SUBJECT: LITERACY (ENGLISH STUDIES)
TERM: THIRD TERM
WEEK: WEEK 3
CLASS: PRIMARY 4
DURATION: 40 MINUTES
TOPIC: USING QUESTION TAGS
At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able to know:
- Meaning of question tags
- How and when to use question tags
TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS
- Explanatory posters/pictures
- Explanatory Video
TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD
- Questions and Answers.
- Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
- Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) Curriculum for primary schools.
- Lagos State English Studies Scheme of work
- Online Materials.
- English Studies for Primary Schools.
A question tag is an expression that you add to the end of a statement to make it a question or know that someone agrees with you.
E.g. what is your name?
QUESTION TAG PARTS
Question tag, have two part in a sentence. These are the body and the tail.
You are a girl, aren’t you?
From the sentence above.
“You are a girl” is the body of the sentence while “Aren’t you” is the tail in the sentence.
QUESTION TAG RULES
The following are rules in question tags.
- When the body is positive, the tail is negative.
- We have Notes to copy, don’t we?
- Today is Friday, isn’t it?
- When the body is negative, the tail is positive.
- We don’t have notes to write, do we?
- We aren’t late, are we?
- When the verb has no auxiliary, then we use: do, does. Did.
He don’t want that, does she?
I ate rice, didn’t I?
USING QUESTION TAG AND ANSWERING TAG
Her name is Esther, isn’t it? Yes it is.
“Her name is Esther” is the Body.
“Isn’t it?” is the tail.
“Yes it is” is the answer tag.
- The Teacher revises the previous lesson.
- The Teacher introduces the topic.
- The Teacher explains the lessons.
CONCLUSION: the teacher sum up the lesson.
- What is a question tag?
- State the rules in question tags with example.