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Lesson 9 Outline

Revision, revision, revision!

Introduce four more commonly used new words: ‘work’, ’our’, ’your’, ’talk’ and break them into their sounds and spellings. Reading, composing. and writing sentences which include the new words.

Revisit the new words: ‘work’, ’our’, ’your’, ’talk’ and break them into their sounds and spellings. Reading, composing, and writing question sentences which include the new words.

Revise alphabetical order by filling gaps in both the upper case and lower-case alphabet.

Read and write lists of nouns and proper nouns and place them in alphabetical order.

Reading, composing, and writing sentences with the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

Reading, composing, and writing question sentences with the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

Introducing verbs. Reading and writing all parts of verbs, gap filling in sentences and question sentences.

Revise nouns pronouns, proper nouns and adjectives – group work.

Punctuation revision: adding full stops, commas and questions marks where required.

See Tutor Notes for more details and guidance about teaching this lesson


Lesson 9 Plan

Teaching Aims

Teaching Aims (concepts and topics covered)

Revisit the concept of breaking down commonly – used New Words in sentences and question sentences.

Revise Learners’ alphabetical order skills with nouns, proper nouns, and pronouns.

Revise recognising, reading, and writing verbs in sentences and question sentences.

Group work to read and write nouns, pronouns, and proper nouns.

Punctuation revision: adding full stops, commas and questions marks where required.

Learning Resources

Citizen Literacy Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10, Lesson 9

Print out of nouns, pronouns and proper nouns for Exercise 7 Group Work Resource [9-7-1]

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability

Preparation for Lesson

Ensure Learners have their Learner Folder to contain handouts.

Ensure Learners have Citizen Literacy Workbook for Lesson 9.

Print out Resource [9-7-1] in font size 36 or above

Continue to familiarise yourself with the Tutor platform and Learner web app

Exercise 1: Introducing the New words: ‘work’, ‘our’, ‘your’, ‘talk’, and using them in sentences.

[Exercise 1: New Words]

Learning Outcomes

The Learner will be able to spell, read, and write these four commonly – used words: ‘work’, ‘our’, ‘your’, ‘talk’, by breaking them down into their sounds and spelling them.

The Learner will be able to read and write sentences that use these new words.

Skills

Listening, Reading, speaking, blending, breaking down, writing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Citizen Literacy Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10, Lesson 9

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tip

1.     Activity: Tutor explains that this exercise is about the learning to read and write four new words and then use them in sentences.

2.     Activity: Tutor asks the Learners to turn to Lesson 9 Exercise 1 in Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

3.     Teaching Tip: Tutor can have Exercise 1 New Words ready to show to Learners on the screen / board.

4.     Activity: Tutor reads each word from the top row of Resource [9-1-1] (work, our…) and then demonstrates breaking the words down into their sounds, as shown in the second row titled ‘Sounds like’. The Tutor then spells each word, in order, using the third row titled ‘Breaking Down / Spelling ’Teaching tip The Tutor then asks the Learners to write each word into the spaces provided in the last row of Resource [9-1-1].

5.     Activity: Tutor goes around the class asking the Learners to read out a sentence from Resource [9-1-2] on the screen / board. Tutor point out the new words.

6.     Activity: Tutor asks the Learners to compose and write 4 sentences using the new words ‘work’, ‘our’, ‘your’, ‘talk’, and write them in their Workbooks in Resources spaces in Resource [9-1-3].

7.     Activity: Tutor observes and provides feedback

Learner Activities Summary

The Learner spells, reads, and writes these four commonly – used words: ‘work’, ‘our’, ‘your’, ‘talk’, by breaking them down into their sounds and spelling them.

The Learner reads and writes sentences that use these new words.

Learner Web App Activities to Support this Exercise

The web activities to support this exercise are listed below, please note not all exercises have a supporting web app activity. You can ask your learners to practice on some or all of the lesson exercise supporting web activities as a form of independent study / ‘home work’, before the next class.

Activity 9.1 – Introducing these new words: “work”, “our”, “your”, “talk”.

Activity 9.2 – Spelling the new words

Activity 9.3 – Reading and speaking the new words.

Activity 9.4 – Handwriting the new words.

Activity 9.5 – Listening to sentences with the new words.

Activity 9.6 – Writing sentences using the new words

Activity 9.7 – Reading and speaking the new words.

Exercise 2: Using the New words: ‘work’, ’our’, ’your’, ’talk’, in Question sentences.

