ENGLISH LANGUAGE FORM 1 SCHEME OF WORK

WEEK CHAPTER/ THEME LEVEL 1 -2

LANGUAGE FOR INTERPERSONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATIONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR AESTHETIC USE

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EDUCATIONAL EMPHAS ES

Chapter 1: Our Friends Theme: People

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Introducing oneself Talking about interests and hobbies Asking questions politely and responding Talking about friends and family Talking about feelings and experience

Listening – note important details Reading – Scan for details, use the dictionary to find meaning; identify supporting details

POEM: THE RIVER Reciting a poem with feeling and expression and with correct pronunciation, intonation, stress and rhythm Finding out the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual clues and / or the dictionary Retelling the poem in one’s own words POEM: THE RIVER Synopsis Recognizing elements in a poem Finding rhyming words Understanding figurative language

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Listening – find more details Reading – find more details

3

Reading e-mail – discuss points of interest and give opinions Inviting and welcoming friends Accepting and declining invitations Talking about friends and family Expressing thanks and responding appropriately; apologising Writing short messages to friends

Process writing – write a paragraph about a friend Listening – note important details Reading – scan for details

Using question words: who, what, which, when, why ‘Why’ questions Simple sentences Verbs- Tenses Simple present tense for - describing feelings - senses Simple past tense

Thinking Skills ICT Skills Values - faithfulness - loyalty - friendship

3-4

Chapter 2: Forever Friends Theme: People

1

Simple present tense Personal and possessive pronouns Possessive adjectives Figurative language – proverbs

Thinking Skills Multiple Intelligences Preparation for the Real World

2

Listening – find more details Reading – identify main ideas, supporting details; use contextual clues and identify words that associate with other words

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Reading – discus points of interest and give opinions

Reading – give reasons, draw conclusions Process writing – write messages

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WEEK CHAPTER/ THEME LEVEL 5 -6

LANGUAGE FOR INTERPERSONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATIONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR AESTHETIC USE

GRAMMAR

EDUCATIONAL EMPHAS ES

Chapter 3: Be Healthy and Strong Theme: Health – Balanced Diet

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Talking about interest Talking about health

Listening – note important details Reading – tell what the text is about; scan for details; use the dictionary to find meaning; group words according to categories

SHORT STORIES: Flipping Fantastic About short stories Introducing elements of a short story Predicting outcome of a story Introducing plot structure Sequencing of events in short story

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Writing a paragraph on preferences – students’ favourite food Reading an article – discuss points of interest and give opinions

Listening – find more details Reading – identify main ideas and supporting details Process writing skills – write a paragraph on food

3

Simple present tense for - habitual actions - instructions and directions Simple sentence Positive statements Negative statements Punctuation: capital letters, comma, exclamation mark, full stop and question mark Figurative language – similes Simple present tense - for habitual actions - for instructions Concord (subjectverb agreement) Verbs – contracted forms Special finites or modals

Thinking Skills Knowledge Acquisition Preparation for the Real World

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Chapter 4: Home Sweet Home Theme: Social Issues – Duties at Home

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Talking about everyday activities Talking about what one shouldn’t or mustn’t do Giving instructions in a poster

Listening – note details; follow sequence of ideas Reading – scan for details; use the dictionary to find the meaning Writing simple instructions

SHORT STORIES: Flipping Fantastic Introducing characters in short story Talking about the theme and writing a simple paragraph about the theme in the story Talking about values Giving one’s opinion

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Discussing plans and rules

Listening – find more details Reading – identify main ideas; use contextual clues (pronouns) Process writing – write instructions

Thinking Skills ICT Skills Values - gratitude - filial piety Multiple Intelligences Preparation for the Real World

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Reading a Web page – discuss points of interest

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LANGUAGE FOR INTERPERSONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATIONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR AESTHETIC USE

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EDUCATIONAL EMPHAS ES

Chapter 5: Technology around Us Theme: Technology

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Talking about things Writing shopping lists

Listening – note details Reading – scan for details Reading – identify main ideas and important details, use contextual clues, identify base words

NOVEL: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Part 1: Chapter 1 - 3 Making simple predictions Describe the setting

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Reading an advertisement – discuss points of interest and give opinions Talking about plants and flowers Talking about what we should and should not do in parks, and writing simple instructions Talking about activities

Process writing – describe a product

Singular and plural nouns Spelling rules for regular and irregular plurals Articles with singular and plural nouns – a, an, the Figurative language – proverbs

Thinking skills Preparation for the Real World

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Chapter 6: Our Beautiful Environment Theme: Environment

