Both Indonesia and Philippines are using K-12 curriculum. The content and performance standards, and competencies and skills in this Learning Strand are sequenced from the simplest to the most complex.

Teaching plan

The practice teaching program between Indonesia and Philippine are the same. It is done under the supervision of a faculty member as well as the advisory teacher. Formal and informal classroom observations are conducted regularly. Among the requirements of practice teaching are the creation of plans for classroom management and instruction.

The difference only in the lesson plan. in Bicol, the lesson plan is simpler than Indonesia


Date & time : Tuesday, January 29
Grade : 9 GOLD & BISMUTH
I. Learning objectives : 1. Analyze the short story by sharing ideas of what they have read
2. Perform the assigned task in each group
3. Appreciate the life lesson found in the “The Whistle”
II. Estimated time : 120 minutes
III. Subject matter : a. Topic : “The Whistle” by Benjamin Franklin
b. Materials : The passage and exercises are written

Teacher’s Activity: Student’s Activity
IV. Lesson and Activity
Good morning class! My name is I Gusti Ayu Ananda Pandansari, you can call me ma’am or teacher Pandan. I’m going to teach this class from now on.
Then telling the class that today, they will be learning about “The Whistle” by Benjamin Franklin.

Rules: 1. Students must not use their cell phones in class.
2. Listen when others are talking

Presentation of objectives:
After you read the story, I want you to analyze the short story by sharing ideas of what you have read, perform the task that I had given for each group, and appreciate the life lesson that found in the story.

Brief background of the author:
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Benjamin’s mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah.) His family was poor. He was a Founding Father and a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat. In 1730 Benjamin married a woman named Deborah Read. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and mapmaking. He is a writer known for his wit and wisdom.

He served as a delegate to the constitutional convention and signed the constitution. One of his last public acts was writing an anti-slavery treatise in 1789

a. Vocabulary Activity:
Divide students into two teams. The teacher gives colored paper with a bunch of words written on it.
The teacher reads a clue related to a word (the clue could be a definition or example of the word) and the first person in a group who raise their hand gets to answer. If correct, his team earns a point. If incorrect, the person from the other team has a chance to earn a point. Repeat with the following sets of students. The team with the most points wins.

  1. Without changing direction or stopping
  2. Lack of good sense, foolishness
  3. The state of being vexed or irritated
  4. Distress of mind caused by a failure of aims or plans, want of appreciation, mistakes
  5. Quietness, ease, peace, calmness
  6. The state of being extremely poor.
  7. Having an affection or liking for
  8. Fail to care for properly.
  9. a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible
  10. a cause or source of great distress or discomfort
  11. Worthy of being lauded; praiseworthy; commendable
  12. Material; tangible; relating to a person’s body

The teacher will be going to ask the following questions:
a. Do you know “The Whistle” by Benjamin Franklin story?
b. Have you ever read the story?
b. Motivation
Now, I want you to think and share to the class of something that you really wanted, tangible or intangible and then acquired or achieved.
(Ask them how they feel after attaining it).
Was the value they paid (in money, effort, time) equal to the prize? Were you ultimately happy or unhappy with this?

d. Activities
a. Distribute “The Whistle” handout to students.

  • Tell the students to read in silence.
  • Teacher asks guide questions

Well students, how will you apply the lesson to you lives?
I think it is a common problem of today to overestimate the value we might get from some action and underestimate the cost of that action. It’s easy to find numerous examples of “paying too much for the whistle” in everyday life.
Can anyone give an example?

Engagement activities

b. The teacher will divide students into five groups. And ask them to read in silence and analyze the story ‘‘The Whistle” by sharing what did they understood.

After that, choose 1 person from each groups to present in front of the class

V. Generalization
The teacher will ask what they have learned in the story ‘The whistle”?
It’s nice to treat yourself to expensive items every once in a while. Nice dinners, family vacations are definitely worth the money. But, there are some expensive items that are not worth the money you are spending on them. These items can end up eating away most of your paycheck and savings. Everyone places different values on items they purchase.
Then the latest and greatest new phone is the iPhone X. These phones are extremely expensive compared to Android versions. If you love iPhones versus the android, you can buy an older version. You can get an older refurbished version for half the price. This can save you thousands of pesos. Also, the newest version of any cell phone has some bugs when it is first released. The thing is, don’t overpay for items. Why spend extravagantly on things that you don’t really need to spend.

VI. Evaluation
Evaluation In a one-whole sheet of paper, write a reaction wherein you will state the lesson learned of not paying too much for the whistle.

Ask the students to compose a short narrative, describing a time when they learned a lesson from making a mistake.

VII. Assignment / Extension Activity
Students illustrate scenes from “The Whistle.”
Creating your skit:

  • Divide students into 2 groups
  • Each group member must have a role in the skit
  • The skit must not contain violence or inappropriate language or actions.
  • It is acceptable to include a role of Narrator in your skit.


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