words on their own.

What is your gift?
It may be a thought about your country.
It may be a stone from your country.
It may be a smile

After ten minutes, the teacher invites the partners to read
their guessing poem to one another. When they have finished, open up
the small piece of paper and see if their partners guessed correctly.

C. Understanding
The teacher asks the students questions about the poem dont
Why did the author decide to use Dont Quit as the
title of the poem?
What do you think is the intended passage by the author
in the first stanza?
To whom is the poem addressed?
Who is the speaker in the poem?
What can you say about the structure of the poem?

D. Performance
1. The students will create a poem similar to the sample given earlier. And
they must use their own words (modals). The poem can be about anything
that they want.