BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM (Philippine Elementary Learning Competencies)
BUREAU OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Department of Education Republic of the Philippines E:\CDD Files\BEC-PELC Finalized June 2010\COVER PELC - English.docx Printed: 8/12/2010 11:19 AM [Anafel Bergado]
English as a subject is concerned with developing competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Listening is an information – processing act. It includes skills in auditory discrimination and cognitive comprehension. Speaking includes skills in using the language expressions and grammatical structures correctly in oral communication. Reading is getting meaning from the printed page. It includes skills for vocabulary development, levels of comprehension namely, literal, interpretative, critical analysis and application, literary appreciation and study skills. Writing includes readiness skills, mechanics, guided writing, functional, and creative writing. Learning activities to develop competence in these phases of communication should be varied, meaningful and realistic. Science and Health concepts may be used as content in English especially for Grades I and II, but not to the extent of neglecting the content in the English books for the grade. Grade III is considered the threshold in reading. Thus, at the end of the third grade, every child is expected to be a functional/successful reader.
TIME ALLOTMENT Learning Areas English Daily Time Allotment III IV V 100 80 80
The daily period of 100 minutes is allotted for Grades I-III. There is no increase in time allotment for Grades IV-VI because basic literacy skills are expected to have been developed in Grades I-III. The 20-minute increased time allotment may be used for mastery of the skills through any of the following: - peer tutoring - spelling lessons - enrichment/reinforcement for fast learners - writing (practice) - remediation for slow learners - free reading
GOAL: Access varied information and creatively use them in spoken and written forms; communicate fluently and accurately orally and in writing, for a variety of purposes and different social and academic contexts at their level while carrying out activities in everyday life
At the end of Grade VI, the learner is expected to listen critically; communicate one’s feeling and ideas orally and in writing with a high level of proficiency; and read various text types materials to serve one’s own learning needs in meeting a wide range of life’s purposes. At the end of Grade V, the learner is expected to listen critically to different text types; express ideas logically in oral and written forms; and demonstrate interest in reading to meet one’s various needs. At the end of Grade IV, the learner is expected to listen critically to news reports, radio broadcasts and express ideas accurately in oral and in written form; demonstrate more independence in the use of language to meet everyday needs; and read independently for pleasure and get information from various text types. At the end of Grade III, the learner is expected to listen critically to get information from text heard; demonstrate independence in using the basic language structure in oral and written communication; and read with comprehension. At the end of Grade II, the learner is expected to listen critically to 1-2 paragraphs; use appropriate expressions in varied situations and about places and topics of interest; read critically and fluently in correct thought units, texts for information and entertainment and respond properly to environmental prints like signs, posters, commands and requests; and write legibly simple sentences and messages in cursive form. At the end of Grade I, the learner is expected to recognize differences in speech sounds, word stress, intonation patterns in sentences heard; speak clearly and use appropriate expressions in talking about...
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