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Scheme of Work English Form 4, 2017 1

SCHEME OF WORK
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Form 4 Science and Arts, 2017


Scheme of Work English Form 4, 2017 2

TERM 1: January April

Topic & Assessment &


Week

Learning Outcomes Teaching Activity/Resources When activity completed/Comments


Content Evaluation

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (General #1) Recycling Mission. School begins Tuesday
passage making meaning of words and Discuss topic-specific vocabulary.
Follow the sentences.
(Week 1) 3 6 January

Green Lane Practice referencing. Do comprehension questions. Extra exercise on


Students will test their understanding by referencing
doing the comprehension questions. Revise parts of speech as necessary. In pairs, identify
words that have more than one function. List of words
Students are reminded that nouns can
be changed to adjectives, verbs, etc. Group work Complete quiz Test your Environmental
Knowledge in Miscellaneous section of workbook.
Students will speak and listen to peers
to complete given assignment.

Guardians of Students will practise reading skills in Read (General #2) Guardians of Earth.
Earth making meaning of words and Discuss topic-specific vocabulary.
sentences.
(Week 2) 9 13 January

Do comprehension questions. Vocab work on prefix re. Extra exercise on topic


Students will test their understanding by Introduce topic sentences. Identify from passage. sentences
doing the comprehension questions.
Watch video:
Students will begin to recognize topic Animals save the planet (8 mins) Exercise on prefix - re
sentences.

Literature Students will read one literature poem. Read poem A Living Photograph. Discuss meaning. Lit worksheet
poem Complete comprehension questions Literature section.
Watch video on natures destructive forces (10 mins)
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Guardians of Students will speak and listen to peers Go through some projects that have been done
Earth to complete given assignment. worldwide in celebration of Earth Day.
They will present their findings.
(Week 3) 16 20 Jan

Watch videos:
An Earth Day message (2 mins)
Save the Earth to save your life (2 mins)
Earth Day crafts (7 mins)

Group work discuss projects that class can do for Std2 List of projects
students to celebrate Earth Day on March 20. (The UN
declared 22 Apr as International Earth Day).

Summary Students will read and identify 10 points Introduction to F4 summarizing requirements. Go through Thursday 26th = CNY Assembly
(Week 4) 23 26 Jan

from summary passage. preliminary exercises in workbook first. Friday 27th = CNY Holidays start

Students will write a summary of 130 Read and discuss summary passage #1 in workbook
words. rogue elephant.

List summary points on board for copying. Summary 10 marks


Write out summary from list of points. CW
(Week 5) 31 Jan 3 Feb

Continuous Students will be introduced to 5 essay Introduce the five types of essays under the continuous Monday 30th = CNY Holidays
writing types. writing section of the SPM English exam paper. Friday 3rd = Secondary 5km Road Run
essay types
Discussion of each type. Refer to example test papers in Give one period for Earth Day project if there is
the workbook Misc section time.

Write out one sample of a narrative. Narrative essay 10


CW marks
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Monday 6th = Half Term Tracking due


Thesis Students will work on having a thesis Practice writing thesis statements and clear topic Essay 10 marks CW Thursday 9th = Thaipusam
Statement statement and clear topic sentences. sentences using the argumentative and factual essay Friday 10th = Annual Dinner
and Topic formats.
(Week 6) 6 10 Feb

Sentences Give one period for Earth Day project if there is


Write essay(s) in class. time.

Oral Students will understand what is Give parameters of oral assessment work either Targeted period of
preparation required for their oral presentations. spontaneous speech or a prepared dialogue. Schedule to assessment 29 Feb
Observers will listen and ask questions be put up. through 24 March; a
after presentation. few students a week.
Read poem The Dark Avenger Misc section of
workbook. Focus on difference of thought process Oral assessment 30
between boy and his dog, for possible dialogue ideas. marks

(Week 7) 13 17 Feb Mid-term holidays

Thesis Students will work on having a thesis Practice writing thesis statements and clear topic Essay 10 marks CW Give one period for Earth Day project if there is
Statement statement and clear topic sentences. sentences using the argumentative and factual essay time.
and Topic formats.
(Week 8) 20 24 Feb

Sentences
Write essay(s) in class.

