Activity on Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing - hobbies

Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing - hobbies

Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing - hobbies

Goal of the activity:

The students are able to read a passage aloud and write a few sentences based on the passage.

Competencies:

Reading, Vocabulary, and Writing.

Preparation:

Read and understand the Sentence Structure of Present Simple in English. Bring the “Meenakshi and Rohit’s Hobbies” handouts.

Summary:

The situation for this Lesson Plan is Meenakshi and Rohit’s Hobbies.
The Lesson Plan is divided into 3 sections:

  • The first section Read Out Loud helps the students read a passage.
  • The second section Let’s Learn New Things is on vocabulary.
  • The third section Writing helps the students write sentences in different ways.


Section 1: Read out Loud 

Time: 40 minutes
Objective: The students are given a passage to read.

Activity 1:

Distribute the following handout (Meenakshi and Rohit’s Hobbies):


Handout:

Meenakshi likes to do a lot of things. She dances, paints, and reads novels. She loves all three hobbies equally. She has been painting for years. These days, she is learning the Bharatnatyam dance. As for novels, her favorite is the Harry Potter series.

Rohit has quite a few hobbies too. He loves playing video-games the most. But Rohit is also a very good gardener. He helps his mother plant flowers and vegetables in their large garden. Apart from video games and gardening, Rohit spends his time playing the guitar.{alertInfo}


Note to the teacher:

Read out the passage for the students, explaining the meaning of each sentence. Then, ask the entire class to read out the passage.

Then, divide the class into groups of three. Make each group read the passage. Try and ascertain which student in each group makes errors in pronunciation or is hesitant. Pick out those students and form a separate group. Let this last group read out the passage again, and correct whatever error is recognizable in their reading.

Lastly, make each student read out the passage on their own.


Section 2: Let’s Learn New Things 

Time: 20 minutes
Objective: The students are given new words and terms to learn.

Activity 2:

Write down the following on the blackboard:

1. Hobby – something you like to do 
2. Novel – a storybook
3. Pastime – something you enjoy doing to pass the time.
4. Favorite – if you say something is your “favorite,” you mean you like that thing most, or you like it very much.
5. Gardener – a person who knows how to garden


Take the students through the word/term and its meaning. Give them some examples.

1. Dancing is my hobby.
2. My pastimes are watching movies and TV shows.
3. My favorite pastime is listening to music.
4. Our gardener takes care of our garden very well.
5. I am reading Devdas. It is a good novel.


Section 3: Writing 

Time: 30 minutes
Objective: The students are given some sentences to write.

Activity 3:

Ask the students to consider the following sentences:
1. Meenakshi likes to do a lot of things.
2. Rohit has quite a few hobbies too.
3. Rohit plants the flowers.
4. Meenakshi paints the plants.

Tell the students that the above sentence can be written as follows:
1. Meenakshi likes to do a lot of things.
Meenakshi likes to do many things.

2. Rohit has quite a few hobbies too.
Rohit also has quite a few hobbies.

3. Rohit plants the flowers.
The flowers are planted by Rohit.

4. Meenakshi paints the plants.
The plants are painted by Meenakshi.

Now, ask the students to rewrite these sentences in a different way:
1. I have a lot of hobbies.
2. I know how to play the guitar too.
3. Our flowers are planted by Rohit.
4. Meenakshi paints Rohit’s room.

The answers are:
1. I have many hobbies.
2. I also know how to play the guitar.
3. Rohit plants our flowers.
4. Rohit’s room is painted by Meenakshi.
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