[Exercise 2: New Words and Sounds]

Learning Outcomes

The Learner will be able to spell, read, and write these four commonly – used words: ‘work’, ‘our’, ‘your’, ‘talk’, by breaking them down into their sounds and spelling them.

The Learner will be able to read and write question sentences that use the new words.

Skills

Listening, Reading, speaking, blending, breaking down, writing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Citizen Literacy Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10, Lesson 9

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tip

1.     Activity: Tutor explains that this exercise is about learning to read and write four new words, and using them in question sentences.

2.     Activity: Tutor asks the Learners to turn to Lesson 9 Exercise 2 in Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

3.     Teaching Tip: Tutor can have Exercise 2 New Words ready to show to Learners on the screen / board.

4.     Activity: Tutor reads each word from the top row of Resource [9-2-1] (work, our…) and then demonstrates breaking the words down into their sounds, as shown in the second row titled ‘Sounds like’. The Tutor then spells each word, in order, using the third row titled ‘Breaking Down / Spelling ’Teaching tip The Tutor then asks the Learners to write each word into the spaces provided in the last row of resource [9-2-1].

5.     Activity: Tutor goes around the class asking the Learners to read out a question sentence from Resource [9-22]

6.     Activity: Tutor asks the Learners to compose and write 4 question sentences using the new words ‘work’, ‘our’, ‘your’, ‘talk’, and write them in their workbooks in Resources spaces [9-2-3].

7.     Activity: Tutor observes and provides feedback

Learner Activities Summary

The Learner spells, reads, and writes these four commonly – used words: ‘work’, ‘our’, ‘your’, ‘talk’, by breaking them down into their sounds and spelling them.

The Learner will be able to read and write question sentences that use the new words.

Learner Web App Activities to Support this Exercise

The web activities to support this exercise are listed below, please note not all exercises have a supporting web app activity. You can ask your learners to practice on some or all of the lesson exercise supporting web activities as a form of independent study / ‘home work’, before the next class.

Activity 9.8 Write question sentences with the new words

Exercise 3: Alphabetical order

[Exercise 3: The Alphabet]

Learning Outcomes

The Learner will be able to correctly fill gaps in both the upper case and lower-case alphabet.

The Learner will be able to read and write lists of nouns and proper nouns and place them in alphabetical order.

Skills

Listening, Reading, speaking, writing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Citizen Literacy Workbook Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tip

1.     Activity: Tutor explains that this exercise is about revising alphabetical order by completing two Gap Filling exercises.

2.     Activity: Tutor asks the Learners to turn to Lesson 9 Exercise 3 in Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

3.     Teaching Tip: Tutor can have Exercise 3 ready to show to Learners on the screen / board.

4.     Activity: Tutor reads out the letters in the lower-case alphabet from the top of Resource [9-3-1] and ask the Learners to repeat the alphabet with the Tutor, as revision and to help them prepare for this revision exercise.

5.     Activity: In the Gap Fill lower-case alphabet of Resource [9-3-1] the Tutor reads out the letters and pauses at each gap and asks the Learners to choose a letter from the list above the Gap Fill alphabet and asks the Learners to write that letter in the correct part of the alphabet in the spaces below, remembering to write the letters in lower case.

6.     Activity: In the Gap Fill upper-case / Capital letter alphabet of Resource [9-3-2] the Tutor reads out the letters and pauses at each gap and asks the Learners to choose a Capital letter from the list above the Gap Fill alphabet and asks the Learners to write that Capital letter in the correct part of the alphabet in the spaces below, remembering to write the letters in lower case.

7.     Activity: Tutor observes and provides feedback

Learner Activities Summary

The Learner correctly fill gaps in both the upper-case and lower-case alphabet.

The Learner reads and writes lists of nouns and proper nouns and places them in alphabetical order.

Learner Web App Activities to Support this Exercise

The web activities to support this exercise are listed below, please note not all exercises have a supporting web app activity. You can ask your learners to practice on some or all of the lesson exercise supporting web activities as a form of independent study / ‘home work’, before the next class.

Activity 9.9 – Placing lower-case letters into alphabetical order

Activity 9.10 – Placing lower-case letters into alphabetical order without a guide

Activity 9.11 – Placing upper-case letters into alphabetical order

Activity 9.12 – Placing upper-case letters into alphabetical order without a guide

Exercise 4: Alphabetical order: nouns and proper nouns.

[Exercise 4: Alphabetical Order – Nouns and Proper Nouns]

Learning Outcomes

The Learner will be able to read and write lists of nouns and proper nouns and place them in alphabetical order.