Oral Students will understand what is Give parameters of oral assessment work either Targeted period of
preparation required for their oral presentations. spontaneous speech or a prepared dialogue. Schedule to assessment 29 Feb
Observers will listen and ask questions be put up. through 24 March; a
after presentation. few students a week.
Read poem The Dark Avenger Misc section of
workbook. Focus on difference of thought process Oral assessment 30
between boy and his dog, for possible dialogue ideas. marks
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(Week 9) 27 Feb 3
Thesis Students will continue work on thesis Sometime this week, to give an essay and a summary Literacy Week
statement statements and topic sentences. as Evaluation Test. Start on Evaluation Part 1 1st
and Topic Argumentative Essay
Mar

sentences Practice linking thesis statements to topic sentences. 10 CW marks Give one period for Earth Day project if there is
Learning to write good supporting statements. time.

More focus given to writing a good argumentative essay.


Evaluation Week Do Part 2
Reading Students will practise reading skills in Sometime this week, to give an essay and a summary List of words Saturday 11th = Open Day
passage A making meaning of words and as Evaluation Test.
Rock and a sentences. Give one period for Earth Day project if there is
Hard Place Read (IGCSE #1) A rock and a hard place. time.
Students will test their understanding by Discuss topic-specific vocabulary. Deconstruct story.
(Week 10) 6 10 March

doing the comprehension questions. Note emotion words. Do comprehension questions.

Students will speak and listen to peers Watch video: Use of contrasting
to complete given assignment. Treacherous mountain climbing (10 mins) adjectives in
comparison and
They will present their findings. Group work List words that describe feelings/emotions. emphasis
Revision of informal letter writing.
Literature Students will read one literature short Joint construction of letter to Alisons children.
short story story. Write letter to Alisons parents. Letter 10 marks CW

Read short story Tanjung Rhu. Discuss meaning. Lit worksheet


Complete comprehension questions Literature section.
(Week 11) 13 17 March

Go through Evaluation Test, do corrections. Give one period for Earth Day project if there is
Comprehension time.
Literature Students will continue work on the short Complete exercises on short story. questions
short story story.
Do extension work: Extra writing 10 CW
- speech from Mr Li about his mother, for example, or marks
- an article about the generation gap
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Oral Students will begin their oral To complete assessments for at least 8 students a week. Oral assessment 30 Maths and Science Week (Whole School)
(Week 12) 20 24 March

assessment assessments if not already begun. marks Thursday 23rd = Maths & Science Fair
Observers will listen and ask questions
after presentation.

Summary Students will read and identify 10 points Read and discuss summary passage #2 in workbook Summary 10 marks
from summary passage. peer pressure and cheating. CW

Students will write a summary of 130 List summary points on board for copying.
words. Write out summary from list of points.

Oral Students will continue their oral To complete assessments for at least 8 students a week. Oral assessment 30
assessment assessments. Observers will listen and marks
ask questions after presentation.
List of key ideas
(Week 13) 27 31 March

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (Olevel practice #1) Terrorism and September
passages making meaning of words and 11th attacks. Discuss topic-specific vocabulary. Comprehension
Olevel sentences. questions
practice Deconstruct passages. Identify key ideas from each
paragraph.

Do comprehension exercises.

