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MRSM MUAR

ENGLISH SCHEME OF WORK


FORM 4
2014
WEEK
8-10
4 Jan 17
Feb 2012

THEME /
TOPIC
Theme 3 :
People
Knowing Me
Knowing You

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students should be able to :
1.1 Make friends and keep
friendships by
(a) taking part in
conversations and
discussions.
(d) exchanging ideas,
information and opinions
on topics of interest.

DOMAIN
1.0
Interpersonal

2.2 Process information by


(a) skimming & scanning for
specific information &
ideas.

2.0 Informational

1.1 Make friends and keep


friendships by
(c) exchanging ideas,
information and opinions
on topics of interest.

1.0 Interpersonal

1.2 Take part in social

Level 1
i. Talking about oneself to others,
sharing information about each
other that is of interest to both
parties.
Level 2
vi. Making a decision
regarding an action to be
taken based on agreement
of all members of a group.
vii. Read topics of current
interest and exchange
ideas.

1.2 Take part in social


interaction by
(a) carrying out a variety of
language functions.
(b) discuss plans and
arrangements
in solving problems &
making decisions.

Looking Up
Lifestyles

SPECIFICATIONS

Processing texts read by


Level 1
ii. Skimming for gist.
iii. Scanning for details.
vi. Using the dictionary to
find the meanings of
words.

Level 1
i. Sharing information about
each other that is of
interest to both parties.

Level 2

LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
Language forms
and functions

ACTIVITIES

Sound System
Vowel sounds /i/
/i:/

Vocabulary
Refer to word
list
Dictionary
skills

Grammar
Subjective
verb
agreement
Adjectives &
nouns

Writing & talking about


wedding customs &
rituals.
Comparing &
contrasting wedding
customs.
Problem solving and
decision making.
Reading a variety of
texts
Scanning for details by
ticking true or false
statements.
Finding meaning of
words using contextual
clues.

Completing a
conversation.
Role play using cue
cards.
Listening & completing
a table

interaction by
(a) carrying out a variety of
language functions.

1-6
4 Jan 10
Feb 2012

Literature
Component :
Poem 1:
In The Midst
of Hardship

i. Disagreeing politely
ii. Offering advice
iii. Expressing concern
iv. Persuading someone to do
something.

2.3 Present information by


(a) explaining
(f) composing, revising &
editing drafts & checking
accuracy of spelling,
punctuation & grammar.

2.0 Informational

Level 3
viii. Apply process writing
skills.

Students should be able to:


3.1 Listen to, read, view and
respond to literary works
by
e. reciting poems with feeling
and expression

3.0
Aesthetic

Level 1
i. Reciting poems with feelings
and expressions and with the
correct pronunciation,
intonation, stress and rhythm.
Level 2
ix. Talking about how events,
characters and the poem
remind one of events in real
life.

3.2 Express themselves


creatively and
imaginatively by
c. composing simple poems.

Level 3
xi. Talking about the message the
poet is trying to put across in
his/her poem.
xiii. Understanding some of
the figurative language
of the text.
Level 3
vi. composing simple poems.

Sound System
Words from
foreign languages.

Talking about disasters


and difficulties in life.
Reading the poem aloud.
Relating the situation in
the poem to real life.
Identify emotions related
to the poem.
Completing worksheet(s)
e.g Treasure hunt, Word
explosion
Composing a poem

WEEK
8 12
20 Feb
30 Mar
2012

THEME /
TOPIC
Theme 2 :
Health
Checking Up
on Health

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students should be able to :
1.1 Make friends and keep
friendships by
(a) taking part in
conversations and
discussions.

DOMAIN
1.0 Interpersonal

2.0 Informational
2.1 Obtain information for
different purposes by
(a) reading materials in print
such as reports and
articles and using other
electronic media such as
the internet

SPECIFICATIONS
Level 1
ii. Responding to questions
politely by giving the required
information.

LANGUAGE
CONTENT
Grammar
The Present
Perfect Tense
The Simple
Past Tense

ACTIVITIES

Answering questions
based on pictures.
Listening to a
conversation
Listening for specific
information and ticking
the correct answer.
Listening for specific
information to complete
a flow chart.
Reading for details,
making inferences,
moving beyond the text.
Using a thesaurus.

Completing a quiz.
Role playing
Discussing a meal plan
Writing an essay

Processing text read by:


Level 1
Scanning for details

Sound System
Stress on foursyllable words

Level 2
vii. identifying main ideas.