The Learner will be able to compose and write five nouns and proper nouns and place them in alphabetical order.

Skills

Listening, Reading, speaking, writing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Citizen Literacy Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10, Lesson 9

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tip

1.     Activity: Tutor explains that this exercise is about revising what nouns and proper nouns are and placing them in alphabetical order.

2.     Activity: Tutor asks the Learners to turn to Lesson 9 Exercise 4 in Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

3.     Teaching Tip: Tutor can have Exercise 4 ready to show to Learners on the screen / board.

4.     Activity: Tutor reads the alphabet out from the top of Resource [9-4-1] and asks the Learners to read it out with the Tutor too, as revision and to help them prepare for this revision exercise.

5.     Activity: Tutor uses the list of example nouns in Resource [9-4-1] to remind the Learners, about what a noun is. Teaching Tip: Tutors asks Learners to look around the room and name 2 nouns each.

6.     Activity: Tutor reads out the given nouns from the top row of Resource [9-4-2] and asks the Learners to place these nouns into alphabetical order in the spaces provided in their Workbooks. The first word ‘doll’ has been placed in the list as an aid for the Learners as this is the first word of these words in alphabetical order. Teaching Tip: Tutors suggest to Learners that they put a line through the words they have already placed in alphabetical order. Doing this will help them to eliminate words they do not need to read and reread.

7.     Activity: Tutors asks the Learners to name and write a list of six nouns in Resource [9-4-3] and then place them in alphabetical order in the spaces provided below.

8.     Activity: Tutor reminds the Learners that a proper noun is the name of someone or something and that a proper noun has to begin with a capital letter. Tutor then reads out the given list of six names from Resource [9-4-4] and asks the Learners to place these into alphabetical order in the space provided. The first name ‘Africa’ has been placed in the list as an aid for the Learners as this is the first word of this list in alphabetical order. The complete alphabet is provided below to help the Learners identify the right alphabetical order. Teaching Tip: Ask the Learners to put a line through the words they have already placed in alphabetical order. Doing this will help them to eliminate words they do not need to read and reread.

9.     Activity: Tutors asks the Learners to compose and write a list of six proper nouns in Resource [9-4-5] and then place them in alphabetical order in the spaces provided below.

10.  Activity: Tutor observes and provides feedback

Learner Activities Summary

The Learner will be able to read and write lists of nouns and proper nouns and place them in alphabetical order.

The Learner will be able to compose and write five nouns and six proper nouns and place them in alphabetical order.

Learner Web App Activities to Support this Exercise

The web activities to support this exercise are listed below, please note not all exercises have a supporting web app activity. You can ask your learners to practice on some or all of the lesson exercise supporting web activities as a form of independent study / ‘home work’, before the next class.

Activity 9.13 – Putting words into alphabetical order

Activity 9.14 – Placing proper nouns into alphabetical order

Exercise 5: Revise verb structures with reading, composing, and writing sentences.

[Exercise 5: Verbs in Sentences]

Learning Outcomes

The Learner will be able to read all the parts of these verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

The Learner will be able to read, compose, and write sentences with the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

Skills

Listening, reading, speaking, writing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Citizen Literacy Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10, Lesson 9

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tips

1.     Activity: Tutor explains that this exercise is about revising four verbs the Learners learned about previously: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’ by reading and composing sentences using the verbs.

2.     Activity: Tutor asks Learners to turn to Lesson 9 in their Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

3.     Activity: Tutors can have Exercise 5 up on the screen / board.

4.     Activity: The Tutor reminds the Learners that a verb describes what a person is, or thing is doing.

5.     Activity: Tutor highlights the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’ on the screen / board, reading out a few of the different parts of these verbs, highlighting the different endings and offering examples of them in sentences. Teaching Tip: Tutor informs the Learners that the part of the verb ‘it wants’ have not been included in the table as they would not make sense if used in a sentence.

6.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners, in turn, to read out the completed sentences in Resource [9-5-2] for the verbs ‘to want’ and ‘to go’.

7.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners to complete and write sentences in the spaces provided in Resource [9-5-2] that start with the parts of the verbs ‘to want’ and ‘to go’

8.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners, in turn, to read out the completed sentences in Resource [9-5-3] for the verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’.

9.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners to write sentences in the spaces provided in Resource [9-5-3] that start with the parts of the verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’.

