ENGLISH SECOND TERM PRIMARY 4 LESSON NOTES / SCHEME OF WORK

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ENGLISH SECOND TERM PRIMARY 4 LESSON NOTES / SCHEME OF WORK

Week: One

Class: Basic Four

Topic: Speech Work: Reading letters written to an old Classmate, mother, an old neighbor

Structure: comparing things according to weight, Size, height, distance, shape and quality

Reading: Teaching of new words comprehension

Grammar: Complete the following from the story that has just be read

Writing: Guided composition: a motor park

Dictation and spelling” Selected words from the Passage read

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to;

  1. To write a letter and read properly

  2. Learn some new words and meaning

  3. Know how to use some new words in a sentence

  4. Write a good composition on some selected topics

Instructional material/Reference material:Learn Africa Basic English Language UBE edition for primary schools

Building Background /connection to prior knowledge : Students know that there is difference in height, weight and size of objects hence the need for comparison.

Content:

Letter writing

Writing

There are two types of letters: informal and formal letters. Letters to members of our families, friends, and well-wishers are informal letters. Such letters are usually longer than formal letters. Formal letters are business letters. They are usually shorter than informal letters.

Here is an example of a simple informal letter, its different parts, and how it looks on paper.

Here is an example of an informal letter written by Seriba to her uncle.

Evaluation:

  1. Write a letter to you friend telling him or her about your last birthday party.

  2. State the meaning of the following words:- weight, height, size, object, shape and quality

  3. Visit a motor park around you and write a good composition about it

 

Week: Two

Class: Basic Four

Topic: Speech Work: Further practice in the use of Tense, Present, past present, perfect and past Continuous tense

Structure: Aural discrimination

Reading: Teaching of new words, oral and written  Comprehension

Grammar: Further practice in the use of tense, Present, past present, perfect and past Continuous tense

Writing: Giving an account of visits to place of Interest e.g. local market, super market idanre Hills.

Dictation: Spelling, Selected words from the Passage read

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to;

  1. Master the use of tense

  2. Learn the meaning of some new words

  3. Read the comprehension properly

Instructional material/Reference material:Learn Africa Basic English Language UBE edition for primary schools

Building Background /connection to prior knowledge : Students are familiar with tense and can identify a tense in a sentence

Content:

Comprehension:- Peju, the loving, obedient child.

Speech work: Practice on future, past present tense perfect and past continuous tense

Simple present tense

The simple present tense is used for various purposes, as shown below.

  1. To talk about the present

  2. Abuja is the capital of Nigeria.

  3. Nosa owns a calculator.

c  My sister works in an art studio.

  1. To talk about the future

  2. I will phone you when I get home.

  3. The plane arrives this evening.

  4. They will plan a party.

  5. To indicate habitual action

  6. She often reads in the library.

  7. He practises the piano for one hour every day.

  8. He goes to the gym every weekend.

  9. To express a general truth

  10. The geography teacher said that the Earth is round.

  11. The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

  12. Japan is in the Asian continent.

Simple past tense

The simple past tense is mainly used to express actions or events that happened and ended in the past. However, it is also used to talk about situations that are imagined. and to be polite in some discussions.

Let us look at some examples.

  1. To talk about past events

  2. He arrived late at school yesterday.

  3. She cooked the dinner very early.

  4. To talk about situations that are imagined

  5. Suppose they cooked dinner.

  6. Suppose I saw her.

3.For politeness

a.I was wondering if I could talk with you.

  1. I just believed you could go with me.

Vocabulary/Dictation

Vocabulary

Use the correct words from the box to fill in the gaps in this passage. You may use some words more than once.

elder, breakfast, slowly

Karimu, school, loves

work,  waits, spoils.

Peju is Tessy’s __________ sister. Their father’s name is Mr __________. He

__________ his two daughters very much but __________the younger one. Peju

does all the __________ in the house. At 6.30 a.m. she prepares __________ and

gets ready for __________. All this time, Tessy will still be eating her __________

very__________. No matter how much time Tessy spends eating breakfast, Peju

always __________ for her. Peju never goes to __________ without Tessy.

 Evaluation: 1. Write five examples of the following tense and use them in a sentence:- past tense, present tense, past continuous tense and perfect tense.

  1. Visit a local market in your community and write a composition describing the activities taking place at the market.

Week: Three

Class: Basic Four

Topic:

Speech Work: Giving an account of visits to place Of interest e.g. tourist attraction, hospital, court of Law

Structure: Aural Discrimination /a: / and /ↄ:/

Reading: Teaching of new words, oral and

Written comprehension

Grammar: Punctuation mark

Writing: Composition a day I shall never forget

Dictation: Spellings, selected words. Words from the

Passage read

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to;

  1. Define a punctuation mark

  2. State the uses of some punctuation mark

  3. Understand the meaning of some new words

  4. Write examples of words with /a: / and /ↄ:/

Instructional material/Reference material:Learn Africa Basic English Language  UBE edition for primary schools

Building Background /connection to prior knowledge : Students are familiar with some punctuation mark such as comma, full stop, question mark etc and their uses

Content:

Structure: Aural Discrimination /a: / and /ↄ:/

 /a: / is a long vowel sound so also  /ↄ:/ is a long vowel sound

Examples of words with  /a: / and /ↄ:/ sound

/a: /

/ↄ:/

Father

Boy

Path

Cot

Class

Come

Star

Caught

Vase

Compile

Aunt

Contact

Farm

Confirm

Grammar: Punctuation mark

Punctuation marks: comma, question mark and full stop.

