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CLASS 3

UNIT 7 – POEM

PUPPY AND I

DAY 1

INTERACTION QUESTIONS:

  1. Do you have pet animals at home?
  2. What animals do you have?
  3. Do you play with them?
  4. Do you love them?
  5. What are the animals that you can’t have at home? Name some of them.
  6. What are those animals called? (Wild animals)

Shall we listen to a story now?!?!

NARRATION:

Little Santosh was sitting in his room. Mother was busy doing some work.

‘Oh, it’s boring,’ said Santhosh. No school. No friends to play with. No homework.

‘What shall I do now?’

He went to his mother.

‘Amma, I’m bored. Can I go outside?” He asked.

‘Ok Santosh, be careful. And come back fast.’

“Sure ma.”

Santhosh went outside. He reached the road. He came back after sometime looking very tired. His mother asked him “What happened, Santhosh?” Then Santhosh starts telling his mother.

Do you know what happened then?

Look at the picture.

Display the picture given below:

INTERACTING QUESTIONS:

  1. What do you see in the picture?
  2. What are they both doing?

SUB-TEXT (Write it on the BB):

A man and a boy

They are talking.

Santosh was walking on the road. As he went walking he met a man.

Santhosh looked at the man. He was well-dressed, wearing long trousers and coat, tie and shoes.

He looks like an important person. Where is he going? Today is a holiday. ‘I will ask him.’

‘Hi, Man.’ said Santhosh.

‘Hi, boy.’ said the man.

INTERACTION

What will Santhosh ask the man?

Elicit and write: ‘Where are you going to, man?’ (as SUB TEXT)

What did the man say?

Elicit free responses.

NARRATION

Where are you going to?’ Santhosh asked the man again.

‘Down to the village?’

‘What for?’

‘To get some bread.’

‘Will you come with me?’

‘Oh, No.’ said Santhosh.

And then he walked away.

INTERACTION

  1. Where was the man going?
  2. Why was he going to the market?
  3. What did the man ask Santhosh?
  4. What did Santhosh say?

Elicit and write the following ideas as SUB TEXT

Down to the village.

To get bread

Will you come with me?

No

(NOTE: These questions are asked to check comprehension of the aural text. The responses elicited and written on BB will closely resemble the textual passage.)

READING

From the BB

Ask the learners read the text on BB.

Make sure all are engaged in the process of reading.

TB Reading

Ask the children to read the first stanza of the poem individually following the reading protocols.

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

(These questions can be asked to check comprehension while collaborative reading is taking place.)

Who is the ‘I’ in the sentence “I met a man?’

Who went walking?

Who got talking?

What did the boy ask the man?

What did the man say to the boy?

What did the man ask the boy?

What was the boy’s reply?

HOME ASSIGNMENT

Ask the students to write the first part of the story. Brainstorm with the help of the following questions?

  1. Where was the boy?
  2. What was he doing?
  3. Who did he meet?
  4. What did the boy and man talk?
  5. What happened after that?

DAY 2

CONTINUE NARRATION

Review the home assignment. A few students can read out what they wrote. Give feedback.

Whom did the boy meet next? Let us see.

PICTURE INTERACTION

INTERRACTING QUESTIONS:

  1. Who did the boy meet?
  2. What are they doing?
  3. Where do you think the horse is going? (free responses)
  4. What do horses eat?

SUB – TEXT (Write on the BB):

The boy met a horse.

The boy and the horse are talking

Hay/ grass

Ask a couple of children to read the sub-text from the BB.

What happened after that?

NARRATION

Santosh kept walking. Singing happily all the way. “La la laa laa”. He heard some footsteps. “Who could it be?!” he thought to himself. He walked listening to the footsteps. What did he see? He saw a big brown horse. “Hello horse! Where are you going to?”. “Hey little boy! I’m going down to the village” he said looking down at the horse. “I will go get some hay. I’m hungry”. “Please keep going, horse”. “Will you come with me to the village?” “No, no. Not today. I will come with you some other day” he waved at the horse and started walking.

READING

Ask the students to read the second stanza of the poem. Follow the protocols.

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

(These questions can be asked to check comprehension while collaborative reading is taking place.)

  1. Who did the boy meet as he went walking?
  2. What did the boy ask the horse?
  3. What did the horse say to the boy?
  4. What did the horse ask the boy?
  5. What was the boy’s reply?

HOME ASSIGNMENT

Write the conversation between the boy and the horse

DAY 3

Review the home assignment. Give feedback.

NARRATION

Santosh started walking again. Suddenly he saw a tiny little creature running past him.

What do you think it would be? (wait for some replies and show the picture given below)

PICTURE INTERACTION

INTERRACTION:

  1. Who did the boy meet next?
  2. What happened after that?
  3. What did the boy and the puppy talk?
  4. What is the dog doing?
  5. Does the boy look happy?

SUB – TEXT (Write on the BB)

The boy met a puppy.

NARRATION

What was the tiny creature? Yes, it was a puppy. Santosh immediately lifted the puppy.

“Where are you going this fine day, little one?” he asked lovingly. “I’m going up the hill. I want to roll and play all day long”. Santosh felt really happy. And both of them started walking together towards the hill.

  1. Where was the puppy going?
  2. Why was the puppy going up the hills?
  3. Did the boy want to go with the puppy?

Elicit and write,

Up the hills

To roll and play.

The students can then be called one at a time to do the BB reading.

This can be followed by the TB reading.

READING COMPREHENSION

  1. Who did the boy meet as he went walking?
  2. What did the boy ask the puppy?
  3. What did the puppy say to the boy?
  4. What did the boy say to the puppy?

HOME ASSIGNMENT

Write the whole story. Use dialogues wherever necessary.

Grade: 
3

Term: Term 3

Subject: 
English

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