Scheme of Work on English Language for JSS

Curriculum for Junior Secondary

FIRST TERM
JSS 1 JSS 2 JSS 3
Wk 1: Review of last term's work Wk 1: Review of last term's work Wk 1: Review of last term's work
Wk 2:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Introduction to speech
  2. SPEECH WORK- Organs of speech
  3. GRAMMAR- Parts of speech
  4. GRAMMAR- Nouns: – Meaning
  5. GRAMMAR- Nouns: Types of Nouns with examples
  6. READING AND COMPREHENSION- The Family: – (Use any of the recommend texts for JSS 1)
  7. READING AND COMPREHENSION- The Family: – Vocabulary Development – Introduction to Language Skills:
    • Listening skills
    • Speaking Skills
    • Reading Skills
    • Writing Skills
  8. COMPOSITION- Meaning of Composition
  9. COMPOSITION- Types of Composition (Narrative, Descriptive, Argumentative, Expository).
  10. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- What is Literature?
  11. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- The Features of Literature
  12. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Types of Literature – Oral, Historical, Dance Drama, Miming…… With reference to related texts.
Wk 2:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Listening and Speaking – Revision of pure vowel sound.
  2. GRAMMAR- Revision of parts of speech – Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs and Adjectives.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Review of the SPQ3R reading technique.
  4. COMPOSITION- Writing an outline for a Narrative Essay – How l spent my last holiday.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Revisit Features of Prose (setting, theme, characterization,…)
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Figures of speech – Alliteration, Personification.
Wk 2:
  1. GRAMMAR- Parts of speech – Revision
  2. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Scanning for main points
  3. COMPOSITION- Informal letter – Letter to my best friend on my plan for the academic session.
  4. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Introduction to Fiction and Non Fiction
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Examples of Non Fiction
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Pure Vowels sound (Monotones)
  2. GRAMMAR- PRONOUN
  3. GRAMMAR- Meaning, Identification
  4. GRAMMAR- Types of Pronouns
  5. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading Strategies – (SPQ3R) – Survey, Preview, Question, Recite, Recall, Review, and Vocabulary Development Members of the family.
  6. COMPOSITION- Elements of Composition – Introduction, body and conclusion.
  7. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Purpose/Functions of Literature
  8. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Introduction to prose – Use the recommended text.
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Revision of consonant sounds with emphasis on consonant clusters.
  2. GRAMMAR- Transitive and Intransitive verbs
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to understand the writer’s purpose
  4. COMPOSITION- Descriptive Essay – Writing an outline on a place of interest l visited.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use the recommended text on prose.
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Sound bank: Vowels / ə / sound – about, doctor, above, etc.
  2. GRAMMAR- Expressing/Describing Emotions (Verb + Preposition)
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Skimming for Specific Information
  4. COMPOSITION- Writing to a Principal
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Poetry Analysis
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use the recommended text on prose.
Wk 4:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel /i:/
  2. GRAMMAR- Verbs
  3. GRAMMAR- Verbs: Definitions, Identification with example.
  4. GRAMMAR- Verbs: Types of Verbs – Transitive, Intransitive, Regular, Irregular, Auxiliary, Lexical.
  5. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Identification of main / supporting ideas.
  6. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Your school subjects.
  7. COMPOSITION- Outlining the differences between Descriptive essay and Narrative essays.
  8. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Introduction to the elements of prose (plot, style, characterization).
  9. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Types of oral literature.
Wk 4:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Listening and speaking – The / ɪə / sound as in ear, clear, hear, bear, etc.
  2. GRAMMAR- More on Active voice and Passive voice.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Identification of words that to the writer’s intention on contemporary issues like corruption.
  4. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Word families - in the hospital.
  5. COMPOSITION- Elements of Composition – pre – writing, writing, editing, body and conclusion.
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Features of folktales (didactic, entertaining, riddles,…)
  7. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use the recommended text on prose.
Wk 4:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Stress and Intonation continued.
