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Grade 8 Language & Literature Curriculum for Term 1 2017-18

Grade 8 Language & Literature Curriculum for Term 1 2017-18

 

Unit Name Topics Criteria To Be Assessed
  • Engaging with our environment
Short Stories:

  1. The Giving Tree
  2. An Inconvenient Truth
  • Analysing:

i.identify and explain the content, context, language, structure, technique and style of text(s) and the relationship among texts

ii.identify and explain the effects of the creator’s choices on an audience

iii.justify opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations and terminology

iv.interpret similarities and differences in features within and between genres and texts

B. Organising:

i.employ organizational structures that serve the context and intention

ii.organize opinions and ideas in a coherent and logical manner

C. Producing Text:

i. produce texts that demonstrate thought and imagination while exploring new perspectives and ideas
arising from personal engagement with the creative process
ii. make stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating awareness of the impact on an audience
iii. select relevant details and examples to support ideas.

D. Use Of Language:

i. use appropriate and varied vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression
ii. write in an appropriate register and style
iii. use correct grammar, syntax and punctuation
iv. spell (alphabetic languages), write (character languages) and pronounce with accuracy

Poems:

  1. The World is too much with us.

Article Writing:

Components: Catchy headline, Introduction, Details, Conclusion.

An article can

• describe an experience, event, person or place

• present an opinion or balanced argument

• compare and contrast

• provide information

• offer suggestions

• offer advice

Report Writing:

Components: Catchy headline, Introduction, Details, Conclusion.

(Includes only facts and data)

2.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Comprehension, Literary analysis, Character analysis.

  • Analysing:

i.identify and explain the content, context, language, structure, technique and style of text(s) and relationship among texts
ii.identify and explain the effects of the creator’s choices on an audience
iii.justify opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations and terminology
iv.interpret similarities and differences in features within and between genres and texts

B. Organising:

i.employ organizational structures that serve the context and intention
ii.organize opinions and ideas in a coherent and logical manner
iii.use referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context intention.

C. Producing Text:

i.produce texts that demonstrate thought, imagination and sensitivity, while exploring and new perspectives and ideas arising from personal engagement with the creative process
ii.make stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating awareness impact on an audience
iii.select relevant details and examples to develop ideas.

D. Use of Language:

i.use appropriate and varied vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression
ii.write and speak in an appropriate register and style
iii.use correct grammar, syntax and punctuation
iv.spell (alphabetic languages), write (character languages) and pronounce with accuracy

 

Note: Please find central presentation of these units on the Curricle. Following are the links:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gzeNLzGHeh0hfGcknhmHhhfKMGoOTZvbUKmpGAvADfY/edit#slide=id.p

 

Paper Style -: There will be one paper for Language and Literature in the first term examination.

 

  • Students will be assessed on the criteria mentioned above.
  • Time Duration – 2 hrs.
  • Long and Short Type Questions
  • Article/Report Writing
  • Comprehension Analysis

Warm Regards,

Language Team

Grade 7 Language & Literature Curriculum for Term 1 2017-18

Grade 7 Language & Literature Curriculum for Term 1 2017-18

 

Unit Name Topics Criteria To Be Assessed
  • Exploring Literary Texts
Short Stories:

  1. How I Taught My Grandmother to Read
  2. The Necklace
  • Analysing:

i.identify and explain the content, context, language, structure, technique and style of text(s) and the relationship among texts

ii.identify and explain the effects of the creator’s choices on an audience

iii.justify opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations and terminology

iv.interpret similarities and differences in features within and between genres and texts

B. Organising:

i.employ organizational structures that serve the context and intention

ii.organize opinions and ideas in a coherent and logical manner

 

C. Producing Text:

i. produce texts that demonstrate thought and imagination while exploring new perspectives and ideas
arising from personal engagement with the creative process
ii. make stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating awareness of the impact on an audience.
iii. select relevant details and examples to support ideas.

D. Use Of Language:

i. use appropriate and varied vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression
ii. write and speak in an appropriate register and style
iii. use correct grammar, syntax and punctuation
iv. spell (alphabetic languages), write (character languages) and pronounce with accuracy

Poems:

  1. Leisure: William Henry Davies
  2. Wicked Postman: Rabindranath Tagore

Descriptive Writing:

Components: Sensory words, Use of Figurative Language (Simile, Metaphor, Personification and imagery and students should use a varied vocabulary and sentence structure to express his/her ideas.

