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ENGLISH LANGUAGE

SS 1 THIRD TERM


WEEK

UNIT

TOPIC

CONTENT

ACTIVITIES

1

Speech

Speech

Intonation patterns

Rising and falling tones in sentence stress contexts





Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Words associated religion

Passages on religion are used to underline appropriate register on religion.





Comprehension/

Summary


Comprehension/

Summary


Reading passage(s) for words’ meaning in context

Text book passages apex studied by teacher and students to get contextual meaning.






Structure

Structure

Types of sentences

Simple and compound sentences are illustrated with examples.





Writing

Writing

Speech writing

Definition and features of a written speech.


2

Speech

Speech

Oral composition

Students narrate stories and answer teacher’s questions on them.





Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Words associated with advertising

Appropriate newspaper, magazine or textbook examples are studied as models.






Comprehension/

Summary



Comprehension/

Summary


Summarising a given passage

The points to note in summary writing




Structure

Structure

Types of sentences contd.

Examples of simple and compound students summarise a given passage.


3

Speech

Speech

Intonation patterns continued

Rising tone with questions, e.g. WH questions. Falling tones with statements.





Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Words associated with the stock exchange

Passage on stock broking, the stock exchange and capital market, (see Newspaper).





Comprehension/

Summary


Comprehension/

Summary


Reading a passage on investment/stock broking


Students read and answer comprehension questions




Structure

Structure

Complex sentences

Introduction to subordinating conjunctions in complex sentence e.g. that, which, etc.





Continuous writing

Continuous writing

Oral composition of a descriptive essay

Students describe orally first what they intend to write about.


4

Speech

Speech

Emphatic Stress

Use of simple sentences to illustrate shifts in meaning using emphatic stress.





Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Synonyms of words

Students are given examples of words nearest in meaning to other words – quick/fast, close/near, brave/fearless, etc.





Comprehension/

Summary


Comprehension/

Summary


Reading for summary

Students read and summarise a given passage.





Structure

Structure

Clauses independent and dependent clauses

Students are led to discover the similarities between simple sentences and independent clauses





Continuous writing

Continuous writing

Composition on articles

Students study an example of an article before writing their own


5

Speech

Speech

Simple polite requests, simple greetings

Examples of polite requests, “May I, Could you? Excuse me, etc should be dramatized.





Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Antonyms of words

Words that are opposites in meaning are taught e.g. little/small/famous/

notorious/ancient/modern, etc.







Comprehension/

Summary


Comprehension/

Summary


Listening to tell the meaning of words in sentence context

Students take turns to read aloud while their mates answer the teacher’s questions.





Structure

Structure

Noun clauses

Teacher gives the examples that distinguish noun clauses from other clauses.





Continuous writing

Continuous writing

Writing articles contd.

Issues of current interest are discussed by Teacher and Student s before the students write the articles.


6

Speech

Speech

Oral composition for expository essays

Discussions, debates and other interactions in speech.





Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Words associated with investment

Like speculator, profit margin, bullish, bearish, dividends bankruptcy, etc.





Comprehension/

Summary


Comprehension/

Summary


Reading to make notes

Students are guided by their teacher to make notes from passages read.





Structure

Structure

Adjectival clauses

Complex sentences are studied to prick out adjectival clauses.


7

Speech

Speaking to persuade/convince continued

1. The Skills Of Debate/Argument
2. The Two Sides To An Argument. Proposing And Opposing
3. Issues Of Current Interest

a. Corruption and the Nigerian state is endemic

b. Women are better leaders.


1. Teacher uses real clock to time participants
2. Teacher leads students to introduce themselves and their topics
3. Teaches students to use the dictionary to learn definition
4. Gathering of points to convince




Structure

More on adjectival clauses

1. Definition of objective
2. Adjectival clauses qualities a noun or pronoun in the sentence
3. They are introduced by relative pronouns, who, whose, whom, and that

1. Teacher defines objective
2. Students identify them
3. Students make sentences with adjectival clauses

e.g. the man whose brother was sacked has committed suicide


The song which Clara sang was very melodious




Comprehension/

Summary


Reading to test speed and accuracy

1. Mindful of question marks
2. Mindful of full stops
3. Mindful of pauses (coma, semi colon, colon)


1. Guides students to observe punctuation marks
2. Frequent reading to increase speed




Vocabulary devt (register)

Politics

1. Politics/politician defined

2. Words such as party, opposition, power, democracy, campaign, election electorate, polls, both governor, poster, dividend, independence.




