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




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


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