10.  Activity: Tutor observes and provides feedback.

Learner Activities Summary

  • The Learner reads all the parts of these verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

The Learner reads, composes, and writes sentences with the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

Learner Web App Activities to Support this Exercise

The web activities to support this exercise are listed below, please note not all exercises have a supporting web app activity. You can ask your learners to practice on some or all of the lesson exercise supporting web activities as a form of independent study / ‘home work’, before the next class.

Activity 9.15 – Identifying parts of verbs in sentences.

Exercise 6: Revise verb structures with reading, composing, and writing question sentences.

[Exercise 6: Verbs in Question Sentences]

Learning Outcomes

The Learner will be able to read all the parts of these verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

The Learner will be able to read, compose and write question sentences with the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

Skills

Listening, reading, speaking, writing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Citizen Literacy Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10, Lesson 9

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tips

1.     Activity: Tutor explains that this exercise is about revising four verbs the Learners learned about previously: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’ by reading and composing question sentences using the verbs.

2.     Activity: Tutor asks Learners to turn to Lesson 9 in their Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

3.     Activity: Tutors can have Exercise 6 up on the screen/board.

4.     Activity: The Tutor reminds the Learners that a verb describes what a person or thing is or is doing.

5.     Activity: Tutor highlights the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’ on the screen / board, reading out a few of the different parts of the verbs, highlighting the different endings and offering examples of them in question sentences. Teaching Tip: Tutor informs the Learners that the parts of the verb, ‘it wants’ have not been included as they would not make sense if used in a sentence.

6.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners, in turn, to read out the question sentences in Resource [9-6-2] for the verbs ‘to want’ and ‘to go’

7.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners to write question sentences in the spaces provided in Resource [9-6-2] that start with the parts of the verbs ‘to want’ and ‘to go’

8.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners, in turn, to read out the question sentences in Resource [9-6-3] for the verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’.

9.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners to write question sentences in the spaces provided in Resource [9-5-3] that start with the parts of the verbs, ‘to be’ and ‘to have’.

10.  Activity: Tutor observes and provides feedback.

Learner Activities Summary

The Learner reads all the parts of these verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

The Learner reads, composes, and writes question sentences with the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

Learner Web App Activities to Support this Exercise

The web activities to support this exercise are listed below, please note not all exercises have a supporting web app activity. You can ask your learners to practice on some or all of the lesson exercise supporting web activities as a form of independent study / ‘home work’, before the next class.

Activity 9.16 – Identifying parts of verbs in question sentences.

Exercise 7: Group work activity identifying nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, and adjectives.

[Exercise 7: Revision Group Work]

Learning Outcomes

The Learner will be able to read and categorise nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, and adjectives from a large group of words.

The Learner will be able to write the nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, and adjectives (words) as lists

Skills

Listening, reading, speaking, writing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Citizen Literacy Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10, Lesson 9

Cut out words and category names (i.e. Nouns, Proper Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives) from extra Resource [9-7-1],

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tips

1.     Activity: Tutor explains that this exercise is about working in a group to revise nouns, proper nouns, pronouns, and adjectives.

2.     Activity: Tutor asks Learners to turn to Lesson 9 in their Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

3.     Activity: Tutors can have Exercise 7 up on the screen / board.

4.     Activity: Tutor prepares copies of Resource [9-7-1], preferably on card, and cuts out the individual words for each group to work with.

5.     Activity: The Learner reminds the Learners what nouns, proper nouns, pronouns, and adjectives are (see Glossary) by reading out the given examples just at the top of Resource [9-7-1]

6.     Activity: Tutor breaks the class into groups and asks them to come together in front of a table where a group of cards from Resource [9-7-1] will be placed – mixed up. (Tutor to have a set of these printed out for each group.) Tutor gives each group a set of cut out words from Resource [9-7-1],

7.     Activity: Tutor ask the Learners to take the cut-out words and place them correctly below each category title card cut out (Nouns, Proper Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives), check that everyone in the group agrees and then let the Tutor know once they are finished.

8.     Activity: Tutor asks one Learner from each Group to read out their words from one category until all the categories have been read out loud.

9.     Activity: The Tutor ask the Learners to each write the given nouns, proper nouns, pronouns and adjectives under each category on their table into the same category in their Workbook in Resource [9-7-2].

10.  Activity: Tutor provides feedback.

Learner Activities Summary

The Learner reads and categorises nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, and adjectives from a large group of words.