Earth Day Students will present their project to Present project to junior students. ED project
Project (if a their juniors.
go)

(Week 14) 27 31 March To finish up whatever leftover work Tuesday 4th till Thursday 6th = School
Production

(Week 15) 10 14 Apr Term Break (One week)


Friday = Good Friday Holiday

Whenever there is extra time, we will do grammar work on the board or on extra handouts. We will also work on more summaries (Summary section of
workbook) other than the ones already planned for.
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TERM 2: April July

Topic & Assessment &


Week

Learning Outcomes Teaching Activity/Resources When activity completed/Comments


Content Evaluation
Friday 21st = Secondary Sports Day, Earth
Orals Students will practise reading skills in Students will be informed about requirements for the Orals to begin by May Day
preparation making meaning of words and second oral assessment. Divide students into groups of 3 and go for about two to
sentences. for debates. Set up schedule. three weeks.
Reading
(Week 1) 17 21 Apr

passage Students will test their understanding by Read (General #3) Never give up on your dreams.
Never give doing the comprehension questions. Discuss topic-specific vocabulary. Deconstruct story.
up on your Note emotion words. Do comprehension questions.
dreams

Literature Students will read literature poem. Read poem Charge of the Light Brigade. Discuss Lit worksheet
poem meaning.

Complete comprehension questions Literature section.

Watch videos of the Balaclava war (approx. 20 mins)

Monday 24th = Half Term Tracking due


Literature Students will continue with the poem Do extension work on the poem: Essay 10 marks CW Thursday 27th = School Production
24 28 Apr

poem Charge of the Light Brigade. - Report as Lord Raglan


(Week 2)

- Newspaper report on the war as journalist


- Letter to wife as commander of cavalry
- Letter to mother as young Russian soldier
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Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (IGCSE #3) Its make up your mind time. Monday 1st = Labour Day Holiday
passage making meaning of words and Discuss topic-specific vocabulary. Deconstruct passage.
Its make up sentences. Do comprehension questions.
your mind Students will test their understanding by Pair work identify key ideas Comprehension
(Week 3) 1 5 May

time doing the comprehension questions. questions


Watch videos on choice of universities. (15 mins)
Students will identify key ideas and Discuss criteria considered in making choices. Take note
present their findings. of criteria for further work. List of ideas

Summary Students will read and identify 10 points Read and discuss summary passage #3 in workbook
from summary passage. blind girl.

Students will write a summary of 130 List summary points on board for copying. Summary 10 marks
words. Write out summary from list of points. CW

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (IGCSE #3) Culture shock of new campus life. Wednesday 10th = Wesak Day Holiday
passage making meaning of words and Discuss topic-specific vocabulary.
Culture sentences.
shock Group work do comprehension questions. Tabulate Tabulated data
(Week 4) 8 12 May

Students will test their understanding by information in passage.


doing the comprehension questions.
Discussion of ideas for dialogue between 2 students
worries about studying abroad.
Dialogue 10 marks
Students will write dialogue. Write dialogue. CW

Literature Students will understand short story Read short story Leaving. Complete comprehension Literature worksheets
short story using reading skills. questions.

(Week 5-6) 15 - 26 May MID-YEAR EXAM WEEKS

(Week 7) 29 May 2 June MID-TERM BREAK


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Descriptive Students will practise reading skills in Go through mid-year exam papers and do
Writing making meaning of words and corrections.
sentences.
Read (IGCSE #2) descriptive passages. Discuss topic- Q&A
5 9 June

Students will speak and listen to their specific vocabulary.


(Week 8)

peers.
Students will learn how to use the five senses in
description. Do short activities that focus on using the five
senses.

Pair work words we can use for describing situation


given. Write descriptive paragraph as a group.
Monday 12th = Nuzul al-Quran
Oral Students will debate their motions as To complete debates within the next two weeks. Oral assessment 30 Saturday 17th = Open Day
12 16 June

assessment prepared. marks


(Week 9)

Grammar Students will revise their grammar. Do grammar exercises from the workbook in any extra
time.
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Thursday 22th = MOY Results and


Oral Students will debate their motions as To complete debates. Oral assessment 30 comments due
assessment prepared. marks Friday 23rd = Hari Raya Assembly

