Phonics and Conversation for F. 3 - Course Outline




Sound Analysis

Method / Activities


A formal letter-

An application to join a school club

Techniques for good paragraphing, spelling, punctuation and drafting

Critical thinking and persuasive language

Layout of letters of application

Use of formal Langiage involving word order of descriptive adjectives, relative pronouns, verbs and prepositions

Brainstorming through questions and elicitation

Gist reading – a practice on adjectives

Pairwork – interview

Practice on verbs and prepositions

Use of polite language

Writing task- inclass

Wholeclass feed back

Writing task: homework


Drama on the Bus

Voice projection


Leadership, self-management and collaborative skills.

Present simple

Vocabulary – people and things

Listen and sing along

“The wheels on the bus……”

Dialogues on the school bus – school gossip.


Writing own script



Describing Festivals and Ceremonies

 Planning/ producing skills

Descriptive and imaginative techniques

Present simple for describing activities

Using a range of adjectives and adverbs  for vivid  descriptions. Also

Prepositions, passives


Brainstorming with pictures, questions, and reading Practice with Adjectives, adverbs and passives Writing task- Describe a popular festival in your country inclass – CNY and Dragon boat festival.

Wholeclass feed back

Writing task: homework


Rhyme Time

Sounds that rhyme

Techniques for recognizing and understanding rhymes in English



Negatives : e.g I don’(t) know, I watch(ed)TV last night

Play With Words: Names

Which Sounds are disappearing in Warmer: Hangman to elicit topic

Brainstorming – What is a rhyme

Eg rider / spider

Stone / cone

Lead / head

Feed the nonster with rhymes

Reading – a rhyme (poem)

Finish the poem – fill in the gaps

Writing: students write their own four line rhymes

Feedback – reciting own poems to the class.


Using short forms – writing messages

Techniques for writing notes – planning

Identifying specific goals

Using short forms

Where we leave out –prepositions, pronouns, articles and verbs in notes

Brainstorming with notes and messages

True or False  questions  for practice of appropriate notes

friendly notes

Understanding notes / Being brief and writing longer notes

Writing task- inclass

Wholeclass feed back


Stress and Intonation

Use of Stress and syllable patterns

Stress pattern/syllables

Vocabulary Drill

Match Word to Stress Card Game

Marking stress pattern

Dictionary Stress Search Game


Describing a fictional character  eg Harry Potter

Imaginative and descriptive skills

Good paragraphing and  scanning

Adjectives and nouns

Proofreading and punctuation

Synonyms, paragraphing


Brainstorming with pictures, questions, and reading

Planning – spidergraph

Vocabulary practice

Comparing text for ideas and skills

Writing task- inclass

Wholeclass feed back


Sentence Stress

Using appropriate stress and intonnation patterns

Stress Pattern

Question Intonation

Statement Intonation

Warmer: 5 Word Sentence Naughts and Crosses

Listen and underline the stressed syllables

Dialogue – Pairwork

Exercise: What are you saying?

Which word is important? (stressed)


Rhyming Words

Techniques for

Identifying same vowel sounds

Same Vowel Sound in the main Syllable e.g Show and go

Same consonant sound e.g long and wrong

Recitation : Poem

Group work: ‘Sort the words’

Find the Rhymes

Play with Dictionaries


Story Writing

Good paragraphing, scene setting and effective presentation of dramatic events

Past perfect /past continuous to set the scene and simple past to list dramatic events

Paragraphing – Firdt and final paragraphs

Key sentences

Brainstorming with pictures, questions, and reading

How to write a good paragraph – First paragraph ( a good one) – urges  the reader on and a final good one Planning- Linear sequence writing

Writing task- inclass

Wholeclass feed back