Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Junior Secondary School 2







    • 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



TOPIC: Comprehension

CONTENT: An Account of a Fire Outbreak. 

Listen attentively to the comprehension passage and make your own report at the end of the reading.


Topic: Speechwork

 Content: Vowel Contrast

      /Í»:/         /D/          /^/

                 Hot         hut

     Cord       cod         cud

      Court      cot        cut

      Forks      fox       fuck

      Port        pot         -

      Sport     spot        -

Naught     not        nut

  -           Song       sung

-           Lock       luck

-          Stock        stuck

-         Cop            cup

 Evaluation: Write ten words for each sound. 


TOPIC: Parts of Speech 

CONTENT: Adjectives  

An adjective describes or qualifies a noun or a pronoun.

Example, the ancient house has a gigantic fireplace.  Ancient here in this sentence describes the kind of house and gigantic also tells us what kind of fireplace.



Articles discuss people and things e.g. a, an, the

Possessive adjectives show that something belongs to somebody or a thing e.g. my, your, our, it, his, her, their. His book is torn.

Demonstrative adjectives point at nouns e.g. These books are very interesting. That book is mine.

Numbers adjectives answer the question how many. E.g. I havethree puppies. Two girls joined our school today.

Interrogative adjectives ask questions e.g. Which book is yours? What time should we go? \

Indefinite adjectives discuss non-specific people or things. They are drawn from the indefinite pronouns e.g. any,many, several ,few etc. Grandfather has been retired for many years now.



Underline the adjective in each sentence or phrase: 

  1. A strong wind 
  2. Powerful engines roared. 
  3. Bring some money. 
  4. More help is coming. 
  5. Three girls arrived in Nigeria today. 


TOPIC: Writing – Narrative

CONTENT: A Journey I once Made.

Here are some guidelines to help you write this essay. Remember it is an essay, hence, you must not 


  • Where did you travel to?
  • What is so important or peculiar about the journey?
  • Where did you board your vehicle?
  • If in a motor park, describe the scenes, arrival and departure of passenger.
  • Transport fare, garage touts and police check points.
  • Discuss the scene at each stopping points, speed and destination. 
  • Discuss the conditions of the road.
  • Discuss your arrival – welcome greetings, gifts, your stay and departure from the journey
  • Give any other details



Write an essay on the topic: A Journey I Once Made


TOPIC: Literature – Poetry

CONTENT: Sweet Sorrow by Pious Oleghe. 

There’s nothing more gladdening than sorrow

At parting,

It indicates a happy yesterday; remove it;

For, of presence absence inverse is

The better that, the worse this;

Nor words nor weeping nor aught amend it, 

Saving knowing.

Such sorrow omen, yet a happier tomorrow.


This poem discusses the idea that the sorrow that lovers usually express at parting is not necessarily negative. Rather, it is an avenue to recount good moments experience in the past. Also, parting often provides a chance for making a re-union, which should be made joyful experience. 



  1. Discuss the use of paradox in this poem. 
  2. a. ‘Nor word nor weeping nor aught amend it’ means ‘nothing can ___ A. complement it   B. change the situation    C. prevent from leaving   D. adjust it    E. adjust to the situation 
  3. The poem relies heavily on ___.   A. simile   B. paradox   C. alliteration   D. pun   E. repetition
  4. The theme of the poem is ___ A. sorrow    B. sadness   C. pain    D. parting   E. home coming
  5. Parting indicates a ___ yesterday.   A. happy    B. dull     C. painful    D. unhappy    E. sad
  6. The statement ‘our past co-dwelling losses meaning ‘means that their past will be ___ A. futile
  1. saddening   C. cheering    D. peaceful    E. worthless



Effective English p. 217 (punctuation)



Write a poem of six lines (sextet) using appropriate rhyme scheme.



Test for continuous assessment p.220 (2) 1-8, Effective English.


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