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Grade 8 Language & Literature Final term examination syllabus 2017-18

Grade 8 Language & Literature Final term examination syllabus 2017-18

Dear students,

 

Please find the final term examination syllabus and details below:

 

Unit title Topics Criteria to be assessed
Unit 1: Engaging with the environment

The Giving Tree

The World is too much with us

An Inconvenient Truth

Criterion A -: Analyzing

i. identify and comment on significant aspects of texts

ii. identify and comment on the creator’s choices

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

iv. identify similarities and differences in features within and between texts.

Criterion B -: Organizing

i. employ organizational structures that serve the context and intention

ii. organize opinions and ideas in a logical manner

iii. use referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context and intention.

Criterion 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.

Criterion 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

Unit 2:

From Known to Unknown

Novel study – The Little Prince
Unit 3: Courageous Heroes Poems:

  1. The Dreamer
  2. Dulce Et Decorum Est
  3. The Soldier

Letters from the trenches

Excerpts from ‘War Horse’

Excerpts from ‘Anne Frank Diary of a young girl

Unit 4:

Power and Conflict

Graphic novel: Othello
Forms of writing

Article writing

Report writing

Persuasive writing

Diary writing

Eulogy

Calligram

 

Examination Detail:

The exam will be divided into 2 components:

(i) Component 1: Pen and Paper examination to assess Criteria B & C – 60 min

(ii) Component 2: On-Screen examination to assess Criteria A & D – 90 min

  • Fully charged Chromebook will be required along with your personal stationery and earphones. In case your Chromebook is given for repair, bring a receipt for the same.
  • All the resources shared on Curricle(subject resource sheet and google presentation), Google Classroom as well as worksheets provided (online or in hard copy) will be considered as part of the syllabus and will be sufficient to prepare for the examination.
  • Paper will include MCQ-type questions, short and long responses.

 

Warm Regards,

Language & Literature Team

 

Grade 7 Language & Literature Final term examination syllabus 2017-18

Grade 7 Language & Literature Final term examination syllabus 2017-18

Dear Students,

Please find the final term examination syllabus and details below:

 

Unit Name Topics Criteria to be assessed
Unit 1 – Exploring Literary Texts Short Stories:

  1. How I Taught My Grandmother to Read by Sudha Murthy
  2. The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant

Poems:

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

Criterion A -: Analyzing

i. identify and comment upon significant aspects of texts

ii. identify and comment on the creator’s choices

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

iv. identify similarities and differences in features within and between texts.

Criterion B -: Organizing

i. employ organizational structures that serve the context and intention

ii. organize opinions and ideas in a logical manner

iii. use referencing and formatting tools to create a presentation style suitable to the context and intention.

Criterion 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.

Criterion 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

Unit 2: Myths And Legends
  1. Difference between Myths And Legends
  2. Why do mosquitoes buzz
  3. Medusa
  4. St. Brigid’s Cloak
  5. Egyptian Cinderella
  6. Story of Jason and the Golden Fleece
  7. Thor’s Hammer
Unit 3: Wonder Novel
  1. Character Analysis
  2. Literary Analysis
Unit 4: Take A Stand
  1. Persuasive Writing
  2. Advertising:- Commercial, Charity and Public Service
  3. Logos, slogans and posters
  4. Persuasive speeches
Descriptive Writing Components: Sensory words, Use of Figurative Language (Simile, Metaphor, Personification and imagery) Students should use a varied vocabulary and sentence structure to express their ideas.
Narrative writing Components: The essay should be in the form of a story that should have the following: a) Plot b) Setting c) Atmosphere d) Character e) Theme f) Point of View g) Use of Figurative Language

 

Examination Detail:

The exam will be divided into 2 components:

(i) Component 1: Pen and Paper examination to assess Criteria B & C – 60 min

(ii) Component 2: On-Screen examination to assess Criteria A & D – 90 min

  • Fully charged Chromebook will be required along with your personal stationery and earphones. In case your Chromebook is given for repair, bring a receipt for the same.
  • All the resources shared on Curricle(subject resource sheet and google presentation), Google Classroom as well as worksheets provided (online or in hard copy) will be considered as part of the syllabus and will be sufficient to prepare for the examination.
  • Paper will include MCQ-type questions, short and long responses.

 

Warm Regards,

Language & Literature Team

Field trip – Movie

Field trip – Movie

Dear Parents,

This is to inform you that students will be going to watch the long-awaited movie – Wonder on Friday, 1st December 2017 in PVR cinema. We will depart from school at 10.15 am and will return at 1 pm. The students will miss their third, fourth and fifth slot. An amount of rupees 200 to 250 will be deducted from their imprest amount. Students who plan to remain absent on that day are required to email their language teachers.
Kindly ensure that the students come to school dressed in complete uniform (Shorts not allowed).
Rationale for the movie:
Grade 7 – It is related to their ongoing unit – the Novel study of Wonder by R.J. Palacio.
Grade 8 – To encourage and enable students to explore language through a variety of media and modes.
Warm Regards,
Language Team
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