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Reading and Writing L5 Book 1

Primary 5

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 L5 Book 1

Level: Primary 5

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: Children’s Games


    • Text type: Procedure
    • Skills: Reading
    • Activities
      – Warm-up: Guess my favourite game
      – Reading: How to play hopscotch
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Sequencing instructions
      – Vocabulary

Unit 2: Children’s Games


    • Text type: Procedure
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities
      – Overview: Procedures
      – Grammar: Imperative verbs
      – Grammar: Pronouns
      – Writing skills: Instructions and pictures
      – Writing: How to play my favourite game

Unit 3: My Spare Time


    • Text type: Email
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: A-Z hobbies
      – Reading: Email to an e-pal
      – Reading skills: Skimming
      – Reading comprehension
      – Vocabulary

Unit 4: My Spare Time


    • Text type: Email
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Email
      – Grammar: Gerunds and to-infinitives
      – Grammar: Conjunctions (to give reasons)
      – Writing skills: Developing ideas
      – Writing: An email to an e-pal

Unit 5: Come Rain or Shine


    • Text type: Weather forecast
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: Weather charades
      – Reading: Today’s forecast
      – Reading skills: Scanning
      – Reading comprehension
      – Vocabulary

Unit 6: Come Rain or Shine


    • Text type: Weather forecast
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities
      – Overview: Weather forecast
      – Grammar: Talking about the future
      – Grammar: Adjectives to describe weather
      – Writing skills: Analysing and interpreting data
      – Writing: This week’s weather

Unit 7: Dramatic Arts


    • Text type: Play
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: The Comedy of Errors
      – Reading: A Donkey’s Tale
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Understanding the theme and message of the play
      – Vocabulary

Unit 8: Dramatic Arts


    • Text type: Play
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Play
      – Grammar: Direct speech
      – Writing skills: Writing emotions and actions
      – Writing skills: Planning your writing
      – Writing: A happy ending

Unit 9: Helping the Community


    • Text type: Pamphlet
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: Happiness is helping others
      – Reading: Becoming a volunteer
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Making predictions
      – Vocabulary

Unit 10: Helping the Community


    • Text type: Pamphlet
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Pamphlet
      – Grammar: Modal verbs (can, should)
      – Grammar: Active voice
      – Writing Skills: Using positive language
      – Writing: A pamphlet on being a good citizen