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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Region XII
City of Koronadal, South Cotabato
A LESSON PLAN IN ENGLISH FOR GRADE 8
I.

Objectives
At the end of the lesson, the students are expected to:
a. define word stress means;
b. identify the rules in word stress; and
b. appreciate the importance of speaking with correct stress of words through reading
the sentences given

II. Subject Matter: Word Stress


References: K-12 Teachers Guide for Grade 8 Module 1, pp. 13-14
Materials: PowerPoint presentation, worksheets with photos, pictures, rubrics
III. Procedures
Management of Learning:
Prayer
Checking of attendance
Review of the previous lesson
Lesson Proper
A. Motivation/ Activities:
1. The teacher reads the same sentence to class emphasizing different word
everytime.
I didn't say he stole the money.
I didnt say he stole the money.
I didnt say he stole the money.
I didnt say he stole the money.
B. Discussion:
1. Was there any differences in how I read the four sentences?
2. Did the meaning change when I stressed the different words?
C. Group Activity: Analysis and Reporting
Using the task sheets containing examples, each group will identify how to
express the meaning indicated in every sentence by speaking the sentence with correct
stress.
D. Abstraction/ Synthesis

Word Stress is the prominence given to a syllable or word which makes the word
or syllable stand out above the adjacent syllable or word.
To stress a syllable, one should read it louder, longer and at a higher pitch.
1] When a multi-syllable word has a long vowel, usually this is stressed.
Exceptions include the words colleague and suburb.
2] Stress is usually on the first syllable of 2 syllable nouns and 2 syllable adjectives
3] Stress is usually on the last syllable of 2 syllable verbs.
4] Stress is on the penultimate syllable (penultimate means second from end) for words
with the endings in ic, -sion, -tion, -ious
5] Stress on ante-penultimate syllable (ante-penultimate means third from end) for
words with the endings cy, -ty, -phy, -gy, -al, -ise, -ate
6] Compound nouns usually have the most stress on the stressed syllable of the first
word:
7] Phrasal verbs usually have the most stress on the stressed syllable of the second
word:
8] Compound adjectives usually have the most stress is on the stressed syllable of the
second word.
9] Homographs. Homographs are words that are spelled the same yet have di#erent
meaning and possibly di#erent pronunciation. A number of common homographs were
covered in Lesson 3 on Word Stress.
IV. Evaluation / Application
Students will answer the following in their quiz notebook.
Put the correct stress in each word
1. village
2. absolutely
3. reflection
4. corresponding
5. baloney
Using the sentence, explain the meaning of each sentence based on stressed word.
6. Anna bought a red sports car.
7. Anna bought a red sports car.
8. Anna bought a red sports car.
9. Anna bought a red sports car.
V. Assignment
In a crosswise, answer the following.
1. What is intonation?
2. What are the two types of intonation?
3. How is intonation different from word stress?
Prepared by:
RICHELLE MAE R. LIARES-GAMBOA
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