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TNTET 2013 Paper 2 Syllabus for English

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TNTET 2013 Paper 2 English Syllabus :

Language II English ( Classes VI to VIII ) ( Compulsory )

TET Syllabus for Class VI :

Listening
CompetenciesClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Listening to :
Instructions, Imperative Statements Short Stories Short audio pieces ( radio play / chosen parts of CDs / Poetry / Short passages )
Reading aloud stories Reciting poems Giving specific instructions for an activity or class work Playing an audio story ( Audio books, audio rendition of poems It will be reiterated at a suitable time in future.Comprehends oral instructions Learns to pronounce words and phrases Makes meaning of what she listens to and responds appropriately, orally or through written exercises.Follow instructions Listen and recite or read with clear intonation and pronunciation

Listen and respond orally or through written exercises : Eg; Write or say a line
about the characters in a story; give a suitable title

Answer objective questions


Listening
CompetenciesClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Identifying and discriminating difficult words Dictation: Hearing words, and spelling accurately: gh sounds, silent letters,
/s/, /z/, /∫/, /3/ homophones etc.
Learns that spelling and pronunciation are different Learns to spell well as many words as thought appropriate Connects sounds and forms a word picture.
Learns New vocabulary
Spelling Games

Spells words; finds patterns; uses correct spelling in writing Understands meanings of words learnt.
Speaking
CompetenciesClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Reading aloud from a textReading aloud from their readerReads clearly with pauses; pronounces words accuratelyRead the given passage fluently without erase and with correct pauses.
Reciting : reading from text Reciting from memoryLearning and reciting in groups, or individually from the selection of specified poemsRead in unison, with sense of meter and rhyme Reads alone without stumbling, with expressionExpresse appreciation for the poem read; Recite with expression; without faltering

Memorise the poem
Using appropriate greetings for various occasions Making requests Enacting

Instructing another classmate
Activity : role play, games; other oral activities : Ask – Answer activities around familiar situations in day-to-day life Giving directions to a place on campus etc.Learns to use oral instructions Speaks and enacts using learnt phrases
Builds familiarity with appropriate phrasing of greetings and requests
Follow the instructions correctly How will you respond to the given situations ?
Asking and answering ‘Wh’ / Yes / No / Seeking Information
Questions
This learning activity may be undertaken around a story or passage : Teacher guidedLearns to frame appropriate questions and answers correctly in the ‘Wh’ / Yes / No model; also knows how to ask, to elicit relevant informationObjective questions

Questions for different situations : Eg; Ask questions to - find a place, - find the time of a train’s arrival or departure
Participation : In discussions in class In a dialogue Large group discussions,
Classroom discussion on lessons Converses around a suggested or initiated topic
Builds participation skills Cogency in speech Confidence Resourcefulness Holds a train of thoughtConverse on a topic of your choice with a group of your classmates.
Speaking formally on a topic for 2 minutesEach student takes turns to prepare and speak on a topic of choice Learns to speak in
front of a group,
clearly and
correctly
Address the class on
why we need to grow
more trees.
Telling Jokes; Puzzles and Riddles. Students share jokes, puzzles and riddlesStudents share jokes, puzzles and riddles in a lively manner Build interactive skills Anyone can share a joke, puzzle or riddle which they enjoyed?
Reading
CompetenciesClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Skimming Using various short passages, the teacher facilitates skimming content as a reading skillThe student learns skimming as a skill, and understands its value in reading and understanding Read the given passage and answer the questions.
Scanning Using various short passages, the teacher facilitates scanning content as a reading skillThe student learns scanning as a skill, and understands its value in reading and understanding Read the given information and find the data asked
Reading independently, short passages in prose and comprehending its content Reading and following level appropriate instructions Reading passages; from text; Reading selected unseen comprehension passages of selected level Teacher writes instructions on board and asks children to follow them: a play way learning activity ( ‘Simon says’ games ) Reads and comprehends Understands and enjoys stories and essays Learns to read independentlyFollow instructions clearly;
Understanding sequence Understanding content Finding answers to questions on the given passage Understanding the author’s intention
Recognizing and learning vocabulary in context Appreciating style: first steps Picking out main facts and supporting detail
The teacher facilitates the following activities and skills: Underline main facts Use dictionary or vocabulary list ( put up on board ) to find meaning, and understand in the context Use reading material to answer questions Enjoy readingUnderstands vocabulary; builds vocabulary and uses words in context; answers questions correctly Begins to build cognitive skills in reading and understanding Takes the first steps in looking at the literary qualities and merits of a piece of writing Uses the dictionary effectively; Independently works at understanding a passage or poem Follows sequence correctly; Answers questions appropriately VSA, SA
Relating stories to one’s own life and responding Answer open ended questions: What do you think? Responds to literature; understands life through reading
Reads poetry: appreciates it, understands, relates and responds [Teacher facilitates] Read and respond to poetry; answer questions; illustrate Appreciates poetry Understands meaningfully Free association and ‘imagine’ activities Illustrations and responses show understanding; Answer questions accurately
Reading Extension Activities Supplementary reading, use of the Library, Referencing skills and activitiesReads for interest Reads to deepen knowledge Reads to link and connect additional
data
Small assignments and projects

