JSS2 English Studies Scheme of Work for First Term

WEEK(S)

TOPIC(S)

CONTENT

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Pure Vowels
    – (Spelling Features)
  • (b) Structure: Parts of Speech (Functions)
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development: Reading to Understand the Writer’s Purpose
    “How We Spent the Holiday”
  • (d) Composition: Narrative Essay
    – Writing an Outline (Brainstorming)
  • (e) Literature: Types and Features of Prose
    (e.g. Narrative, Descriptive, etc.
    Features of a prose e.g. Plot, Style, Setting, Theme,  Characterization)

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Consonant Sounds
    (Spelling Features)
  • (b) Structure: Parts of Speech
    – Verbs (Transitive and Intransitive Verbs)
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development: on “Health”
    – Reading to Understand the Writer’s Purpose
    “How to Make a Candle Stand Up”
  • (d) Composition: Types and Elements of Composition
    – (Narrative, Descriptive, Argumentative, Expository;
    Elements of Composition Writing – Introduction, Body and Conclusion, Pre-Writing, Writing, Editing, Arrangement of Ideas)
  • (e) Literature: Figures of Speech
    – Simile, Metaphor, etc.

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Intonation, Stress and Rhythm
  • (b) Structure: Question Tags
  • (c) Vocabulary Development/ Comprehension: Administration –
    Reading to Understand the Writer’s Purpose
    One Pendulum to Another
  • (d) Composition: Formal Letters
    – Types and Features of Formal Letters
  • (e) Literature: Oral Literature
    – Myths and Legends
    Read recommended text.

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • Speech Work: Contrasting Vowels
    /i:/ and /i/ (e.g. beans, bins); /u:/ and /u/ (e.g. fool, full)
  • (b) Structure: Active and Passive Voices
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development on Law and Order;
    Reading to Understand the Writer’s Purpose – My Hometown
  • (e) Literature:
    (i) Folktales
    – (African and Non-African)
    Features – Didactic, entertainment, magical, myths and legends Read the recommended text:
    (ii) Poetry
    Structure, Themes and Literary devices in Recommended Text

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Consonants Contrast
    /s/ and /z/ (so, sit, cell, zero, zoo, freezer; either/feather, thank/thought (as in /Ө/ and /ð/)
  • (b) Structure: The “WH” Questions
    – Who, Where, When, Why, What
  • (c) Comprehension/ Vocabulary Development on “School Administration”;
    Reading to Identify the Meaning of Words in Various Contexts
  • (d) Composition: Features and Outline of an Informal Letter
  • (e) Literature: Figures of Comparison
    – (Alliteration and Assonance);
    Read the recommended text.

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Types of Vowels
    – Monophthongs, Diphthongs and Triphthongs;
    Treating Diphthongs /au/, /ei/, /eə/ and /ai/
  • (b) Structure: Tenses
    (Present, Past and Future)
  • (c) Comprehension/ Vocabulary Development on Administration 2 (Office);
    Reading to Understand the Writer’s Purpose
    – Do you have a Goal?
  • (d) Composition: Narrative Essay
    (Linking Paragraphs Together
    – “A Village Market”)
  • (e) Literature: Figures of Speech
    – Irony and Paradox;
    Reading the recommended text

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Morphemes
    – Word Boundaries (Prefixes)
  • (b) Structure: Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development: Reading for Speed
  • (d) Composition: Narrative Essay on “A Memorable Day”
  • (e) Literature: Poetry
    – Structure, Themes and Literary Devices in Recommended Text;
    Read recommended Text

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Suffixes
  • (b) Structure: Conjunctions
    – Types and Usages
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development on Sports
  • (d) Composition: Stating the Differences between Formal and Informal Letters
  • (e) Literature: Figures of Speech (Synecdoche, Metonymy, Pun, etc.)

Speech Work
Structure
Comprehension/Vocabulary Development
Composition
Literature

  • (a) Speech Work: Triphthongs
  • (b) Structure: Making Requests using will, could, please e.g. “Could you please come?” “Will you make out time, please?”
  • (c) Comprehension/Vocabulary Development:
  • (d) Composition: Formal Letter of Invitation
    (as a Guest Speaker)
  • (e) Literature: Poetry
    – Structure, Themes and Literary Devices in Recommended Text
  • Revision of work done in First Term

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