Vocabulary
Refer to word list.

Level 3
xiv. Drawing conclusions.

2.2 Process information by


(a) skimming and scanning for
specific information and
ideas.
(b) drawing conclusions.
Healthy
Living

2.3 Present information to


different audiences by
(a) writing descriptions and
explanations.
(g) summarising information.

2.0 Informational

Level 3
viii. Applying process writing
skills

Grammar
Prepositions of
time
Prepositions of
association

WEEK
7 - 12
13 Feb 30
Mar 2012

THEME /
TOPIC
Literature
Component
Poem 2 :
He Had Such
Quiet Eyes

LEARNING OUTCOMES

DOMAIN

Students should be able to:


3.1 Listen to, read, view and
respond to literary works by
(c) explaining the message the
writer is trying to convey and
discussing how this relates to
ones life.
(d) understanding other peoples
cultures, traditions, customs
and beliefs.

3.0 Aesthetic

Level 1
i. Reciting poems with
feelings and expressions
and with the correct
pronunciation,
intonation, stress and
rhythm.
ii. Finding out the meaning
of unfamiliar words by
using contextual clues
and the dictionary.

3.2 Express themselves


creatively and
imaginatively by
(b) retelling the poem and
presenting it in another genre.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Level 3
iv. Writing the poem in
another genre.

STANDARDIZED TEST 2 (14 TO 16 APRIL 2014)

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

ACTIVITIES

Describing / completing
pictures.
Reading the poem
(chain reading) and
describing the mood
Vocabulary games. Eg.
Unscrambling words,
bingo
Rewriting the poem in
other forms. E.g. prose,
haiku
Discussing criteria for
future spouse.
Completing
worksheet(s).

WEEK
13 - 18
2 Apr 11
May 2012

THEME /
TOPIC
Theme 1:
Environment
Saving Every
Drop

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students should be able to :
1.1 Make friends and keep
friendships by
(a) taking part in
conversations and
discussions.

DOMAIN
1.0 Interpersonal

SPECIFICATIONS
Level 1
iii. Relating personal
experiences

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

ACTIVITIES

Grammar
Language forms &
functions

Sound System
Consonants /w/, /v/

Recalling past
experiences on water
shortage by completing
a mind map.
Exchanging ideas.

1.3 Obtain goods & services by


(b) making complaints &
responding to complaints.

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9 Apr 11
May 2012

Literature
Component
Short Story 1:
Qwertyuiop

Students should be able to:


3.1 Listen to, read, view and
respond to literary words by
(b) recognizing elements in a
story such as characters and
setting.
(c) explaining the message the
writer is trying to convey and
discussing how this relates to
ones life.

3.0 Aesthetic

3.2 Express themselves creatively


and imaginatively by
(a) dramatizing texts and roleplaying characters.

Level 1
iii. Retelling the story in
ones own words.

Level 2
iv. Narrating sequence of
events.
i. Describing characters and
writing simple
descriptions.
ii. Making predictions as to
what might have happen
next in the story.

Level 3
x. Talking about the theme
in a story.
Level 1
ii. Role playing characters.

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MID-YEAR EXAMINATION (10 TO 22 MAY 2014)

Replying to Auntie
Agony letter.
Describing pictures of
setting.
Matching difficult
vocabulary with
meanings.
Answering questions
about plot based on
pictures.
Completing character
grid.
Identifying themes and
moral values.
Answering follow-up
questions.

WEEK

THEME /
TOPIC

LEARNING OUTCOMES

DOMAIN

SPECIFICATIONS

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

ACTIVITIES

1ST TERM HOLIDAYS (23 MAY TO 7 JUNE 2014)


DISCUSSION & CORRECTIONS ON MID-YEAR EXAM PAPERS (8 TO 12 JUNE 2014)

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22 - 27
18 June
27 July
2012

Theme 4:
Science &
Technology
Going High-Tech

Moving Ahead

Students should be able to :


2.1 Obtain information for
different purposes by
(a) listening to spoken texts.
(c) reading materials in print

1.0 Interpersonal

2.2 Process information by


(a) skimming and scanning for
specific information and ideas.
(b) extracting main ideas and
details.
(d) presenting information in nonlinear forms.

2.0 Informational

1.1 Make friends and keep


friendships by
(b) talking about personal
experiences.

1.0 Informational

2.3 Present information to


different audiences by
(a) writing recounts, descriptions,
Explanations and reports.
(i) using appropriate format,
conventions and grammar
when presenting information.