  2. GRAMMAR- Adverbs of Frequency – (often, always, occasionally).
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to cultivate the skill of referencing.
  4. COMPOSITION- Write a story on the topic – All that glitters is not gold.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use the recommended text on prose.
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Characterization, Theme, Plot in the prose text.
Wk 5:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound / i /
  2. GRAMMAR- Adjectives.
  3. GRAMMAR- Adjectives: Definition and Identification
  4. GRAMMAR- Types of Adjectives
  5. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to answer specific questions – Test for knowledge and translation level.
  6. COMPOSITION- Narrative Essay – My experience in former school
  7. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use the recommended text on prose
  8. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Features of Oral Literature
Wk 5:
  1. SPEECH WORK- / əʊ / sound (go, blow, mow, know ...)
  2. GRAMMAR- More on Tenses (Present, Past and Future)
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Critical Reading – Meaning and steps of critical reading.
  4. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Word families – The police officers job.
  5. COMPOSITION- Descriptive Essay – A local festival
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use the recommended text on prose.
Wk 5:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants / 3/ and / d3 / - leisure/ledger and garage/large.
  2. GRAMMAR- Changing positive statements to negative statements using ‘not’.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Practice scanning, skimming and normal rate reading.
  4. COMPOSITION- How to care for a motor vehicle.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: Comprehensive study of the prose text.
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH: Introduction the rhyme scheme.
Wk 6:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound /e/
  2. GRAMMAR- Comparison of Adjectives – Absolute Adjectives
    1. Excellent
    2. Superior
    3. Total
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Differentiating between the main ideas and the supporting ideas in a given passage.
  4. COMPOSITION- Paragraph writing – Arrangement of ideas in logical sequence with introduction and conclusion.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Introduction to Drama
    2. Types and elements of drama
    3. Characterization and themes in the recommended prose text
Wk 6:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Revision of consonant sounds (t, d, k, g)
  2. GRAMMAR- The present continuous tense.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to identify the meanings of word in various contexts.
    2. Vocabulary Development – Word families – A place of worship
  4. COMPOSITION- Revisit the format of an informal letter and a formal letter.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama
    2. Theme/Setting in the recommended text drama.
Wk 6:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrast consonants / d /, / ð /, / θ / and / z / — advert, father, loathe and zip.
  2. GRAMMAR- Modal Forms – will, can, could, may, that’s Direct and Indirect Forms of Modals.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to differentiate between facts and opinions.
    2. Vocabulary Development – Tourism
  4. COMPOSITION- Distinguish between the Features of Formal and Informal Letters.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended drama text
    2. Study the different types of rhyme scheme.
Wk 7:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound /æ/
  2. GRAMMAR
    1. Definition, Identification
    2. Types of Adverb with examples
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to answer specific questions: test for interpretation level and projection level.
  4. COMPOSITION- Descriptive Essay – A Market place.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama.
    2. Plot and setting in the recommended drama text.
Wk 7:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrasting consonants / p / and / t / (pan, tan, prim, trim, ...)
  2. GRAMMAR- The Past Perfect Tense
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to identify the facts and opinions in a given passage.
    2. Vocabulary Development – The language of sports.
  4. COMPOSITION- Narrative Essay – What l do every day.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama.
    2. Characterization and plot in the recommended text.
Wk 7:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrast between /3:/ and /ɔ:/
  2. GRAMMAR- Adjectives and Adverbs Expressing Willingness/Unwillingness using Modal Verbs + Adverbials.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to make deductions from a selected passage.
  4. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended drama text.
    2. Characterization, Diction, setting and plot in the recommended drama text.
Wk 8:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound /a:/
  2. GRAMMAR- Prepositions
    1. Definition and Identification
    2. Types and Functions with Examples.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Application of the reading technique (SPQ3R) to given passage.