1

Listening – note important details Reading – use the dictionary to find meaning; group words according to categories; build new words from a given word

NOVEL: The Journey To The Center Of The Earth Part 1: Chapter 1 - 3 Giving the sequence of events Describe and write about characters

Conjunction ‘and’ to link two ideas Special finites or modals – ‘should’ and ‘should not’ Present continuous tense – am / is / are … verb + ing

Thinking Skills ICT Skills Multiple Intelligences

2 3 Writing short e-mail messages Reading – discuss points of interest and give opinions

Reading – identify main ideas and supporting details Reading – give reasons Process writing – write descriptions of trees Talking about the theme and writing a simple paragraph about the theme in the story

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WEEK CHAPTER/ THEME LEVEL 13 14

LANGUAGE FOR INTERPERSONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATIONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR AESTHETIC USE

GRAMMAR

EDUCATIONAL EMPHAS ES

Chapter 7: Happy at School Theme: Social Issues – Discipline in School

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Describing a friend’s qualities Asking ‘Yes – No’ questions and responding to such questions

Listening – note details Reading – scan for details; understand word formation; use a dictionary to find meaning

POEM: MR NOBODY Reciting a poem Retelling the poem in one’s own words Using a dictionary to find the meaning of words Talking about values found in the text

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Listening – find more details; identify main ideas Reading – identify main ideas and supporting details Reading a quiz – discuss points of interest and give opinions Reading a letter Writing recounts of activities Giving and following directions Adding more details to show locations Giving advice and instructions Writing simple instructions Reading – give reasons Process writing – write a paragraph on past activities

Adjectives for describing character and appearance Prefixes – ‘un’, ‘in’, ‘im’ and ‘dis’ to show “not” Adverbs of manner Yes – No questions

Thinking Skills Multiple Intelligences Preparation for the Real World

3

Saying what one thinks of the poem Changing the poem to a drawing

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Chapter 8: Right on Track Theme: Social Issues – Road Safety

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Listening – draw a route on a map Drawing directions and explaining them Reading – group words according to categories

POEM: MR NOBODY Introducing message and theme in poem

Identifying message / theme in a poem

Simple present tense for instructions and directions Prepositions of place and direction

Thinking Skills Multiple Intelligences Knowledge Acquisition Preparation for the Real World

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Reading to identify main ideas and supporting details Changing the text to another form

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Reading and discussing road signs Reading a set of instruction and discussing safety tips

Reading – give reasons Process writing – draw a pictorial map and write directions

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LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATIONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR AESTHETIC USE

GRAMMAR

EDUCATIONAL EMPHAS ES

Chapter 9: Spending Time with My Family Theme: People

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Talking about holidays Talking about past activities Asking questions to get information, and responding

Listening – note important details; follow sequence of ideas Reading – scan for details

Novel : Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Part 2: Chapter 4 - 6 Retelling the story in a correct sequence Making simple predictions

2 3 Writing simple letters Writing recounts of experiences
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Reading – identify main ideas and supporting details Reading – identify cause and effect; give reasons Process writing – write recounts of experiences Listening – note important details; follow sequence Reading – scan for details Writing plans Listening – find more details Reading – understand nonlinear texts; understand meaning of words by the use of the suffix ‘ing’ Writing announcements Reading – draw conclusions Process writing – write plans, and announcements

Simple past tense – words that signal past time Regular and irregular verbs Time expressions Place expressions Prepositions of place, time and direction

Thinking Skills Learning How to Learn Skills Multiple Intelligences

Chapter 10: Get Fit – Go For It Theme: Exercise

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Giving instructions Making choices Talking about exercise and games Writing short messages to friends

Novel: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Part 2: Chapter 4 – 6 Dramatize a section of a text and role-play characters Describe a character and write a paragraph or two about this person

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Simple present tense for instructions Sequence connectors

Thinking Skills Multiple Intelligences Preparation for the Real World

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Writing simple letters to family members Reading notes on exercises – discuss points of interest and give opinions

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LANGUAGE FOR INTERPERSONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATIONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR AESTHETIC USE

GRAMMAR

EDUCATIONAL EMPHAS ES

Chapter 11: Putting Technology to Work Theme: Technology

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Asking questions politely and responding appropriately

Listening – note details to support main ideas Reading – scan for details Group words according to categories Listening – find more details Reading – identify base words, identify supporting details

Novel: Journey To The Centre Of the Earth Part 2: Chapter 4 – 6

‘Why’ questions Adjectives – comparison adjectives

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Asking questions to clarify and responding appropriately Giving details to support main ideas Making comparisions Reading a dialogue and writing short notes Reading a dialogue, discuss points of interest and give opinions Talking about plans Requesting and offering help Making telephone calls to get information Discuss plans with others to go somewhere and to do something

