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A SEMI-DETAILED LESSON PLAN IN GRADE 9 ENGLISH:

INFINITIVES

I.

OBJECTIVE
At the end of the lesson, the students should be able to:
1. Recognize infinitives in texts;
2. Express thoughts on the importance of studying; and,
3. Construct sentences using infinitives.

II.

SUBJECT MATTER
Grammar: Infinitives
Literature: Of Studies by Francis Bacon

III.

MATERIALS
Worksheet
PowerPoint Presentation
Projector
Laptop

IV.

PROCEDURE
a. Preparatory Activities
The teacher greets the students and then asks them to keep away unnecessary
things from their desks.
b. Motivation
The teacher asks the students if they had played charades before. The teacher
explains how to play it.
c. Presentation of Lesson
The teacher asks the class what are the similarities they noticed in the game.
d. Lesson Proper
The teacher discusses the infinitives.
Infinitives are one of the three verbals that look like a verb but does not
function as a verb. Instead, infinitives are used as a noun, an adjective or
an adverb. They are constructed by adding to before a verb in its base
form. Infinitives become infinitive phrases when words are added to them.
Examples:
To eat on time will prevent ulcer. (Infinitive as noun)
To eat on time will prevent ulcer. (Infinitve phrase as noun)
The person to consult about the book is my publisher. (Infinitive as
adjective)
The person to consult about the book is my publisher. (Infinitve phrase as
adjective)
It is practical to leave early in the morning. (Infinitive as adverb)
It is practical to leave early in the morning. (Infinitve phrase as adverb)
e. Application
1. The teacher introduces Francis Bacon and his essay Of Studies. The teacher
provides a worksheet with a copy of the essay to each pair and instructs them
to look for infinitives then to fill in the table in the worksheet (worksheet
attached).

2. Construct a new sentence with the use of the infinitives found in the text. The
infinitive in the new sentence should function differently from the original.
f. Valuing
The teacher asks the students the following questions:
1. Is studying purely for school purposes?
2. Is studying perfected only through attending school and reading?
3. If a person graduated from a reputable university with honors and secured a
good career, does this mean he/she necessarily has a good behavior?
g. Generalization
The teacher asks a volunteer to summarize the lesson.

V.

EVALUATION
Compose a short paragraph on your opinion of the essay Of Studies. Incorporate
at least five infinitive phrases in the paragraph. Underline the infinitive phrases used.

VI.

ASSIGNMENT
Cut and paste five paragraphs from magazines or newspapers that contain
infinitives. Highlight the infinitive or infinitive phrase used then identify its function
in the sentence.