Grammar/Structure: Verbs: Definition, Identification with examples.
Types of verbs: Transitive, Intransitive, Auxiliary and Lexical, Regular and Irregular (should be given as assignment)
Composition: Outlining the difference between descriptive and narrative essays
Literature: Introduction to prose and its elements, (plot, style, characterization)
Types of Oral Literature
Behavioural objectives :
At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
identify verbs in sentences
say the dichotomy between transitive ,intransitive , auxiliary ,lexical ,regular and irregular verbs
read the comprehension passage and answer the questions that follow
use the dictionary to check up the meaning of new words that they may come across in the comprehension passage
answer they questions that follow the comprehension passage
say the meaning of oral literatures and give examples of types of oral literature
Instructional Materials :
Related Online Video
Methods of Teaching :
Reference Materials :
Scheme of Work
9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
Topic: Speech Work
1. /I:/ Seat, meet, Police, Seize, Read
Field, key, quay, People, amoeba
There is a great difference between /i:/ and the short /I/. This difference is shown by keeping the tongue longer in the same position for the pronunciation of /I:/ than you will do for the pronunciation of /I/.
1. Find five pairs of words that can show the contrast between the short /I/ and the long /I:/ as in the examples above.
Vowel contrast – /I:/ and /I/
Oral English for schools and colleges. Page 16
Structure –function of verbs
A verb is a word that tells or asserts something about a person or thing. Verbs comes from the Latin, verbum, a word. It is so called because it is the most important word in a sentence.
Functions of verbs
A verb may tell us:
1. What a person or thing does; as, Anthony laughs.
The clock strikes.
2. What is done to a person or thing; Harry is scolded.
The window is broken.
3. What a person or thing is; as The cat is dead.
I feel sorry.
Glass is brittle
A verb is a word used to tell or assert something about some person or thing.
A verb often consists of more than one word as,
The girls were singing.
I have learnt my lesson
The watch has been found.
These are helping verbs. They can not stand on their own. They help to form the tenses of verbs e.g
I have written it
She has done it
They are going
They were going
She is dancing
These express ideas such as possibility, probability, ability, certainty, willingness, obligation, permission, necessity, request, compulsion etc.
I can carry the load (ability)
We may see tomorrow (probability)
I must do the assignment (certainty)
They will come (possibility)
You must do your assignment now (compulsion)
You can go there. (permission)
Say the function of each of the underlined verb in each of the sentences below.
Harry is tall
Olawale was singing
I can swim
You may go home
English Grammar for Junior Secondary Schools. Page 47 to 50
Topic: Present Tense
A verb that refers to the present time is said to be in the present tense.
I write letters to him.
I run errands for my mother
We pray together every morning
Many types so fast
She goes to School.
More verbs (Present tense)
Present TensePast Tense
Broad cast broadcast
Hand (put to death) hanged
Present Tense Past Tense
Pick five present verbs and make a sentence with each of them
Reading Assignment: Student’s Companion p.88
English Grammar for J.S.S pages 35 – 40
Topic: Comprehension and Vocabulary Development
The passage is a conversation. The principal came around to see what the boys with Mr. Etonye were doing. Mr. Etonye explained to him that they were learning some important skills in woodwork.
Eyo was making a bookshelf. He had marked out one end of it when the principal came. He explained to the principal that after marking out the piece of wood, he would cut it out.
Vocabulary – Words to do with tools
1. Woodwork means making things out of wood.
2. Carpentry also means making things out of wood.
3. A saw is a tool for cutting wood.
4. A plane is a tool for taking shavings off wood.
5. A hammer is a tool for driving nails into wood.
6. A ruler is for measuring and drawing straight lines
7. A drill is a tool for making round holes.
8. Sandpaper is for making wood very smooth.
9. Mary tools have a blade and a handle.
When the blade is blunt, the carpenter sharpens it. That is, he makes it sharp again.
1. Do practice 2 page 43.
Vocabulary page 43
Effective English for J.S.S. 1. Page 43
Topic: Literature – Prose and its elements
Types of prose
A prose is a long narrative with a wide range of characters, events and experiences, written in a straight forward language.
ELEMENTS OF A PROSE (STORY)
Elements of fiction and elements of story in general can be used by the reader to increase their enjoyment and understanding of different literary pieces. Once students are aware that all stories have elements of character, setting, plot, theme, point of view, style, and tone; they can be encouraged to ask themselves to identify the characteristics of each for a particular story. The more familiar they become with the different kinds of elements the better they will understand and critically analyze stories.
1. Character: Character is the mental, emotional, and social qualities to distinguish one entity from another (people, animals, spirits, automatons, pieces of furniture, and other animated objects).Character development is the change that a character undergoes from the beginning of a story to the end. Young children can note this. The importance of a character to the story determines how fully the character is developed. Characters can be primary ,secondary, minor ,or main.
2. Plot: Plot is the order in which things move and happen in a story. Chronological order is when a story relates events in the order in which they happened .Flashback is when the story moves back in time.
Explain the meaning of each of the following.
Essential Literature-in-English for SSS pages 12 – 14
Topic: Difference between Narrative Essays and Descriptive Essays
Narrative and Descriptive essay are two different types of essay writing. The clear difference between them can be highlighted in terms of the writer’s objective. A narrative essay usually tells the writer’s experiences to the reader. This highlights that a narrative allows the reader to immerse in a story that is composed of a sequence of events. But a descriptive essay is quite different from a narrative essay, mainly because it does not engage in relating a story but merely on providing a descriptive account of something or someone to the reader. This is the main difference between a narrative and a descriptive essay.
1. Write on an essay topic: My favorite Teacher
2. Write on the essay topic: An Unforgettable Experience.
3. Write a short note on the elements of a prose
Write twenty verbs with their past and part participle forms.
Give five examples each of the following types of verbs: Transitive, Intransitive,
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.
The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.
He or she does the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.