English Language Lesson Note For JSS1 (Third Term) 

Scheme Of Work

Week One

Speech Work: Diphthongs Grammar: Active and Passive Voice Vocabulary: Words associated with Air Transport Composition: Introduction to Expository Essay

Week Two

 Speech Work: Identification of diphthongs in words

Grammar: Highlighting the Active Voice, Vocabulary: Words associated with fishing        Composition: Elements of writing

Week Three

 

Speech Work: Introduction to Consonant Sounds

Grammar: The use of Passive Voice with examples

Vocabulary: Words associated with the kitchen

Composition: Expository Essay on The Ebola Virus

Week Four:

Speech Work: Syllables

Grammar: Exercise on Active Voice

Vocabulary: Words associated with the sickbay

Composition: Argumentative Essay on Tribalism is a better evil than cultism

Week Five:

 Speech Work: Syllables Cont’d

Grammar: Exercise on Passive Voice

Vocabulary: Words associated with cooking

Composition: Argumentative Essay on Cultism erodes the Traditional Values in a Society

Week Six

 Speech Work: Consonant Cluster

Grammar: Statements and Question Tags

Vocabulary: Words associated with Teaching

Composition: Identifying the differences between Argumentative Essay and Expository Essay

Week Seven

 Speech Work: Word Boundaries

Grammar: Differentiating between Polar Questions and Question Tags

Expository Essay: How to plant a tree

Literature: Use Similes and Metaphors in sentences

Week Eight

 Speech Work: Contrasting /ei/ and /iә/

Grammar: Exercise on Adverbials

Literature: Turn Similes to Metaphors, and Metaphors to Simile.

Week Nine

Speech Work: Diphthongs: contrasting /uә/ and /әu/

Grammar: Revision of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, and Adjectives

Composition: Revision of all types of essays

Literature: Figures of Speech: Euphemism and Pun

Week Ten

Revision

Week Eleven

Examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lesson note on English language for jss1

WEEK ONE

{Revision, Speech Work: Diphthongs, Grammar: Active and Passive Voice, Vocabulary: Words associated with Air Transport And Composition: Introduction to Expository Essay}

 
OVERVIEW:

  • Speech Work
  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • Literature-in-English

  

SPEECH WORK: REVISION ON DIPHTHONGS

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WEEK TWO

{Speech Work: Identification of diphthongs in words, Grammar: Highlighting the Active Voice, Vocabulary: Words associated with fishing And Composition: Elements of writing}

 OVERVIEW

  • Speech Work
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Composition

SPEECH WORK: IDENTIFICATION OF DIPHTHONGS IN WORDS

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Define diphthongs
  • List the English Diphthongs, and identify them in words

INTRODUCTION:

There are 44 sounds in the English language, out of which 24 are consonant sounds, and the remaining 20 are vowel sounds.

Amongst the 20 vowel sounds, we have the long vowels, short vowels and diphthongs. There are 7 short vowels, 5 long vowels and 8 diphthongs.

The word “Diphthong” is from the Greek word “Diphthongos”, which means “two sounds”. A diphthong is a combination of two vowel sounds, which are pronounced as one, by gliding from one sound to the other within the same syllable. Diphthongs are also known as gliding vowels. To learn more: Click here

 

WEEK THREE

{Speech Work: Introduction to Consonant Sounds, Grammar: The use of Passive Voice with examples, Vocabulary: Words associated with the kitchen And Composition: Expository Essay on The Ebola Virus}

 OVERVIEW

  • SPEECH WORK
  • GRAMMAR
  • VOCABULARY
  • COMPOSITION

 SPEECH WORK: INTRODUCTION TO CONSONANT SOUNDS

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Explain what consonant sounds are
  • List the English Consonant Sounds with examples

INTRODUCTION:

There are 24 consonant sounds in the English Language, and they shall be discussed in detail in this lesson.

Consonant sounds are sounds that are produced with partial or total obstruction to the airstream. There are 24 consonant sounds in the English Language, and they are grouped into three categories, based on their place of articulation, manner of articulation and voicing.

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lesson note on English language for jss1

 Week 4

{Speech Work: Syllables, Grammar: Exercise on Active Voice, Vocabulary: Words associated with the sick bay And Composition: Argumentative Essay on Tribalism is a better evil than cultism}

 
OVERVIEW:

  • SPEECH WORK
  • VOCABULARY
  • COMPOSITION

 SPEECH WORK: SYLLABLES

WORDS OF TWO, THREE AND FOUR SYLLABLES

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Explain what syllables are
  • List words of two, three and four syllables.

 

INTRODUCTION:

A syllable is a unit of pronunciation in language, which can be said at a time, when pronouncing a word. A syllable contains one vowel sound, with or without consonant sounds, which form a word or part of a word.

A syllable is a single unbroken unit of a word that can be pronounced at a time. The most important part of a syllable is the vowel sound that makes it up. A syllable could also have consonant sounds, accompanying the vowel sound in the syllable.

