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Grade 8 Term 1 Language and Literature Curriculum

Grade 8 Term 1 Language and Literature Curriculum

Dear Parents

Term 1 Syllabus of Grade 8 Language And Literature is as follows:

 

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
  • 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: Courageous Characters In this unit students will:

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

Explore the characteristics employed in the texts to convey ideas and feelings.

Explore how historical fiction can give us a better understanding of the past.

  • 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:

 

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.

 

 

Grade 9 Term 1 Language and Literature Curriculum

Grade 9 Term 1 Language and Literature Curriculum

Dear Parents

Term 1 Syllabus of Grade 9 Language And Literature is as follows:

 

Unit Name Topics Criteria to be assessed
Unit 2 – Sea of stories Short stories:

  1. Examination Day by Henry Slesar
  2. All summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury
  3. Kabuliwala by Rabindranath Tagore

 

Criterion A -: Analyzing

i. identify and comment upon significant aspects of texts

ii. identify and comment upon 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 3: Is seeing always believing? In this unit students will:
Find out how documentaries can expand our awareness of the world around us.
Explore current viewing trends and the effectiveness of media to lead to change.

 

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.

Grade 7 Term 1 Language & Literature Curriculum

Grade 7 Term 1 Language & Literature Curriculum

Dear Parents

Term 1 Syllabus of Grade 7 Language And Literature is as follows:

 

Unit Name Topics Criteria to be assessed
Unit 2 – What’s your Story? Short Stories:

  1. The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant
  2. The Landlady by Roald Dahl

Poems:

  1. Leisure by William Henry Davies

Criterion A -: Analyzing

i. identify and comment upon significant aspects of texts

ii. identify and comment upon 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

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 3:  Do you believe in Magic?

In this unit students will:

Look at real-life heroes and the heroic qualities that transferred into storytelling as a result of the contributions of these individuals to their communities.

Explore a range of fairy tales, fables and myths and legends from the past.

*(The content will be available on curricle)

Explore short stories and comics from the present.

Identify how heroes influence our lives.

Explore how authors can use language and imagery to enable us, as readers, to enter the world of fantasy.

 

Examination Detail:

 

  • The students will be assessed on Criteria A, B, C & D (Strands to be assessed are mentioned in the above table).

 

  • 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.
  • The paper will include short and long type responses.

 

 

 

Regards

Grade 7 Language And Literature Team.

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.