The Learner will be able to write the nouns, pronouns, proper nouns, and adjectives (words) as lists

Learner Web App Activities to Support this Exercise

The web activities to support this exercise are listed below, please note not all exercises have a supporting web app activity. You can ask your learners to practice on some or all of the lesson exercise supporting web activities as a form of independent study / ‘home work’, before the next class.

Activity 9.17 – Identifying nouns, proper nouns and pronouns in sentences.

Activity 9.18 – Identifying nouns, proper nouns and pronouns in question sentences.

Activity 9.19 – Breaking down the sounds in nouns, proper nouns and pronouns.

Activity 9.20 – Identifying adjectives in sentences.

Activity 9.21 – Identifying adjectives in question sentences.

Exercise 8: Punctuation revision.

[Exercise 8: Punctuation Revision]

Learning Outcomes.

The Learner will be able to read and complete seven sentences with the correct punctuation

Skills

Listening, reading, speaking, writing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Citizen Literacy Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10, Lesson 9

Tutor platform

Learner web app

Learner Folder to contain handouts – prefer to use a clear plastic folder for durability.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tips

1.     Activity: Tutor explains that this exercise is another revision exercise, this time focussing on punctuation, where the Learners are required to add full stops, question marks, commas, and capital letters correctly in sentences.

2.     Activity: Tutor asks Learners to turn to Lesson 9 in their Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

3.     Activity: Tutors can have Exercise 8 up on the screen / board.

4.     Teaching Tip: The Tutor can through the first sentence in Resource [9-8-1] highlighting where the capital letters and full stop should be to the Learners.

5.     Activity: The Tutor asks the Learners to write their answers with the correct punctuation for the remaining sentences in the spaces provided in Resource [9-8-1]

6.     Activity: Tutor provides feedback.

Learner Activities Summary

The Learner reads and completes seven sentences with the correct punctuation

Exercise 9: Independent Study with the Learner Web App

  • Remind the Learners that they can use the Learner web app for this lesson to practice with. But as the next Lesson is a formative assessment

Exercise 10: Revision for the Assessment with the Learner App

To help prepare the Learners for the assessment you should ask them to practice on the Learner web app for Lesson 10, this will also help their confidence. Direct the Learners to these web app activities during Lesson 9 at the latest.

Lesson 10 Activity 1 Matching sounds to how they are spelled in words

Lesson 10 Activity 2 Recognising the names of capital letters.

Lesson 10 Activity 3 Spelling words by blending their sounds together.

Lesson 10 Activity 4 Writing sentences using the new words

Lesson 10 Activity 5 Handwriting a sentence

Lesson 10 Activity 6 Reading and speaking words

Tell the Learners to practice on these web app activities – give them a printed list of the Learner web app lesson / activity reference numbers listed here:

Exercise 11: Word Bank

A Review exercise for each lesson

Final activity in class or for homework, so we review what the Learners have learned. This activity builds as Learners progress through the course, and we start to build up these review exercises.

There are three distinct activities for your Learners here:

Activity 1: At the end of each lesson ask your Learners to go to the Word Bank at the back of their Workbook that lists the words that are covered in each Lesson in columns from left to right ordered by the number of sounds that make up the words. There is an empty row below each of the rows of these words for Learners to copy and write the same words. When they write down their words ask them break them into their sounds and then read the whole word to you either at their desk on a 1:1 basis or in front of their fellow Learners if they confident enough. You may find that some Learners can read the words and that’s great, but you need to check that they know how to break these words into their sounds. This is a skill that will stand them in good stead when they are presented with words they do not know how to read.

Activity 2: At the end of each lesson Learners do the same as above but now they have to try to read their words from previous lessons as sight words, without breaking them down. If they don’t know them by sight, ask them to say the sounds and listen for the word. As we progress through Citizen Literacy, we are striving for your Learners to build on their sight words. This is one of many activities which will assist them in this.

Activity 3: In the Word Bank table section titled ‘My Words’ ask the Learners to try and repeat the above steps for words that they already know but have not been covered in the Lesson. Asking the learners to use the columns in the order of numbers of sounds that make up the words. If you have time you can start the process with each learner with a word of their choosing.

Exercise Resources – Class

Lessons 6-10 Word Bank – This is at the back of the Part 1 Workbook Lessons 6-10.

Tutor Activities & Teaching Tips

1.     Activity: Tutor to find time to do this with each Learner on 1:1 basis or in front of class

2.     Teaching Tip: Final activity in class, so we review what the Learners have learned. This activity builds as Learners progress through course and we start to build up the review exercise, it acts as a review exercise for each lesson

Learner Activities

Learners complete by writing words and sounding out individual sounds and then blended words to Tutor.

