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QUESTIONS

TASK 1: LISTENING AND SPEAKING
The teacher greets the learner (learner responds). The teacher asks the learner to sit. The teacher says, "I am teacher____I would want us to talk about play time and sports" 

  1. Which are your favourite sports? (learner responds)
  2. At what time do you go out to play while at school? (learner responds) 
  3. Tell me some dangerous sports activities. (learner responds)
  4. Name some items you use when playing outside (learner responds)
  5. How do we play with kites? (learner responds) 

TASK 2: READING
Part 1: Reading Aloud Read this story aloud. 
School is a place where teaching and learning take place. A child who has been through school behaves well. You can easily tell the difference between those who have been to school and those who have not. (10 marks)

Part 2: Reading Comprehension
Read the story below and answer the questions that follow. 
Our country will make a very wise decision of electing various leaders to represent the citizens. This is called general election. This important activity takes place every five years. During such a time, our politicians are supposed to maintain peace as they campaign. It is everybody's prayer that this year's elections become peaceful. When there is peace in the country, the country develops economically.

  1. Our country will make a wise decision of __
  2. General election takes place after every __
  3. When they campaign, our politicians are supposed to maintain__
  4. Everybody wants this year's elections to be __
  5. When there is peace in the country, the country__

TASK 3: LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS/ GRAMMAR 
Select the correct word from the brackets to complete the sentences.

  1. Mueni and I __visit the museum. ( will, shall, does)
  2. All grade three teachers __have a meeting. (shall, will)
  3. Let us go to the field, ___we? (well, did, shall) 

Write the plural of the underlined words.

  1. Maina's foot hurt after a very long walk.
  2. Some mouse were running towards their hole. 
  3. The woman will hold their meeting here. : 

Use the correct wh-word to complete the statements, 

  1. __are the children crying?
  2. __was writing on the white board? 
  3. __is Mr. Maura's birthday?
  4. __book was picked outside? 

TASK 4: GUIDED WRITING 
Re-write the following sentences, 

  1. My favourite food is ugali. 
  2. It tastes delicious when hot. 
  3. I like it served with cabbage. 
  4. My mother cooks it every evening. 
  5. I know how to cook ugali as well. 

MARKING SCHEME

Mark Qn1-10 as required

  1. electing various leaders
  2. five years
  3. peace
  4. peaceful
  5. develops economically
  6. will
  7. will
  8. shall
  9.  feet
  10. mice
  11. women
  12. why
  13. who
  14. when
  15. which

Mark Qns 26-30 as required

QUESTIONS

TASK 1: LISTENING AND SPEAKING
Answer the following questions that the teacher will ask you orally (5mks)

  1. Name two things found in the classroom.
    1. State two activities that you do at home.
    2. Spell the word 'calendar'.
    3. Name one means of transport.
    4. Which is the seventh month of the year?

TASK 2: READING ALOUD

  1. Read the story below aloud. (10mks)
    Little monkey was ready for school bu he could not find his bag. It was not beside the door. It was not in the cupboard. It was not on the table. Little monkey looked under his bed. The bag was there. He was very happy to find it. Little monkey took the bag and left.

TASK 3: GRAMMAR

  1. Use 'was' or 'were to complete the sentences. (4mks)
    1. There____ some learners writing in class
    2. He____at the gate.
    3. The girls___sweeping the compound
    4. ___Mary in the house?
  2. Fill in the gaps (3mks)
    1. b_cycl_
    2. b_at
    3. tr _ _n
  3. Find and circle the words below in the puzzle. (4mks)
    1
    1. sweep
    2. wash
    3. plant
    4. cook
  4. Write the plurals (4mks)
    1. berry
    2. shelf
    3. family
    4. child
  5. Add '-ing' to the words in brackkets and use them to fill in the blanks spaces. (5mks)
    1. Auma is___at the joke. (laugh)
    2. The cows are___green leaves. (eat)
    3. Peter is___near the fence. (stand) 
    4. They are___mangoes from the tree. (pick)
    5. The worker is___the cart. (push)

TASK 4: COMPREHENSION

  1. Read the story below and answer the question. (5mks)
    Jane and her mother were cleaning the house. Jane was sweeping the sitting room. Her mother was mopping the kitchen. Jane saw a big cockroach on the wall. She pointed at the wall and called her mother. The cockroach moved down the wall. Jane jumped back and shouted. Her mother came to the sitting room quickly. She hit the cockroach with a broom. She used a dustpan to carry it outside the house.
    1. Jane and her mother were__the house.
    2. Jane saw a__cockroach.
    3. Where did Jane see the cockroach?
    4. What did the mother do to the cockroach?
    5. What is the work.of dustpan?

