Making a difference (a letter to you from Nelson Mandela)
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Navotas Polytechnic College
Bangus St., co Apahap St., NBBS, Navotas City
Lesson Plan in Reading
Student Teacher: Lucille Clavero
Coordinating Teacher: Mr. Marco Meduranda
School: Navotas National High School
Date: February 12-13, 2014
a. View and react critically to the short clip presented
b. Expand vocabulary through “word charge” activity
c. Respond to questions raised in a short clip and documentary viewed and in an article
d. Extract and organize information in an article read using graphic organizer
e. Demonstrate appreciation and understanding of the text through group differentiated task
II. SUBJECT MATTER:
a. Focus Skills: Reading, Viewing, Literary Appreciation
b. Title of the Text: What a Difference a Day Makes (A Letter to You from Nelson Mandela)
c. Target Level of Proficiency: Grade 8-Approaching Proficiency to Proficient Learners
d. Materials: PowerPoint Presentation, Video Clip, Graphic Organizer, Worksheets, Writing
Tools, Voice Amplifier, MCART
f. Learning Module for Grade 8
Newspaper Article, Scholastic UK Ltd.
Foresman, Book of Graphic Organizer, ISBN 0-328-14597-1, United States of America,
Pearson Education, Inc.,
Have students view the short clip to prepare them on how the world can make
poverty history. (5 minutes)
Understanding the short clip (Processing)
1. What are the steps that leaders must take to make poverty history?
2. How can we become a great generation?
1. Word Charge Activity
Write O if the pair of words are opposite in meaning, S if it is similar in
1. S apartheid segregation
2. S issue crisis
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3. O impartiality inequality
4. S uneducated illiterate
5. O imprison liberate
6. O impoverished wealthy
iii. Setting Purpose for Reading
To heighten student’s anticipation of the article, have them watch a short
documentary about Nelson Mandela. (5 minutes)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKJYUtVNhDY) and ask them the questions
Understanding the short documentary: (Processing)
1. Who is Nelson Mandela?
2. What is apartheid?
3. What is the ideal that Mandela is prepared to die for?
4. Do you have an ideal that you are willing to risk your life for? What is it and
how important is it for you as a person?
b. WHILE READING
Let students read Nelson Mandela’s letter. Have them answer the Gap Fill Activity. (7-10
i. Gap Fill
Have students work with a partner and fill the gaps to complete the text. Choose
the appropriate words from the box below. (Worksheet provided)
actions aid knowledge man medicines
debt school look weapons world child
The world has made great progress in science, technology, (1) knowledge and
But, millions of children die because they can’t get (2) medicines and millions of
children don’t go to (3) school.
We spend more money on (4) weapons than on tackling the (5) world crisis.
Poverty is not natural, it is (6) man-made.
Things that must be done…
ensure trade justice and get rid of the (7) debt of the poorest countries
deliver more high-quality (8) aid
the leaders of the world should not (9) look the other way
the world wants (10) actions not words
ii. Processing of the during reading activity
1. Answering of the activity
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c. POST READING
i. Group Differentiated Task
Group the class into six and assign the following activity for them to present
in class. (15 minutes for the group work, 3-5 minutes/group for the
1. Responding to Literature. Have the group respond to the article read
by completing the sentence stem in the graphic organizer.
2. Question the author. Have the group analyze what was said in the
article, how well it was said, and how the article might be improved.
3. SOAPSTone. Have the group use the SOAPSTone tool to analyze the
article. Provide the elements asked in the graphic organizer.
4. Cause-and-Effect. Have the group identify the causes and results of
5. Problem and Solution. Have the group record a problem presented in
the article and suggest solutions to address this problem.
6. Oreo Opinion Writing. Have the group discuss their view of the article,
state their reasons or thoughts about their opinion, give an example of
their reason, and restate their opinion.
Inform the students on the following criteria.
1. Communicative competence – ability to clearly deliver the message of
the presentation – 40%
2. Collaboration – group cohesiveness – 30%
3. Correctness of content – accuracy of details 30%
Write a letter to the late Nelson Mandela telling him or assuring him of your plans and actions
to help the poor and how you can make a difference and be part of that great generation.
Dear Nelson Mandela,
Thank you for opening my eyes to the issues that our generation is facing. Thank you for
telling me that I can be one of that ‘great generation’. Here are my plans and actions to help
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SOAPSTone – A Tool for Analyzing a Text
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RESPONDING TO LITERATURE
Directions: After reading the selection, write responses to
what you have read by completing the sentence stems
(Title of book, chapter, article, story, or poem)
(Author’s first and last name)
A question I have is______________________________
I wonder why____________________________________
I cant really understand__________________________
I know the feeling________________________________
I loved the way__________________________________
If I were__________________________________________