Platinum English First Additional Language Grade 6 Teaching Plan Term 1



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Platinum English First Additional Language

Grade 6
Teaching Plan



Term 1


Weeks

Themes

Listen and speak

Read and view

Write and present

Language structures and conventions

Formal Assessment

Teaching and learning material

1 - 2

  1. After school

Listen to a story and answer questions
Language game

(give and follow instructions)


Daily listening and speaking

Read a story and answer questions
Read a story aloud
Word puzzle
Independent reading

Story
Personal dictionary

Spell familiar words
Use a dictionary
Word families
Sight words
High frequency words

Subject-verb concord

Countable nouns
Simple past tense
Pronouns
Words from texts read


Baseline assessment

LB pp 1–10
TG pp 1–15

3 - 4

  1. Heroes

Factual recount of a news event
Sustain a

conversation on a familiar topic


Daily listening and speaking

News report
E-mail
Advertisement
Independent

reading: Summarise text



Personal letter
Factual recount
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Alphabetical order
Break words into smaller parts
Articles ‘a’ and ‘the’
Adjectives of comparison

Present progressive tense


Modals
Adverbs of time
Words from texts read

Term 1 FAT 1

LB pp 11–20
TG pp 16–31

5 - 6

  1. Stand up for yourself

Listen to and summarise a story
Daily listening and speaking

Read a story and answer questions
Read aloud
Diary entries
Independent

reading: Express own opinion



Diary entry

Personal dictionary


Use a dictionary
Alphabetical order
Words with ‘g’
Personal pronouns
Verbs to describe actions
Prepositions
Question forms
Capital letters
Homonyms
Words from texts read

Term 1 FAT 2

LB pp 21–30
TG pp 32–42

Term 1 continued

Weeks

Themes

Listen and speak

Read and view

Write and present

Language structures and conventions

Formal Assessment

Teaching and learning material

7 - 8

  1. Be creative

Instructions
Describe a process
Daily listening and speaking

Information text

with visuals


Follow instructions
Word puzzle
Read aloud
Independent

reading: Reflect on texts read


Description of a

simple process

Definitions of

common nouns


Personal dictionary
Design, draw and complete a collage

Use a dictionary
Words starting with ‘ce-’, ‘ci-’ or ‘cy-’
Command form of verb
Past progressive tense
Prepositions
Negative concord
Words from texts read

Term 1 FAT 2

LB pp 31–40
TG pp 43–57

9 - 10

  1. Fantastic food

Poetry
Word game
Daily listening and speaking

Poetry
Read poems aloud
Independent

reading: Reflect

on and compare texts


Descriptions of people and objects
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Words with a ‘k’ sound
Possessive noun form
Adjectives
Simple present tense to describe regular actions
Compound words
Words from texts read




LB pp 41–50
TG pp 58–68

Term 2

Weeks

Themes

Listen and speak


Read and view

Write and present

Language structures and conventions

Formal Assessment

Teaching and learning material

11 - 22

  1. Playing tricks

Listen to a traditional story and answer questions
Tell and retell stories
Daily listening and speaking

Read a story
Complete a

comprehension


Read aloud
Independent

reading


Simple story
Paragraph to

express opinion


Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Words with a ‘k’ sound
Irregular verb forms
Countable and uncountable nouns
Demonstrative pronouns

Adjectives


Present simple tense
Modal verbs
Words from reading texts



LB pp 51–60
TG pp 69–80

13 - 14

  1. Useful plants

Listen to oral descriptions

Analyse and classify plant products

Daily listening and speaking


Read an

information text

and answer

questions


Identify main idea and topic sentences of

paragraph


Independent

reading: Reflect

on text read


Description of

plant product


Design, draw and label a mindmap
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Plurals with ‘-es’
Nouns that have only plurals
Possessive pronouns
Comparative and

superlative adjectives


Adverbs
Connecting words
Words from reading texts

Term 2 FAT 1


LB pp 61–70
TG pp 81–94

15 - 16

  1. School outings

Personal recount of an event
Story
Answer questions
Role-play a familiar situation
Daily listening and speaking

Diary extract
Answer questions
Read a story and complete a

comprehension


Read aloud
Independent

reading: Reflect

on texts read


Simple personal

letter
Personal dictionary



Use a dictionary
Words ending in ‘-l’
Present perfect tense
Regular and irregular verb forms
Connecting words

The verb ‘to be’

Phrasal verbs
Words from reading texts





LB pp 71–80
TG pp 95–106

17 - 18

  1. Time for television

Interview classmates for a survey
Conversation on

familiar topic


Language game
Daily listening and speaking

Book review
Information text

with visuals


Comprehension
Read a TV news article aloud
Word puzzle
Independent reading

Dictionary definitions
Questionnaire
Paragraph to

express opinion


Personal dictionary
Use dictionary

words in sentences



Use a dictionary
Words with long vowel sounds and silent ‘e’
Future tense
Adverbs of degree
The verb ‘to be’
Modal verbs
Antonyms
Words from reading texts




