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SCHEME OF WORK FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE

FORM 4
2011
THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
WEEK DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT

1–5 Theme 1 : Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 1 GRAMMAR • Writing & talking about
People 1.1 Make friends and keep Interpersonal i. Talking about oneself to others, Language forms wedding customs & rituals.
friendships by sharing information about each and functions • Comparing & contrasting
Knowing Me a. taking part in other that is of interest to both wedding customs.
Knowing You / conversations and parties. • Problem solving and decision
Diwali Festival discussions. SOUND SYSTEM making.
/ Ramadhan d. exchanging ideas, Vowel sounds • Reading a variety of texts.
information and /i/ /i:/ • Scanning for details by
opinions on topics of ticking true or false
interest. VOCABULARY statements.
1.2 Take part in social Level 2 • Refer to wordlist • Finding meaning of words
interaction by vi. Making a decision regarding an • Dictionary skills using contextual clues.
a. carrying out a variety action to be taken based on • Talking about the different
of language functions. agreement of all members of a festivals.
b. discussing plans and group.
arrangements in vii. Read topics of current interest
solving problems & and exchange ideas.
making decisions.

2.2 Process information by


a. skimming & 2.0 Processing texts read by
scanning for Informational Level 1
specific ii. Skimming for gist.
information & iii. Scanning for details.
ideas. vi. Using the dictionary to find the
meanings of words.

GRAMMAR
THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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1.1 Make friends and keep 1.0 Level 1 Subject-verb
friendships by Interpersonal i. Sharing information about each agreement
c. exchanging ideas, other that is of interest to both parties. Adjectives and • Completing a conversation.
information and nouns • Role play using cue cards.
Looking Up opinions on topics of • Listening & completing a
Lifestyles interest. SOUND SYSTEM table.
1.2 Take part in social Level 1 Words from • Writing a composition –
interaction by i. Disagreeing politely. foreign languages whether the use if the mobile
a. carrying out a variety ii. Offering advice. phone should be restricted.
of language functions. iii. Expressing concern.
iv. Persuading someone to do
2.3 Present information by something.
b. explaining.
f. composing, revising 2.0 Level 3
& editing drafts; & Informational viii. Apply process writing skills.
checking accuracy of
spelling, punctuation
& grammar.

1-3 Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Sharing of one’s feelings or
Introduction to 3.1 Listen to, read, view and Aesthetic i. Reciting poems with feelings and experiences in natural
literature respond to literary works by expressions and with the correct disaster.
a. explaining the message pronunciation, intonation, stress and • Watching video on natural
Poem – In The the writer is trying to rhythm. disaster.
Midst of convey and discussing iii. Retelling the poem in one’s own • Information hunt – the poet.
Hardship how this relates to words. • Show some emotion.
one’s life. • Reciting poem.
b. explaining the Level 3 • Writing out the rhyme sch.
message the writer is xiii. Understanding the figurative • Matching lines with
trying to convey and language of the text. paraphrased version.
discussing how this • Searching for literary devices
relates to one’s life. used.
d. reciting poems with • Acrostic poem.
feeling and • Interview a natural disaster
expression.
WEEK THEME/ LEARNING DOMAIN SPECIFICATIONS LANGUAGE SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
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6 – 10 Theme 2 : Students should be able to: 2.0 Level 3 GRAMMAR • Completing a quiz.
Health: 2.3 Present information by Informational viii. Applying process writing skills. Prepositions of • Role playing.
b. explaining. time • Discussing a meal plan.
Healthy Living c. composing, revising 1.0 Level 1 Prepositions of • Writing an essay.
/ Healthy and editing drafts; and Interpersonal ii. Responding to questions politely association • Further activity : e.g. Futures
Eating Habit checking accuracy of by giving the required information. Studies Skills
spelling, punctuation CONSONANT e.g. To forecast what may
Checking Up and grammar. SOUNDS happen if we do not take care of
On Health / i. using appropriate format, /k/ /ks/ /z/ our health (in 20 years’ time).
Diseases / conventions and grammar
Disorders when presenting GRAMMAR • Answering questions based
information. 2.0 Processing text read by: The Present Perfect on pictures.
Informational Level 1 Tense • Listening to a conversation.
Students should be able to: Scanning for details. The Simple Past • Listening for specific
1.1 Make friends and keep Level 2 Tense information and ticking the
friendships by vii. Identifying main ideas. correct answer.
a. taking part in • Listening for specific
conversations and Level 3 SOUND SYSTEM information to complete a
discussions. xiv. Drawing conclusions. Stress on four- flow chart.
syllable words • Reading for details, making
2.1 Obtain information for inferences, moving beyond
different purposes by the text.
a. reading materials in VOCABULARY
• Using a thesaurus.
print such as reports and Refer to wordlist
articles and using other
electronic media such as
the Internet.

