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ENGLISH LANGUAGE YEAR 8

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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
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Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
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1.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT (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)

2.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT (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 – (Expository; Elements of Composition Writing – Introduction, Body and Conclusion, Pre- Writing, Writing, Editing, Arrangement of Ideas) (e) Literature: Figures of Speech – Simile, Metaphor, etc.

3.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT (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 the recommended text.

4.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT 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

5.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT (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.

6.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT (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

7.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT (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

8.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT (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.)

9.  TOPIC

  • Speech Work
  • Structure
  • Comprehension/Vocabulary
  • Development
  • Composition
  • Literature

CONTENT (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

 

SECOND TERM

i. Reading to identify meanings of words in context.
ii. Writing: An Application for Employment.
iii. Diphthong: /ei/.
iv. Correlative conjunction.
i. Reading for speed.
ii. Elements of composition.
iii. Diphthong: /ai/.
iv. Preposition with time and date; e.g., on Christmas day, In August 1981, etc.
i. Reading for speed.
ii. Summary writing
iii. Stress pattern: Two syllabic words with stress on the first syllable; e.g., lawyer, tailor, speaker, etc.
v. Active and passive verbs.
i. Reading to identify the intention of the Author.
ii. Elements of composition — The conclusion.
iii. Three syllabic words with stress on the first syllable.
iv. Adverbial phrases.
i. Reading comprehension of animal pest
ii. Descriptive writing.
iii. Vocabulary: Antonyms, Synonyms, and word formation
iv. Adjectives — Comparative forms.
HALF – TERM
i. Reading for critical evaluation.
ii. Formal letter.
iii. Diphthong: /ᴐi/ — boy, boil, coin, etc.
iv. Active and passive voice.
i. Reading comprehension.
ii. Writing: Composition on “Poverty and hunger”, “Day I will never forget”.
iii. Rhymes: Two words that end with the same sound.
iv. Future tense (will, shall).
i. Reading for speed.
ii. Narrative essay.
iii. Introduction to intonation.
iv. Literature: African folktales

1
COMPOSITION

1
LINK
2
Structure: Parts of Speech (Functions)

1
Half Term Revision

MID TERM ASSESSMENT FOR MONDAY THE 26TH BY 8:30AM

1
OBJECTIVE

WEEK OF 9TH NOVEMBER

1
Verbs – Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
2
Composition: Types and Elements of Composition

WEEK OF 16TH NOVEMBER

1
Literature: Types and Features of Prose
2
Formal letter

WEEK OF 23RD NOVEMBER

1
Informal letter
2
Narrative Essay

FIRST TERM EXAMS

1
EXAMS QUESTIONS

SECOND TERM

1
CLASS LINK

WEEK OF 11TH JANUARY

1
ASSESSMENT
2
CORRELATIVE CONJUNCTION
3
THE /ei/ AND /ai/ SOUND
4
PREPOSITIONS
5
LETTER WRITING AND PARAGRAPH DEVELOPMENT

WEEK OF 25TH JANUARY

1
STRESS PATTERN
2
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VERB

WEEK OF 1ST FEBRUARY

1
DIPHTHONG: /ai/
2
ELEMENTS OF A COMPOSITION
3
PREPOSITION OF TIME

SECOND TERM MID-STAKE ASSESSMENT

1
OBJECTIVE
2
FOR THOSE ONLINE, SUBMIT YOUR THEORY QUESTION HERE.

WEEK OF 15TH FEBRUARY

1
15th Feb. Class Activity
2
ADVERBIAL PHRASE
3
Identifying Adverbs
4
STRESS ON TWO SYLLABLE WORDS

WEEK OF 1ST MARCH

1
FUTURE TENSE
2
Changing Sentences to Future Tense
3
CAMBRIDGE CHECKPOINT
4
Checkpoint Assignment
5
FORMAL LETTER WRITING
6
Future Tense Assignment

WEEK OF 8TH MARCH

1
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE
2
CHECKPOINT: DEDUCING THE WRITER’S MESSAGE( THE PANDEMIC)
3
Active Voice Assignment
4
FORMAL LETTERS
5
Formal Letter Assignment (Submission date: 16th March)

WEEK OF 15TH MARCH

1
READING FOR CRITICAL EVALUATION
2
Cambridge Checkpoint
3
NARRATIVE WRITING
4
ADJECTIVES (COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES)

ASSESSMENT WEEK

THIRD TERM

1
Narrative writing (The Girl in The Closet)

WEEK 2

1
Consonants /dʒ/ and /ʒ/
2
Identifying The Topic Sentence
3
Assignment on /dʒ/ and /ʒ/
4
Types Of Phrases
5
Assignment on Phrases
6
Figures of Speech

WEEK 3 (10TH MAY)

1
Consonant Sounds/s/ and /z/
2
Verbs
3
Cambridge Checkpoint
4
Areas of Assessment in an Essay

WEEK 4 (17TH MAY)

1
Consonant Sound /k/ and /g/
2
Phrasal Verbs
3
The Basic Sentence Structure
4
SVOCA Assignment
5
Phrasal Verb Assignment

WEEK 5 (24TH MAY)

1
Consonant /t/ and /d/
2
The Basic Sentence Structure 2
3
The Basic Sentence Structure 2

MID-TERM WEEK

1
Mid-Term Assessment Questions

WEEK 8 (15TH JUNE)

1
Types Of Sentences
2
Sentence Types Assignment
3
Diphthongs
4
Dependent Clause assignment

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