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Identification Date:

School Name : National Telegraph Girl’s High Subject : English

Topic : The Ant and the Cricket
Class : VI
Textbook : Honeydew
No of Pupils :28
Teacher’s Name : Monoshe Neog
Average Age
Roll No : 24
Time : 40 Minutes

Date :

General Objective of teaching English:

1. To test comprehension, recognition and memory of the examinee.

2. To test how the pupils organizes the ideas, how one uses the language.
3. To acquire knowledge of the elements, structures, of English for practical command of the
4. To test whether the pupils link sentences with appropriate sentences connections and
sequence signals e.g. pronouns, articles etc.
5. To comprehend the lexical and the structural and the structural meanings of the words,
phrases and sentences and guess the meaning of an unfamiliar word from the context.
6. To test the use of different techniques for different from the writing viz. paragraph,
amplification, letter, short story etc.
7. To test the use of narrative techniques in the use of language.
8. To test whether the pupils can express ideas in simple and correct English and develop
creative writing in English.

Teaching Point:

1. Aesop’s Fables.
2. Explanation of the poem.
3. Meaning of difficult vocabularies.
4. Poetic device used in the poem.
Specific Objectives in proper behavioral terms:

Knowledge: Pupils will be able to

1. Define fable.
2. Identify difficult words in the poem.
3. Say the meanings of the difficult vocabularies.

Comprehension: Pupils will be able to

1. Write the summery of the poem in their own words.

Expression: Pupils will be able to

1. Frame sentences by using difficult vocabularies like accustomed to, a crumb etc.
2. Find out poetic device in other poems.

Skill: Pupils will be able to

1. Read aloud the poem with proper rhythm and intonation.

Appreciation: Pupils will be able to

1. Appreciate the beauty, rhythm and style of the poem.

Teaching Aids: Video Link


The teacher will enter the classroom with a smiling face and greet the students. The teacher will
bring learner’s attention to the topic by showing them a story.

Thirsty Crow - Aesop s Fables - AnimatedCartoon Tales For Kids.mp4

After this, the teacher will ask the following questions:

1. How is the story?

2. What is the moral of the story?
3. What is such a story called where the animals are taken as characteristics and where there
is a moral?

Announcement of the topic:

The teacher after finding that pupils are unable to answer the third questions, then the teacher
will say, “Such a story is called fable. Today we are going to read about such a fable in the form
of a poem. The name of the poem is ‘The Ant and the Cricket’.”


The teacher will first of all explain the term Aesop’s fables.

Aesop’s fables: A group of stories thought to have been written by Aesop, a Greek storyteller.
The main characters in these stories are animals and each story demonstrates a moral lesson.

Then, the teacher will read the poem with proper voice modulation and ask the pupils to follow
the book. The teacher will also explain the poem with the help of the following story.
Meaning and use of new words:

Words Meaning

Accustomed to Addicted to, in habit of

He is accustomed to sit idle.

A crumb A piece

The dog grabbed a crumb of bread.

Shelter Home

Our basic needs are food, clothing and shelter.

Starvation Hunger

Starvation made him very weak.

Quoth Quoted

He quoth, “All that glitters is not gold”

Gay Happy

He is in a gay mood.

Poetic device used in the poem:

1. Personification: The Ant and the Cricket have been personified as human beings with
human qualities.
2. Metaphor: ‘Some have but two’. ‘Some’ crickets that have two legs refers to human
beings who are as lazy and careless as the cricket.
3. Alliteration: “When the weather was warm?” repetition of the same word.

Achieving Closures:

The teacher in order to conclude the day’s lesson and consolidate pupil’s learning. She will give
a short view of the presentation.
Home Assignment:

The teacher will give the following questions as home assignment:

1. Narrate the story of the Ant and the Cricket in your words. What moral or message does
it convey?