JSS3 English Language Scheme of Work for First, Second and Third Term: These lesson notes cover the following topics.
First Term Scheme:
Grammar: Revision of parts of speech: Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs and Ajective
Composition: Informal Letter
Literature – in – English: Introduction to Fiction and non fiction
SPEECH WORK: The Schwce sound / /
Grammar: Expressing/describing emotions(Verb+ preposition)
Reading and comprehension: purpose
Composition: Informal Letter
Literature – in – English: Poetry
SPEECH WORK: Stress and Intonation
Grammar: Adverbs of Frequency
Composition: Writing a Story
Literature – in – English: Reading of recommended prose text
SPEECH WORK: Consonant /3/ and /d3/
Grammar: Changing positive statement to negative
Reading and comprehension: critical reading:
Literature in English: Introduction to rhyme scheme
SPEECH WORK: consonant sounds/d/,/0/,/z/
Grammar: Modal forms–will,can,could,etc
Reading and comprehension: reading to identify the meanings of words in various contexts
Composition: Revisit the formal and informal letter
Literature – in – English: Use the recommended text on Drama (ii) Theme/setting in the recommended text
SPEECH WORK: Contrasting /3:/ and /c/
Grammar: Adjectives and Adverbs
Reading and comprehension: reading to identify the facts and opinions in a given passage
Composition: Formal Letter
Literature – in – English: use recommended text on Drama, (ii) characterization and plot in the recommended text
SPEECH WORK: The consonant sound // and // (contrastion)
Grammar: Adverbs of place and manner
Reading and comprehension – reading to explain the facts and opinions in a selected passage
Literature – in – English: Rhyme scheme
SPEECH WORK: the consonant
Grammar: Idiomatic expression
Reading and comprehension: refer for week 6
Composition: descriptive essay – My favourite Subject
Literature – in – English: Revision
SPEECH WORKS: The consonant sound /w/ and /j/
Grammar: Adverbs of cause and reason
Reading and comprehension: A revision of week 4
Literature – in – English: Revision of the recommended text (ii) Revision on literary terms
12 – 13
Second Term Scheme:
1. Revision of last term’s examination. Comprehension/Vocabulary Development- Revision of prefixes, English Structure, Expressing exception using except, except for, but, apart from, without, e.g. (a) we are all students apart from John (b) everyone was present but for my friend. Composition- Narrative essay “My most memorable day”Speech work– consonants /o/ and /t/ e.g. thin, tin, thick, tick, Literature-In-English-use recommended text.
2. Comprehension/Vocabulary development (suffixes – noun derivations: -ness, -ment, -er, ship- action, -ant, -hood,-al e.g. mildness, friendship, inhabitant, etc.), English structure – conjunctions, Composition – report writing– “the school’s Inter- house sports” Speech work – consonant contrast /t/, /s/ e.g. thumb, sum, mouth, mouse, path, pass, etc, Literature-In-English – use recommended text.
3. Comprehension/Vocabulary development (suffixes – verb derivations:- -ify, -ize, -en, e.g. popularize, dignify, lighten)- English structure interjections, Composition – article writing, Speech work – consonant contrast /s/, /z/ e.g. mission, vision, pressure, pleasure, etc, Literature-In-English – use of recommended text.
4. Comprehension/Vocabulary development (suffixes – adjective derivations:- -ful, -ment, -al, -less, -ish, -ive, e.ggrateful, intentional, faithless, childish, attentive)- English structure–question tags, Composition– informal letter e.g. “A letter to a friend” Speech work – Nasal sounds /m/, /n/, /g/ e.g. man, nap, song, Literature-In-English – use of recommended text.
5. Comprehension/Vocabulary development (word associated with value of judgment e.g. delicious, unpleasant etc)- English structure – Personal and possessive pronouns, Composition – Formal letter – “A letter of invitation to a programme” Speech work – vowels /i/ and /i:/, Literature-In-English, recommended text.
6. Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (Words associated with moral appraisal e.g. callous, generous, faithful etc)- English Structure – reflexive and relative pronouns, Composition – Expository essay “Why students fail examinations” Speech Work – Vowels /a:/ and /z/ e.g. bath, birth, arm, earn, farm, firm etc, Literature-In-English, Use recommended text.
7. Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (synonyms – words similar in meaning/context to holy e.g pious, religious, godly, God fearing etc)- English Structure – indefinite and reciprocal pronouns, Composition – Descriptive essay – “My Schools inter-house sports” Speech Work – Vowels / /, / :/ and / / e.g cot, court, come, Literature-In-English – use recommended text.
8. Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (Synonyms– words similar in meaning/context to active e.g. Agile, energetic, quick, dynamic etc)- English Structure, Demonstrative Pronouns, Composition, Argumentative essay “Teachers are better than farmers in a society” Speech Work – Vowels /u/, and /u:/ e.g. pull, pool, soup, sue etc. Literature-In-English – use recommended text.
9. Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (Synonyms – words similar in meaning/context to callous e.g. unsympathetic, unfeeling etc)- English Structure – active voice e.g. I bought the dog, my parent bought my books.Composition, Expository writing (story writing), Background/ introduction, Speech Work – Vowels / / e.g. among,
above, about etc, Literature-In-English – use recommended text.
10. Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (Synonyms – words similar in meaning/context to law e.g. rule, regulation, legislation etc)- Structure passive voice e.g. the dog was bought by me, my books were bought by my parents, Composition expository writing proper (story writing ii) – (choose a relevant topic), Speech Work – revise the diphthongs, Literature-In-English – (use recommended text).
11-12. Revision and Examination
13. Examination (cont’d).
Third Term Scheme:
Week Aspect Topic
- Comprehension Story from Aludde’s Wealth
Structure Questions Tags
Writing Narrative Essay
Speech work Review of Monophthongs
Structure Review of Verbs and Adverbs
Writing Review of Descriptive Essay
Speech work Review of Diphthongs
Grammar Direct and Indirect Speech
- Comprehension From children’s Britannica, vol.11, p 135, 1981 Edn.
Structure Active and Passive Voices
Speech work Review of Consonant Sounds
Writing Informal, Formal and Semi-Formal
- Speech work Emphatic Stress
Literature Review of Literary Terms
5-10. Revision and Examination