2.0 Informational

Levels 1, 2 & 3
i. Listening to and
understanding a variety of
texts.
ii. Reading silently and
aloud with understanding
a variety of texts.
Level 1
i. Conveying information
into tables, graphs &
diagrams.

Level 1
iii. Relating personal
experiences.
Level 2
iv. Expanding notes and
outlines.
Level 3
viii. Applying process
writing skills.

Grammar
Passive
construction
Logical
connectors
Sequence
connectors

Sound System
Consonant
clusters /sl/, /kl/

Vocabulary
The prefix pre

Grammar
Prepositions
of direction
Prepositions
of purpose

Sound System
Consonant
sounds /s/,
/zem/, /sp/

Identifying pictures that


have incorporated science
& technology.
Reading short texts and
transferring information
onto a chart.
Answering questions on
short texts.
Listening & completing a
table.
Listening & picking out
specific words.
Reading an article &
transferring information
onto a flow chart.
Sharing experiences.
Completing a table.
Writing an article /a
letter of complaint /
summary / a descriptive
composition.
Role playing buying a
product.

WEEK
23 - 28
25 June 3
Aug 2012

THEME /
TOPIC
Literature
Component :
Short Story 2:
The Fruitcake
Special

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students should be able to :
3.1 Listen to, read, view and
respond to literary works by
(a) understanding and telling in
ones own words the story
heard and read, giving ones
opinion of the text.
(c) explaining the message the
writer is trying to convey and
discussing how this relates to
ones life

DOMAIN
3.0 Aesthetic

3.2 Express themselves creatively


and imaginatively by
(a) dramatizing texts and roleplaying characters.

28 - 33
30 July
14 Sept
2012

Theme 5:
Values
Deciding On
Dams

Students should be able to:


1.3 Make friends and keep
friendships by
(a) taking part in conversations
and discussions.
(d) exchanging ideas, information
and opinions on topics of
interest.

1.0 Interpersonal

SPECIFICATIONS

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

ACTIVITIES

Level 1
iii. Retelling the story in
ones own words.

Level 2
iv. Narrating the sequence
of events.
iii. Describing characters
and writing simple
descriptions.

Level 3
iv. Talking about the theme
in a story.

Level 1
ii. Role-playing characters.

Level 1
i. Talking about oneself to
others, sharing
information about each
other that is of interest to
both parties.
ii. Responding to questions
politely by giving the
required information.

Grammar
Gerunds
Gerunds
after
prepositions
Infinitives

Sound System
Homophones

Predicting plot of the


story.
Tell the plot of the story
with the help of pictures
Rearranging sequence of
events.
Quoting texts in order to
describe characters.
Decoding messages on
themes and moral values.
Charade
Quiz
Forum Career
opportunities for women
Comprehension questions
Debate
Preparing brochure

Sharing information on
dams.
Reading & matching
opinions.
Listening to a dialogue &
answering true or false
questions.
Matching expressions
with their meanings.
Completing a graphic
organizer.
Reading for details and
making inferences.

WEEK

THEME /
TOPIC

LEARNING OUTCOMES
2.2 Process information by
(a) skimming and scanning for
specific information
(b) extracting main ideas and
details.
(f) drawing conclusions.

DOMAIN
2.0 Informational

SPECIFICATIONS
Processing texts listened to
by
Level 1
ii. Noting important details.

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

ACTIVITIES

Vocabulary
Refer to the
word list
Dictionary
skills.

Level 2
iv. Identifying main ideas &
jotting down key words
& phrases.
Loving Our
Country

1.1 Make friends and keep


friendships by
(d) exchanging ideas,
information and opinions on
topics of interest.

1.0 Interpersonal

2.3 Present information to


different audiences by
(e) expanding notes & outlines.
(f) composing, revising & editing
drafts & checking accuracy of
spelling, punctuation &
grammar.
(i) using appropriate format,
conventions & grammar when
presenting information.

2.0 Informational

Processing texts read by


Level 1
ii. Skimming for gist and
stating what the text is
about.
iii. Scanning for details.
Level 2
vii. Identifying main ideas
in a simple text.
Level 1
iii. Relating personal
experiences.
Level 2
iv. Expanding notes &
outlines
Level 3
viii. Apply process writing
skills.

