Introduction to subordinating conjunctions in complex sentence e.g. that,which, etc.
Oral composition of a descriptive essay
Students describe orally first what they intend to write about.
Use of simple sentences to illustrate shifts in meaning using emphatic stress.
Synonyms of words
Students are given examples of words nearest in meaning to other words – quick/fast, close/near, brave/fearless, etc.
Reading for summary
Students read and summarise a given passage.
Clauses independent and dependent clauses
Students are led to discover the similarities between simple sentences and independent clauses
Composition on articles
Students study an example of an article before writing their own
Simple polite requests, simple greetings
Examples of polite requests, “May I, Could you? Excuse me, etc should be dramatized.
Antonyms of words
Words that are opposites in meaning are taught e.g. little/small/famous/
Listening to tell the meaning of words in sentence context
Students take turns to read aloud while their mates answer the teacher’s questions.
Teacher gives the examples that distinguish noun clauses from other clauses.
Writing articles contd.
Issues of current interest are discussed by Teacher and Student s before the students write the articles.
Oral composition for expository essays
Discussions, debates and other interactions in speech.
Words associated with investment
Like speculator, profit margin, bullish, bearish, dividends bankruptcy, etc.
Reading to make notes
Students are guided by their teacher to make notes from passages read.
Complex sentences are studied to prick out adjectival clauses.
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
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
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)
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
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.
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