JSS1 English Studies Scheme of Work for First Term

WEEK(S)

TOPIC(S)

CONTENT

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work:
    Introduction to Speech Work (Production of vowel and consonant sounds)
  • (b) Structure: Parts of Speech –
    Nouns (Features/Functions of Nouns in a Given Passage)
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development:
    Reading Skills/Writing Skills (Developing Reading and Writing Skills)
  • (d) Composition:
    Types of Composition (Narrative, Descriptive, Argumentative and Expository)
  • (e) Literature:
    Introduction to Literature (Functions/Purpose of Literature)

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Vowels –
    Introduction to Monophthongs (Long and Short Vowels e.g. /i:/, /i/)
  • (b) Structure: Verbs –
    Features/Functions of Verbs (in a given passage)
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development:
    Reading for Main Ideas
  • (d) Composition: Elements of Composition –
    Introduction, Body, Conclusion; Stages of Writing
  • (e) Literature: Genres of Literature
    (Definition of Genres with Related Texts)

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Vowels –
    Long and Short Vowels e.g. /ↄ:/,  /ɒ/
  • (b) Structure: Adverbs
    (Types of Adverbs – Frequency, Manner, Time, Purpose, etc.)
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development: Reading for Supporting Ideas
  • (d) Composition: Writing Outlines
    (Arrangement of an Outline in a Logical Sequence)
  • (e) Literature: Prose
    (Types of Prose e.g. Narrative, Descriptive, etc.)

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Vowels
    /a:/ and /æ/
  • (b) Structure: Adjectives
    (Features/Functions of Adjectives in a Given Passage)
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development: Writing Skills –
    Reading to Answer Specific Questions
  • (d) Composition/Letter Writing:
    Introduction to /Types of Letters (Formal and Informal)
  • (e) Literature: Categories of Oral and Written Literature

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Vowel Sounds –
    /ʌ/, /ɒ/
  • (b) Structure: Conjunctions and Prepositions –
    (Features/Functions and Identification in a Given Passage)
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development: Writing Skills –
    Reading to Answer Specific Questions
  • (d) Composition: Letter Writing –
    Informal Letters (Format and Features of an Informal Letter)
  • (e) Literature: Folktales –
    Introduction to Folktales (African and Non-African Tales);
    Read recommended text

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Consonant Sounds
    e.g. /b/ and /p/
  • (b) Structure: Tenses –
    Present, Past and Future Tenses
  • (c) Comprehensive /Vocabulary Development:
    Reading for Maximum Retention and Recall (Intensive Reading)
  • (d) Composition: Letter Writing –
    Guided Writing (Informal Letters)
  • (e) Literature: Folktales –
    Features/Themes of Folktales (Didactic, entertainment, magical, etc.);
    Read recommended text

Speech Work
Structure
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Consonant Sounds
    e.g. /t/  and  /d/
  • (b) Structure: Intensifiers
  • (c) Composition: Narrative Composition
    (Features/Outline of a Guided Composition)
  • (d) Literature: Introduction to Figures of Speech
    (Simile, Metaphor, etc.)

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Consonant Sounds
    /k/ and /g/
  • (b) Structure: Tenses and Adverbials
    (Making Sentences with Tenses and Adverbials)
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development:
    Differentiating between Main and Supporting Ideas in a Given Passage
  • (d) Composition: Descriptive Composition
    (Features/Outline of a Guided Composition)
  • (e) Literature: Prose:
    Features of Prose – Plot, characterization, style, setting, theme
    Read recommended texts
  • Revision of work done in First Term

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