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Reading and Writing L4

Primary 4

10 (Suggested)

1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Course Name: Reading and Writing L4

Level: Primary 4

No. of Lessons: 10 (Suggested)

Lesson Duration: 1 hr 30 mins (Suggested)

Instructors: Native English teachers with a university degree ; related teaching experience, and/or teacher training such as TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, PGDE/PCEd, etc.

Objectives

This course aims to expose students to a wide variety of text types that they may encounter in school and in daily life. It is designed to develop and strengthen students’ reading comprehension and writing skills through step-by-step practice.

Features

  • The book comprises of five paired units in reading and writing, which cover five themes and text types.
  • The reading units help expose students to a wide variety of vocabulary and sentence structures relating to a set theme and text type. The units allow students to learn skills to be a good reader and how to apply their knowledge from reading to writing.
  • The writing units consolidate what were taught in the reading parts. The units analyse the set text type, as well as teach students various grammar structures and language features to become competent in writing.

Outline

Unit 1: All about Me!


    • Text type: Autobiography
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities
      – Warm-up: Two truths and one lie
      – Reading: My Life So Far
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Identify author’s purpose
      – Vocabulary

Unit 2: All about Me!


    • Text type: Autobiography
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities
      – Overview: Autobiography
      – Grammar: The simple past tense and past continuous tense
      – Grammar: Time connectives
      – Writing skills: First person narration
      – Writing: My autobiography

Unit 3: Journey to the Lost World


    • Text type: Story
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities: 
      – Warm-up: A magic key
      – Reading: Grace and the Magic Key
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Identify story elements
      – Vocabulary

Unit 4: Journey to the Lost World


    • Text type: Story
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Story
      – Storybook genres
      – Grammar: Action verbs
      – Grammar: Direct speech
      – Writing skills: Describing characters and settings
      – Writing: Journey to…

Unit 5: The Great Outdoors


    • Text type: Brochure
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: Outdoor activities
      – Reading: Camp Eureka
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Reading long words and context clues
      – Vocabulary

Unit 6: The Great Outdoors


    • Text type: Brochure
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities
      – Overview: Brochure
      – Grammar: Imperatives
      – Grammar: Adjectives
      – Writing skills: Generating ideas
      – Writing: My camp

Unit 7: Amazing Animals


    • Text type: Information report
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities: 
      – Warm-up: Animal A to Z
      – Reading: Quokkas
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Scanning
      – Vocabulary

Unit 8: Amazing Animals


    • Text type: Information report
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities: 
      – Overview: Information report
      – Grammar: Linking verbs
      – Grammar: Linking words for examples
      – Writing skills: Research (fact or opinion)
      – Writing skills: Topic sentences
      – Writing: Animal report

Unit 9: Remembering History


    • Text type: Factual account
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: Which happened first?
      – Reading: The Blitz
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Order of events
      – Vocabulary

Unit 10: Remembering History


    • Text type: Factual account
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Factual account
      – Grammar: Prepositions of time, date and place
      – Grammar: Passive voice
      – Writing: A time in history
      – Writing skills: Editing and proofreading