  4. COMPOSITION
    1. Introduction to Letter Writing
    2. Types of Letter
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Introduction to Folktales
    2. Definition and Types
    3. Narration of a Folktale
Wk 8:
  1. SPEECH WORK- The consonant sounds /f/ and /v/ - (contrast) – vampire, favour, vanish, famish)
  2. GRAMMAR- Making sentences with Conjunctions.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to explain the facts and opinions in a selected passage.
    2. Vocabulary Development: Word Families – Journalism.
  4. COMPOSITION- Letter writing – A letter to your father on why you like your new school.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Differentiating between a novella and a novel
    2. More of Figures of speech – Onomatopoeia and Personification.
Wk 8:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants /s/, /ʃ/ and /tʃ/ — ceiling, short, machine and cheque.
  2. GRAMMAR- Adverbs of place and manner
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION- Debate – Corruption is worse than armed robbery
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. More on Rhyme Schemes.
    2. Identification of Costumes and Props in the Drama text.
Wk 9:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound /ɒ/
  2. GRAMMAR- Conjunctions
    1. Definition, Identification
    2. Types
      • Subordinating
      • Coordinating
    3. Functions
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Asking questions to cover all the levels of comprehension (where, when, how, why and what)
  4. COMPOSITION- Features of an informal letter
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama
    2. Introduction to figures of speech (Simile, Metaphor, Irony, ...)
Wk 9:
  1. SPEECH WORK- The consonant /v/ and /r/
  2. GRAMMAR- Making requests using will, could, may, ...
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION- Descriptive Essay – My favorite teacher
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Retell a folktale and explain its theme
    2. Use the recommended text on drama
Wk 9:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants /ʃ/ and /tʃ/ — sheep/chip and fish/pitch.
  2. GRAMMAR- Idiomatic Expressions.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION- Descriptive Essay – My Favorite Subject
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Questions on the prose text
    2. Questions on the drama text.
Wk 10:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound /c:/
  2. GRAMMAR- Introduction to Adverbials (Features, Functions and Types)
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Asking specific questions that will elicit student opinion.
  4. COMPOSITION- Informal Letter – Letter to your cousin telling him/her about your new school.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. A review of the recommend texts
    2. Figures of Speech
Wk 10:
  1. SPEECH WORK- The consonant sound /h/
  2. GRAMMAR- Direct and indirect speech.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION- Formal Letter – A Letter of Invitation (As a guest speaker)
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Revision of the recommend texts
    2. Revision of Literacy terms
Wk 10:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants /w/ and /j/
  2. GRAMMAR- Adverbs of Cause or Reason – so that, in order, so as.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Identification of the topic sentence a given passage.
  4. COMPOSITION- Debate – child trafficking is worse than stealing.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Review of the prose text.
    2. Review of the drama text.
SECOND TERM
JSS 1 JSS 2 JSS 3
Wk 1:
  1. REVISION OF LAST TERM
Wk 1:
  1. REVISION OF LAST TERM
    1. GRAMMAR- Reported speech: rules guiding the use of reported speech.
    2. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to provide alternative words that can fit into the context to replace the target words.
    3. COMPOSITION- Writing a report – Outline and features
    4. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use the recommended text on prose.
Wk 1:
  1. REVISION OF LAST TERM’S.
Wk 2:
  1. SPEECH WORK- /u/ and /u:/
  2. GRAMMAR- Adverbials (Frequency and Manner)
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Asking specific questions that require conclusion to be drawn by students
  4. COMPOSITION- Letter Writing
    1. Formal Letter
    2. Features of a Formal letter
    3. Writing a letter of permission to be absent from school to the principal.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Writing letter ‘w’Folktales – African tales
    1. Features and themes of African folktales (Didactic, Entertainment, magical).
Wk 2:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Intonation – Identification of Intonation patterns in statements, questions and commands.
  2. GRAMMAR- Making sentences with Prepositions.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading for speed with emphasis on avoidance of vocalizations, regressive reading and reading words instead of phrases.
  4. COMPOSITION- Writing a report – An accident l witnessed.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on prose
    2. Themes / Characterization in the recommended prose text
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants /t/ and /0/ — tin/thin and tick/thick.