Writing
CompetenciesClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Answers questions in complete sentences, using punctuation Comprehension passages Write in sentences; writes complete answers; uses punctuation Answer questions appropriately in complete sentences
Uses relevant and level appropriate vocabulary to make sentencesExercises in vocabulary Uses vocabulary to make sentencesUse vocabulary correctly; writes original sentences
Writes on a given topic: ( to an established word limit ) [5 lines]Specific paragraph topics; teaching writing a paragraph Paragraph unity, relevance,
appropriate vocabulary and grammar conventions
Write cogently, organise content; relevant to topic; spell and use grammar correctly. Short Answers [5 lines]
Identifying and using selected cohesive devices Analysing sentences and passages for cohesive devices [ Facilitated by the teacher ] May be a text
passage
Students learn to write sentences and small passages using cohesive devices Fill in the blanks with the correct connectors and other devices in writing Objective Questions
Writing letters in a given format Learns about the format of a leave letter through relevant examples provided by the teacherLearns to write a formal letter in the appropriate formatWrit a letter to a bookshop ordering books for your home library
Journal writingShort journal promptsSelf-expression Not assessed
Free writingFive minutes of class time to
write
Just write without hesitation Not assessed; a freeing exercise
Forming stories Story writing tasks; from
outlines or story starters
Write cogently; Use imagination; Apply grammar
conventions
Write a original story of a own on any theme of your choice. Write clearly and imaginatively.
Developing HintsHints are given, and students facilitated to use them skillfully Expanding on given hints
Building a story from an outline Learning skills that help to use imagination / facts productively
Write cogently. Use all the hints Imaginative Innovative Original
Writing simple messages and descriptions Students use life situations to write relevant messages Students use everyday objects and scenarios to describe what they seeLearns to use language contextually Learns to use language to articulate a visual image Look at the objects placed before you and describe them in the few sentences
Mind / Concept mapping
Summarize content in any framework, using graphic organisers
Use summary and graphic
organisers in all classroom
transactions
Picking out and organisation of information and facts in an imaginative
manner Learning the value of Mind mapping as a tool to understand and associate Growing familiar with a range of graphic organizers
Frame sentences in sequence from the mind map given to you
Spelling words correctlySpelling activities around familiar and unfamiliar words DictationStudents know the spellings of selected words Objective questions and fun games for spelling
Grammar
CompetenciesClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Have an overview of parts of speech: words have different roles in sentences Functional use of words in full exprestions. Introduction to parts of speech through explanation and exercises Understands the different words and what part of speech they areClassify the given words in the respective coloumn – noun, adjective, verb & adverb Objective questions
Concept of a sentence: subject predicate; types of sentences; capital letters and punctuation; Difference
between sentences and fragments; correcting run-ons [Assertive, Interrogative, Imperative, Simple Negative]
Through varying exercises on each concept, with