Compose a simple dialogue

Thinking Skills Learning How to Learn Skills Multiple Intelligences Knowledge Acquisition Preparation for the Real World

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Reading – make simple predictions; give reasons Process writing – gathering information to write an article Listening – note important details Reading – scan for details; follow sequence of ideas Listening – identify main ideas and details Reading – identify main ideas and supporting details; use contextual clues for meaning, identify words that associate with other words Reading – make simple predictions of outcomes; give reasons Process writing – write plans for a trip

Retell the story in one’s own words

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Chapter 12: Planning a Trip Theme: People

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Novel: Journey To The Centre Of the Earth Part 2: Chapter 4 – 6

Future tense Using ‘will’ - to affirm - to request

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Talking about values Telling how events, characters and values are similar to one’s life Giving one’s opinions

Thinking Skills Learning How to Learn Skills ICT Skills Values - respect for customs Preparation for the Real World

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Writing simple letters to friends Writing out plans for others to follow

Talking about the message

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LANGUAGE FOR INTERPERSONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATIONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR AESTHETIC USE

GRAMMAR

EDUCATIONAL EMPHAS ES

Chapter 13: Caring and Sharing Theme: Compassion and Mental Cleanliness

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Asking for the price of goods, stating whether the price is agreeable or too high Discussing plans for a party Making enquiries to get information and responding appropriately Making enquiries about a product Placing orders Completing an order form Writing a magazine article

Listening – note important details Reading – scan for details; follow sequence of ideas Listening – find more details Reading – identify main ideas and supporting details; identify words that associate with other words Novel: Journey To The Centre Of the Earth Part 2: Chapter 4 – 6 Retell the story in one’s own words

2

Countable and uncountable nouns Regular plurals Phrasal Quantifiers ‘Each’ as an adjective

Thinking Skills Values and Citizenship Multiple Intelligences Preparation for the Real World

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Reading – draw obvious conclusions in simple texts Process writing – write recounts

Discuss the themes of the novel Novel: Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Chapter 4 - 6 Simple present tense for instructions Sequence markers (review) ‘Some’ to express infinitive quality, number Article – ‘the’ - for unique nouns - with ‘same … as’ Thinking Skills Knowledge Acquisition ICT Skills Values

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Chapter 14: Success through Team Effort Theme: Technology

1

Giving and following instructions for procedures

Listening – note important details; follow sequence of ideas Reading – scan for details; follow sequence of ideas; use the dictionary to find meaning Listening – find more details Reading – understand nonlinear texts; identify base words Reading – make predictions; identify cause and effect; draw conclusions Process writing – write plans for a project

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Talking about plans for a project

Narrate the sequence of events

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Writing out plans for others to follow

Talking about messages

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LANGUAGE FOR INTERPERSONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR INFORMATIONAL USE

LANGUAGE FOR AESTHETIC USE

GRAMMAR

EDUCATIONAL EMPHAS ES

Chapter 15: Take Part – Take Charge Social Issues: Personal Discipline in School

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Responding appropriately to questions

Listening – note important details Reading – scan for details; understand word formation Writing and presenting plans Listening – find more details Reading – identify main ideas and supporting details by the use of suffix ‘-ment’ or ‘-ion’; identify base words; use contextual clues Reading – give reasons Process writing – write plans for a calendar

Novel: Journey To The Centre Of the Earth Part 2: Chapter 4 – 6

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Talking about future plans to solve problems

Talking about values found in the text

The define article ‘the’ Phrasal verbs Conditional clauses – ‘if’ clauses Future tense – Wh questions and ‘will’

Thinking Skills ICT Skills Values - being thankful - being hardworking Multiple Intelligences

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Reading a notice and discussing points of interest

Talking about the message the writer is putting across Composing simple stories

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Chapter 16: Happy to Be Malaysians Values: Patriotism

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Asking simple questions politely to get information and responding appropriately Talking about festivals Writing short Web messages Reading a dialogue – discuss points of interest and give opinions

Listening – note important details Reading – scan for details

Novel: Journey To The Centre Of the Earth Part 2: Chapter 4 – 6

Adjectives – comparatives and superlatives Collective Nouns Gender

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Listening – find more details Reading –find meaning using contextual clues Reading – give reasons; draw conclusions Process writing – design a Web page and write messages

Discuss the themes of the novel

Thinking Skills ICT Skills Values and Citizenship Education Knowledge Acquisition

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