Comma (,)

The comma is an internal punctuation mark. It is used in the following ways:

To separate items in a series

Examples:

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Adeola brought a pencil, a ruler, an eraser, and a pen to the examination hall.

To separate two adjectives before a noun

Examples:

Our English teacher is a tall, beautiful woman.

Our classroom is a big, clean, classroom.Before ‘and’, ‘but’, ‘yet’, or, ‘nor’, when they join two sentences together

Examples:

He is poor, but kind.

Read your book every day and you surely will pass.

Question mark (?)

A question mark is a punctuation mark used at the end of a sentence to show that it is a question.

Examples:

1 Where are you going?

2 Who did you see?

3 When are you going home?

4 What did you say?

5 Have you done your homework?

Full stop (.)

A full stop is a punctuation mark used at the end of a statement that is not a question or an exclamation. The full stop asks the reader to pause for a longer while than for a comma.

Examples:

1 I am a boy.

2 She has written many poems.

3 She loves cooking.

Abbreviations that do not include the last letter of the word are also usually followed by full stops.

Examples:

Gen. = General

Jan. = January

W.H.O. = World Health Organisation

A.U. = African Union

Evaluation:

  1. What are punctuation marks?

  2. List five examples of punctuation and one of their uses each

  3. Give an oral presentation on the local market visited

  4. Write five examples of words with the /a: / and /ↄ:/ sound

Week: Four

Class: Basic Four

Topic: A. Speech Work: Aural Discrimination distinguish between the sound /a: /: in lark and the sound /Ↄ:/ In lock

Structure: Descriptive passage: My visit to Lagos University teaching hospital

Reading: Teaching of new words spellings [Comprehension]

Grammar: Write or copy their own composition from the substitution table, use punctuation Marks, use link word

Writing: Study the words and make sentences With them

Dictation: Selected words from the passage to read

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to;

  1. Write a descriptive essay

  2. Use some new words in a sentence

  3. Correctly pronounce words with the /a: / and /Ↄ:/ sound

  4. Read the passage properly

Instructional material/Reference material:Learn Africa Basic English Language  UBE edition for primary schools

Building Background /connection to prior knowledge : Students are familiar with the use of punctuation marks

Content:

 /a: / and  /Ↄ:/ sound

/a: /

/ↄ:/

Father

Boy

Path

Cot

Class

Come

Star

Caught

Vase

Compile

Aunt

Contact

Farm

Confirm

Descriptive Essay

Descriptive/narrative essay

My school

My school is in Jos. It is called Victory Nursery and Primary School. It is an international school. We have children from other countries. There are some children from India, Ghana, and Lebanon. There are more Nigerian children in my school than children from other countries.

My school is built with red bricks. It is very clean and beautiful. All around the compound, there are flower beds, with roses, sunflowers, bougainvillea, and many other beautiful plants. We take care of them in our science lessons, but we are not allowed to pick the flowers.

Our classroom is full of pictures on the walls and there are many books. The nature corner is at the back of our classroom. Our teachers are always making bright teaching cards, and they show us how to make many interesting things with cards. We have a library in my school, so we do a lot of reading. There is also a computer room in my school.

There are 500 pupils in my school. Our headmistress is Mrs Boyo and my class teacher is Mrs Amu. I am in Primary Four. There are three Primary Four classes named Blue class, Yellow class, and Green class. I am in Yellow class. There are 20 pupils in my class.

When we celebrate our Founder’s Day at school, we wear our national costumes for different cultural plays and dances. The Lebanese and Indian children always look very pretty in their costumes. We Nigerian children also look beautiful in our different costumes.

I like my school very much. We are the luckiest and happiest children in Jos.

Evaluation:

  1. List five words that has the /a: / and  /Ↄ:/ sound

  2. Write a composition about your visit to an Hospital

  3. Examine the following sentence and add the appropriate punctuation mark where necessary:-

  4. All the Students of Mabest International High School were present for the seminar except the senior prefects of the school that are being punished for their wrong doing

  5. Either Michael or Beatrice is responsible for the action and should be rewarded accordingly

  6. Were you at the party yesterday I thought you would come but you weren’t around

  7. It is high time we changed my school because I’m not learning any thing new again

  8. My friends and I decided to visit the Fountain this weekend

Week: Five

Class: Basic Four

Topic:  Speech Work: Reading letters written to elder Sister’s brother’s father, teachers and friends

 Structure: Aural Discrimination [Consonants]

Reading: Teaching of new words – meaning Comprehension

Grammar: Comparing things and persons According to weight, shape, size, height, distance

 Writing: Comparative and superlative adjectives

Dictation; Selected sentences from the passag Read

Behavioural objectives: At the end of the lesson, students should be able to;

  1. Describe superlative and comparative adjective

  2. List all the Consonant sound in English Language

  3. Compare object and person according to weight etc

  4. Learn some new words and their meaning

Instructional material/Reference material:Learn Africa Basic English Language  UBE edition for primary schools

Building Background /connection to prior knowledge : Students have been taught  that English sound is divided into two :- Vowel sound and Constant sound which is basic knowledge needed for learning English Consonant sound

Content:

Aural discrimination:- English Consonant sound

There are twenty fourconsonant sound in English and these are

 Writing:- Comparative and superlative  adjectives

Adverbs of comparison

To form the comparatives (for two things) or superlatives (for more than two things) of many adverbs, we add ‘more’ or ‘most’ to the words respectively.

Examples:

 

 

 

 

Evaluation:

  1. List all the constant sound in English with two examples each

  2. Write three examples of comparative and superlative adjective

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