LB pp 81–92

TG pp 107–120



19 – 20

Summative Assessment

Mid-year

examination



LB pp 93–96
TG pp 121–123

Term 3

Weeks


Themes

Listen and speak

Read and view

Write and present

Language structures and conventions

Formal Assessment

Teaching and learning material

21 - 22

  1. Special places

Listen to a story and answer questions
Listen to a

description of a place


Make notes
Daily listening and speaking

Read a story
Comprehension
Read a personal letter
Answer questions
Independent

reading


Diary entry
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Plurals with ‘-s’
Proper nouns
Connecting words

– cause and effect


Simple present tense for universal statements
Future tense with ‘will’
Synonyms
Words from reading texts

Term 3 FAT 1


LB pp 97–106
TG pp 124–137


23 - 24

  1. Take care of our water

Listen to a talk on an issue
Talk about an issue
Collect information with a questionnaire
Daily listening and speaking


Information text

with visuals


Comprehension
Read information text aloud
Word puzzle
Independent reading

Information text

with visuals


Transfer text

into graphic form


Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Simple present tense
Present progressive tense
Adjectives
Subject-verb concord
Words in same lexical field
Words from reading texts

Term 3 FAT 1


LB pp 107–116
TG pp 138–150

25 - 26

  1. Space adventure

Listen to and retell a story
Poetry
Daily listening and speaking

Story
Summarise a story
Answer questions
Read a poem aloud
Independent

reading: Reflect

on texts read


Story
Poem
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Shorten words
Abbreviations
Personal pronouns
Simple past tense
Adverbs of place
Possessive pronouns
Prefixes and suffixes
Words from reading texts

Term 3 FAT 1
Term 3 FAT 2

LB pp 117–128
TG pp 151–164


Term 3 continued

Weeks

Themes

Listen and speak

Read and view

Write and present

Language structures and conventions

Formal assessment

Teaching and learning material

27 - 28

  1. Science and technology

Instructions for a procedure
Language game
Daily listening and speaking

Experiment
Information texts
Independent

reading: Reflects on texts read



Information text
Mindmap summary
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Spelling words which are often confused
Possessive noun form
Adjectives
Verbs to describe actions
Present perfect tense
Words from reading texts

Term 3 FAT 2



LB pp 129–140

TG pp 165–181



29 - 30

  1. Act in plays

Perform a play (drama)
Conversation on a familiar topic
Daily listening and speaking

Play (drama)
Comprehension
Read a play aloud
Independent

reading: Reflects on texts read



Short play script
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Spelling
Determiners
Adjectives
Adverbs
Homonyms
Words from reading texts




LB pp 141–150

TG pp 182–192



Term 4

Weeks

Themes

Listen and speak

Read and view

Write and present

Language structures and conventions

Formal Assessment


Teaching and learning material

31 - 32

  1. Celebration

Listen to and tell a story
Oral review
Daily listening and speaking

Read a story
Comprehension
Personal letters
Read aloud
Independent

reading: Reflects on texts read



Story
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Sight words
High frequency words
Demonstrative pronouns
Adjectives before nouns
Command form of verb
Prepositions
Antonyms
Words from reading texts




LB pp 151–160
TG pp 193–204

33 - 34

  1. Making music

Discussion
Listen to and discuss a talk
Language game
Daily listening and speaking

Information text
Comprehension
Read aloud
Word puzzle
Independent

reading: Reflects on texts read



Instructions from visual text
Mindmap summary
Definitions with

examples
Personal dictionary


Use a dictionary

Alphabetical order
Possessive pronouns
Commas
Relative clauses
The word ‘the’
Words from reading texts


Term 4 FAT 1


LB pp 161–170
TG pp 205–220

35 - 36

  1. Weather

Listen to and

summarise a story


Poetry
Daily listening and speaking

Story
Comprehension
Poetry
Read a poem aloud
Independent

reading: Reflects on texts read



Book review
Personal letter
Personal dictionary

Use a dictionary
Words in same lexical field
Connecting words – reason, purpose, choice
Direct speech
Quotation marks
Words from reading texts



LB pp 171–180
TG pp 221–233

37 - 38

  1. Summer’s here

Conversation
Ask and answer

questions


Discussion
Daily listening and speaking

Magazine article
Answer questions
Poster
Read aloud
Independent

reading


News report
Design a poster

Personal dictionary


Use a dictionary
Alphabetical order
Connecting words
Question marks
Exclamation marks
Comparatives
Compound words
Words from reading texts




LB pp 181–192
TG pp 234–248

39 - 40

Summative Assessment

End of year examinations

LB pp 193–196
TG pp 249–250


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