A lesson on punctuation marks written and prepared by me

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Class: Jss1
Subject: English studies
Topic: Punctuation marks
Duration: 40 minutes
Gender: Mixed
Age: 11-12 years
Number of students: 50


Behavioural objectives: By the end of the lesson, the students should be able to:

  • define punctuation marks
  • mention the examples of punctuation marks
  • identify punctuation marks in a sentence.
    Instructional materials: A chart showing the examples of punctuation marks.


Entry behaviour: The students have been using punctuation marks to make sentences.

Introduction: The teacher introduces the lesson by asking the students questions on the above topic to arouse their interests.


Step 1: Definition of punctuation marks:
Punctuation marks are marks that are used in writing to separate sentences and to clarify meaning.

Step 2: Examples of punctuation marks:

  • Full stop
  • Question mark
  • Comma
  • Exclamation mark
  • Semi colon
  • Colon
  • Brackets
  • Apostrophe
  • Quotation marks etc

Step 3: Identification of punctuation marks in sentences:
Identify the punctuation mark in the following sentences:

  • What is your name?
  • I love fruits.
  • Ada, Joy, and Bola are my friends.
  • This is my teacher's house.

Evaluation: The teacher ask the students questions on the above topic to test their level of understanding.

Assignment: Make 5 sentences with colon, apostrophe and question mark.


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