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About JSS1 English Studies Scheme of Work

In Junior Secondary School 1 (JSS1), English Studies is an introductory subject designed to establish a solid groundwork for comprehensive English language education. Its curriculum comprises Speech work, Grammar, Reading and Comprehension, Composition, and Literature in English. 

English Studies, also called English, is a subject taught across primary, secondary, and tertiary education levels in Nigeria. 

Additionally, English language proficiency in JSS1 students is enhanced through practical activities such as debates, discussions, and presentations. The overarching goal of English Studies in JSS1 is to equip students with the essential language skills required for effective communication and academic achievement.

Assessment Guide

In junior secondary schools, assessment methods in English studies may vary from one institution to another. However, the common approaches include regular tests or quizzes, known as Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs), and end-of-term exams.

Students’ performance is graded on a scale ranging from A to F. An A grade reflects outstanding achievement,  corresponding to scores around 70% or 80%. An F grade indicates failure, typically associated with scores below 50% or 45%.

JSS1 First Term Scheme of Work for English Studies

 LAGOS STATE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION: UNIFIED SCHEMES OF WORK FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
 English Studies Scheme of Work for Junior Secondary School 1(JSS1)
 ClassJ.S.S 1
 SubjectEnglish Studies
 TermFirst Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1SPEECH WORKI. Introduction to speech
II. Organs of speech
 GRAMMARParts of speech
I. Nouns – Meaning
II. Types of Nouns with examples
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. The Family – (Use any of the recommend texts for JSS 1)
II. Vocabulary Development – Introduction to Language Skills:
a. Listening skills
b. Speaking Skills
c. Reading Skills
d. Writing Skills
 COMPOSITIONI. Meaning of Composition
II. Types of Composition (Narrative, Descriptive, Argumentative, Expository).
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. What is Literature?
II. The Features of Literature
III. Types of Literature – Oral, Historical, Dance Drama, Miming…… With reference to related
texts.
2SPEECH WORKI. Pure Vowels sound (Monotones)
II. Examples
 GRAMMARPRONOUN
I. Meaning, Identification
II. Types of Pronouns
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONReading Strategies – (SPQ3R) – Survey, Preview, Question, Recite, Recall, Review, and
Vocabulary Development Members of the family.
 COMPOSITIONElements of Composition – Introduction, body and conclusion.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Purpose/Functions of Literature
II. Introduction to prose – Use the recommended text
3SPEECH WORKVowel / i: /
 GRAMMARVerbs
I. Definitions, Identification with example.
II. Types of Verbs – Transitive, Intransitive, Regular, Irregular, Auxiliary, Lexical
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Identification of main / supporting ideas.
II. Vocabulary Development – Your school subjects
 COMPOSITIONOutlining the differences between Descriptive essay and Narrative essays.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Introduction to the elements of prose (plot, style, characterization)
II. Types of oral literature
4SPEECH WORKVowel Sound / i /
 GRAMMARAdjectives
I. Definition and Identification
II. Types of Adjectives
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONReading to answer specific questions – Test for knowledge and translation level
 COMPOSITIONNarrative Essay – My experience in former school
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Use the recommended text on prose
II. Features of Oral Literature
5SPEECH WORKVowel Sound / e /
 GRAMMARComparison of Adjectives – Absolute Adjectives
I. Excellent,
II. Superior
III. Total
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONDifferentiating between the main ideas and the supporting ideas in a given passage.
 COMPOSITIONParagraph writing – Arrangement of ideas in logical sequence with introduction and
conclusion.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Introduction to Drama
II. Types and elements of drama
III. Characterization and themes in the recommended prose text.
6SPEECH WORK Vowel Sound / æ /
 GRAMMARI. Definition, Identification
II. Types of Adverb with examples
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONReading to answer specific questions: test for interpretation level and projection level.
 COMPOSITIONDescriptive Essay – A Market place.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Use the recommended text on drama.
II. Plot and setting in the recommended drama text.
7SPEECH WORKVowel Sound / a: /
 GRAMMARPrepositions
I. Definition and Identification
II. Types and Functions with Examples.
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONApplication of the reading technique (SPQ3R) to given passage.
 COMPOSITIONI. Introduction to Letter Writing
II. Types of Letter
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Introduction to Folktales
II. Definition and Types
III. Narration of a Folktale
8SPEECH WORKVowel Sound / ɒ /
 GRAMMARConjunctions
I. Definition, Identification
II. Types –
a. Subordinating
b. Coordinating
III. Functions
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONAsking questions to cover all the levels of comprehension (where, when, how, why and
what)
 COMPOSITIONFeatures of an informal letter
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Use the recommended text on drama
II. Introduction to figures of speech (Simile, Metaphor, Irony,….)
9SPEECH WORKVowel Sound / c: /
 GRAMMARIntroduction to Adverbials (Features, Functions and Types)
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONAsking specific questions that will elicit student opinion
 COMPOSITIONInformal Letter – Letter to your cousin telling him/her about your new school.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. A review of the recommend texts
II. Figures of Speech
10REVISION 
11TESTS 
12EXAMINATION 