  2. GRAMMAR- Expressing exception using except, except for, but, apart from.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading for Critical Evaluation.
  4. COMPOSITION- More on writing to a Pen – Pal
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Review the features of folktales
    2. Discuss some folktales.
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound /u:/
  2. GRAMMAR- Tenses – Simple Present Tense
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Asking specific questions that require students to make projections
    2. Vocabulary Development – The Library
  4. COMPOSITION- Formal Letter – A letter to the school authority.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Introduction to poetry – Definition, Feature (concise, unique, ...)
    2. Use the recommended text on prose
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Intonation/Stress – Making statements, giving commands and asking questions, using different Intonation patterns.
  2. GRAMMAR- Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Techniques of speed reading – surveying, scanning, skimming.
    2. Vocabulary Development – Culture and Tourism
  4. COMPOSITION- Writing an informal letter continued. Letter to a friend about your school inter –sport.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama.
    2. Themes and plot in the recommended drama text.
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants contrast /t/ and /s/ — tailor/summer, pit/mouse, pat/ pass.
  2. GRAMMAR- Prepositions which express relations with people (with, for, against)
  3. LISTENING COMPREHENSION- Listening for implied meanings
  4. COMPOSITION- The School Prize – Giving Day.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Poetry – Write a short poem on – The lonely child
    2. Write a short story on – How the tortoise got the pattern on his shell
Wk 4:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound /ʌ/
  2. GRAMMAR- Tenses – Simple Past Tense
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Asking specific questions that require recall of ideas and facts.
    2. Vocabulary Development – Marriage related words
  4. COMPOSITION- Guided composition – The Federal Roads Safety Commission
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Poetry – Types (Epic, Lyrics, ...)
    2. Differentiate between oral and written poetry.
Wk 4:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Stress: Identification of the correct points of pauses in different words (im’port/ ‘import, ‘refuse/re’fuse)
  2. GRAMMAR- Reported commands
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Dialogue.
    2. Vocabulary Development – ICT
  4. COMPOSITION- Formal letter – Write to the local government chairman about the bad roads in your area.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama
    2. Language, setting and characterization in the recommended drama text.
Wk 4:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrast consonants /ʃ/ and /3/ — mission/pleasure and vision/measure.
  2. GRAMMAR- The Simple Sentence.
  3. LISTENING COMPREHENSION- Listening to get the main gist or the main points in a paragraph.
  4. COMPOSITION- At the Bus Stop.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Literacy devices in a selected poem
    2. Use the recommended text on prose
Wk 5:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound /3:/
  2. GRAMMAR- Tenses – The Present Continuous Tense
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to understand the Author’s Mood and expression used in the passage e.g. anger, doubt, joy,...
  4. COMPOSITION- Narrative Essay – The Most Memorable Day of My Life.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Drama – Features (Theme, Costumes, Audience and so on).
    2. Identification of the features of drama in a given text.
Wk 5:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Rhythm – Identification of the appropriate rhythm in a given poem
  2. GRAMMAR- Reported Requests
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Dialogue continued
  4. COMPOSITION- Argumentative Essay – Herbal medicines of more potent than orthodox medicines.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Identification of some figures of speech in the recommended prose text.
Wk 5:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrast between vowels /ʌ/ and /a:/ — much/march and pun /par.
  2. GRAMMAR- The Compound Sentence
  3. LISTENING COMPREHENSION- Listening to questions in order to answer them.
  4. COMPOSITION- Informal letter – A letter to a friend him/her about your best subject
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on prose.
    2. Identification of the features of prose.
Wk 6:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel Sound – /ə/ sound
  2. GRAMMAR- Tenses – The Past Continuous Tense
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading between the lines to detect the Author’s attitude.
    2. Vocabulary Development – Child Labor and Trafficking
  4. COMPOSITION- Argumentative – Road transportation is safer than air transportation.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use the recommended text on prose.