explanation of logic behind each
Learns the structure of sentences; recognise differences between sentences and fragments; understands and corrects run on errors Learns four simple sentence types Separate sentences into subject and predicate. Use appropriate capital and end marks. Write sentences with appropriate structure Objective questions
Nouns and types of nouns: all proper and abstract nouns Through exercises and explanations of nouns, their role and use; rules;Recognises all types of proper and abstract nouns Identify the nouns in the
following sentences and state what kind of noun has been used Objective questions
Verbs: being and doing words: adds to understanding predicates Simple Present [ Habitual Action, universal truth ], Simple Past [Completed actions ], Simple Future [ Intended actions ]
[ SVC;SVO; SVIO DO ]
Learns all doing and being verbs in the required contexts, through sheets, explanations and activities Recognise verbs and their role as predicates Students use different tense forms in different situations Students understand simple sentence structures – SVC, SVO and SVOO Pick out verbs, simple predicates, use verbs in
sentences correctly Objective questions
Learning the different kinds of Describing words and Modifying words in a sentence [ Adjectives and
Adverbs ]
Learns through exercises and explanations of describing words, their role and use; Learns about modifying words and their
required contexts, through sheets, explanations and activities
Recognise adjectives and adverbs and their role in a sentence Students use different adjectives and adverbs in different situations Uses and understands
different describing and modifying words and the rules of usage Objective questions
Rules of capital use: basic rules: beginning of sentences; types of proper nouns; pronoun I.Worksheets, explanations learning the rules of capitalisingLearn all the uses of capital letters in sentences Applies rules in all written work Objective questions
End marks ( connected to
types of sentences )
Worksheets and rules Recognises the types of sentences and uses end marks correctlyUses end marks correctly Objective questions
Revise already learnt concepts through exercises. Revision exercises
Vocabulary
CompetenciesClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Grasping the meaning of unfamiliar words from reading
materials
Uses dictionary; checks with peers, teacher helps with meaningUnderstands meanings of words in context Uses the words in sentences; understands context and meaning Objective questions
Vocabulary exercises in: homonyms, synonyms, antonymsActivities, crosswords, word search Students learn some homonyms, synonyms and antonyms Builds familiarity, identifies words correctlyCompletes the related exercises correctly
Language Functions
CompetenciesClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Reading and interpreting pictorial information: comic strip, pictures etcActivities, tasks, and language games Enrichment and application: Students develop the skill of describing pictures and cartoons Uses pictures and other visual media to complete the set task
Reads a graphic organiser Tabular dataWorksheets; or charts or black board drawingsUnderstands and interprets different kinds of dataInterprets the data accurately
Narrating stories Activities, tasks, and language gamesEnrichment and applicationOriginal, imaginative, clear sentences
Role playActivities, tasks, and language gamesEnrichment and applicationSimulates effectively
Writing poetryActivities, tasks, and language
games
Enrichment and application Write originally, authentically

