Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 2

Grammar: The Love of Mathematics.






    • Effective English JSS 2 by Evans
    • Exam focus for JSCE by BolajiAremo et al
    • The New Student’s Companion by Up et al
    • English Grammar for JSS by P.O. Olatunbosun
    • College Essays for Basic 8 by C.O. Odetula
    • Sunrise Poetry by OlusolaFadiya



  1. Grammar: Uses of the Form of the Verb Have  
  2. Vocabulary Development: Preparation for the Reading Passage
  3. Reading: Parents Responsibilities.
  4. Writing: Pride Goes before a Fall
  5. Speech Work: Distinguish /ʧ/ and /∫/
  6. Literature - Sunrise Poetry: The Love of Mathematics 



  • Grammar: Primary Auxiliary Verb


Content: Uses of the Form of the Verb Have

The verb “have” is a primary auxiliary which can stand on its own or help the main verbs. The forms of verb for haveare : has, have, had.

Examples of have as a main verb:

  1. He has a shovel.
  2. I had the book years ago. 
  3. Kenya has a hot and humid climate. 
  4. They have a party this afternoon.


Examples of have as a helping verb: 

  1. He has dug quite deep. 
  2. The pieces have cut her fingers.
  3. Our little sister has broken a glass.
  4. Bimpe has left the door open. 



Underline the have verb in the following sentences and state whether it is used as a main verb or a helping verb.

  1. We have begun to move at last. 
  2. My friend has a cute mole on her face. 
  3. Have people ever swum connection this canal.
  4. It had been copied.



  • Vocabulary Development 


Content: Preparation for the Reading Passage. 


  • Scold: To tell a person, usually angrily, that he has done something wrong. 
  • Civilization: Higher standards or behaviour and understanding.
  • Restrict: To hold back or limit. To restrict the speed of a car, for example, is to keep it below a certain speed.




Effective English JSS 2 p. 182



  • Reading: Parents and their Children.


The passage talks about the meaning of the word parents and the various functions and roles they perform. The roles and duties of parents include, feeding, clothing and educating their offspring. 



Effective English JSS 2 p. 183. Practice 3 (1-6)



  • Writing: Pride Goes Before a Fall


This is a narrative essay. A narrative essay is a wring in which a story is told. Hence, the past tense is used; say when and where the events happened, why they occurred. What the main characters were doing before the event, were any other people involved? And the consequences. A narrative essay can contain factual or imagined stories or a combination of the two. 


Qualities of a Good Narrative Essay

  1. It must contain a clear and an interesting introduction. 
  2. It must have a welldeveloped middle section. 
  3. Events are narrated sequentially and in well-laid paragraphs.
  4. It must have a brief and satisfying conclusion which should bring out the points of the narration or express the writer’s final feelings. 


Your creative imagination has to be brought into focus, so that your treatment of the story will be systematic and attractive.


You create a character that is very proud of himself or herself. You have to show that this character does not take advice from people, but that he/she over looks people. It is this flaw of pride that will eventually lead the character to his down fail.



Write a story that justifies this saying, ‘Pride Goes Before a Fall’.



  • Speech Work: Distinguish /ʧ/ and /∫/.


Listen for the differences in the pronunciation of these words. 

         /ʧ/                    /∫/ 

     Bash                 batch 

     Shop                  chop 

      Cash                 catch 

     Ship                   chip

     Sheep                 cheap


Evaluation: Write ten words for each sound. 



  • Literature: Sunrise Poetry 


Content: The Love of Mathematics 


This is a type of poem called ode because it is a poem that appreciates or addresses mathematics as a subject. Through the use of personification, the poet tells us everything about mathematics. He (the poet) encourages us to see mathematics as the pivot of ‘rosy’ or ‘choices professions.



  1. Write out the ample examples the figures of speech used in this poem. 
  2. P 18 Activities (1-3) Sunrise Poetry (2).



Write the correct form of the verb in parentheses:

  1. We have ( began, begun) to move at last. 
  2. He has (left, leaved) early several times. 
  3. I wish my sister had ( come,came) too. 
  4. I have (wrote, written) several postcards. 
  5. We  (ran,run) twenty minutes ahead of schedule.



College Essays for Basic Class 8.



  1. Fill in the gaps in the following sentences with the most appropriate option in the alternatives given.
  1. These books are ______________    A. theirs     B. their’s     C. them     D. theirs’
  2. The two ruffians were hitting wildly at__ A. theirselves B. themselves C. one another D. each other
  3. The other books are __ A. chief Chukuwma’s B. Chief’s Chukwumas C. Chief Chukwuma D. Chief Chukwumas.
  4. The ___ for the selection of winners were unfair. A. criterion B.criterium    C. criteria   D. criterions 
  5. These girls are the ___ daughters.   A. Commander-in-chief’s     B. Commanders-in-chief’s     C. Commanders-in-chiefs     D. Commanders-in-chief
  6. ___ is the arrangement of events in a work of art. A. Setting B. Diction C. Characterization D. Plot
  7. A story that ends on a sad note is ___. A. prose    B. comedy    C. drama D. tragedy 
  8. The sun peeped at me is an example of a/an A. personification B. alliteration C. assonance 
  1. metaphor
  1. A figure of speech in which a speaker says the opposite of his intention. A. alliteration B. assonance   C. irony    D. metaphor
  2. Which of the following is not a figure of speech?  A. Simile    B. Metaphor   C. Adjunct    D. Irony 



Exam Focus 

JSCE p. 82. Revision Exercise (c) 1-10.


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