Wk 6:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Review of stress/Intonation
  2. GRAMMAR- Adverbials and the Present Tense
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Science and Technology
  4. COMPOSITION- Expository Essay – Entrepreneurship
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Distinguish between Irony, Euphemism and Hyperbole.
    2. Write a short play on the reward of truancy.
Wk 6:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Nasal sounds /m/, /n/ & /ŋ/ — mentor, knotty/naughty, fling
  2. GRAMMAR- Punctuation Marks – The Uses of the Capital Letter.
  3. LISTENING COMPREHENSION- Listening to interpret ideas in a selected passage.
  4. COMPOSITION- Informal letter – A letter to your grandfather/mother telling them that you are coming to spend your forthcoming holidays with them.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended drama text.
    2. Theme / Setting / Characterization in the recommended drama text.
Wk 7:
  1. SPEECH WORK-Introduction to vowel contrasting /ɒ/ and /ɜ:/, for example – hot and port; /a:/ and /æ/ e. g. bag, part...
  2. GRAMMAR- Making sentences with the simple present tense and the past tense.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to identify the overall impression created by the author’s style of presentation.
  4. COMPOSITION- Expository Essay – HIV/AIDS.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Myths and Legends – Comparing Myths and legends.
    2. Use the recommended text on drama
Wk 7:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants /s/ and /z/ (sip/zip, stone/zebra, this/these, lloos/lose)
  2. GRAMMAR- Introduction to punctuation marks.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to summarize a selected passage.
  4. COMPOSITION- Narrative Essay – My last birthday
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Summary of the recommend prose text.
Wk 7:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowels /æ/ and /3:/ — bath/birth, arm/earn and farm/firm.
  2. GRAMMAR- Pronouns – Reflexive and Relative Pronouns.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION-Article Writing – The evils of youth unemployment
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended drama text.
    2. Lead students to write a playlet.
Wk 8:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrasting vowels /e/ and /ə/ as in egg and burn, pet and shirt.
  2. GRAMMAR- Tenses
    1. Future tense
    2. Making sentences with the simple future tense – will and shall.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to interpret diagrams maps and sketches accurately.
    2. Vocabulary Development – Word Formation using prefixes
  4. COMPOSITION- Argumentative (Arranging ideas in logical sequences).
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama
    2. Myths and Legends – Features (magic, superstition and so on.)
Wk 8:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonant sounds / k / and / g / as in cup /gulp and chaos/alligator.
  2. GRAMMAR- Punctuation marks – The full stop and the comma.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to identify the main and supporting ideas in a selected passage.
  4. GRAMMAR/ VOCABULARCOMPOSITION- Writing a story – The Meeting.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Summary of the recommend drama text.
Wk 8:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowels /ɜ:/ & /ɜ/ — brought/hot, malt/pot and fought/cot.
  2. GRAMMAR- Personal Pronouns – Rules guiding the use of personal Pronouns.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSIONs
  4. COMPOSITION- Expository – Drug addiction
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Poetry – Language in poetry
    2. Construct sentences with irony and Hyperbole.
Wk 9:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Introduction to Diphthongs
  2. GRAMMAR- Making sentences with the simple past tense.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to identify how a diagram or map clarifies or complements reading material.
  4. COMPOSITION- Guided composition on a festival in my village.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Dramatization of some scenes in the recommended text on drama
Wk 9:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants /m/, /n/ /s/ as in man, nanny, singer, etc.
  2. GRAMMAR- Punctuation marks continued. The question mark, the colon and the semi – colon.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
Wk 9:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowels /u/ and /u:/ — pull/pool, bush/sue and sugar/food
  2. GRAMMAR- Demonstrative Pronouns
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to summarize paragraphs.