TET Syllabus for Class VII :

Listening
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Listening and responding to items Recorded songs, poems, stories, dialogues, etc.,Listening to and following
instructions; listening to selected audio stories; listening to a classmate’s speech
Student understands oral instructions; understands stories read out or played follows a speech and responds to itTesting to find out whether the students follow instructions correctly, and respond appropriately Oral questions o check comprehension
Listening to specific words and their different forms, in different contexts Same words that differ in meaning in different contexts Eg.: cry-weep cry-shout aloud Using specific word forms in appropriate context; worksheets and other interactive exercises Dictation on these forms Distinguishes different word forms; learn the peculiarities of spelling; learn to spell words correctlyFind pattern, gain better accuracy in spelling; connect sounds with words Word Pun, Objective type questions
Listening to a Report Report on 1. Annual Day function, 2. Sports Day function, etc.; 3. News report, 4. Weather report, etcTeacher initiates a discussion on the report. Student understands the structure of a report Able to recall basic elements of an oral report, and improvise to create one in a given context, using given basic parameters
Speaking
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Telling Jokes; Puzzles, tongue twisters as play an words and meaningsJokes, puzzles and tongue twisters Students share jokes, puzzles and riddles.Shares jokes, puzzles and riddles in a lively manner Build interactive skills Use words like puns, homonyms etc., in group conversation.
Narrating an experienceIncidents in the class, playground etc.Students share their experience in classUses descriptive vocabulary and connectorsRecount your experiences on
your way to school this morning.
Reciting poems from memory and from textPoems from the text Learning and reciting in groups, or individually from the selection of specified poemsAppreciates, recognises rhyme, meter and meaning and brings it out through recitationRecite clearly; with correct inflexion and pronunciation
Speaking formallyFamiliar topicsThe teacher facilitates formal conversation around a chosen topic; Eg; groups converse around ‘Sports today’, or ‘TV Programmes’ Expresses thoughts using the correct language, vocabulary and syntax Speak with confidence on a topic of their choice.
Reading
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Identifying the topic sentence of a paragraphSimple passages on games, articles on science, nature, moral values, adventure, biographies, jokes etc. Read text, locate meanings if necessary, underline main pointsIndependent reading and comprehension of reading matterSummarise effectively through mind maps and other graphic organisers; answer questions accurately
Reading independently; picking out main facts and supporting detailsPassages on topics of general interestTeacher guides the tudents to finding the topic sentence of a paragraph by eliciting responses through questions.Identifies the topic sentence of a paragraph. Find the topic sentence of a given paragraph.
Analyzing what is read Simple comprehension passages depicting celebrations etc.,Apply their mind to understand various aspects of a passage : Eg; character, style, plot, inference, other interesting informationMakes connections and interpret what they read‘What’, ‘ How’, ‘Why’ questions
Understanding and following written instructions after or before a given passage;Pre reading and post reading questions on simple passagesReading written instructions and following themFollows written instructions Read the instructions and respond accordingly
Following a trail of written instructions to arrive at a learning outcomeRe-arranging jumbled sentences into a logical sequenceExercises given after the lesson, aiding understanding,analysis, evolve connectionsFollows a sequence and build on what is knownMCQs, Objective type questions, VSA and SA
