English Language Scheme of Work for JSS1 (1st, 2nd & 3rd terms)

Entering Junior Secondary School Year 1 (JSS1) marks a pivotal moment in a student’s journey towards mastering the English language. Our meticulously crafted scheme of work for JSS1 English Language provides a structured approach to developing essential language skills.

This post will explore the English language scheme of work for jss1 from the first to the last term. With this, you can prepare for your English language exam. You can also request for English language lesson notes from us.

From grammar and vocabulary building to reading comprehension and writing, each lesson is thoughtfully designed to engage students and foster linguistic proficiency. With a focus on interactive learning activities and meaningful assessments, our scheme empowers JSS1 students to communicate effectively and confidently in English.

English Language Scheme of Work for JSS 1 First Term

WEEK

TOPIC

CONTENT

1

Resumption test

Revision test

2

READING

Reading from passages for maximum recall on:

-diet and nutrition, including addition of nutrients, like vitamins A in sugar and iodine salt.

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WRITING

Story or passage highlighting main and supporting ideas.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Nouns

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

-vowel sounds

-listening to speech based on the following;

The family

The school

Places of worship consumer, market etc.

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LITERATURE

literature pieces

types of oral literature

categories of written literature etc.

3

READING

Reading from passages for maximum recall on:

Safety of packaged water.

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WRITING

Story or passage highlighting supporting ideas.

Arrangement of ideas in logical sequence with introduction, and conclusion.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Consonant sounds.

Listening to speeches  based on the following:

Transportation

Health issues and epidemics

HIV/AIDs, malaria, Polio, tetanus safety on  the roads etc

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LITERATURE

African and non- African tales.

Features and themes.

4

READING

Identify main and  supporting ideas in a given passage relating to automobiles.

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WRITING

The history of FRSC.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Sentence paragraphs, passages plays and poem should form the content for highlighting the sounds involved.

Long and short vowels e.g. sleep/slip, port/pot, leave/live,  these/this, sport/spot, cord/cod, forks/fore.

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LITERATURE

Didactic lessons

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READING

Differentiating between main and supporting ideas in a given passage.

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WRITING

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Parts of speech Adjectives

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

i). Sentences, paragraphs passages, plays, poems should form the content for highlighting the sound involved.

ii). Consonants e.g. Black/Pack, Pull/Fool, Coat/Toad, road/Load, Things/Tins, Thought/Taught, Ten/Den, Fire/Bore, Voice/Boys, chaos as in /k/in chemist

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LITERATURE

Folktales

i). entertainment

ii). Magical features

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READING

positioning main ideas in a given passage e.g. beginning, middle and end.

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WRITING

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Parts of speech

Adverb

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Consonants clusters e.g. desk, asks, sickle, plants, planks, subjects, respect, sprinkle, attacked, string, throw, please, principle, trick, thrive, truth, amplify, apple, tactile, splash, spread, struggle, streams, strong, spread, struggle streams, scream, screen, shutter, scatter

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LITERATURE

African and non African tales comprising myths and legends.

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READING

Reading and answering specific questions that addresses different kinds of questions on issues highlighting knowledge level.

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WRITING

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Adverbs

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Listening speeches based on : the following

– the school

– places of worship.

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LITERATURE

Features/themes of myths and legend

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READING

Reading and answering specific questions that addresses different kinds of questions on issues highlighting:-

– translation level

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WRITING

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Adverb

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Vowels sounds e.g. /n/ bus, /Šīź/ pot, holiday, boss, /a:/ father, cart, chart

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LITERATURE

Features/themes of myths and legends

– supernatural

– superstition

9

READING

Reading and answering specific questions that addresses different kinds of questions on issues highlighting:-

– interpretation level

– projection level

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WRITING

Composition writing. Aims of the FRSC i.e. evolving safer road culture in Nigeria

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Adverbs

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Listening and speeches based on the following:

– Safety on the roads

– corruption

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LITERATURE

Types of prose.

– narrative

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READING

– other types of questions e.g.