TASK 5: GUIDED WRITING

  1. Write ten sentences about: (10mks)
    MY TEACHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARKING SCHEME

  1. (a - e mark relevant responses)
  2. Mark as required
  3.      
    1. were
    2. was
    3. were
    4. was
  4.    
    1. bicycle
    2. brat
    3. train
  5.   
    2
  6.    
    1. berries
    2. shelves
    3. families
    4. children
  7.    
    1. laughing
    2. eating
    3. standing
    4. picking
    5. pushing
  8.    
    1. cleaning
    2. big
    3. on the wall
    4. hit the cockroach
    5. to carry the cockroach outside the house
  9. Mark as required

QUESTIONS

  1. Read aloud
    I am a boy. My name is Tom. I am six years old. I have my pet. My pet is a fat cat. My cat plays with a ball. My pet is happy
  2. LISTENING AND SPEAKING
    Answer the questions below
    1. My mother is______
      1
    2. The boy is______the tea.
      2
    3. The girl is______
      3
    4. The girls are______the rope
      4
    5. Name one thing that you can see______
      5
  3. Read the story and answer the questions
    Tom has a new blue bike. He want to see Mary. She is sick. So on Tuesday morning he woke up early. He brushed his teeth, bathed and wiped his body with a towel. After dressing he took tea fast and was ready to go. He takes his hen. He put it on back of his bike. Then he rides to Mary. The hen clucks and Tom laughs. They have fun.
    1. Which colour was Tom's bike?
    2. Tom wants to see?
    3. ______is sick
    4. Write two things done by Tom after waking up
    5. After dressing Tom did what
    6. Tom put his hen on the______of his______
    7. The hen ______and Tom______
  4. Language structure and grammar
    Write in small letters
    1. TEACHER
    2. SCHOOL
    3. BOY
    4. FLOWER
    5. POT
  5. Name the pictures
    6
    7
  6. Write the plural
    boy
    teacher
    flower
    man
    house
  7. Write opposite
    bottom
    cold
    dark
    good
  8. My school is called?
  9. Write the words read by the teacher

MARKING SCHEME

  1.      
    1. cooking
    2. drinking
    3. sitting
    4. skipping
    5. stars
      clouds
      trees
      house
      girl
      cat
      (any one)
  2.      
    1. blue
    2. Mary
    3. Mary
    4. brush teeth
      bath
    5. Take tea
    6. back, bike
    7. clucks, laughs
  3.       
    1. teacher
    2. school
    3. boy
    4. flower
    5. pot
  4. ball/football
    flower
    rug/mat/carpet
    tap
    tree
  5. boys
    teachers
    flowers
    men
    houses
  6. top
    hot
    light
    bad

QUESTIONS

  1. Read aloud (10mks)
    A frog is a small animal. It lives partly in water and soil. A frog lay eggs. It crocks at night. It moves by hopping. A frog has two eyes, four legs and it is
    covered by scales.
  2. LISTENING AND SPEAKING
    1
    What are the girls doing?
    How many girls can you see?
    Name three things that you can see
  3. Read the following story and answer the questions
    Once upon a time the cat and the rat were great friends. They lived in a big cave in the forest. The cat hunted the small insect to feed the kittens.
    The rat built the nest for the kiiten. They had a big farm near the forest. They worked together. They planted, beans, maize ad bonanas.
    One day there was no food the cat ate rats babies and ron. away to the nearby home. The cat and rat became enemies.
    1. Name the two great friends 
    2. Where did the two animals live?
    3. What was the work of a rat?
    4. What was the work of a cat?
    5. Name three crops that were grown in the farm
    6. Who ate the rat babies?
    7. Why did the cat and rat became enemies?
  4. Language structure and grammar
    Name the pictures
    2
    3
  5. Change the words to show more than one (plural)
    Example
    baby -babies
    1. child
    2. sheep
    3. story
    4. lorry
    5. tomato
  6. Match the words which have the same sounds
    sun - gun
    dig        peck
    lice       bell
    ring       wig
    shell     rice
    neck     sing
  7. use 'a' or 'an'
    1. _____umbrella
    2. _____bag
    3. _____apple
    4. _____box
    5. _____axe
  8. Guided writing by the teacher
    Write the words read by the teacher