Relating stories to one’s own life and respondingStories inculcating values like friendship, good conduct, etc., Answer open ended questions: What do you think? Responds to literature; understand life through reading, Reads with pause, stressing words appropriately and with proper intonationEg. If you were the boy in his story, how would you have…
Reading poetry: appreciating it, understanding, relating and respondingPoems on simple themes[Teacher facilitates] Read and respond to poetry; answer questions; illustrate Appreciates poetry Responds to the imagery and emotions in a poem. Reads with pause, stressing words appropriately and with proper intonation Answer questions eliciting imagination and emotions.
Reading with rhythm and emotion extensive reading Newspapers, Children’s magazines, etc.,Supplementary reading, Use of the Library, Referencing skills and activities Reads for interest Reads to deepen knowledge Reads to link and connect additional dataBuilding interest Small assignments and projects
Writing
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Writing answers to Knowledge based questions Mind maps and graphic organizers Comprehension passages with activities; or text based written exercises Explains clearly in writing, use appropriate expressions; answer in own wordsAnswer accurately in an organised, complete and clear manner Normative MCQs, Objective type questions, VSA and SA
Differentiates between the language used in prose and poetry. Poems Read, comprehend and respond clearly Identifies sentence patterns Interprets and understands the poemsQuestions - VSA and SA
Paraphrasing poetic lines. Poems Read, comprehend and respond clearly Use mind maps and graphic organizers to aid understanding Interprets and understands the poems, expresses views with originality and writes in prose form Rewrite the given line / lines of the poem in prose form.
Writing descriptive and narrative essays of specified length [ 8 – 10 lines ] Topics of general interestIntroduction to essay writing; writing on given topic with guidelines provided Writes up to 10 cogent lines
on a given topic
Write grammatically correct sentences in an organised manner on a given topic Long Answers [ 8 – 10 lines ]
Using discourse markers Linkers / connectives Passages with the selected discourse markers are provided to students; teacher
facilitates
familiarity with
them through
pre and post
reading
questions.
Identifies the specified discourse markers in connected sentences Identify the discourse markers, linkers, connectives in a given passage Use discourse markers in appropriate places in sentences
Writing Formal and Informal letters Situations for formal and informal letters Formats are given. Teacher shows the style of language used in formal / informal letters Learns and applies the formats and uses the required vocabulary and language for letter writingEg. 1. Write a letter to our friend about the pollution of the river in your area. 2. Write a letter to the Collector about the pollution of the river in your area.
Using direct speech in Dialogues Situations for dialogues Using a short narrative passage, students are encouraged to convert it to direct speech, through aking roles, evolving a script, etc., Responds appropriately and builds a clear written dialogue sequence for a story / narrativeFun activities in script writing Filling up the blanks in a dialogue Using the right format for presentation of Direct Speech
Simple Slogan writing Short, catchy phrases and sentences Teacher evolves various contexts to create awareness – Eg; Waste segregation, conservation of water, keeping the campus clean, etcEvolves catchy and effective slogans on relevant themesA few fun activities on imaginary issues Summative Able to focus on the core issue and
evolve an appropriate
slogan
Journal writingCurrent affairs, general topics Short journal prompts Self expression Prepare articles for journals
Free writingCurrent affairs, general topicsFive minutes of class time to write on topics of the pupils’ choiceWriting spontaneously without
hesitation
Express your views on the chosen topic

