Dictation For The Week 6 English Language Primary 5 Third Term Lesson Notes Week 6


Subject :English Grammar

Class :Primary 5

Term :Third Term

Week: 6

Class: Basic 5

Subject: English Grammar

Topic : Dictation For The Week 6

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Learning Objectives:

  1. To enhance students’ spelling skills and vocabulary through dictation activities.
  2. To improve students’ listening and writing abilities.
  3. To reinforce the correct spelling and usage of selected words.
  4. To promote self-assessment and reflection on spelling accuracy


Embedded Core Skills:

  1. Spelling: Students will practice spelling words accurately.
  2. Listening: Students will listen attentively to the words being dictated.
  3. Writing: Students will write the dictated words correctly.
  4. Vocabulary: Students will expand their vocabulary by learning new words.

Spellings For the week

  1. Burglary
    • Dictionary Meaning: The act of unlawfully entering a building with the intent to commit a crime, typically theft.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Pronunciation: /ˈbəːɡləri/
    • Example Sentence: The police are investigating a burglary that occurred last night at the jewelry store.
  2. Compassion
    • Dictionary Meaning: Sympathetic concern for the suffering or misfortunes of others.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Pronunciation: /kəmˈpæʃ(ə)n/
    • Example Sentence: Showing compassion, she volunteered at the homeless shelter to help those in need.
  3. Decadent
    • Dictionary Meaning: Characterized by a decline or decay in moral values, excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury.
    • Word Class: Adjective
    • Pronunciation: /ˈdɛkəd(ə)nt/
    • Example Sentence: The decadent feast included lavish desserts and extravagant decorations.
  4. Destiny
    • Dictionary Meaning: The predetermined course of events in a person’s life; fate.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Pronunciation: /ˈdɛstɪni/
    • Example Sentence: She believed that her destiny was to become a successful entrepreneur.
  5. Energetic
    • Dictionary Meaning: Possessing or displaying energy, active and lively.
    • Word Class: Adjective
    • Pronunciation: /ˌɛnəˈdʒɛtɪk/
    • Example Sentence: The children were energetic and couldn’t wait to start playing at the park
  6. Famous
    • Dictionary Meaning: Widely known or recognized, renowned.
    • Word Class: Adjective
    • Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪməs/
    • Example Sentence: The singer became famous after releasing her chart-topping hit song.
  7. Fragrant
    • Dictionary Meaning: Having a pleasant or sweet smell.
    • Word Class: Adjective
    • Pronunciation: /ˈfreɪɡrənt/
    • Example Sentence: The garden was filled with fragrant flowers, filling the air with a delightful scent.
  8. Generative
    • Dictionary Meaning: Capable of producing or creating; productive.
    • Word Class: Adjective
    • Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛnərətɪv/
    • Example Sentence: The artist’s generative mind continuously produced unique and innovative artwork.
  9. Dessert
    • Dictionary Meaning: A sweet course or treat typically served at the end of a meal.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Pronunciation: /dɪˈzəːt/
    • Example Sentence: For dessert, they enjoyed a delicious chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream.
    1. Desert
    • Dictionary Meaning: A barren or arid land, often with sand dunes and little vegetation.
    • Word Class: Noun
    • Pronunciation: /ˈdɛzət/
    • Example Sentence: The camel traversed the vast desert, enduring the scorching heat and sandy terrain.

Note: The pronunciations provided are approximate and based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). The actual pronunciations may vary based on regional accents and dialects



Lesson Plan Presentation: Dictation/Spellings for the Week 6

Teacher’s Activities:

  1. Introduction (5 minutes): a. Greet the students and review the importance of spelling accuracy. b. Introduce the ten words for dictation/spellings for the week: Burglary, Compassion, Decadent, Destiny, Energetic, Famous, Fragrant, Generative, Dessert, Desert. c. Display the words on the board or projector screen for students to see.
  2. Explanation and Practice (10 minutes): a. Define and explain the meaning of each word using kid-friendly language. b. Model the correct pronunciation of each word and ask students to repeat. c. Provide simple and relatable sentences using the words to demonstrate their usage. d. Engage the students in a brief discussion to ensure understanding of the words and their meanings.
  3. Dictation Activity (15 minutes): a. Announce the first word, Burglary, clearly and distinctly. b. Read the word aloud in a sentence, and repeat it if necessary. c. Pause briefly to allow students to write the word in their notebooks. d. Repeat the process for each word, providing sentences for context.
  4. Peer Review and Self-Assessment (10 minutes): a. Instruct students to exchange notebooks with a partner for peer review. b. Ask students to check their partner’s spelling and provide feedback. c. Guide students to correct any misspelled words in their own notebooks. d. Encourage students to reflect on their spelling accuracy and note any areas for improvement


  1. Ongoing Assessment: Monitor students’ participation and spelling accuracy during the dictation activity.
  2. Peer Review: Evaluate students’ ability to provide accurate feedback on their peers’ spellings

Learners’ Activities:

  1. Listening and Writing: Students will listen carefully to the dictated words and write them in their notebooks.
  2. Peer Review: Students will exchange notebooks with a partner, review spellings, and provide constructive feedback.
  3. Self-Assessment: Students will reflect on their own spellings and make necessary corrections.

Evaluation Questions:

  1. What is the correct spelling for the word meaning an illegal entry into a building? (Burglary)
  2. Define the term “compassion.”
  3. Give an example of a word that describes something overly luxurious or indulgent. (Decadent)
  4. What does the word “destiny” mean?
  5. Provide a synonym for the word “energetic.”
  6. Name a word that describes someone widely recognized or renowned. (Famous)
  7. Give an antonym for the word “fragrant.”
  8. What does the word “generative” mean?
  9. Differentiate between “dessert” and “desert.”
  10. Create a sentence using the word “compassion



  1. Summarize the importance of accurate spelling and expand vocabulary.
  2. Highlight the progress made during the dictation activity and peer review.
  3. Encourage students to continue practicing their spelling skills and seek opportunities to expand their vocabulary.
  4. 4. Reiterate the significance of self-assessment and reflection for ongoing improvement.
  5. Remind students to review the words regularly throughout the week to reinforce their understanding and spelling accuracy.

Note: Adapt the duration of activities based on the pace of the class and allocate additional time for students who may require extra support. Encourage a positive and supportive learning environment, promoting collaboration and constructive feedback during peer review.