JSS1 Second Term Scheme of Work for English Studies

 TermSecond Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1REVISION OF LAST TERM’S. EXAMINATION AND WORK WITH EMPHASIS ON
GRAMMAR
 
2SPEECH WORK Vowel Sounds / u / and / u: /
 GRAMMAR Adverbials (Frequency and Manner)
 READING AND COMPREHENSION Asking specific questions that require conclusion to be drawn by students
 COMPOSITION Letter Writing
I. Formal Letter
II. Features of a Formal letter
III. Writing a letter of permission to be absent from school to the principal
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH Folktales – African tales
I. Features and themes of African folktales (Didactic, Entertainment, magical).
II. Use the recommended text on prose.
3SPEECH WORKVowel Sound /u:/
 GRAMMARTenses – Simple Present Tense
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Asking specific questions that require students to make projections
II. Vocabulary Development – The Library
 COMPOSITIONFormal Letter – A letter to the school authority (refer to week 2)
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH I. Introduction to poetry – Definition, Feature (concise, unique,…)
II. Use the recommended text on prose
4SPEECH WORKVowel Sound / ʌ /
 GRAMMARTenses – Simple Past Tense
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Asking specific questions that require recall of ideas and facts.
II. Vocabulary Development – Marriage related words
 COMPOSITIONGuided composition – The Federal Roads Safety Commission
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Poetry – Types (Epic, Lyrics…..)
II. Differentiate between oral and written poetry.
5SPEECH WORKVowel Sound / 3: /
 GRAMMARTenses – The Present Continuous Tense
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONReading to understand the Author’s Mood and expression used in the passage e.g. anger,
doubt, joy,…
 COMPOSITIONNarrative Essay – The Most Memorable Day of My Life.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Drama – Features (Theme, Costumes, Audience and so on).
II. Identification of the features of drama in a given text.
6SPEECH WORKVowel Sound – / ə / sound
 GRAMMARTenses – The Past Continuous Tense
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Reading between the lines to detect the Author’s attitude.
II. Vocabulary Development – Child Labor and Trafficking
 COMPOSITIONArgumentative – Road transportation is safer than air transportation.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHUse the recommended text on prose
7SPEECH WORKIntroduction to vowel contrasting / ɒ / and / ɜ: /, for example – hot and port; /a: / and
/ æ / e. g. bag, part…
 GRAMMARMaking sentences with the simple present tense and the past tense.
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONReading to identify the overall impression created by the author’s style of presentation
 COMPOSITIONExpository Essay – HIV/AIDS.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Myths and Legends – Comparing Myths and legends.
II. Use the recommended text on drama
8SPEECH WORKContrasting vowels / e / and / ə / as in egg and burn, pet and shirt
 GRAMMARTenses
I. Future tense
II. Making sentences with the simple future tense – will and hall.
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Reading to interpret diagrams maps and sketches accurately.
II. Vocabulary Development – Word Formation using prefixes
 COMPOSITIONArgumentative (Arranging ideas in logical sequences).
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Use the recommended text on drama
II. Myths and Legends – Features (magic, superstition and so on.)
9SPEECH WORKIntroduction to Diphthongs
 GRAMMARMaking sentences with the simple past tense.
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONReading to identify how a diagram or map clarifies or complements reading material.
 COMPOSITIONGuided composition on a festival in my village.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Dramatization of some scenes in the recommended text on drama
II. A review of the recommend texts.
10REVISION 
11EXAMINATION 
12EXAMINATION 

