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Reading and Writing L5 Book 2

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 2

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: Staying Healthy


    • Text type: Blog
    • Skills: Reading
    • Activities
      – Warm-up: Am I healthy? Quiz
      – Reading: Keeping a healthy diet
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Identifying author’s purpose
      – Vocabulary

Unit 2: Staying Healthy


    • Text type: Blog
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities
      – Overview: Blog
      – Grammar: Pronouns
      – Grammar: Qualifiers
      – Writing skills: First and second person narrative
      – Writing: Staying Healthy

Unit 3: Read all about it!


    • Text type: News report
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: What news have you heard recently?
      – Reading: The Eureka Post
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Making connections
      – Vocabulary

Unit 4: Read all about it!


    • Text type: News report
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: News report
      – Grammar: Prepositions of time, date and place
      – Writing skills: Quotations
      – Writing skills: Proofreading and editing
      – Writing: My news report

Unit 5: Fragile Earth


    • Text type: Explanation of why
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: All about volcanoes
      – Reading: Why do volcanoes erupt?
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Summarising
      – Vocabulary

Unit 6: Fragile Earth


    • Text type: Explanation of why
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities
      – Overview: Explanation of why
      – Grammar: Time connectives
      – Grammar: Passive voice
      – Writing skills: Paraphrasing
      – Writing: Why do volcanoes erupt?

Unit 7: Hong Kong and Me


    • Text type: Poem
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: I rhyme with…
      – Reading: Fragrant Harbour
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Visualising images
      – Vocabulary

Unit 8: Hong Kong and Me


    • Text type: Poem
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Poem
      – Overview: Different types of poems
      – Writing skills: Figurative language
      – Writing: My Hong Kong poem

Unit 9: Family and Friends


    • Text type: Discussion
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: About my family and friends
      – Reading: Is blood thicker than water?
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Compare and contrast
      – Vocabulary

Unit 10: Family and Friends


    • Text type: Discussion
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Discussion
      – Grammar: Compare and contrast
      – Grammar: Modality
      – Writing skills: Using persuasive language
      – Writing: What is more important – family or friends?