1. Teacher gives a story of a politician he/she knows
2. Teacher invites politician to give a talk
3. Use words in sentences and orally in discussions

7

Continuous writing

Argumentative essay

1. Use class to organize a debate/argument

2. Skills of convincing another person points, figures, illustrations, rhetorical questions



1. Organize debate between two groups

2. Select interesting topics

3. Teach presentation of points

4. Conclusion of essay

5. Features salutation topic body, conclusion.


8

Speech

Description (orally)

1. Use special words to bring out descriptions in discourse

2. Involve students participation of describing real objects, events.




1. Teacher leads students to garnish stories with use of adjectives and adverbs

2. Describe friend, class, school, house, car etc






Structure

Words commonly miss pelt

1. Use of the dictionary

2. Words commonly miss pelt conceive, thief, chief, grateful, beginning decision, succeed, reference, accommodation, referred, across occasion, omission, recommend, admission, embarrass




1. Guide students in activities

2. Introduce spelling games






Comprehension

Reading for word meaning in context

1. Connotative meaning is situational meaning
2. Denotative meaning is dictionary meaning
3. Select passage with implied meaning to bring out connotative meaning


1. Teacher gives dictionary meaning and situational or contextual meaning




Vocab. Devt.

Words associate with photography

1. Types of cameras

2. Words associated with photography such as tripod, film, lenses, light meter, frame, exposure, negative, dark room, prints portraits, passports, enlarge




1. Use real objects

2. Pictures

3. Students make sentences with words associated with photography


9

Speech

Listening to identify a speaker’s style

1. Recorded material be handy here

2. Students can read and others identify the speaker’s style.




1. Teacher guides students to understand style

2. Instruct on figures of speech






Structure

Introduction to Active and passive tense

1. Define Active Sentence

2. Define Passive Sentence

3. Active Tense

S + V + O Ojo killed a rat

4. Passive Tense

O + V + S

A Rat Was Killed By Ojo


1. Teacher guide students to give more examples

2. Use chart, pictures chalkboard






Comprehension

Reading to answer questions

1. Select appropriate passages

2. Key words in the passage listed

3. Sample answer

4. Use the dictionary




1. Teacher guides the students as they answer questions

2. Ensure students follow instructions on number of answers and time allowed






Vocabulary development

British and American spellings of common words

American ‘Or’ As In Color, Honor

British ‘Our’ As In

Colour, Honour

American – Theater

Center

British - Theatre



Centre

American – Offense

Defense

British - Offence

Defence



1. Teacher guides students appropriately

2. Differentiate between the two

3. Use American books

4. Use British books



10

Speech

Listening to grasp main points or ideas in a speech

1. Tape recorded material

2. Main points in a lecture

3. Materials of varying length

4. Use real life situations speech, lecture, discussions




1. Pre-recorded material

2. Teacher asks questions to elicit the main points

3. Teacher leads students to discuss the lecture, speech


11

Speech

Revision on consonant sounds

1. Pronounce the words correctly

2. The dictionary is a guide here



1. Teacher leads the students to pronounce

2. Students use these consonants to write various words







Structure

Synonyms

1. Same in meaning imitation/mimic, busy/eventful, tasteless/insipid, dogmatic/rigid, timid/fearful fearless/bold/brave

2. Nearly the same in meaning

Callous/reckless

Hard/unfeeling/pitiless

Treason/sedition

Candid/true/sincere




1. Students supply more words

2. Make sentences with them






Summary

Reading for summary

1. Selected passages

2. Issues on current happenings

3. Look for key words that indicate points.


1. Teacher leads students to answer in number of sentences




Continuous writing

Revision on Differences between informal and formal letters

1. Formal letter – letters to people in official capacity

2. Informal – letters to known faces, friends

3. Formal letter

- Writers address, date

- receivers address

- salutation

- title

- body


- conclusion (subscript)

full name after signature

Informal letter


  • Writers address, date

  • Salutation

  • Introduction

  • Body

  • Conclusion (subscript but no signature)

  • First name or nickname.




1. Teacher leads the students to recognize the differences between the formal and informal letters

2. Students write the letters until they are conversant with them



12

Revision

Revision

Revision

Revision

13

Examination

Examination

Examination

Examination

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