Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

Grammar: Adverb: Meaning and types; Writing: Guide to good essay writing; comprehension

WEEK: Seven

CLASS: Basic six

SUBJECT: English Language

TERM: 1st Term

TOPIC:  Grammar: Adverb: Meaning and types; Writing: Guide to good essay writing; comprehension

BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  1. Define adverbs and types ii.Write a good essay iii.   Read and comprehend a passage

BUILDING A BACKGROUND: Pupils are familiar with parts of speech and essay writing


INSTRUCTIONAL  MATERIAL: Pictures, charts and textbook

REFERENCE MATERIAL: Nigeria Primary English Pupils’Book to




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Elizabeth Fasoro is the 17-year-old daughter of the late Mrs Iyabo Deborah Fasoro. Her mother was the policewoman who was cut down on active duty during the bank robbery in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti  State on 25 November. Elizabeth says she still finds it hard to believe that her mum is no more. The young girl is currently in Senior Secondary School 3 at Ansar     -ud-deen Grammar School, Ikere Ekiti. 

‘Mum was the best thing in my life. She was a very caring and understanding woman, who played the role of both father and mother to me,’ she said. 

 ‘I just came back from school that day about 4 pm when I learned that robbers had invaded the bank and the police station. Knowing that she could be in danger as   a policewoman, I prayed for my mum and then went on to do the domestic chores.

 ‘After a while, my boss at the tailoring shop where I learn tailoring after school hours came to announce to us in our house that robbers had killed two police officers, a man      and a woman. 

 ‘I quickly ran to the station. It was there that I got to know that my mum was the policewoman that was killed. ‘My mum had just lost her elder sister a few days before she was shot dead. She had discussed arrangements of the burial with me and even told me about her plans to settle in Ekiti State. She had promised to give me my school fees the day she was killed. But now, she can’t do that. I don’t know who to turn to for help now.  

  ‘My ambition is to become a journalist. I’m appealing to the government to please intervene on the payment of my late mum’s entitlement from the police force and also to do something for me and my elder brother Tope Fasoro, who is just in his first   year  of study at the Ikere College of Education, Ikere Ekiti.        

 ‘Since the sad incident, everyone has been in shock. The family has particularly monitored my movements because they know that I might do something bad to myself because I never imagined that my mum would die so young. She was very determined to sponsor     me and my brother in school so that we wouldn’t have problems in future. Now there is no one we can turn to. I am appealing to the gove rnment to please sponsor our education.’ (Adapted from The Sun, 11 December 2014)  Answer the following questions.           

  • Who wrote this story?  
  • Who cut down Mrs Fasoro’s?
  • What is the name of Elizabeth’s school?           
  • What was she doing after school hours?           
  • Where did she learn about her mother’s death?              
  • Where was her mother killed?           
  • What is Elizabeth’s ambition? 8 What does     she hope the government will do for her and her brother? 

EVALUATION: Pupils are evaluated thus:

  1. What are adverbs?
  2. Mention the types of adverbs with examples.

Read the comprehension passage and answer the following questions

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