2.2 Process information by


a. skimming and scanning
for specific information
and ideas.
b. drawing conclusions
THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT
4-6
Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Making plot stars.
3.1 Listen to, read, view and Aesthetic iii. Retelling the story in one’s own • Identifying theme.
Short Story - respond to literary works by words. • Role playing or
QWERT- b. recognizing elements in dramatising.
YUIOP a story such as characters Level 2 • Charade – guess who
and setting. iv. Narrating sequence of events character is.
c. explaining the message i. Describing characters and writing • Completing
the writer is trying to simple descriptions. worksheet(s).
convey and discussing how ii. Making predictions as to what • Identifying moral values.
this relates to one’s life. might have happen next in the • Drawing character
story. posters.
• Identifying literary
Level 3 devices.
x. Talking about the theme in a • Identifying setting.
story. • Narrating a frightening
experience.
• Writing a letter.
• Journal writing.
• Word hunt.

TEST 1 : FORM 1-5


21 - 25 .2. 11

DISCUSSION
28.2 - 4 .3. 11

MID TERM HOLIDAYS


12- 20. 3. 11
THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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11 – 14
Theme 3: Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 1 GRAMMAR • Recalling past experiences
Environment 1.1 Make friends & keep Interpersonal iii. Relating personal experiences. on water shortage by
friendship by 1. Language forms completing a mind map.
Saving Every a. taking part in Level 3 & functions • Exchanging ideas.
Drop conversations & discussions v. Making a complaint about • Journal writing.
1.2 Obtain goods & services in writing. SOUND SYSTEM • Role playing
services by vi. Respond to a complaint in • Learning the format of a
b. making complaints & writing. 1.0 Consonants formal letter.
responding to complaints /w/ /v/ • Completing a letter of
complaint.
2.3 Present information by • Responding to a complaint.
e. expanding notes & Level 2 VOCABULARY • Problem solving
outlines. iv. Expanding notes & outlines. • Refer to word
f. composing, revising, 2.0 Level 3 list
editing drafts; & checking Informational viii. Applying process writing skills.
accuracy of spelling,
punctuation & grammar.
i. using appropriate format,
conventions Levels 1, 2 & 3
i. Listening to and understanding a
Caring For The Students should be able to: variety of texts.
Environment 2.1 Obtain information for 2.0
different purposes by Informational Levels 2 & 3 GRAMMAR • Listening to a forum.
a. listening to spoken texts vi. Arranging the information into a Punctuation – • Completing a graphic
such as talks, speeches and structure. colon, hyphen, organizer.
viewing television brackets • Having a discussion based
documentaries Processing text read by: Revision – Present on short texts.
b. reading materials in print Level 2 perfect & simple
• Find meanings of words.
such as reports and articles. vii. Identifying main ideas. past tenses
• Identifying main ideas and
Environment
supporting details.
(Summary) Students should be able to: Process text read by SOUND SYSTEM
2.3 Present information by: Level 2 Consonant sounds
g. summarizing v. Summarizing and paraphrasing the /kr/ /br/ /fl/ /bl/
information main ideas.
Level 3 •Writing a summary
viii. Applying process writing skills.
THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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6-9 Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Drawing friends’ faces.
Aesthetic ii. Finding out the meaning of • Paraphrase poem.
Poem - 3.1 Listen to, read, view and unfamiliar words by using contextual • Relating the situation in the
He Had Such respond to literary works by clues and the dictionary. poem to real life.
Quiet Eyes a. understanding and • Completing worksheet(s) to
telling in one’s own words Level 2 identify themes and moral
the story heard and read, vii. Talking about values in the poem values.
giving one’s opinion of the and whether they are meaningful to • Chain reading.
text. one’s life. • Unscrambling words.
• Bingo game.
Level 3 • Haiku writing.
xi. Talking about the message the • Idiomatic expression.
poet is trying to put across in his/her • Drawing and predicting the
poem and writing a simple paragraph future.
on it.
• Debate – whose fault?
xii. Understanding some of the
figurative language of the text.
THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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10 - 13
Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1 • Rearranging sequence of
3.1 Listen to, read, view and Aesthetic iii. Retelling the story in one’s own events.
Short Story – respond to literary works by words. • Decoding messages on
The Fruitcake a. understanding and themes and moral values.
Special telling in one’s own words Level 2 • Making plot stars.
the story heard and read, iv. Narrating sequence of events • Identifying theme.
giving one’s opinion of the i. Describing characters and writing • Role playing or
text. simple descriptions. dramatising.
c. explaining the message • Completing
the writer is trying to Level 3 worksheet(s).
convey and discussing how ii. Talking about the theme in a • Identifying moral values.
this story. • Drawing character
posters.
3.2 Express themselves • Identifying literary
creatively and imaginatively Level 1 devices.
by ii. Role-playing characters • Identifying setting.
a. Dramatizing texts and
• Narrating a frightening
role-playing characters.
experience.
• Writing a letter.
• Journal writing.
• Word hunt.
THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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14 - 16 Literature: Students should be able to: Level 1 Warmers activities