Skills: Speaking, reading, and writing.



Lesson 9 Tutor Notes

OVERVIEW AND FOCUS OF LESSON 9

This lesson mostly focusses on preparing your learners for Lesson 10 which will be their second Formative assessment!

The lesson begins with introducing another four more commonly used new words: ‘work’, ’our’, ’your’, ’talk’, breaking them into their sounds and spellings and then building reading and writing skills by composing sentences and question sentences which include them and writing sentences which include the new words.

Revision

Revisiting alphabetical order by filling gaps in both the upper case and lower-case alphabet.

Reading, composing and writing sentences and question sentences with the four verbs: ‘to want’, ‘to go’, ‘to be’, ‘to have’.

Identifying nouns pronouns, proper nouns and adjectives as group work.

Adding full stops, commas and questions marks where required.

Tutor Support Videos

Tutor support videos for each lesson can be found in the Tutor Resources of the Tutor Platform – these will be added in the near future.

Exercise 1: New words: ’work’, ‘our’ ‘your’ ‘talk’ Sentences

These four words are the next set of commonly – used words that we introduce to the Learners. Breaking down/ decoding these words will introduce Learners to new sounds that we will focus more on as we progress through Citizen Literacy.

Remember to tell your learners that EVERY* 😉 word can be decoded.

Highlight, ‘our’ and ‘your’ as possessive pronouns which we will look at more in depth as we progress through Citizen Literacy.

Highlight ‘our’ as a pronoun that can stand in for someone’s name, offering examples such as:

I saw our friend

I saw Emma

Our cat is a pest

Pippa is a pest.

We haven’t progressed on to possessives yet so try to steer away from swapping sentences like,

“Your job is good.” “Diane’s job is good.”

Highlight the difference between ‘work’ as being a word (!) in English that is spelled with an ‘o’ but sounds like a /u/.

Highlight ‘my’ as a pronoun that can stand in for someone’s name, offering examples such as:

I saw my friend

I saw Emma

My cat is a pest

Pippa is a pest

We haven’t progressed on to possessives yet so try to steer away from swapping sentences like,

“My job is good.” “Diane’s job is good.”

Exercise 2: New words: New words: ’work’, ‘our’ ‘your’ ‘talk’ Question sentences

As above.

Exercise 3: Alphabetical order

Revising alphabetical order using lower case and upper-case letters help to build your learners’ awareness of alphabetical order and also help them to recognise the difference between lower-case and upper-case letters.

Please remind your learners that knowing their alphabet will help them navigate their way through lists in class, shopping, shopping online, and locating an area they are looking for in a hospital so many possibilities and learning this will help lessen their stress when they need to read.

Exercise 4: Alphabetical order with nouns and proper nouns.

As above as well as revising what nouns and proper nouns are.

Exercise 5: Revise verb structures with reading, composing, and writing sentences.

There is quite a lot of reading and writing in this exercise and the next, but it is all designed to revise your learners’ comprehension of verbs and their structures as well as build their own writing. Please do not work through all the verbs in Resource [9-5-1-}, instead checking only a few parts of each verb.

The given sentences will help your learners revise sentence structure, punctuation, adjectives reading, writing, and spelling!

Exercise 6: Revise verb structures with reading, composing and writing question sentences.

There is quite a lot of reading and writing in this exercise, but it is all designed to revise your learners’ comprehension of verbs and their structures as well as build their own writing. Please do not work through all the verbs in Resource [9-6-1-}, instead checking only a few parts of each verb. The given question sentences will help your learners revise question sentence structure, punctuation, adjectives reading, writing, and spelling!

Exercise 7: Group work

This is an opportunity for you to get your learners up and out of their seats, if possible.

Print out all the words (nouns, proper nouns, adjectives, and pronouns) as well as the headings for each group and then ask them to place each ward into its correct category. It’s just a bit of fun but it gets your learners talking and asking each other about nouns, proper nouns etc. – who would have thought it? 😉

Exercise 8 – Punctuation revision.

Final wee bit of revision where your learners have to add the necessary punctuation mark. As well as revising punctuation here, your leaners are revising their reading, writing and comprehension skills too.

Exercise 9: Word bank

 Encourage your learners to add any new words from this lesson to their Word Bank.

Exercise 10: Independent Study with the Learner Web App

  • Remind the Learners that they should use the Learner web app for this lesson to practice with before the next face-to-face lesson.