MARKING SCHEME

  1. sweeping
    1
    1. House
    2. flag
    3. boy
    4. girl 
    5. woman
    6. broom
      (any three)
  2.        
    1. cat
      rat
    2. cave
    3. build a nest
    4. hunted for insects
    5.        
      • beans
      • maize
      • bananas
    6. cat
    7. the cat ate the rat babies
  3.        
    1. house
    2. cup/mug
    3. alarm clock
    4. knife
    5. book
  4.          
    1. children
    2. stories
    3. lorries
    4. tomatoes
  5. dig - wig
    lice - rice
    ring - sing
    shell - bell
    neck - peck
  6.        
    1. an
    2. a
    3. an
    4. a
    5. an

SECTION A
TASK 1 LISTENING AND SPEAKING (5 MARKS)
The teacher asks the learner the following questions. The learner responds.

  1. What is your name?
  2. Where do you buy fruits and vegetables?
  3. Who do you go with to buy the fruits and vegetables?
  4. Name two fruits and two vegetables that you buy.
  5. Why is it important to eat fruits and vegetables?

TASK 2 READ ALOUD (10 MARKS)
Read the story below aloud.

There are many people at the market. The market is usually a very busy place. Many people come to buy and sell different vegetables and fruits. They sell fruits like watermelon, pineapples, apples and mangoes. They also sell vegetables like onions, tomatoes, potatoes and carrots.

Read the words
bread   idea    community
gloss    crawl

SECTION B TASK 3: COMPREHENSION (5 MARKS)
Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.

Mary is a doctor. She is a very hard-working doctor. She goes to work everyday. She has very many patients. In the morning, she starts working at seven o'clock. She treats around fifty patients everyday. She likes treating children more than adults. The children like her because she does not give injections. She goes home by bus.

  1. What is the name of the doctor?
  2. When does the doctor go to work?
  3. What time does the doctor start working?
  4. How many patients does she treat everyday?
  5. Why do the children like her?

TASK 4: GRAMMAR (20 MARKS)
Fill in the missing sounds.

  1. The st _d__nts are playing.
  2. I eat h__ Ith_foods every day.
  3. My r_l_r is broken.
  4. Pl___se help me with your rubber
  5. My c_mpt_r is new.

Write the opposite of the underlined word. 

  1. Moses is present to day.
  2. The cow is grazing.
  3. This tree is short. That one
  4. I am sitting on my chair.
  5. The window is clean but the class is

Name the pictures below.
1

Write the plural. 

  1. loaf -
  2. lady -
  3. baby -
  4. class -
  5. door -

SECTION C TASK 5:WRITING (10 MARKS)
Dictation

  1.              
  2.              
  3.              
  4.              
  5.               

Write five sentences about
Your home

MARKING SCHEME


SECTION A
TASK 1
The teacher to assess

TASK 2
The teacher to assess

SECTION B
TASK 3

  1. Mary
  2. She goes to work everyday.
  3. She starts working at seven o'clock.
  4. She treats around fifty patients everyday
  5. The children like her because she does not

TASK 4

  1. students
  2. healthy
  3. ruler
  4. please
  5. computer
  6. Absent
  7. ball
  8. tall
  9. standing
  10. dirty
  11. basket
  12. clock
  13. sweet
  14. cup
  15. box
  16. loaves
  17. ladies
  18. babies
  19. classes
  20. doors

SECTION C
TASK 5
Teacher to assess

TASK I. LISTENING AND SPEAKING.
Listen to the teacher as he/she asks you questions and answer orally. (5mks)

My name is teacher                        and I would like us to talk about the farm.

  1. What is a farm? (Learner responds) (1mk)
  2. Name two domestic animals you are likely to find in many farms. (2mks) (Learner responds)
  3. What two activities take place in a farm? (Learner responds)(2mks)

TASK II. READING ALOUD (10mks)
Read the story below aloud as the teacher listens.