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (Topical passage) Character building and What is Q&A
passage making meaning of words and character? Your character is the real you!
Ten myths sentences. Read (Topical passage) Ten myths about choosing a List of characteristics
about career. Discuss topic-specific vocabulary.
(Week 10) 19 23 June

choosing a Students will test their understanding


career through Q & A. Pair work list of characteristics that tie to specific
careers

Watch video:
10 most dangerous jobs (7 mins)
Top 10 jobs that didnt exist 10 years ago (2 mins)

Summary Students will read and identify 10 points Read and discuss summary passage #4 in workbook Summary 10 marks
from summary passage. orphans. CW

Students will write a summary of 130 List summary points on board for copying.
words. Write out summary from list of points.

Monday 26th till Tuesday 27th = Hari Raya


Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (Topical passage) Personality tests while choosing Q&A Holidays
26 30 June

passage making meaning of words and a career. Discuss topic-specific vocabulary.


(Week 11)

Personality sentences.
and career Remind to bring dictionary. Do personality test.
Students will test their understanding
through Q & A.

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (Topical passage) Choosing a career that matches
passage making meaning of words and your personality. Discuss topic-specific vocabulary.
Personality sentences.
(Week 12)
3 7 July

and career
Students will test their understanding Joint construction of personality and characteristic write- Q&A
through Q & A. up of an individual imagined or real.

Students will write an article. Write article of said person. Article 10 marks CW
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Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (General #5) Switched on. Comprehension
passage making meaning of words and Discuss topic-specific vocabulary. questions
Technology sentences.
10 14 July
(Week 13)

Do comprehension questions.
Students will test their understanding by
doing comprehension questions. Joint construction of letter asked for in assignment.

Students will write speech. Revise speech format. Speech 10 marks CW


Write letter content into speech format.

Literature Students will read the drama The Right Read The Right Thing to Do. Do comprehension work F4 Educational trip scheduled for
drama Thing to Do. on drama.
17 21 July
(Week 14)

Drama 10 CW marks (day/date)_______________________.


Do extension pair work: write a drama given a title.

Term Break/School Holidays (Approx 3 weeks)


24th July 14th August

Whenever there is extra time, we will do grammar work on the board or on extra handouts.
We will also work on more summaries (Summary section of workbook) other than the ones already planned for.
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TERM 3: August November

Topic & Assessment &


Week

Learning Outcomes Teaching Activity/Resources When activity completed/Comments


Content Evaluation
Tuesday 15th = ST start school
(Week 1) 14 18 August

The lack of Students will practise reading skills in Read (IGCSE #4) Whats an Amish wedding? Discuss Comprehension
technology making meaning of words and topic-specific vocabulary. questions
sentences.

Students will test their understanding by Watch videos on the Amish lifestyle (15 mins).
doing comprehension questions. List of items
Students will speak and listen to their Group discussion what we can do without.
peers. They will present their findings.

Merdeka Week
Students will practise reading skills in Read (General #8) The search for the girl with green
Reading making meaning of words and eyes. Discuss topic-specific vocabulary.
passage sentences.
The Search Do comprehension questions. Comprehension
for the girl Students will test their understanding by Watch videos of search (15 mins) questions
with green doing comprehension questions.
(Week 2) 21 25 Aug

eyes Joint construction of one journal entry. Journal entries 10


Students will write journal entries. Write journal entries as Steve McCurry. marks CW

Literature Students will read the poem What has Read poem What has happened to Lulu? Lit worksheets
poem happened to Lulu? Complete comprehension questions.

Do extension work: Group discussion


- discussion of how young children are affected
by adult decisions,
- reasons why teenagers run away from home
- find another poem about running away that you
can identify with
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Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (IGCSE #5) The joys of jogging. Discuss topic- Comprehension Tuesday 29th = Merdeka Assembly
28 Aug 1 Sept
passage making meaning of words and specific vocabulary. questions Thursday 31st = National Day holiday
The joys of sentences. Do comprehension questions. Friday 1st = School Holiday
(Week 3)

jogging Saturday 2nd = Hari Raya Haji holiday


Students will test their understanding by Discussion of brochure requirements. Brochure 10 marks
doing comprehension questions. CW
Students will design a brochure. Design a brochure.

