(A) One-year period syllabus for Year 10 English textbook.

Context Exploration, Explicit Instruction, Guided practice and Independent application

- Use different text types to improve understanding of the uses of tenses in different contexts
after introducing the rules of the tenses.

1. Introduce Past Tense
- Use isolated sentences to identify the use of past tense in different contexts
- Identify different past time indicators

(a) Simple past tense
(c) Past perfect
(d) Past continuous

1.1 Recount
Provide the “moves” or structural elements of a typical recount text – “Model” text

(a) Story genre
(b) Factual genre

a. Reading aloud in classroom
Students will take turn by turn reading parts of the text

b. Compare the two types of ‘recount’ genres
Identify the purpose and audience of the text

i. Speaking, Listening & Writing

1. Oral Tasks
a. Identify how the information in the texts are organized
- Identify linking words, lexical chains & lexical cohesion
- Explain the use of conjunctions
- Explain the use of punctuations
- Identify different clauses
- Independent clause
- Dependent clause
- Comparative clause
b. Identify structure
- Compare the moves in the texts to the “model” text
- Identify the obligatory and optional moves
c. Identify and explain the grammar used
- Tenses, Adjectives, adverbs, Verbs and Nouns
d. Identify unfamiliar words in the texts
- Explanation on the meanings of the words in context
- Construct sentences (pairwork/groupwork)

2. Writing Tasks
a. Answer comprehension questions
b. Write a ‘recount’ text or role play


1.2 Narrative
Provide the “moves” or structural elements of a typical narrative text – “Model” text

a. Reading aloud in classroom
Students will take turn by turn reading parts of the text

b. Compare two narrative texts
Identify the purpose and audience of the texts

i. Speaking, Listening & Writing

1. Oral Tasks
a. Identify how the information in the texts are organized
- Identify linking words, lexical chains & lexical cohesion
- Explain the use of conjunctions
- Explain the use of punctuations
- Identify different clauses
- Independent clause
- Dependent clause
- Comparative clause
b. Identify structure
- Compare the moves in the texts to the “model” text
- Identify the obligatory and optional moves
c. Identify and explain the grammar used
- Tenses, Adjectives, adverbs, Verbs and Nouns
d. Identify unfamiliar words
- Discussion on the meanings of the words in context (pair/group)

2. Writing tasks
a. Answer comprehension questions or play a jigsaw task
b. Write a narrative text


1.3 News story
Provide the “moves” or structural elements of a typical News story – “Model” text


a. Reading aloud in classroom
Students will take turn by turn reading parts of the text

b. Compare two different news story
Identify the purpose and audience of the text

i. Speaking, Listening & Writing

1. Oral Tasks
a. Identify how the information in the texts are organized
- Identify linking words, lexical chains & lexical cohesion
- Explain the use of conjunctions
- Explain the use of punctuations
- Identify different clauses
- Independent clause
- Dependent clause
- Comparative clause
b. Identify structure
- Compare the moves in the texts to the “model” text
- Identify the obligatory and optional moves
c. Identify and explain the grammar used
- Tenses, Adjectives, adverbs, Verbs and Nouns
d. Identify unfamiliar words
- Discussion on the meanings of the words in context (pair/group)

2. Writing tasks
a. Answer comprehension questions or role play as a news reader
b. Write a news story


2. Review on the past tense usage in the three text types and identify the different
structural and grammatical usage among them


3. Present tense & Future use
- Use isolated sentences to identify the use of present tense and future use in different contexts
- Identify different present and future time indicators
(a) Simple present tense
(b) Present perfect tense
(c) Present continuous
(d) Future use


3.1 Giving Instruction
Provide the “moves” or structural elements of a typical “giving instruction” text –
“Model” text

(a) Procedure
(b) Protocol

a. Reading aloud in classroom
Students will take turn by turn reading parts of the text

b. Compare two different instruction texts
Identify the purpose and audience of the text

i. Speaking, Listening & Writing

1. Oral Tasks
a. Identify how the information in the texts are organized
- Identify linking words, lexical chains & lexical cohesion
- Explain the use of conjunctions
- Explain the use of punctuations
- Identify different clauses
- Independent clause
- Dependent clause
- Comparative clause
b. Identify structure
- Compare the moves in the texts to the “model” text
- Identify the obligatory and optional moves
c. Identify and explain the grammar used
- Tenses, Adjectives, adverbs, Verbs and Nouns
d. Identify unfamiliar words
- Discussion on the meanings of the words in context (pair/group)

2. Writing tasks
a. Answer comprehension questions or play treasure hunting by following a set of instructions
b. Write a procedure or protocol


3.2 Explanation
Provide the “moves” or structural elements of a typical “explanation” text – “Model” text

a. Reading aloud in classroom
Students will take turn by turn reading parts of the text

b. Compare two different explanation texts
Identify the purpose and audience of the text

i. Speaking, Listening & Writing

1. Oral Tasks
a. Identify how the information in the texts are organized
- Identify linking words, lexical chains & lexical cohesion
- Explain the use of conjunctions
- Explain the use of punctuations
- Identify different clauses
- Independent clause
- Dependent clause
- Comparative clause
b. Identify structure
- Compare the moves in the texts to the “model” text
- Identify the obligatory and optional moves
c. Identify and explain the grammar used
- Tenses, Adjectives, adverbs, Verbs and Nouns
d. Identify unfamiliar words
- Discussion on the meanings of the words in context (pair/group)

2. Writing tasks
a. Answer comprehension questions
b. Write an explanation text or do a “problem-solving” task


3.3 Persuading
Provide the “moves” or structural elements of a typical “persuading” text – “Model” text

3.3.1 Exposition
Discussion

a. Reading aloud in classroom
Students will take turn by turn reading parts of the text

b. Compare two different types “persuading” texts
Identify the purpose and audience of the text

i. Speaking, Listening & Writing

1. Oral Tasks
a. Identify how the information in the texts are organized
- Identify linking words, lexical chains & lexical cohesion
- Explain the use of conjunctions
- Explain the use of punctuations
- Identify different clauses
- Independent clause
- Dependent clause
- Comparative clause
b. Identify structure
- Compare the moves in the texts to the “model” text
- Identify the obligatory and optional moves
c. Identify and explain the grammar used
- Tenses, Adjectives, adverbs, Verbs and Nouns
d. Identify unfamiliar words
- Discussion on the meanings of the words in context (pair/group)

2. Writing tasks
a. Answer comprehension questions
b. Write a expository or discussion text or have a class debate


3.4 Report
Provide the “moves” or structural elements of a typical report – “Model” text

a. Reading aloud in classroom
Students will take turn by turn reading parts of the text

b. Compare two different reports
Identify the purpose and audience of the text

i. Speaking, Listening & Writing

1. Oral Tasks
a. Identify how the information in the texts are organized
- Identify linking words, lexical chains & lexical cohesion
- Explain the use of conjunctions
- Explain the use of punctuations
- Identify different clauses
- Independent clause
- Dependent clause
- Comparative clause
b. Identify structure
- Compare the moves in the texts to the “model” text
- Identify the obligatory and optional moves
c. Identify and explain the grammar used
- Tenses, Adjectives, adverbs, Verbs and Nouns
d. Identify unfamiliar words
- Discussion on the meanings of the words in context (pair/group)

2. Writing tasks
a. Answer comprehension questions
b. Write a report or have presentations

5. Review on the present tense and future usage in the four text types and identify
the different structural and grammatical usage among them