5a ix).Explain the importance of introductions to the lesson plan and the various ways topics can be introduced.
This provides for organization of a favorable learning atmosphere. The teacher has to think of something to stimulate the learners’ interest and capture it for the new material about to be delivered.
A lesson could be introduced in any of the following ways:
- Brief review of the previous work and a quick introduction of new work. The two should be linked.
- Asking a question within the learners’ experience in a given setting.
- Reviewing new words, terms from previous lesson and introducing new terms or vocabulary.
- Giving an interesting story with a bearing on what will be taught.
- Describing a familiar event that may be similar to the new event of the lesson. This should be within a familiar setting of the learners’ environment. The event should be interesting, brief and relevant.
- Reviewing a concept developed in the previous lesson.
- Using the key point of the same day’s lesson as an introduction
- Giving an outline of what will be learner.
Introduction is important in a lesson because it sets the pace, the tone, the vigour and even quality of the rest of the lesson.