John's mother told him never to go past the railway trc.cks that were near their home. Until now, that is something he had never thought of doing. Now, he
was not sure what to do. A suitcase was in the middle of the road on the other side of the tracks. He had been watching it for over an hour. Maybe someone lost it.
Maybe something important was in there. He looked both ways to see if a train was coming. Then he took a deep breath and ran across the tracks.. (20 marks)

TASK III. GRAMMAR

  1. Write the following sentences in contracted form. (3mks)
    1. My name is not Jerry.
    2. I do not have money.
    3. I cannot sleep in class.
  2. Use the words in the brackets to write the given sentences in past continuous tense. (3mks)
    1. The learners                 (read) when the guest arrived.
    2. Zainabu                 (sweep) the house.
    3. She                  (record) a video when the lights went off.
  3. Complete the sentences with the appropriate quantities. (5mks)
    1. There are                 colouring pencils to use. (any, some)
    2.                  people enjoy watching movies on the television. (Much, Many)
    3. How                 data have you used today. (many, much)
    4. How                 time do you need to complete the task. (many, much)
    5. Did your school have                 internet yesterday? (any, some)
  4. Complete the following similes.(5mks)
    1. As cool as a                 
    2. As sweet as                 
    3. As busy as a                 
    4. As sour as                 
    5. As flat as a                 
  5. Underline the possessive pronouns in the following sentences. (4mks)
    1. The doctors took their first aid kits.
    2. He fell and hurt his elbow.
    3. Jane was hit by her bicycle.
    4. The cat was chocked by its food.

TASK IV. COMPREHENSION. (5 marks)

It was a warm sunny day. Bonari and her brother Moru woke up early. Their mother had already prepared breakfast. They were going to the city to attend Aunt Kendi's wedding. Their mother took them to the bus stop. Bonari and Moru happily boarded the blue bus with a rectangular shape.
When they arrived, Bonari and Moru could see their Aunt Kendi, waiting. She helped them with the luggage and they walked to her home. Throughout the walk home they asked about the wedding. Bonari had carried a nice pink dress to wear. Moru had packed his green shirt with small black triangles. He had packed his blue
jeans trouser too.

  1. Where were Bonari and Moru going to? (1mk)
  2. How did Bonari and Moru travel to the city? (1mk)
  3. Who prepared breakfast for Moru and Bonari? (1mk)
  4. What did Aunt Kendi do when the children arrived? (1mk)
  5. Describe Bonari's dress that she had carried? (1mk)

COMPOSITION
WRITING:

Write an interesting story about.(10mks)
A VISIT TO THE FARM

MARKING SCHEME

Listening and speaking

  1. A place where crops are grown and animals are reared.
  2. Award any domestic animal mentioned.
  3. Taking care of plants and taking care of animals.

Reading Aloud
Pronunciation of words and punctuation of sentences. (91 words)

Grammar

  1.      
    1. My name isn't Jerry.
    2. I don't have money.
    3. I can't sleep in class.
  2.      
    1. were reading.
    2. was sweeping.
    3. was recording
  3.      
    1. some
    2. many
    3. much.
    4. much
  4.      
    1. cucumber
    2. honey
    3. bee
    4. vinegar
  5.      
    1. their
    2. his
    3. her
    4. its

Comprehension

  1. to the city to attend Aunt Kend's wedding
  2. they travelled by bus.
  3. their mother.
  4. she helped them with the luggage and they walked to her home.
  5. it was a nice pink dress.

Writing
Check the following

  • paragraphing
  • sentence structures.
  • spellings
  • punctuations
  • flow
  • creativity among other relavant things.

Questions

TASK 1: LISTENING AND SPEAKING (6 MARKS)

The following is a conversation between a teacher and a student. Role play and respond to the conversation after your teacher.

Teacher: How are you, (student's name)?
Learner: ...........................................................
Teacher: How is school?
Learner: ...........................................................
Teacher: What is HIV and AIDS?
Learner: ...........................................................
Teacher: Yes, it's a disease that weakens one's body. How can we control it?
Learner: ...........................................................
Teacher: Who does it affect?
Learner: ...........................................................

TASK 2: READING ALOUD (10 MARKS)
Read the following story aloud as instructed by the teacher.

My dad is a soldier. He goes to training camp every few months. I don't like when he go to the camp because I do not get to see him for a long time. When my dad does come home, he always surprises me. Today, I was at my Spelling Bee at school. I was nervous because I was not a very good word speller. When it was my turn, I stood up. My teacher said," Melissa, your word is grateful I thought I could never spell that. I was about to give up when I saw my dad in the crowd. He gave me two thumbs up. So, I did my best and spelled 'g-r-a-t-e-f-u-l just for him.

TASK 3: COMPREHENSION (8 marks)
Read the stories below and answer the questions that follow.

