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A Semi-Detailed Lesson Plan in English Grade 11

I. Objectives

After the 60-minute period, 85% of the students will be able to:

  • a) define the meaning of non-verbal communication

  • b) express the connection between body languages and its importance in communication.

  • c) perform the different gestures and body languages.

  • d) distinguish positive and negative gestures and body languages.

  • e) build rapport in creating spontaneous group performance on gestures and body language.

  • f) interpret the various non-verbal cues presented in the class.

II. Subject Matter

  • 1. Topic: Non-Verbal Communication Sub-topic: Gestures and Body Language




communication, or body







communication. The nonverbal signals you send either produce a sense of interest, trust, and

desire for connection or they generate disinterest, distrust, and confusion.

  • 3. References: E. Tendero, H. Mora, & N. Tanuecoz (2009). Fundamentals of Effective Speech & Oral

Communication: Mutya Publishing House, Inc., p. 123-132.

  • 4. Materials:

Index cards, power point presentation, laptop and speaker

III. Procedure

  • A. Routine Activity Classroom management Prayer Attendance

  • B. Motivation

Good communication is the foundation of successful relationships, both personally and professionally. But we communicate with much more than words. In fact, research shows that the majority of our communication is non-verbal. (ppt. presentation)

  • C. Lesson Proper

The ability to understand and use nonverbal communication are powerful tools that will help you connect with others, express what you really mean, navigate challenging situations, and build better relationships at home and work. (ppt. presentation)

Non-verbal communication

Communication without the use of spoken language. It includes gestures, facial expressions, and body positions (known collectively as “body language”), as well as unspoken understandings and presuppositions, and cultural and environmental conditions that may affect any encounter between people. A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication made with a part of the body, used


instead of or in combination with verbal communication. Gestures are classified in various ways:

word adjectives clear indicating limitations or qualifications of things as regards shape, movements, size, number and so forth.

  • 2. Suggestive gestures – are representative or figurative rather than literal. These are conventional signs like the clenched fist to show force, determination, power, or anger. These gestures are used suggestively to show your mood.

  • 3. Locative gestures – are used to locate things. It points to place, position, or direction. In these gestures, your eyes ordinarily first glance towards the scene that is being pointed-out, and then immediately come back to the audience.

  • 4. Emphatic gestures – are used when words or ideas need to be stressed or reinforced. Some speakers will pound a table with a fist, or give one good bang as part of the forceful expression on his idea.

  • 5. Dramatic or Imitative gestures – convey impersonation of another person’s action or “acting out” part of narrative. These help the audience imagine the actions you are narrating. It also adds animation to your narration to make your story alive and interesting.

Body Language - the process of communicating nonverbally through conscious or unconscious gestures and movements. It adds richness and personal intensity to the very expression of those thoughts and feelings we are trying to communicate. Communication involves more than just words. Bodily motion, eye-contact, and even non-verbal sounds are also used when we speak.

  • 1. The Facial Expressions – should reflect the speaker’s thinking and emotional attitudes. Face reflects what is in the heart of the person and it is in the face that the audience could read what emotion the speaker conveys.

  • 2. Posture – maybe described as how the speaker stands and moves around. It could be an indicator of speaker’s confidence or lack of it.

  • 3. Movement – refers to total body movement as the speaker shifts from one position to another. It helps to catch the attention of the audience in conveying concrete meaning to the message.

  • 4. Hand gestures – are a complement for the demonstration of speaker’s idea. Some conventional gestures have acquired almost universal meaning like the victory signs and thumbs up. However, a speaker must be careful of overdoing it. Too much of it will only distract the audience, it must be done naturally.

D. Generalization

Non-verbal communication is an extremely complex yet integral part of overall

communication skills. However, people are often totally unaware of their non-verbal behavior. Everything communicates, including material objects, physical space, and time systems.

Although verbal output can be turned off, non-verbal cannot. Even silence speaks. Non-verbal communication skills are developed at a very young age.

Non verbal communication, especially body language, can send a strong message, in spite of what your words say. Even the tone of your voice, its pitch, volume, quality, and speed effects what you say.

E. Application

INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY (“I Can’t Believe This!”) Time frame: 10 minutes

The teacher will select five (5) willing participants in the class to enact the non-

verbal cues while saying the line “I can’t believe this.” The teacher will then select juries to rate the performance of the participants’

performance based on their effective usage of non-verbal cues.

GROUP ACTIVITY (“Show me a Picture of Time frame: 10 minutes



The class will be divided in five (5) groups and together will participate in planning

a scenario wherein they will later portray using only their bodies as props. The teacher together with the juries will then select the most outstanding group

picture base on their non-verbal expressions and creativity.

IV. Evaluation

  • I. Identify the expression that each face shows. Choose your answers from the choices listed inside the box. (15 minutes)


INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY (“I Can’t Believe This!”) Time frame: 10 minutes  The teacher will select five











Write the different meanings of the following hand gestures. Choose your answers below.


Open palm

Palm facing

Clench fist
















V. Assignment

In a one-half clean sheet of paper, provide a brief essay regarding the quote given below.











to importance of non-verbal communication in our arguments with relevant examples.









Prepared by:

Kate B. Otto

SHS-Teacher Applicant