Grammar
The Past
Perfect Tense
Adverbs of
degree
thoroughly,
completely,
nearly
Sound System
Sentence stress in
statements &
questions
Vocabulary
Antonyms

Talking about
patriotism.
Agreeing or disagreeing
with opinions.
Initiating & keeping a
discussion going
Writing a descriptive
essay / summary / ones
opinion

WEEK
34 - 39
17 Sept
26 Oct
2012

THEME /
TOPIC
Theme 6 :
Social Issues
Reaching Out

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students should be able to :
1.2 Take part in social interaction
by
(b) making decisions.
2.1 Obtain information by
(a) reading materials in print.

DOMAIN

SPECIFICATIONS

1.0 Interpersonal

Level 2
vi. Making a decision
regarding an action to be
taken based on
agreement of all
members of a group.

2.0 Informational

Level 1, 2 & 3
i. Reading silently and
aloud.

2.2 Process information by


(a) skimming and scanning for
specific information and
ideas.
(f) drawing conclusions.

Processing texts listened to


by:
Level 1
ii. Noting important details.

LANGUAGE
CONTENT

ACTIVITIES

Grammar
The simple past
tense

Sound System
Sentence stress and
intonation

Vocabulary
Refer to word
list
Dictionary
skills.

Sharing & recording


past experiences.
Listening & ticking the
correct answers.
Listening sequencing
the order of statements.
Reading for details,
making inferences,
moving beyond the text.
Designing a machine
that will help to
improve the quality of
life of the aged /
disabled.

Level 2
iv. identifying main ideas &
jotting down key words
& phrases.
Facing Teenage
Blues

1.1 Make friends & keep


friendships by
(b) talking about personal
experiences.

1.0 Interpersonal

Level 3
xiv. Drawing conclusions.

1.2 Take part in social interaction


by
(d) solving problems
2.1 Obtain information by
(c) reading materials in print e.g.
reports.

Processing texts read by


Level 1
iii. Scanning for details.

2.0 Informational

Level 2
iii. Relating personal
experiences.
Level 1
ii. Offering advice.

2.2 Process information by


(d) presenting information in
non-linear forms.

Level 3
vii. Suggest ways to solve a
problem.

Grammar
Punctuation
colon, hyphen,
brackets
Revision
present perfect
& simple past
tenses
Sound System
Consonant
sounds /kr/, /br/,
/fl/, /bl/

Sharing experiences on
problems.
Relating experiences &
completing a table.
Reading & interpreting
non-linear texts.
Giving advice to
teenagers.

WEEK
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6 Aug 26
Oct 2012

THEME /
TOPIC
Literature
Component:
Drama:
Gulp and Gasp

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students should be able to:
3.1 Listen to, read, view and
respond to literary works by
(b) recognizing elements in a
story such as characters and
setting.
(c) explaining the message the
writer is trying to convey and
discussing how this relates to
ones life.

DOMAIN
3.0 Aesthetic

SPECIFICATIONS
Level 1
iii. Retelling the story in
ones own words.
Level 2
iv. Narrating sequence of
events.
v. Describing characters and
writing simple descriptions.
Level 3
x. Talking about the theme
in a story.

3.2 Express themselves creatively


and imaginatively by
(a) composing simple poems.

Level 3
vi. Composing simple
poems.

Students should be able to:


3.1 Listen to, read, view and
respond to literary works by
(a) understanding and telling in
ones own words the drama
heard and read. Giving ones
opinion of the text.

3.0 Aesthetic

Level 1
ii. Finding out the meaning
of unfamiliar words by
using contextual clues
and the dictionary.
Level 2
vii. Talking about values in
the drama and whether
they are meaningful to
ones life.
Level 3
xi. Talking about the
message the dramatist is

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LANGUAGE
CONTENT

ACTIVITIES
Pre and While Reading:
Warm ups.
Predicting story.
Telling the plot of the
story with the help of
pictures.
Rearranging sequence
of events.
Identifying major plot
points of a story.
Identifying changes in
the characters
personality.
Completing
worksheet(s) to identify
themes and moral
values.
Word maze.
Writing a poem based
on the story.

trying to put across in


WEEK

THEME /
TOPIC

LEARNING OUTCOMES

DOMAIN

SPECIFICATIONS
his/her drama and
writing a simple
paragraph on it.
xii. Understanding some of
the figurative language
of the text.

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END-OF-YEAR EXAMINATION (29 OCT 9 NOV 2012)


END-OF-YEAR HOLIDAYS (10 NOV 2 JAN 2013)

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LANGUAGE
CONTENT

ACTIVITIES