Narrative Writing:

Components: The written piece should be in the form of a story. The story elements are -:

a) Plot

b) Setting

c) Atmosphere

d) Character

e) Theme

f) Point of View

g) Use of Figurative Language

2. Myths And Legends Short Stories:

  1. Why do mosquitoes buzz?
  2. Medusa
  3. Egyptian Cinderella
  4. An Irish Legend – St. Brigid’s Cloak
  5. Story of Jason and the Golden Fleece
  6. The story of Thor’s Hammer.
  7. The many tasks of Heracles
  8. The man eating lion
  9. The nine headed hydra
  10. The stag with golden antlers
  11. The huge wild boar
  12. The Augean stables
  13. The Stymphalian birds
  14. Indian mythology(Ganesha Story)

Also note that from Unit 2, Comprehension Analysis will be given and not the Questions and Answers from the above stories. It will include Compare and Contrast or Character Analysis Questions.

  • Analysing:

i.identify and explain the content, context, language, structure, technique and style of text(s) and the relationship among texts
ii.identify and explain the effects of the creator’s choices on an audience
iii.justify opinions and ideas, using examples, explanations and terminology
iv.interpret similarities and differences in features within and between genres and texts

B. Organising:

i.employ organizational structures that serve the context and intention
ii.organize opinions and ideas in a coherent and logical manner
iii.use referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context intention.

C. Producing Text:

i.produce texts that demonstrate thought, imagination and sensitivity, while exploring and new perspectives and ideas arising from personal engagement with the creative process
ii.make stylistic choices in terms of linguistic, literary and visual devices, demonstrating awareness impact on an audience
iii.select relevant details and examples to develop ideas.

D. Use of Language

i.use appropriate and varied vocabulary, sentence structures and forms of expression
ii.write and speak in an appropriate register and style
iii.use correct grammar, syntax and punctuation
iv.spell (alphabetic languages), write (character languages) and pronounce with accuracy

 

Note: Please find the central presentation of these units on Curricle. Follow the link:

https://sites.google.com/fountainheadschools.org/fscurriculum/home

Paper Style -: There will be one paper for Language and Literature in the first term examination.

 

  • Students will be assessed on the criteria mentioned above.
  • Time Duration – 2 hrs.
  • Long and Short Type Questions
  • Narrative/Descriptive written piece
  • Comprehension Analysis

Warm Regards,

Language Team.

Highlights & Homework for Grade 7 Language & Literature

Highlights & Homework for Grade 7 Language & Literature

Thought for the day: “A good exercise for the heart is bending down and helping someone to get up.”

This week students completed reading the short story, ‘How I Taught My Grandmother to Read’ by Sudha  Murthy. They also attempted 2 worksheets based on the story which involved vocabulary and textual questions. Students also enhanced their critical thinking skills by solving reading comprehension passages from readtheory.org in the class. They had their book club session this week where they decided which book they would present first. They also attempted a Formative Assessment of Unit 1.
Home Work:
Describe “A day in the life of a grandparent” using the vocabulary that you have learned in 250-300 words. You can draw or include a picture with your Grandparent. Alternatively, you can also interview a friend’s grandparent and write about a day in their life.
Warm Regards,
Language Team

 

Grade 10 First Language English – Syllabus for the mock exam 2016-17

Grade 10 First Language English – Syllabus for the mock exam 2016-17

Syllabus Number of words Marks
Directed writing – Speech/letter (Use your own words) 250 – 350 20
Writer’s effects 200 – 300 10
Note taking (Ensure that the points do not overlap) 15 points 15
Summary (Use your own words) 5
Total 50
Duration : 2 hours

Warm Regards,

Language Team

Grade 10 First Language English Highlights

Grade 10 First Language English Highlights

The students practiced Directed Writing this week. The insert along with the mark scheme was shared with them. They practised writing a report after referring to the mark scheme.

They practised letter writing too.

The students read books during the book club slot.

They were oriented to ‘Response to text’ (CWP 3).

They attempted Unit test 4, the topic of which was ‘Note-taking & Summary’.

 

Warm Regards,

Language team.

Grade 9 Language Highlights

Grade 9 Language Highlights

The students were oriented to letter writing (Directed writing) and descriptive writing (Coursework) this week.

Letter writing – The tuning in activity was conducted wherein students were given various types of letters. They not only discussed them but also analyzed them. They were able to discuss the type of letter, the details involved and the structure of letters.

Descriptive writing - The students walked through the CWP Booklet to understand the IGCSE requirements.

Book Club – The students read books during the book club slot.

Warm Regards,

Language Team.

Grade 10 Language – Highlights of the week

Grade 10 Language – Highlights of the week

This week the students were taken through a power point presentation where they understood how writers achieve effects while writing. They attempted a diagnostic test for comprehension. They also solved a worksheet on ‘Writer’s effect’. They went through sample candidate responses of ‘Directed writing’ and ‘Writer’s effect’ and analyzed and evaluated the same.

Warm Regards,

Language Team