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

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