TERM: FIRST TERM
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: JSS 2
Content: /iÓ/ /eÓ/
Evaluation: Write out ten pairs for the sounds.
Reading Assignment: Oral English for Schools and Colleges by Sam Onuigbo, pages 20-29
Content: Definition and Examples
A sentence is in the active voice when the subject of the doer of the action is at the beginning of the sentence.
A sentence is in the passive voice when the object or receiver of the action is at the beginning of a sentence. Sometimes the subjects may be left out if it is not important or not known.
I was bitten by the dog
I have been robbed!
We were told to sit down and keep quiet.
A ball is being kicked by me.
Evaluation: Write out five sentences in the active voice and change them to passive voice.
Reading Assignment: English Grammar by P.O Olatunbosun page 65- 68
Content: The Process of Growing Rice page 38 – 39
This passage discusses the process of growing rice. A nursery is made for the seedlings before they are planted. A nursery is aplace where seedlings are raised or grown before they are transplanted.
Evaluation: Effective English JS2, p 3,Practice 2
Reading Assignment: Effective English JS 2, page 39
Content: Health p 94 – 95
Health is the condition of a person’s body or mind. It is also the state of being physically and mentally healthy.
Words to do with health are:
Clinic: A small hospital where treatment is given.
Dispensary: A room where medicines are given out.
Surgeon: A doctor who performs operations.
A specialist: A doctor who specializes in one branch of medicine.
Patient: A person who receives care from a doctor.
Pediatrician: A specialist for children’s disease
Pharmacy: A section where medicines are bought.
Evaluation: Write out twenty words to do with health.
Reading Assignment: Exam focus English JSCE page 118 – 119; Effective English JS 2 page 102
Content: Elements of Composition
Composition is also known as continuous writing which involves the use of a lot of sentences to express an idea, one’s opinion or explain a concept.
A composition has a beginning, middle and an end. These parts have specific names- the introduction, the body and the conclusion.
An introduction has two important jobs. First, it should capture the reader’s interest and tell what the entire composition is about. It is the first paragraph of the composition. The sentence that states the central idea of the composition is called the thesis statement. This helps the writer focus on the main point. It provides the central idea that all other ideas in the composition must relate to closely.
The body contains paragraphs that tell more about the central idea. It may consist of any number of paragraphs that prove or illustrate the thesis statement. In the body, a writer uses supporting paragraphs to provide more information about the thesis statement. The length of the body may vary. The writer may need only two paragraphs to explain the central idea or four or five paragraphs to make the idea clear. The body is always the longest section.
The conclusion ties all the ideas in the composition together. It restates the central idea and may summarise supporting ideas. It should signal completion.
Introduction Introduction( with thesis statement)
Body Supporting paragraph
Evaluation: Write four supporting paragraphs for this thesis statement: Friendship is important for many reasons.
Reading Assignment: Effective English JS2, page 79
GENERAL EVALUATION/REVISIONAL QUESTIONS
Effective English JS 2 Page 103 Practice 2, and page 127 Practice 3.
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