Curriculum and Scheme of Work
- Introduction to basic Itsekiri alphabet -Monographs and diagraphs.
- Numeracy: 1 – 20, as we advance 20 – 50 and 50 – 100 and above (audio- visual)
- Vocabulary Building –parts of the body (audio visual)
- Identification of animals-domesticated and wild (images)
- Studying plants and crops especially edible fruits (real images)
- Daily life-Greetings, home, school and surrounding as per gender (illustrative video)
- Identification of colors – dress code for men/women/youths (illustrative video)
- Vocabulary Building: Culinary terms -food types – ingredients for different types of food.
- Identification of leisure patterns –youths, middle age and adults emphasis on moonlight plays
- Identification and naming things in the kitchen, bedroom and living room.
- Construction of sentences learning verbs, adjectives etc. Begin with two – three letter words and advance beyond.
- Studying days of the week, months, weather condition and universe.
- Sampling and demonstration the same spellings but different meanings
- Short sentences construction using daily norms – to urinate (male/female, to bath etc.)
- Thorough study of relationship terms practical demonstration of different lineage relationship
- Religious studies – Christianity
The scheme of work is categorized into these various stages of learning:
Introduction to Basic Itsekiri Alphabet.
Ability to identify and pronounce letters of the alphabet using audio visual aid.
Combination of letters to form words.
Greetings in Isekiri
Different kinds of greetings.
Oral questions and explaining when these greetings are used.
Introduction to phonetics/pronunciation.
Household utensils, kitchen, room and parlour.
Period of teaching: 6 weeks