3.1 Listen to, read, view and 3.0 iii. Retelling the story in one’s own • Breathing exercises
Drama – Gulp respond to literary Aesthetic words. • Warm up exercises
and Gasp works by • Facial expression exercise
b. recognizing elements in Level 2 • Voice throwing exercise
- General a story such as iv. Describing setting of the story. • Jungle walk
introduction to characters and setting. v. Narrating sequence of events. • Different tones of voice for
Drama vii. Making predictions as to what different characters
- Pre – c. explaining the message might have happen next in the • Introduction to setting of the
production the writer is trying to story. story
stage convey and discussing • Information Hunt – writer’s
- Setting of how this relates to one’s background
Gulp and Gasp life. • Midnight express activity
(Refer to module from BPK)

MID YEAR EXAM - 5 - 16. 5. 11


17– 20

DISCUSSION – 23 – 27. 5.11


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FIRST TERM HOLIDAY
28. 5 . 11 - 12. 6. 11
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22 – 27 Theme 4 : Students should be able to: 1.0 Levels 1, 2 & 3 GRAMMAR • Identifying pictures that have
Science & 2.1 Obtain information for Interpersonal i. Listening to and understanding a Passive incorporated science &
Technology different purposes by 2.0 variety of texts. construction technology.
a. listening to spoken texts. Informational ii. Reading silently and aloud with Logical connectors • Reading short texts and
Going High- c. reading materials in print. understanding a variety of texts. Sequence transferring information onto
Tech / Online connectors a chart.
Shopping 2.2. Process information by SOUND SYSTEM • Answering questions on short
a. skimming and scanning Consonant clusters texts.
for specific information and Level 1 /sl/ /kl/ • Listening & completing a
ideas. i. Converting information into tables, table.
b. extracting main ideas and graphs & diagrams. VOCABULARY • Listening & picking out
details. • The prefix ‘pre’ specific words.
d. presenting information in • Reading an article &
non-linear forms. transferring information onto
a flow chart.
• Scanning for information.
• Preparing a graphic
organizer.
Moving Ahead 1.1 Make friends & keep 1.0 Level 1
friendships by Informational iii. Relating personal experiences. GRAMMAR
b. talking about personal Prepositions of • Sharing experiences.
experiences. direction • Completing a table.
Prepositions of • Writing – an article /a letter
2.3 Present information to 2.0 Level 2 purpose of complaint / summary / a
different audiences by Informational iv. Expanding notes and outlines.
descriptive composition.
a. writing recounts, Level 3 SOUND SYSTEM
• Role playing buying a
descriptions, explanations, viii. Applying process writing skills. Consonant sounds
product.
and, reports. /s/ /zem/ /sp/
i. using appropriate format,
conventions and grammar
when presenting
information.
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28 –33 Theme 5 & 6 : Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 1 GRAMMAR • Sharing information on dams.
Values and 1.3 Make friends and keep Interpersonal i. Talking about oneself to others, Gerunds • Reading & matching
Social Issues friendships by sharing information about each other Gerunds after opinions.
a. taking part in that is of interest to both parties. prepositions • Listening to a dialogue &
Deciding On conversations and ii. Responding to questions politely Infinitives answering true or false
Dams discussions. by giving the required information. questions.
d. exchanging ideas, SOUND SYSTEM • Matching expressions with
information and opinions on Processing texts listened to by Homophones their meanings.
topics of interest. Level 1 • Completing a graphic
ii. Noting important details. VOCABULARY organizer.
2.2 Process information by Level 2 • Refer to wordlist • Reading for details and
a. skimming and scanning 2.0 iv. Identifying main ideas & jotting • Dictionary skills making inferences.
for specific information. Informational down key words & phrases.
b. Extracting main ideas Processing texts read by
and details. Level 1
f. Drawing conclusions. ii. Skimming for gist and stating
what the text is about.
iii. Scanning for details.
Level 2
Loving Our 1.1 Make friends & keep vii. Identifying main ideas in a simple
Country friendships by text.
d. exchanging ideas, GRAMMAR • Talking about patriotism.
information & opinions on Level 1 The Past Perfect • Agreeing or disagreeing
topics of interest. iii. Relating personal experiences. Tense with opinions.
Adverbs of degree • Initiating & keeping a
2.3 Present information by 1.0 Level 2 –thoroughly, discussion going.
e. expanding notes & Interpersonal iv. Expanding notes & outlines. completely, nearly • Writing – a descriptive
outlines. Level 3 essay/ summary / one’s
f. composing, revising & viii. Apply process writing skills. SOUND SYSTEM opinion
editing drafts; Sentence stress in
i.using appropriate format, statements &
conventions & grammar 2.0 questions
Informational
VOCABULARY
Antonyms
THEME/ LEARNING LANGUAGE
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Literature: Students should be able to: 3.0 Level 1


