DEFINITION OF TERMS- KCSE ENGLISH SYLLABUS
Reading aloud in a manner that brings out the intonations, rhythms and the meanings as intended by the author.
Paying close attention to the printed text so as to determine the intention of the author by analyzing the tone, mood and imagery.
A reading skill which encourages the reader to relate what is in a text to one’s experience Hot-seating Taking the role of a character, say in a novel or play and being made to account for the conduct of that character.
These are different words in a paragraph that refer to the same idea to enhance the cohesion of that paragraph. The words similar in meaning but not necessarily identical.
A typical paragraph in an argumentative composition has three types of sentences:
The topic sentence, the supporting sentences and the clincher sentence. The clincher sentence is the one that sums up or clinches the argument of the paragraph.
Exercises aimed at identifying The learner’s problems and using them for remedial work.
A test used to test overall knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. A short passage is selected carefully for level of difficulty and sometimes for a specific register. Every sixth or seventh word is left out and the learner has to supply the correct word in each case.