Grammar
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Revision of Parts of speech Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, preparations, conjunctions, interjections. ArticlesA passage in the text that highlights the required grammatical functions. Reinforcement of knowledge of parts of peech through usage related interactive activities Recall and reinforcement
of learnt concepts in the parts of speech [ Sentence structure ]
Demonstrates clarity of understanding Cloze tests may be used
Grasping the form, structure and use of the Continuous tense Past, Present, Future continuous Learn about the continuous tenses and their required contexts, through sheets, explanations and activities Students use different Continuous tense forms in different situations appropriatelyStudents have a clear, meaningful and focussed understanding of the usage of the Continuous tense - Eg; Imagine a match is going on, and give a commentary using the Present Continuous tense. Narrate a past event using the Past Continuous Tense Objective type questions
Using Modal Verbs for Suggestion, Obligation, Politeness, Willingness would, may, can, will A passage in the text that highlights the required grammatical functions. Learn through exercises, activities and explanation, f
modal verbs, their role and use in the specified contexts
Students use different Modal forms in different situations appropriatelyObjective type Questions that test use of Modals for suggestion, obligation, politeness, willingness, ability.
Being and Doing Verbs: Differentiating Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Sentence pattern ‘Be’ and ‘Do’ as main and auxiliary verbs Verbs that take objects and those that do not SVO, SVC, SVOO, etc.,Learn about verbs that take objects and those that take complements, and their required contexts, through sheets, explanations and activitiesStudents deepen their understanding of simple sentence structures – [ SVC, SVO and SVOO ] Has a clear, meaningful and focussed understanding of the usage of selected Transitive and Intransitive verbs in the specified sentence structuresObjective type questions
Grasping the use and meaning of noun groups and selected phrasal verbs Dividing the sentence into noun and verb groups ( i.e. subject & predicate ) Phrasal Verbs using bring, come, take A passage in the text that highlights the required grammatical functions. Learn through exercises, activities and explanation, of noun groups and phrasal verbs, their role and useStudents understand the use of Noun Groups, with head words and modifiers, and some common phrasal verbs, through usage Objective type questions
Identifying the three degrees of comparisonPositive Comparative and Superlative degrees The three forms of irregular verbs Various exercises and situations to highlight the three degrees of comparison Students learn to write simple sentences involving the three degrees of comparisonGiven the base form or one of the three forms of the adjectives, the students supply the other two forms of the adjectives Sentences with the adjective in brackets are given and students supply the right form of the adjective, suiting the context, in the blanks provided.
Revision of Punctuation marks Fullstop, Comma, Inverted commas, question and exclamatory marksPassages with the relevant punctuation marks are provided to students; teacher facilitates revisionStudents use the punctuation marks appropriatelyPunctuate the given passage; Supply the missing punctuation marks
Framing Question Tagsdidn’t, hasn’t, isn’t did, has, is Through varying exercises and classroom activities on
each concept, with explanation of the logic behind each: Eg; He took the book, didn’t he? He didn’t take the book, did he?
Applies the rules influencing Question Tags, in a meaningful manner Clear in this concept in their writing; recognise errors and correct themObjective type questions
Subject and verb agreement Singular subject – singular verb Plural subject – verb in the plural Each, every, either, neither, etc.,Through exercises and substitution tables, verbal situations etc., Knows and applies the rules of singular and plural nouns and verbs uses themObjective type questions
Identifying the Active and Passive Voice Transforming sentences from the Active to Passive and vice versa. Sentences of the Simple Present, Past and Future Through exercises and substitution tables, verbal situations etc.,Knows and applies the rules of transformation in speaking and writing Clear in the concept of identifying the two types of voice Objective type questions
Identifying Phrases and Clauses Phrase- ie a group of words without a finite verb in it Clause- ie a group of words with a finite verb in it Passages in the text, additional exercises and verbal situationsUnderstands the use of Phrases and Clauses Differentiate Phrases and Clauses Objective type questions
Vocabulary
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Locating words in the dictionery for their
meaning, synonyms, antonyms and usage
Guided use of dictionary for unfamiliar words Activities;
1. Exercises and word games;
2. Break –up of kangaroo words
3. Use of dictionary and thesaurus
Learns more words and synonyms and antonyms of words Find synonyms and antonyms Split the word into smaller words Objective type questions
Prefixes and suffixes Word formation with prefixes and suffixes Exercises through pattern finding Understands how suffixes and prefixes can alter the word and change its meaning Use suffixes and prefixes and knows the meanings Objective type questions
Compound words,
homophones
Noun + noun, noun + verb, adjective + noun Activities and exercisesLearns to recognise themForm compound words. Use the words in different contexts, according to their meaning
Language Functions
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Talk about oneselfTalks on likes, dislikes, friends, etc.,Conversation class; teacher anchors and helps children speak authentically: Interaction questions based on Favourites: players, hobbies, friends, books, leaders, movies, TV programs, etc Learns to speak in sentences and communicate their thoughts and feelings with ease and claritySpeak confidently and attempt to speak in complete sentences Questionnaire – type: completion
Participating in language games and puzzles: Word searches, crosswords, and ‘What’s the good word?’ Activities and games in class, at various levels, to strengthen and reinforce various competenciesReinforces concepts learnt in grammar and vocabulary; develops the skill of problem
solving
Solve puzzles and play word games
Dramatizing a storySituations,plays, etc.,Presentation of skits in small groups Visualises the story; role play, develop confidence Enact the play
Reading a graphic organiserTabular data Worksheets, charts or black board drawings Understands and interprets different kinds of data Interpret the data accurately