JSS1 Thrid Term Scheme of Work for English Studies

 TermThird Term
WeekTopicBreakdown
1REVISION OF PREVIOUS TERM’S WORK 
 SPEECH WORKDiphthongs – / ei / – place, /oʊ/ – home, / aʊ / – mouse, / iə / – clear,
/ eə / – care, / ɔi /-boy, / ai / – find, / ʊə / – tour
 GRAMMARIntroduction to active voice and passive voice
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Reading to make meaning from spatial description.
II. Vocabulary Development – Air Transport
 COMPOSITIONIntroduction to Expository Essay
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Use the recommended text on prose.
II. Theme/characterization in the recommended prose text.
2SPEECH WORKIdentification of Diphthongs in words. For example, / eə / as in Mary
/ Meiri /, / ɔi / as in boil / bɔil /
 GRAMMARHighlighting the active voice.
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Reading to identify appropriate introduction and conclusion for selected topics
II. Vocabulary Development – Words related to fishing
 COMPOSITIONElements of writing (cont.)
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Use the recommended text on prose.
II. Setting / Plot in the recommended text
3SPEECH WORKIntroduction to consonant sounds
 GRAMMARThe Use of Passive with examples
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Reading to identify keywords in the passage that signals direction. II. Vocabulary Development – words associated with the kitchen.
 COMPOSITIONExpository Essay (Guided writing) – The Ebola Virus.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHPoetry and Identification of the language used in a selected poem
4SPEECH WORKSyllables – words of two, three, four syllables
 GRAMMARExercise on Active voice.
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Reading to make meaning from spatial description.
II. Vocabulary Development – Words associated with the sick bay.
 COMPOSITIONArgumentative Essay – Tribalism is a better evil than cultism
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Myths/Legend – Identification of the moral lessons learnt from a legend.
II. Use the recommended text on drama.
5SPEECH WORKSyllables (cont.)
 GRAMMARExercise on Passive voice
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Refer to week 7 of 2nd term
II. Vocabulary Development – Words associated with cooking
 COMPOSITIONArgumentative Essay – Cultism erodes traditional values in a society
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Identification / Explanations of the meaning of a selected poem.
II. Identification of figures of speech in the selected poems.
6SPEECH WORKConsonant clusters (asks, school, thrive, please, respect…..)
 GRAMMARStatements and Tag Questions
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Identification of topics sentences
II. Vocabulary Development – Words associated with teaching.
 COMPOSITIONIdentify the differences between Argumentative essay and Expository essay.
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Use the recommended text on drama
II. Write a Short play or story.
7SPEECH WORKWord boundaries – Production of sounds with reference to linking sounds. For example,
matter of fact, shah of Iran, bread and butter, poor and blind.
 GRAMMARDifferentiating between polar questions and tag questions
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Refer to week 8 of 2
nd term
II. Vocabulary Development – Spelling Drills
 COMPOSITIONExpository Essay: How to plant trees
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Use the recommended text on drama.
II. Use similes and metaphors in sentences.
8SPEECH WORKContrasting /ei/ and / ɪə /. For example date, here, late, cheer.
 GRAMMARExercise on Adverbials
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONI. Revisit week 9 of 2nd term.
II. Vocabulary Development – Spelling drills continued.
 COMPOSITIONOral Composition – School Rules
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHI. Dramatization of an act from the drama text
II. Turn Similes to Metaphor and vice versa. For example, she is as red as a rose, she is a red
rose.
9SPEECH WORKDiphthongs – Contrasting / ʊə / and / əʊ / as in tour and pole, etc.
 GRAMMARRevision on Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs and Adjectives
 READING AND COMPREHENSIONReading for Evaluation
 COMPOSITIONRevise all the types of essays
 LITERATURE IN ENGLISHMore on figure of speech Euphemism/pun.
10REVISION 
11EXAMINATION 
12EXAMINATION 

Recommended English Studies Textbooks for Junior Secondary School 1

  1. Brighter Grammar Book 1 by P. C. O. Ugwu
  2. New Concept English for Junior Secondary Schools Book 1 by Felix O. Esekhile
  3. Comprehensive English Course for Junior Secondary Schools Book 1 by Oluikpe N.
  4. Junior English Project by G. C. Ugoji
  5. Nelson English Language Scheme Book 1 by C. J. Ridout

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