Second Term English Language Scheme of work for JSS 3 (Basic 9)

Lagos State English scheme of work for Jss 3 – Scheme

English Language Junior Secondary School Syllabus

Jss 3 English Language Syllabus

Week 1

Revision of last term’s work and examination. Summary: Summarizing

Week 2

Structure: More on clauses

  • Essay Writing: Speech Writing for special purposes
  • Comprehension/vocabulary building

Reading for inference

Week 3

Comprehension/Vocabulary Development: Giving the meaning of idiomatic expression and identifying figures of speech from the passage Structure: Direct and Indirect speeches

Week 4

Comprehension / vocabulary Skill: Reading to infer the thoughts of the writer

  • Essay Writing: More on Formal and Informal letters

Structure: Nominalization of Infinitives

Week 5

Comprehension / Summary: learning tips on how to approach summary writing in examination

  • Structure: Restrictive and Non – Restrictive clauses

Essay Writing: Hints on writing essays in the examination

Week 6

Speech Work: Learning the requirement of the examination orals

  • Structure: Hints on lexis and structure

Comprehension: Hints on Answering comprehension questions

Week 7

Speech Work: Revising the vowels and consonants

  • Structure: Review of tense

Comprehension: Further hints on how to answer comprehension questions.

Week 8


Week 9


Week 10


Week 11


Jss 3 English Language Syllabus II

WEEK              TOPIC

1.                     Revision of last term’s examination. Comprehension/Vocabulary Development- Revision of prefixes, English Structure, Expressing exception using except, except for, but, apart from, without, e.g. (a) we are all students apart  from John (b) everyone was present but for my friend. Composition- Narrative essay “My most memorable day”Speech work– consonants /o/ and /t/ e.g. thin,  tin, thick, tick, Literature-In-English-use recommended text.

2.                     Comprehension/Vocabulary development (suffixes – noun derivations: -ness, -ment, -er, ship- action, -ant, -hood,-al e.g. mildness, friendship, inhabitant, etc.), English structure – conjunctions, Composition – report writing– “the school’s Inter- house sports” Speech work – consonant contrast /t/, /s/ e.g. thumb, sum, mouth, mouse, path, pass, etc, Literature-In-English – use recommended text.

3.                    Comprehension/Vocabulary development (suffixes – verb derivations:- -ify, -ize, -en,  e.g. popularize, dignify,  lighten)- English structure interjections, Composition – article writing, Speech work – consonant contrast /s/, /z/ e.g.             mission, vision, pressure, pleasure, etc, Literature-In-English – use of recommended text.

4.                     Comprehension/Vocabulary development (suffixes – adjective derivations:- -ful,  -ment, -al, -less, -ish, -ive, e.ggrateful, intentional, faithless, childish, attentive)- English structure–question tags, Composition– informal letter e.g. “A letter to a friend” Speech work – Nasal sounds /m/, /n/, /g/ e.g. man, nap, song, Literature-In-English – use of recommended text.

5.                     Comprehension/Vocabulary development (word associated with value of judgment e.g. delicious, unpleasant etc)- English structure – Personal and possessive pronouns, Composition – Formal letter – “A letter of  invitation to a programme” Speech work – vowels /i/ and /i:/, Literature-In-English, recommended text.

6.                     Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (Words associated with moral appraisal e.g. callous, generous, faithful etc)- English Structure – reflexive and relative pronouns, Composition – Expository essay “Why students fail examinations” Speech Work – Vowels /a:/ and /z/ e.g. bath, birth, arm, earn, farm, firm etc, Literature-In-English, Use recommended text.

7.                     Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (synonyms – words similar in meaning/context to holy e.g pious, religious, godly, God fearing etc)- English Structure – indefinite and reciprocal pronouns, Composition – Descriptive essay – “My Schools  inter-house  sports” Speech Work – Vowels /  /, / :/ and /  / e.g cot, court, come, Literature-In-English – use recommended text.

8.                     Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (Synonyms– words similar in meaning/context to active e.g. Agile, energetic, quick, dynamic etc)- English Structure, Demonstrative Pronouns, Composition, Argumentative essay “Teachers are better than farmers in a society” Speech Work – Vowels /u/, and /u:/ e.g. pull, pool, soup, sue  etc. Literature-In-English – use recommended text.

9.                     Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (Synonyms – words similar in meaning/context to  callous e.g. unsympathetic, unfeeling etc)- English Structure – active voice e.g. I bought the dog, my parent  bought my books.Composition, Expository writing (story writing), Background/ introduction, Speech Work – Vowels / / e.g. among,  

                        above, about  etc, Literature-In-English – use recommended text.

10.                   Comprehension/Vocabulary Development (Synonyms – words similar in meaning/context to law e.g. rule,  regulation, legislation etc)- Structure passive voice e.g. the dog was bought by me, my  books were bought by my parents, Composition expository writing proper (story writing ii) – (choose a relevant topic), Speech Work – revise the diphthongs, Literature-In-English – (use recommended text).

11-12.             Revision and Examination

13.                   Examination (cont’d).

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