– explanation questions

– discussion questions

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WRITING

Different topics on essays, stories and passages for the

i). development of outlines

ii). Rearrangement of the outline of the purpose of writing.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Sentences, paragraphs, plags and poems to form content for highlighting the long and short vowel sound e.g.

i). short/shot, port/pot, cod/cord, sport/spot, forks/fox

ii). Long and short in e.g. hard/had, park/pack, bark/back, part/pat

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LITERATURE

Types of prose

– descriptive

– features

– plot

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READING

Other types of questions e.g. questions that require them to make projections.

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WRITING

Sequential arrangement of ideas/points from essay, stories and passages.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Parts of speech noun verbs and adjectives.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

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LITERATURE

Prose feature

– characterization

– style

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Revision

Revision

13

Examination

Examination

English Language Lesson Note for JSS 1 First Term

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English Language Scheme of Work for JSS 1 Second Term

WEEK

TOPIC

CONTENT

1

Resumption test

Resumption test

2

READING

Other types of question e.g. questions that require conclusion to be drawn.

Question that require them to make projections.

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WRITING

Letter writing:

Types

Formal

Informal

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Conjunction

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Consonant cluster e.g.

Respect, sprinkle, attacked, string, throw, please, principle

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LITERATURE

Features

Style

Setting

Theme

3

READING

Passages on contemporary issues highlighting;

Knowledge level.

Interpretation level. Students answer question that will elicit their opinion.

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WRITING

Elements of composition:

Introduction body and conclusion.

Stages of writing and editing.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Selected passages for highlighting prepositions.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Consonant cluster s e.g.

Splash, spread, struggle, streams, strong, scream, screen, shutter, scatter.

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LITERATURE

Differences between the two types-prose and poetry.

4

READING

Selected passages for developing retention of what the passages are taking about or the salient points.

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WRITING

Importance of writing composition, communicate, inform, record keeping, entertaining.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Selected passages for highlighting adverbs, conjunctions and preposition discussion.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Diphthongs /ei/ as in Mary (meiri) gate (geit), day (dei) grey, they, pain, rain

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LITERATURE

Types of poetry

– epic

– lyric

– dramatics

5

READING

Reading to understand the author’s mood. E.g. anger, happiness, doubt.

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WRITING

Arrangement of ideas in logical sequence.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Selects passage for highlighting preposition, a verb and a conjunction.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Diphthongs e.g. /ou/ as in so, go, no, old, gold, told, sold.

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LITERATURE

Features and language

Concise

Unique

High

6

READING

Reading to understand the author’s mood e.g. doubts disappointment.

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WRITING

Writing in full the points in sequential order and editing done to ensure all features of writing compositing including punctuations

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Adjectives.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Diphthongs e.g.

/di/ as in oil, boil, foil,

/ua/ tour, sure

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LITERATURE

Write a short poem.

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READING

Reading to understand the authors mood e.g. suspicions, excitements etc.¬†¬

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WRITING

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identify features of adverbials from passage in: peace and  dialogue.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Weak forms e.g. after, often, listen, sister, above, away, later, alone, abound, about.

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LITERATURE

Reading poems.

8

READING

Reading strategies preview question and review for retaining and recalling what has been read.

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WRITING

Formats for writing informal letters.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identify features of adverbials from a passage on human rights

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Listening for main ideas from a selected passage on :- the family

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LITERATURE

Styles and author’s mood.

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READING

Identify vocabularies from a passage on market.

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WRITING

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identify features of adverbials from a passage on:

Value orientation.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Listening for main ideas from a selected passages on drug abuse

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LITERATURE

Introduction to drama (origin and development)

10

READING

Reading between lines to highlight hidden attribution

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WRITING

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identify features of tenses from passage on: peace and dialogue.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Listening for main ideas from selected passage on: child labour and trafficking.

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LITERATURE

Theme and plot of plays (selected text).

11

READING

Reading and answering specific question that require conclusion to be drawn.

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WRITING

Transport and travelling (road transport).

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Tenses (present).

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Listening for main ideas from selected passages on: global warning.