Words can be differentiated in terms of the number of syllables that they possess. There are words with one, two, three, four, five, six, syllables, etc. To learn more: Click here

 WEEK FIVE

{Speech Work: Syllables Cont’d, Grammar: Exercise on Passive Voice, Vocabulary: Words associated with cooking And Composition: Argumentative Essay on Cultism erodes the Traditional Values in a Society}

 OVERVIEW:

  • SPEECH WORK
  • VOCABULARY
  • COMPOSITION

 SPEECH WORK: SYLLABLES CONTINUED

OBJECTIVE:

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • State and explain the structure of a syllable

 

INTRODUCTION:

A syllable is a unit of pronunciation in language, which can be said at a time when pronouncing a word. A syllable contains one vowel sound, with or without consonant sounds, which form a word or part of a word.

 BODY:

A syllable takes a structure, which is made of both consonant and vowel sounds. The structure of a syllable is made up of three components, and they are as follows:

  1. Onset
  2. Nucleus
  3. Coda

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lesson note on English language for jss1

WEEK SIX:

{Speech Work: Consonant Cluster, Grammar: Statements and Question Tags, Vocabulary: Words associated with Teaching, Composition: Identifying the differences between Argumentative Essay and Expository Essay}

 OVERVIEW:

  • SPEECH WORK
  • GRAMMAR
  • VOCABULARY
  • COMPOSITION

 

SPEECH WORK: CONSONANT CLUSTERS

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Define consonant clusters
  • Identify words that carry consonant cluster

INTRODUCTION:

Consonant clusters are a group of consonants that appear together in a word, either at the initial, medial or final position.

Consonant clusters are a group of consonants that occur together in a word, without any vowel occurring in between them. It is also known as a consonant blend.

Consonant clusters can appear at the initial, medial or final position in words, and the maximum number of consonants that can be clustered at the initial position of a word is 3, while the maximum number can occur at the final position is 4. To learn more: Click here

 

WEEK SEVEN

{Speech Work: Word Boundaries, Grammar: Differentiating between Polar Questions and Question Tags Expository, Essay: How to plant a tree And Literature: Use Similes and Metaphors in sentences}

 OVERVIEW                                                                                          

  • SPEECH WORK
  • GRAMMAR
  • COMPOSITION
  • LITERATURE

 SPEECH WORK: WORD BOUNDARIES     

PRODUCTION OF SOUNDS WITH REFERENCE TO LINKING SOUNDS

 OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Explain what word boundaries are
  • Explain what linking sounds are
  • Give an example of linking words in the English Language.

INTRODUCTION:

Word boundaries refer to the beginning and end of words. It is used to talk about the space between words when written.

Word boundaries help to demarcate words, to show that they are separate from each other in a sentence. It is an important aspect of language that aids comprehension.

Linking sounds has to do with the merging of words together, when speaking, to make it sound smooth. When speaking, we do not say words one by one, rather, we link them together in a natural way of speaking.

This makes words sound differently, from when it is used in a sentence and when it is pronounced alone.

Now, in linking sounds, the sound is more important than the letter used in representing it. Even though times, the letter and sound may be the same, it is not always so. Hence, there is a need to pay more attention to the sound, and not just the letter that begins and ends a word in the English Language. To learn more: Click here

 WEEK EIGHT

{Speech Work: Contrasting /ei/ and /iә/, Grammar: Exercise on Adverbials And Literature: Turn Similes to Metaphors, and Metaphors to Simile}
OVERVIEW:

  • SPEECH WORK
  • LITERATURE

SPEECH WORK: CONTRASTING VOWEL SOUNDS /ei/ AND /iə/

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Describe the sounds /ei/ and /iə/ with examples
  • Contrast between the /ei/ and /iә/ sounds.

 

INTRODUCTION:

The /ei/ and /iə/ sounds are diphthongs and are glided on from one pair of their sound to the other, during articulation.

/ei/- This is produced by gliding from vowel sound /e/ to /i/. It appears in words that carry “ey”, “ay”, “ai”, “a”. When it appears in words with “a”, a consonant follows, then “e” comes next, as in words like plate, lame, etc.

Examples of words that carry the /ei/ sound are: they, blame, play, same.

The /ei/ sound appears in different words, in form of the following letters:

  • ey- they,
  • ay- lay, may, say
  • ai- wait, bait,
  • a- made, fate To learn more: Click here

WEEK NINE

{Speech Work: Diphthongs: contrasting /uә/ and /әu/, Grammar: Revision of Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs and Adjectives, Composition: Revision of all types of essays And Literature: Figures of Speech: Euphemism and Pun}

OVERVIEW

  • SPEECH WORK
  • GRAMMAR
  • COMPOSITION
  • LITERATURE

SPEECH WORK: DIPHTHONGS

CONTRASTING /uə/ AND /əu/

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Describe diphthongs /uə/ and /əu/
  • The contrast between sounds /uə/ and /əu/

INTRODUCTION

The /uə/ and /əu/ sounds are diphthongs, as they are produced by gliding from one sound to the other.

/uə/: This is produced by gliding from vowel sound /u/ to /ə/. It is almost unnoticed in words, and it appears in words that have “u” before “r”, such as pure, sure.

The /uə/ sound appears in different words, in form of the following letter:

 

  • u- pure, jury, cu     To learn more: Click here