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Reading and Writing L6 Book 2

Primary 6

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 L6 Book 2

Level: Primary 6

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 course 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: A Say in the Past


    • Text type: Account
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: My favourite memory
      – Reading: Victorian times
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Taking notes
      – Vocabulary

Unit 2: A Day in the Past


    • Text type: Account
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Account
      – Grammar: Powerful adjectives
      – Grammar: Powerful verbs
      – Writing skills: Setting the scene
      – Writing: An account from the past

Unit 3: Taking Care of Our Earth


    • Text type: Exposition (cause and effect)
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: Animals save the planet video
      – Reading: Protecting our Oceans
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Understanding prefixes and suffixes
      – Vocabulary

Unit 4: Taking Care of Our Earth


    • Text type: Exposition (cause and effect)
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Cause and effect exposition
      – Grammar: Dynamic verbs
      – Grammar: Connectives
      – Writing Skills: Interesting details
      – Writing: Cause and effect article

Unit 5: Let’s Be Active


    • Text type: Formal letter
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: Sports word chain
      – Reading: Exercise for the students
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Summarising details
      – Vocabulary

Unit 6: Let’s Be Active 


    • Text type: Formal letter
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Formal letter
      – Grammar: Indirect questions
      – Grammar: Complex sentences
      – Writing skills: Formal letter writing

Unit 7: Unbelievable Tales


    • Text type: Myths
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activities:
      – Warm-up: Mythical characters
      – Reading: Thor in the land of giants
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Using your imagination
      – Vocabulary

Unit 8: Unbelievable Tales


    • Text type: Myths
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activities:
      – Overview: Myths
      – Grammar: Relative clauses
      – Writing skills: Figurative language and symbolism
      – Writing skills: Characterisation
      – Writing: My mythical story

Unit 9: Going to Space


    • Text type: Explanation of how
    • Skill: Reading
    • Activity:
      – Warm-up: Going to space
      – Reading: How do rockets fly to space?
      – Reading comprehension
      – Reading skills: Contextual clues
      – Vocabulary

Unit 10: Going to Space


    • Text type: Explanation of how
    • Skill: Writing
    • Activity:
      – Overview: Explanation of how
      – Grammar: Review of the passive voice
      – Grammar: To-infinitives
      – Grammar: Adverbial phrases of place
      – Writing skills: Step-by-step ordering
      – Writing: How …