Updated Syllabus for Grade 8 Language and Literature – Term 1

Updated Syllabus for Grade 8 Language and Literature – Term 1

 

Unit Name Topics Criteria To Be Assessed
Unit 2: A Writer’s Canvas Short stories

  • Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Gift Of The Magi by O.Henry

Poem

  • The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

A.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

 

Unit 3: Sounds of Solidarity In this unit students will:

Find out how literary texts are influenced by social context, cultural heritage and historical change.

Explore the text related to systems, power and protest, justice, peace, freedom and independence.

  • The Frog and the Nightingale by Vikram Seth
  • At the Border,1979 by Choman Hardi
  • Prayer by Imtiaz Dharker
  • Futility by Wilfred Owen
  • 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 the central presentation of these units on the Curricle. Following the links:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jnp5o9Pz7-tUFie0AqpbYTLzJyWFbD2RJDWgR93w2C0/edit

 

NOTE:

 

UNIT 1: Book club (Presentation and communication skills)

 

In this unit, students will read and present books. The skills developed and catered are presentation and communication skills. The Summative Assessment for the same will be taken in the month of October.

(This unit will not be assessed in Term 1)

 

 

Examination Detail:

The exam will be divided into 2 components:

(i) Component 1: On-Screen examination to assess Criteria A & D – 60 minutes

(ii) Component 2: Pen and Paper examination to assess Criteria B & C – 60 minutes

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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