  4. COMPOSITION- Argumentative Essay – Teachers are Better than Farmers in a Society.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Summarizing the prose text
Wk 10:
  1. REVISION
Wk 10:
  1. REVISION
Wk 10:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Vowel /ə/ ( among, above, doctor, again, teacher, about, pastor)
  2. GRAMMAR- Differentiating between Demonstrative Pronouns and Demonstrative Adjectives.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION- Expository writing – Population Explosion
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Revision of the drama text
    2. Revision of the drama text using relevant questions.
THIRD TERM
JSS 1 JSS 2 JSS 3
Wk 1:
  1. REVISION
  2. SPEECH WORK- Diphthongs – /ei/ - place, /oʊ/ - home, /aʊ/ - mouse, /iə/ - clear, /eə/ - care, /ɔi/-boy, /ai/ - find, /ʊə/ - tour.
  3. GRAMMAR- Introduction to active voice and passive voice
  4. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to make meaning from spatial description.
    2. Vocabulary Development – Air Transport
  5. COMPOSITION- Introduction to Expository Essay.
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH-
    1. Use the recommended text on prose.
    2. Theme/characterization in the recommended prose text.
Wk 1:
  1. REVISION
  2. SPEECH WORK- Revision of stress/Intonation.
  3. GRAMMAR- The use of conjunctions – Although and whereas as contrasts.
  4. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to understand the writer’s purpose by identifying the keywords in a selected passage.
  5. COMPOSITION- A review of Formal Letters and Informal Letters.
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Review of Literacy terms and figures of speech.
Wk 1:
  1. REVISION
  2. COMPREHENSION/VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
  3. ENGLISH STRUCTURE- Review of Nouns and Pronouns
  4. COMPOSITION- Review of Narrative/Descriptive Essays
  5. SPEECH WORK- Review of Monotones
  6. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Review of Major/Minor Characters Theme, Plot, Tragic/Comic Elements and Diction.
Wk 2:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Identification of Diphthongs in words. For example, /eə/ as in Mary /Meiri/, /ɔi/ as in boil /bɔil/
  2. GRAMMAR- Highlighting the active voice.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to identify appropriate introduction and conclusion for selected topics
    2. Vocabulary Development – Words related to fishing
  4. COMPOSITION- Elements of writing
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on prose.
    2. Setting / Plot in the recommended text
Wk 2:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants /t/ & /d/ or /p/ & /b/ at the initial, middle and final position of words.
  2. GRAMMAR- Using despite and inspire with adequate examples.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to summarize the key ideas from different paragraphs.
  4. COMPOSITION- Future tense using ‘shall’ and ‘will’ Exercises
    Punctuation: Full stops and question marks Exercises
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on prose.
    2. More on myths and Legends themes in popular myths / Legends.
Wk 2:
  1. COMPREHENSION /VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
  2. ENGLISH STRUCTURE- Review of Verbs and Adverbs
  3. COMPOSITION- Review of Argumentative / Expository Essay
  4. SPEECH WORK- Review of Diphthongs
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Review of Literacy Terms for Poetry
    2. Metaphor, Simile, Alliteration, Irony and so on.
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Introduction to consonant sounds
  2. GRAMMAR- The Use of Passive with examples
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to identify keywords in the passage that signals direction.
    2. Vocabulary Development – words associated with the kitchen.
  4. COMPOSITION- Expository Essay (Guided writing) – The Ebola Virus.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Poetry and Identification of the language used in a selected poem.
Wk 3:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonant Sounds / tʃ / and / ʃ / as in sheep/cheap and mash /march
  2. GRAMMAR- The uses of have, has and had.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading to infer author’s intention in a selected passage.
  4. COMPOSITION- A composition on the topic – pride goes before a fall
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Characterization, Theme and Diction in the recommended prose text.
    2. Write a simple story on Honesty and fair play.
Wk 3:
  1. COMPREHENSION/VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
  2. ENGLISH STRUCTURE- Review of Adjectives, Conjunctions, Prepositions and Interjections.
  3. COMPOSITION- Revisit informal letter, Formal letter and their features
  4. SPEECH WORK- Review of Consonant Sounds
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
Wk 4:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Syllables – words of two, three, four syllables
  2. GRAMMAR- Exercise on Active voice.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to make meaning from spatial description.