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (IGCSE #5) persuasive writing. Discuss topic- Comprehension Monday 4th = Half Term Tracking due
passage making meaning of words and specific vocabulary. Note words that appeal. questions
Hotel sentences.
(Week 4) 4 8 Sept

Paloma Do comprehension questions. List of words


Students will test their understanding by
doing comprehension questions. Pair work identify words of appeal
Letter of appeal 10
Students will speak and listen to their Joint construction of letter that appeals for something. marks CW
peers.
Write letter of appeal.
Students will write a letter of appeal in
format.
11 15 Sept

Hotel Students will continue with same topic. Complete any pending work on same topic. Saturday 16th = Malaysia Day holiday
(Week 5)

Paloma
(Week 6) 18 22 Sept

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (Olevel practice #2) The Silk Route and The Thursday 21st = Awal Muharram
passages making meaning of words and world through the eyes of a boy Marco Polo.
Olevel sentences. List of key ideas
practice Deconstruct passages. Identify key ideas from each
paragraph.
Comprehension
Do comprehension exercises. questions
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Olevel Students will read and identify 10 points List summary points on board for copying. Summary 10 marks
practice from reading passage. Write out summary from list of points. CW
25 29 Sept
(Week 7)

Summary Students will write a summary of 130 Watch videos:


words. Ancient silk road of China (5 mins)
Silk road ancient trade; crash course history (10 mins)
List of items
Pair work highlight some of the things mentioned in
video.

Olevel Students will speak and listen to peers Watch videos on travelling: Summary 10 marks
practice to complete given assignment. The advantage of travelling in groups (2 mins) CW
10 worst countries to travel (3 mins)
They will present their findings. 10 cleanest countries (5 mins)
(Week 8) 2 6 Oct

Students will write a factual essay. Group work discuss the things we learn through travel. Things we learn

Write essay on benefits of travel. Essay 10 marks CW

Literature Students will read the poem A Poison Read A Poison Tree. Lit worksheets
Poem Tree. Do comprehension work on the poem, watch video on
the story of Adam and Eve.

Do extension work, related to harbouring grudges.

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read (Topical passage) Is an adolescent ready for Friday 13th = Deepavali Assembly
passage making meaning of words and marriage. Discuss topic-specific vocabulary. Q&A
Marriage sentences. Pair work identify key ideas in passage. List of key points
9 13 Oct
(Week 9)

Students will test their understanding Watch videos:


through Q & A. Too young to wed (21 mins)
Indian girls forced to wed (4 mins)

(Week 10) 16 20 Oct Mid-term Break


Wednesday 18th = Deepavali Holiday

(Weeks 11-12) 23 Oct 2 Nov EOY Exam exams for F4 (2 weeks)


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Go through exam papers and do corrections.

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read 5 teens who have sailed around the world (word
6 10 Nov
(Week 13)

passage making meaning of words and document in laptop). Discuss topic-specific vocabulary.
What teens sentences.
are doing
around the
world

Reading Students will practise reading skills in Read Dating customs around the world
passage making meaning of words and Pair work difference of customs around the world.
What teens sentences.
13 17 Nov
(Week 14)

are doing Read Youth peer court (word document in laptop).


around the Students will test their understanding Watch video:
world through Q & A. Peer court for teenagers (4 mins)

Students will speak and listen to their


peers.
20 24 Nov
(Week 15)

Reading Students will write arguments for or Group work will peer court work in Malaysia? Arguments 10 marks
passage against a situation CW
What teens Write arguments for or against.
doing
30th Thursday Last day of school
27 30 Nov
(Week 16)

Wrap up for Begin the wrap-up for the years syllabus.


the year Explain reading program requirements for F5.
Language activities till the end of the year.