TET Syllabus for Class VIII :

Listening
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Listening to recorded commentary of any sportSports commentaries; passage on a familiar themeListen as a large group, with pointers and interventions from the teacher, for better understandingUnderstands the use of language in commentaryUnderstand what is happening and are able to recall what they have heard
Listen to selected words, and their stress and inflections Words like con’duct & ‘conduct; pre’sent & ‘presentWords & passage read out in class focussing on stressed syllables and wordsStudents pronounce accurately and with proper intonation, the words heard Identify the sounds heard
Listening to poetry reading and recitationPoems Listen to how poems could be read or recited Appreciate rhyme, meter, and the special use of wordsIdentify the nuances of sounds words in poetry
Speaking
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Telling Jokes; Puzzles and riddles. Jokes, puzzles and riddles Students share jokes, puzzles and riddles.Students share jokes, puzzles and riddles in a lively manner and use language appropriately; build interactive skillsJokes, puzzles or riddles cited by the learners
Retelling stories they have read StoriesStudents listen to each other as they narrate stories Rephrases and narrates in with originalityRephrasing
Telephonic conversation Making telephonic conversations In small groups, children enact telephonic conversation and apply telephonic
etiquette
Speaks over the telephone using appropriate vocabulary, intonation andLearn to speak and express oneself to others
Participating in Discussions: Current news Sports Relevant contemporary issues Large group activity with the teacher facilitating speaking and listeningExpresses thoughts and views with clarity, cogency and focus Speaks clear complete
sentences, and
expresses
ideas clearly
Group discussion on various topics
Reading
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Reading poetry: appreciating, understanding, relating and responding to various themesPoems Activities related to the poem in content. Read and answer questions based on the poemEnjoys reading given poems, appreciates and responds to chosen poems SA questions
a) Reading for content and style b) Understanding sequence, c) Scanning content to find answers to questions in the given passage d) Understanding the author’s intention e) Recognising or learning vocabulary in context f) Appreciating styleStories / passages with moral values, witty and humorous passages, historical, narrative, mystery passages etc.Read stories and other passages, to understand and appreciate the plot, characters, style and intention Understand and summarise the story in various ways, creating organizers and using the ones given; make connections with life and learning Comprehends selected passages from literature Enjoys the reading process and learn from it, pronounce the words correctly, stress appropriately, passing at the right places with proper intonation Summarises the story, assesses its plot, character and styleMCQ, Objective type Questions, VSA, SA, LA
Extensive readingAbridged novels, fiction, books of pupils’ choice Supplementary reading, Use of the Library, Referencing skills and activities Reads for interest Reads to deepen knowledge Reads to link and connect additional dataQuestions to build interest Summative Answers addressed questions appropriately with supporting statements
Writing
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Comprehension Using mind –
mapping techniques
Answer questions in complete sentences, using proper punctuationComprehension passage given for written work Exercises and activities that elucidate the required concepts are facilitated through mindmappingPicks out relevant facts, writes correct and clear answers, to meet the requirement of the questions specified VSA and SA questions, Make
notes and write the summary in a paragraph
Using both active and passive vocabulary to make sentencesWords, phrases, phrasal verbs, etc.,Simple exercises prepared by the teacherUses vocabulary appropriately Learn and use words correctly Objective type questions
Writing Paragraphs: Topic sentence; unity and structure [Linking small paragraphs] Simple topics, proverbs, etc., Eg. 1.Cleanliness is next to Godliness 2. The importance of good manners.Worksheets to understand and practise writing paragraphsLearn to use paragraphs and to write on different topicsa) Expand the given outline into a paragraph. b) Write a paragraph on the given topic.
Writing on a given topic: (150 – 200 words)Simple topics, proverbs, personal experiences, etc.,Specific essay topics; teaching how to write an essayWrite at length on a given topic with organisation and clarityComplete essay with title, introduction, content and conclusion
Revision: Writing letters in a given format Topics for letter writingRevision of the format of formal and informal letter and the register of languageUses the correct format and appropriate contenta) Write a letter to the forest authorities about the cutting of trees in that area.