 Misuse of pesticides.

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LITERATURE

Prose

Features of drama.

12

Revision

Revision

13

Examination

Examination

English Language Lesson Note for JSS 1 Second Term

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English Language Scheme of Work for JSS 1 Third Term

WEEK

TOPIC

CONTENT

1

Resumption test

Resumption test

2

READING

Reading to interpret diagrams accurately.

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WRITING

Story or passage highlighting main and supporting ideas

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Tenses (future)

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Word boundaries e.g. linking sounds:-

Go-away, order of merit, butter and bread

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LITERATURE

Types of drama

– comedy

– tragedy

3

READING

Reading to interpret maps and sentences accurately.

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WRITING

Write appropriate introduction and effective conclusion

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identify features of adverbial from passages on peace and dialogue.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Compound words e.g. shade board, ice-cream, swimming pool, lifelong, age old, teapot, classroom, night point, return ticket.

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LITERATURE

Features

– Theme

– Stage

– Costume

4

READING

Making meaning from spatial description/presentation e.g. interpret accurately maps, diagrammatical sketches.

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WRITING

Writing formal letters on different topics e.g. letters to Press, the Principal.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Adverbs e.g. frequency: always often, everyday.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Phrases e.g. accompany of friends, a man of the people, a crop of ideas, a queue of traffic, a team of players etc.

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LITERATURE

Features

– Play director

– Audience

– Performance

5

READING

Identifying how a given diagram or map clarifies or complements written materials.

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WRITING

Informal letter

– one address

– opening salutation

– body of the letter and

– closing

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identification of active ad passive verbs from a passage on preventing HIV/AIDS

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Questions and their tags e.g. Okoro Teachers are always punctual, aren’t they? Ibrahim: Yes they are.

Teacher: Okocha is the best footballer in Africa, isn’t he? Student’s yes he is.

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LITERATURE

Drama text on safety of foods and contamination.

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READING

Reading to follow direction in written communication.

The practioners

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WRITING

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identification of active and passive verbs from a passage on:- war against cultism.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Listening for main ideas from a selected passage on:-

– cleanliness

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LITERATURE

Definition of figures of speech.

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READING

Identifying key words in the passage that signal direction.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Making sentences using active and passive verbs.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Making conversational sentences with questions tags and responses to the questions.

Different fields of medical practice.

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LITERATURE

Use comparisons: similes and metaphors are best taught together, one helps to make meaning of the other clear. E.g. She is as red as rose.

– She is a rose.

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READING

Blending material with related sketch

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identification of active and passive verbs from a passage on:

– Dangers of examination malpractice.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Listening for main ideas from a selected passage on:- Malaria, Polio, Tetanus, cleanliness, meningitis etc. Places associated with medical practice.

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LITERATURE

Appreciate the selected poem.

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READING

Selected passages for answering questions intelligently as written in the passage.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

Identification of active and passive verbs from passage on: Drug abuse.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

Positioning of main ideas in given passage: beginning, middle or end.

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LITERATURE

Poetry (appropriate selected poetry)

10

READING

Reading to follow directions with the help of key words related to direction.

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WRITING

Discussion on choice of words and punctuations of writing perfect letters.

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GRAMMATICAL ACCURACY

More practice and identification and conjunction from a given passage.

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LISTENING/SPEAKING

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LITERATURE

Emphasis on using elevated language for writing poems to differentiate it from prose literature.

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Revision

Revision

13

Examination

Examination

English Language Lesson Note for JSS 1 Third Term

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In Conclusion

In conclusion, our meticulously designed scheme of work for Junior Secondary School Year 1 (JSS1) English Language offers a structured approach to language learning. By engaging with diverse texts, honing grammar and vocabulary skills, and practicing effective communication, our curriculum equips JSS1 students with the tools they need to become proficient in English. Through interactive activities and targeted assessments, educators can foster a supportive learning environment where students thrive as articulate communicators and critical thinkers. Invest in our scheme of work today and empower your JSS1 students to unlock their full potential in language arts, setting them on a path towards academic success and personal growth.

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