Monkey saw eight bananas on the tree, but they were too high. His mom asked him if he could try to get them. She said his family would really like those bananas. Monkey was sure that he wouldn't be able to grab those bananas, but he could try. Monkey climbed up four branches and fell to the ground. He did not let this upset him and he did not give up. He got right back up and started climbing again. This time he made it to the top!

  1. How many bananas did monkey see on the tree?
  2. Why did his mom ask him to get the bananas?
  3. What did the monkey do after falling on the ground?
  4. How many branches had the monkey climbed before falling on the ground?
  5. What do you think is the best title for the story?

TASK 4: GRAMMAR (4 marks) 

  1. Write the plural of the following.
    1. Disease ...........................................................
    2. Sign ...........................................................
    3. Haircut ...........................................................
    4. Manure ...........................................................
  2. Punctuate the following sentences. (3 marks)
    1. musa went home late
    2. isiolo is not a capital city in kenya 
    3. wow is the best student
  3. Rewrite the following words. (4 marks)
    1. boxin ...........................................................
    2. maile ...........................................................
    3. plyre ...........................................................
    4. tercompu ...........................................................
  4. use the correct conjunction to complete the following sentences. (3 marks)
    (but neither and)
    1. Derick ........................................................... Mwachumbe have washed their uniform. 
    2. ...........................................................Tom nor Adbinor came late to school. 
    3. He is sick ........................................................... he is dancing.
  5. Fill the following paragraph with the correct article. (4 marks)
    Sunday was ...........................................................best day to play soccer. We went with our ball in........................................................... field............................................................ aeroplane passed by and we all stopped playing to look at it. My nephew was so excited to see........................................................... star shining in the sky.
  6. Write the opposite of the following.( 4 marks)
    1. Man ...........................................................
    2. Far ...........................................................
    3. High ...........................................................
    4. Heavy...........................................................
  7. Write the following in plural or singular. (4 marks)
    1. She cooked well ...........................................................
    2. They came early. ...........................................................
    3. It is big ...........................................................
    4. The dog barks in the evening. ...........................................................

TASK 5:WRITING
Write a short story narrating how you spent your December holiday.

Marking Scheme

TASK I:LISTENING AND SPEAKING
Instructions to the teacher

  1. Inform all learners that the task will be a face-to-face assessment. Call learners into the assessment room when their time comes
    (one after the other).
  2. Give a seat to the learner facing you.
  3. At the beginning of Task 1, explain the expectations of the task
  4. Ask the questions provided in Task 
  5. Indicate the end of Task 1
  6. Assess and record the competency of each leamer.

Tell the learner:
"We will role playa conversation between you and me and ensure you respond during your turn" (Teacher ats)
Lead the dialogue and have provoking content for learners with difficulty to enable them to resond smoothly.

TASK #: READING ALOUD
Instructions to the teacher

  1. Explains to the learner the expectations of Task II
  2. Every learner should be provided with a copy of the passage. 
  3. As the learner reads aloud, listen to the learner and time him/her for one minute.
  4. Indicate with a stroke (√) the point where the learner reaches in the passage at the end of one minute.
  5. Allow the learner to continue reading to the end of the passage.
  6. Underline all the words the learner could not read correctly or had difficulty pronouncing.
  7. Indicate on the scoring guide the number of words the learner read correctly (total number of words read within one minute minus the words read with
    errors)."
  8. Assess and record the competency of the learner based on the assessment rubrie provided.
  9. Have an assessment sheet for each learner for Task II

TASK III: READING COMPREHENSION

  1. Eight bananas.
  2. To feed the family 
  3. Tried again.
  4. Four branches. 
  5. Mark any suitable title.

TASK 4: GRAMMAR 

  1.                      
    1. diseases
    2. Signs
    3. Haircuts
    4. Manure
  2.                            
    1. Musa went home late.
    2. Isiolo is not a capital city in Kenya
    3. Wow is the best student
  3.                
    1. Inbox
    2. Email
    3. Reply
    4. Computer 
  4.                    
    1. and
    2. Neither
    3. But
  5.                  
    1. che 
    2. the
    3. and
  6.                    
    1. woman
    2. Near
    3. Low
    4. Light
  7.                  
    1. They cooled well 
    2. He/she came early 
    3. They are big. 
    4. The dogs bark in the evening.

TASK 5:WRITING
Assess: Length, Grammar, Tenses. Creativity. Originality And any other write up factor