b) Wrtie a letter to your friend expressing your disapproval on cutting down the trees in his compound.
Writing a summaryPassages for summarisingTeacher explains the steps involved in writing a summary. Teacher provides a passage. The students make use of the steps and make a summary of the given passage. Writes a summary Write a summary of the given passage in about one third of its length.
Creative Writing; Exercising one’s imagination in a creative mannerCaptions for pictures, topics; Writing essays on given topicsTeacher facilitates understanding of fantasy through reading a story, and having pre and post reading discussion Writes creatively, evoking powers of the imagination: Writes and illustrates with cogency and fluency Free articulation, imagination, expression of ideas
Collecting, recording and collating information General topics Teacher invites students to collect and present information on various topics or happenings around them – My school, My neighbours, the Library, Hospital, Movies, Music / Dance performances etc.Collects, records and collates information on suggested topics Summative Effectively collect, record and collate information on a suggested topic
Grammar
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning Outcomes Evaluation
Identifying the three kinds of sentences. Simple, Complex and Compound sentences. Worksheets, peer review and exercises Learns the rules and uses of clauses and phrases, and apply them in writingLearn the differences between clauses and phrases Transformation of Simple sentences into Compound and Compound sentences into Simple.
Revision of tenses and more about tenses Simple present, past and future Progressive and perfect forms of tenses. Worksheets, peer review and exercisesMeaningfully learns the rules and uses of the Simple, Continuous and Perfect tense in Present, Past and Future time and applies them in writing Use the tenses in the appropriate places. Objective type questions
Using Reported Speech Statements & Imperatives Worksheets, peer review and exercisesUses reported speech correctly Use the correct tense form with proper punctuation in reported speech
Identifying the Active and passive voicesTransformation of sentences with the progressive and perfect tenses, from one voice into the otherWorksheets, peer review and exercises Understands the difference between active and passive voice Uses the active and passive voice appropriately MCQ, VSA
Identifying the sentence pattern ASVC, SVCA, SVIODOAAA, etc.Classroom situations, verbal situations etc.,Understands the structure of sentences correctly and uses them appropriatelyClear in framing sentences using the various elements / parts of speech
Using the degrees of comparison Transormation of sentences from one degree into the otherVarious examples from day-to-life classroom situations etc., Uses the three types of comparison appropriately in sentences. Become familiar with the structure, recognise errors and rectify them. Objective type questions.
Grasping the structure and use of question tags Tags attached to words with negative meaning, such as, ‘hardly, scarcely, rarely, seldom’, etc.,Various exercises and classroom activities; practising through dialogues, role-play, etc.,Knows and applies the rules involved in framing question tags. Objective type questions.
Vocabulary
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Synonyms and antonymsGlossary – other connected words Using dictionary and thesaurus, exercisesLearns synonyms of words, their use and parts of speech, etc., Use vocabulary appropriately
Spelling rules: ing, plurals with s, es, etc. Homophones, homonyms, ‘tion’ and ‘sion’ etc. Spellings of mono syllabic, disyllabic and poly syllabic words; spelling of plural nouns, adding plural morphemes – ‘es’ and ‘ies’ Spelling rules – display Word grid, word building, pun, etc.,Children learn to spell through spelling patterns Spell accurately in writing
Identifying the expansion and use of abbreviations and acronyms. Common abbreviations – HM, S.S.L.C., PTO, PTA, SS, NSS, NCC, PIN, etc.,Teacher explores some abbreviations and acronyms with the students. Teacher provides a list of abbreviationsUses abbreviations and acronyms Summative and Normative Expand the abbreviations and acronyms.
Language Functions
CompetenciesContentClassroom activities and processesLearning OutcomesEvaluation
Expressing ideas clearlyDebates Giving topics for debating; listing ideas for and against a topics Learns to express a view- point and supports it, speaks with clarity and logic Speak on the given topic
Describing / narrating events Personal experience, any interesting situation The teacher encourages all students to participate and express the ideas Collaborates to create a story with peers Build a credible story
Reading and interpreting data Graphic organisers, pictures and Tabular data Read graphs, tables and pictures and complete assigned tasks Interpret data Interpret and summarise the ideas you infer from the picture or data provided

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