    2. Vocabulary Development – Words associated with the sick bay.
  4. COMPOSITION- Argumentative Essay – Tribalism is a better evil than cultism
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Myths/Legend – Identification of the moral lessons learnt from a legend.
    2. Use the recommended text on drama.
Wk 4:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonant sounds / θ / and / ð / as in think/father and mouth/lathe
  2. GRAMMAR- Synonyms using adequate examples
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Reading to identify words/expressions that signal or redirect attention to main point
    2. Vocabulary Development – Words associated with human rights
  4. COMPOSITION-A composition on the topic – The Responsibilities of Government.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on prose.
    2. Writing simple poem on laziness
Wk 5:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Syllables
  2. GRAMMAR- Exercise on Passive voice
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Words associated with cooking.
  4. COMPOSITION- Argumentative Essay – Cultism erodes traditional values in a society
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Identification / Explanations of the meaning of a selected poem.
    2. Identification of figures of speech in the selected poems
Wk 5:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonants /w/ and /j/ as in wonder/university and win /yellow.
  2. GRAMMAR- Antonyms – using adequate examples.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Conflict resolution
  4. COMPOSITION- A topic on – A memorable journey l once made
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Identification of the moral import in the recommended prose text.
    2. Setting / Plot in the recommended prose text.
Wk 6:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonant clusters (asks, school, thrive, please, respect...)
  2. GRAMMAR- Statements and Tag Questions
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
    1. Vocabulary Development – Words associated with teaching.
    2. Identification of topics sentences.
  4. COMPOSITION- Identify the differences between Argumentative essay and Expository essay.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama
    2. Write a Short play or story.
Wk 6:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrasting vowels / u / and / u: / as in Look/youth and book/food.
  2. GRAMMAR- The use of causative Verbs. For example, blacken – to cause to become black
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Words associated with Religion.
  4. COMPOSITION- Writing a Dialogue
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Use the recommended text on drama
    2. Figures of speech in the recommended drama text
Wk 7:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Word boundaries – Production of sounds with reference to linking sounds. For example, matter of fact, shah of Iran, bread and butter, poor and blind.
  2. GRAMMAR- Differentiating between polar questions tag questions.
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Spelling Drills
  4. COMPOSITION- Expository Essay: How to plant tress
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Use similes and metaphors in sentences.
Wk 7:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrast between vowels / ɜ: / and / ʌ / ( caught/come and lawn/love)
  2. GRAMMAR- Adverbs of place – by the gate, in the school, on the field,...
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION- Composition on the topic – The day l would not like to remember
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Dramatization of some from the recommended text on drama
Wk 8:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Contrasting /ei/ and / ɪə /. For example date, here, late, cheer.
  2. GRAMMAR- Exercise on Adverbials
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Vocabulary Development – Spelling drills continued.
  4. COMPOSITION- Oral Composition – School Rules
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
    1. Dramatization of an act from the drama text
    2. Turn Similes to Metaphor and vice versa. For example, she is as red as a rose, she is a red rose.
Wk 8:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Consonant and vowels differentiated
  2. GRAMMAR- Review of prefix and suffix
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION- Write a composition on the topic – The Rich also Cry
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- Characterization, Diction, Plot and Theme in the recommended text on drama.
Wk 9:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Diphthongs – Contrasting / ʊə / and / əʊ / as in tour and pole, etc.
  2. GRAMMAR- REVISION on Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs and Adjectives
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION- Reading for Evaluation.
  4. COMPOSITION- Revise all the types of essays
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH- More on figure of speech Euphemism/pun.
Wk 9:
  1. SPEECH WORK- Review of the consonant sounds with emphasis on / θ / and / ð /
  2. GRAMMAR- More on Questions Tags
  3. READING AND COMPREHENSION
  4. COMPOSITION- Review the components of Letter writing and Essay writing.
  5. LITERATURE IN ENGLISH