Lesson/Unit Summary: 

This unit (secondary level) aims to help learners develop competence to report statements and questions in meaningful contexts. This unit is comprised of three lessons, with the first two lessons (junior secondary) focusing on reporting statements and questions and the last lesson (senior secondary) focusing on the use of reported speech to write news stories.

This lesson is designed for senior secondary students who have already learnt how to report different types of clauses. The lesson allows students to apply their grammar knowledge to the discussion of daily texts. News reports are chosen because inclusion of both direct quotes and reported speech is typical of this genre. The choice of current issues in news reports can increase learning motivation.

Level of Students: Senior Secondary

Lesson Duration: 140 mins

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to 

1. Differentiate reported speech from direct speech by comparing their features and use at the text level;

2. Use direct speech and reported speech appropriately to report people’ s viewpoints in news articles.

Lesson Plan: Reported Speech (Senior Secondary)

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Poon, K. C. J., & Lee, F. K. J. (2020). Reported speech. Retrieved from

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