21 - 38 3.1 Listen to, read, view and Aesthetic iii. Retelling the story in one’s own • Word hunt activities
Drama – Gulp respond to literary works by words. • Role playing
and Gasp b. recognizing elements in • Identifying characters
- Plot a story such as characters Level 2 • Charade
- Characters and setting. iv. Narrating sequence of events. • Word play
- Values iii. Describing characters and writing • Bingo
- Literary simple descriptions. • Sound effect
devices iv. Making predictions as to what • My life as a.....
Themes might have happen next in the • Production of the whole
- Production story. drama
stage (Refer to module supplied by
c. explaining the message BPK)
the writer is trying to Level 3
convey and discussing how x. Talking about the theme in a
this relates to one’s life. story.
xii. understanding the figurative
3.2 Express themselves language of the text.
creatively and imaginatively
by Level 1
a. dramatizing texts and role i. Dramatizing sections of a text and
playing characters role playing characters
b. retelling a story from a
different point of view Level 2
ii. Retelling story from another
character’s point of view.

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35 - 38 Theme 5 & 6 : Students should be able to: 1.0 Level 2 GRAMMAR • Sharing & recording past
Values & 1.2 Take part in social Interpersonal vi. Making a decision regarding an The simple past experiences.
Social Issues interaction by action to be taken based on tense • Listening & ticking the
b. making decisions . agreement of all members of a correct answers.
Reaching Out group. SOUND SYSTEM • Listening & sequencing the
2.1 Obtain information by 2.0 Levels 1, 2 & 3 Sentence stress and order of statements.
a. reading materials in Informational i. Reading silently and aloud. intonation • Reading for details, making
print. Processing texts listened to by: inferences, moving beyond
2.2 Process information by VOCABULARY the text.
a. skimming and Level. 1 • Refer to wordlist • Designing a machine that
scanning for specific ii. Noting important details. • Dictionary skills will help to improve the
information and ideas. quality of life of the aged /
Level 2
f. drawing conclusions. disabled.
iv. Identifying main ideas & jotting
down key words & phrases.
Processing texts read by
Level 1
Facing 1.1 Make friends & keep iii. Scanning for details.
GRAMMAR • Sharing experiences on
Teenage Blues friendships by Level 3
Punctuation – problems.
b. talking about personal 1.0 xiv. Drawing conclusions
colon, hyphen, • Relating experiences &
experiences. Interpersonal brackets completing a table.
1.2 Take part in social Level 2
Revision – Present • Reading & interpreting non-
interaction by iii. Relating personal experiences.
perfect and simple linear texts.
d. solving problems. past tenses • Giving advice to teenagers.
Level 1 • Writing letter.
ii. Offering advice. SOUND SYSTEM • Advice column
2.1 Obtain information by 2.0 Consonant sounds
c. reading materials in Informational Level 3 /kr/ /br/ /fl/ /bl/
print e.g. reports. viii. Suggest ways to solve a problem
2.2 Process information by
d. presenting information Level 2
in non-linear forms. ix. Reading & interpreting non-
linear texts.
Level 1
i. Converting information into tables
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YEAR END EXAM


24 . 10 - 4 .11. 11

41

DISCUSSION
7- 11 . 11 . 09

42
Intro to Form 5 Syllabus { People}

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TOPIC OUTCOMES CONTENT
1.1 Make friends and keep Level 1
(41-42) Theme 1: friendships by 1.0 i. Listening to and understanding a Comparison of •Listening & picking out specific
People (b) taking part in Interpersonal variety of texts adjectives (pg. 28) words
Unsung Heroes conversations and Present perfect tense
discussions. (pg. 29)
(c) talking about self when
others talk about
themselves.
Level 1
2.2 Process information by 2.0 viii. Identifying main ideas in the text •Active and passive •Carry out an interview
(b) extracting main ideas Informational read. voice
and details. Level 2 •Articles •Write Formal Letters
(f) drawing conclusions. vii. Identifying main ideas
2.3 Present information to
different audiences by Level 3
(a) writing letters. iii. Interviewing
(i) using appropriate people to get more information on
format, conventions and topics under study.
grammar when presenting xiii. Making inferences