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Grade 11: Culture Day Invite

Grade 11: Culture Day Invite

Dear Parents,

We welcome you to be a part of Culture day hosted by Grade 11. It is a culmination of their learning of “Language in Cultural Context.”

The event focusses on fostering “International Mindedness” at school and enhancing  Project based Learning Skills.

Komorebi symbolises learning in the form of light that enters the students’ mind through the environment that encourages a perpetual quest for knowledge.

You are required to be part of the assessment process and grade the students’ exhibits against a rubric that has been set for the project. There will be a short debriefing session before the exhibition begins to help parents mark the exhibits and student participation.

You are requested to assemble in the Block 2, Grades 9-10 wing by 10:15 so that we can brief them about the process and the rubric.

Carpooling is recommended keeping in mind the environment.

We look forward to your participation and encouragement.

Date: 10th March, 2018
Time: 
10:30 am-11:30 am (For Parent Visit)
11:30 am-12:30pm (For Staff Visit)
Venue: Block 2, 2nd Floor, Grades 9-10 wing
Invitation: Grade 11 Culture day

Invitation: Grade 11 Culture day

Dear Parents,

We welcome you to be a part of Culture day hosted by Grade 11. It is a culmination of their learning of “Language in Cultural Context.”

The event focusses on fostering “International Mindedness” at school and enhancing  Project based Learning Skills.
Komorebi symbolises learning in the form of light that enters the students’ mind through the environment that encourages a perpetual quest for knowledge.You are required to be part of the assessment process and grade the students’ exhibits against a rubric that has been set for the project. There will be a short debriefing session before the exhibition begins to help parents mark the exhibits and student participation.

You are requested to assemble in the Block 2, Grades 9-10 wing by 10:15 so that we can brief them about the process and the rubric.

Carpooling is recommended keeping in mind the environment.

We look forward to your participation and encouragement.

Date: 10th March, 2018
Time: 
10:30 am-11:30 am (For Parent Visit)
11:30 am-12:30pm (For Staff Visit)
Venue: Block 2, 2nd Floor, Grades 9-10 wing
Curriculum for Grade 12 Mock Exam English Language and Literature

Curriculum for Grade 12 Mock Exam English Language and Literature

Dear Students,

English Language and Literature curriculum for Mock exam March 2018 is as follows:
Paper 1
Language and Mass
Role of Editing
Popular Culture
Arts and Entertainment
Media institution (HL)

Language in a Cultural Context:
Language and Taboo
Translation (What is added what is lost)
Gender (inequality, construction masculinity and femininity)
History and Evolution (HL)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (SL)
Duration:  2 hours (HL)
Marks: 20
SL: The paper consists of two unseen texts, one of which is analysed
HL:Paper one contains two pairs of previously unseen texts for comparative analysis one which will have to be attempted.
Paper 2
 
A thousand splendid suns
Tamas
Things Fall apart (HL)
 
 
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (SL)
Duration:  2 hours (HL)
Marks: 25
In response to one of six questions students write an essay based on the literary texts studied in part 3
Wish you all the best!
Language Team
Grade 7_Highlights of the week_All Sections

Grade 7_Highlights of the week_All Sections

Dear All,

This week we completed understanding Shylock’s Monologue, here students were taught how “Literature can also be the voice of the oppressed”.

As an extension, we divided our class into 5 continents and asked the students to identify areas and instances of discrimination and oppression. They were then asked to assume the roles of these victims and write a Pastiche (an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.) in the manner of Shylock’s Monologue.

The concept of “Rhetorics” and “Pastiche” was understood well. The children expressed themselves as people who are discriminated on the basis of Race/ Religion/ Nationality/ Gender.

A Summative Assessment was taken on Thursday, where students attempted to write monologues on the themes of 1) Love 2)  empathy 3) Revenge 4)envy 5) Peace.  The students were assessed on the criterion a)Organizing and b) Producing text.

We ended the week with revision of Comprehension and Drama.

Below is the Revision plan that will be followed next week.:

Date

Topic Resources Required
07/04/17 Mock Exam  ( Part 1) _
10/04/17 Feedback on Mock Test ( Part 1) and Unit – 2 Poetry Empowering English, Notebook
11/04/17 Unit -1 and Unit -3 (Forms of Writing and Wonder Novel) Wonder Novel and Language Notebook
12/04/17 Mock Exam (Part 2) _
13/04/17 Unit – 4 Dramatic Monologues Monologue Worksheets and Language Notebook
14/04/17 Feedback on Mock Test ( Part 2) / Solving Doubts

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Unit 1 – Forms of Writing (Descriptive/Narrative/Persuasive). Students can refer to Empowering English for the following chapters -:

Chapter 1 -: Alien Speak

Chapter 2 -: Matching Genres

Chapter 3 -: Creating Magic with Words.

Chapter 4 -: The Great Chess Challenge

Chapter 9 -: Of Sense Descriptions, Setting and Atmosphere

Chapter 13 -: The Diamond Necklace

 

Unit 2 -: Poetry

The Wisdom of Tagore – Upagupta and Unworthy Gift by Tagore

Poems on Life Skills – Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Polonius’s Advice to Laertes by  William Shakespeare

The Cinderella Files – Cinderella by Roald Dahl

 

Unit 3 -: Literary Texts

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Non-Fiction Passages (Maginot Line, Trampoline, How Google works)

 

Unit 4 -: Dramatic Monologues

Monolog from Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice

 

Grammar Component -:

Verb-Tense Agreement

Adjectives

Punctuations

Idioms

Figures of Speech.

 

Regards

Grade 7 team

Grade 7_Highlights of Week_All Sections

Grade 7_Highlights of Week_All Sections

Dear all,

This week we completed drama monologues. While explaining “Shylock’s” Monologue students were taught the use and impact of Rhetoric in a speech.

The rest of the week was spent in Annual Performance preparations. It is worth mentioning that student displayed teamwork, respect and enthusiasm during the preparations.

Thanks and Regards

Grade 7 Team

 

Grade 7_Highlights of the week and HW_all sections

Grade 7_Highlights of the week and HW_all sections

Dear all,

This week began with an introduction to the concept of “Context” in Literature and its importance. We had combined sessions with all grades in which the students were asked to create their stories. Through this activity we helped students understand the importance of Context.

Later in the week we began with a monologue from “Merchant of Venice”. Through this students understood the adverse impact of discrimination in society.

We will begin next week by teaching students, “Pastiche”. The Summative assessment for Drama unit will also be announced.

Homework:

Read the excerpt from the poem. Identify the literary device. What impression does it create on you as a reader?

Poem Upagupta -:

It was evening of a day in April,
in the spring season.
The branches of the way side trees were full of blossom.
Poem -: Unworthy Gift
Far below flowed Jumna, swift and clear,
above frowned the jutting bank.
Hills dark with the woods and scarred with the torrents were gathered around.
Homework Submission Date -: 28/03/17
Bookclub: Today we updated the bookclub log for a lot of students and informed all students who still have to complete this requirement. Please note, the last day for bookclub submission is 31st March. 
Regards
Grade 7 Team
Grade 7_Highlights of the week and IMP announcement _All sections

Grade 7_Highlights of the week and IMP announcement _All sections

Dear All,

This week began with an engaging guest lecture by Ms. Subhalxmi Iyer (Head of Language Department). She conducted an introductory session to William Shakespeare. In this session,  an interesting activity was conducted where students were divided into groups and they had to enact the death scenes from famous plays. Additionally, the children also had to predict the character and his/her circumstances leading to death.

Some glimpses:

The children thoroughly enjoyed it and understood that learning Shakespeare can be fun.  Later in the week, we began understanding Romeo’s monologue from the play “Romeo and Juliet”.  The monologue is explained in detailed to students with relevant real life examples.

BOOKCLUB: Please note, all students are expected to complete their 7 books by March 31st, 2017. Any entry post this date will not be counted. If students fall short of reading 7 books, their results will be withheld. 

 

Thanks and Regards

Grade 7 team

 

Grade 7_Highlights of the week and HW_All sctions

Grade 7_Highlights of the week and HW_All sctions

Dear All,

This  week we began with giving the students a feedback of the formative assessment on Wonder. The students also reworked  their answers and were able to understand how to attempt questions in PEE (Point, evidence and explain ) Format.

Then we began with our next unit, “Drama”.  Through engaging activities and discussions, students were introduced to the Global contexts, Key Concepts and Statement of Inquiry. Next week is filled with enriching guest lectures and opportunities where students can develop a deeper understanding of Drama.

HW:

Q.4.  Did this novel – “Wonder – R.J. Palacio”  give you any new ideas about yourself? Mention any two things you got to know about yourself.

Sumbission Date: 15th March

 

Thanks and Regards

Grade 7 team

Grade 7_Service Component_IMP Announcement

Grade 7_Service Component_IMP Announcement

Dear students,

As part of service component, we will be visiting government schools in Olpad tomorrow (3rd Feb).  You all are required to be in School uniform , that includes your School t-shirt (NOT Sports T-shirt) and trousers.

We will visit the schools from 10:00 am -12:00 pm post which, regular classes will be resumed.

 

Regards

Grade 7 Team

Grade 7_Highlights of the week_all sections

Grade 7_Highlights of the week_all sections

Dear Parents,

This week we finished the novel “Wonder”. The children had an enriching discussion on the themes and excerpts.  We also made groups for the upcoming Summative Assessment. Preparations for the SA will begin on Monday.

The students are expected to work on their research reports, the deadline of which is on 31st January.

Regards

Grade 7 Team