Secondary School Certificate Examination (IX-X) ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 2018-19

CBSE Curriculum for Secondary School Certificate Examination (IX-X) ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 2018-19

ENGLISH  LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (CBSE)
(Code No. 184)
Background
Traditionally, language-learning materials beyond the initial stages have been sourced from literature: prose,  fiction  and  poetry. While  there is a  trend  for inclusion  of a wider   range   of   contemporary   and   authentic   texts,   accessible   and   culturally appropriate pieces of literature should play a pivotal role at the secondary stage of education. The English class should not be seen as a place merely to read poems and stories in, but an area of activities to develop the learner’s imagination as a major aim of language study, and to equip the learner with communicative skills to perform various language functions through speech and writing.
Objectives
The general objectives at this stage are:
•    to build greater confidence and proficiency in oral and written communication
•    to develop the ability and knowledge required in order to engage in independent reflection and inquiry
•    to use appropriate English to communicate in various social settings
•    equip learners with essential language skills to question and to articulate their point of view
•    to build competence in the different registers of English
•    to develop sensitivity to, and appreciation of, other varieties of English, like Indian English, and the culture they reflect
•    to enable the learner to access knowledge and information through reference skills (consulting a dictionary / thesaurus, library, internet, etc.)
•    to develop curiosity and creativity through extensive reading
•    to facilitate self-learning to enable them to become independent learners
•    to review, organise and edit their own work and work done by peers
At the end of this stage, learners will be able to do the following:
•    give a brief oral description of events / incidents of topical interest
•    retell the contents of authentic audio texts (weather reports, public announcements, simple advertisements, short interviews, etc.)
•    participate in conversations, discussions, etc., on topics of mutual interest in non-classroom situations
•    narrate the story depicted pictorially or in any other non-verbal mode
•    respond in writing to business letters, official communications
•    read and identify the main points / significant details of texts like scripts of audio-video interviews, discussions, debates, etc.
•    write without prior preparation on a given topic and be able to defend or explain the position taken / views expressed in the form of article, speech, or a debate
•    write a summary of short lectures on familiar topics by making / taking notes
•    write an assessment of different points of view expressed in a discussion / debate
•    read poems effectively (with proper rhythm and intonation)
•    transcode information from a graph / chart to a description / report and write a dialogue, short story or report
Language Items
In addition to consolidating the grammatical items practised earlier, the courses at the secondary level seek to reinforce the following explicitly:
•    sequence of tenses
•    reported speech in extended texts
•    modal auxiliaries (those not covered at upper primary)
•    non-finites (infinitives, gerunds, participles)
•    conditional clauses
•    complex and compound sentences
•    phrasal verbs and prepositional phrases
•    cohesive devices
•    punctuation (semicolon, colon, dash, hyphen, parenthesis or use of brackets and exclamation mark)
Methods and Techniques
The methodology is based on a multi-skill, activity-based, learner-centred approach. Care is taken to fulfil the functional (communicative), literary (aesthetic) and cultural (sociological) needs of the learner. In this situation, the teacher is the facilitator of learning, S/he presents language items, contrives situations which motivates the child to use English for the purposes of communication and expression. Aural-oral teaching and testing is an integral feature of the teaching-learning process. The electronic and print media could be used extensively. A few suggested activities are:
•    Role play
•    Simulating real-to-life situations
•    Dramatising and miming
•    Problem solving and decision making
•    Interpreting information given in tabular form and schedule
•    Using newspaper clippings
•    Borrowing situations from the world around the learners, from books and from other disciplines
•    Using language games, riddles, puzzles and jokes
•    Interpreting pictures / sketches / cartoons
•    Debating and discussing
•    Narrating and discussing stories, anecdotes, etc.
•    Reciting poems
•    Working in pairs and groups
•    Using media inputs – computer, television, video cassettes, tapes, software packages
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (Code No. 184)
CBSE SYLLABUS CLASS – IX (2018-19)
SECTION – WISE WEIGHTAGE
SectionTotal Weightage 80
AReading Skills20
BWriting Skills with Grammar30
CLiterature Textbook and Supplementary  Reading
Text
30
Total80
The annual examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.
SECTION A: READING                                      20 Marks                              50 Periods
This section will have two reading passages.
Q.1:A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer type Questions.
8 marks
Q. 2:A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer type Questions
to test inference, evaluation and analysis with four Very Short Answer
Questions to test vocabulary.12 marks
SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR30 Marks60 Periods
Q. 3:Writing an Article/ Descriptive Paragraph( person/ place/ event/diary entry)
in about 100-150 words based on visual or verbal
cue/s. The questions will be thematically based on the prescribed books.
8 marks
Q. 4:Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150 – 200
words.10 marks
3.      Use of passive voice
4.      Subject – verb concord
5.      Reporting
Commands and requests
(ii)     Statements
(iii)    Questions
6.      Clauses:
(i)      Noun clauses
(ii)     Adverb clauses of condition and time
(iii)    Relative clauses
7.      Determiners
8.      Prepositions
The above items may be tested through test types(grammar in context) as given below:
Q. 5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses.                                                                                                     4 marks
Q. 6: Editing or omission                                                                                4 marks
Q. 7: Sentences reordering or sentence transformation in context.                  4 marks
SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS                        30 Marks                   60 Periods
Q. 8. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. Four Very Short Answer Questions: two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of one mark each on interpretation. (1×4=4 marks)
Q.9.   Five  Short  Answer  Type  Questions  from  BEEHIVE  AND  MOMENTS  (3  questions from  BEEHIVE  and  2  questions  from  MOMENTS)  to  test  local  and  global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each) 2×5 = 10 marks
Q.10.  One  out  two  long  answer  type  questions  from  the  book  BEEHIVE  to  assess Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts.
(100-150 words) 8 marks
Q.11.  One  out  of  two  Long  Answer  Questions  from  the  book  MOMENTS  on  theme  or  plot
involving interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch in about 100-150 words.
8 marks
Prescribed Books: Published by NCERT, New Delhi
•        BEEHIVE – Textbook for class IX
•        MOMENTS – Supplementary Reader for Class IX
NOTE: Teachers are advised to:
(i)      encourage classroom interaction among peers, students and teachers through activities such as role play, group work etc.
(ii)     reduce teacher-talk time and keep it to the minimum,
(iii)    take up questions for discussion to encourage pupils to participate and to marshal their ideas and express and defend their views.
Besides  measuring  attainment,  texts  serve  the  dual  purpose  of  diagnosing mistakes  and  areas  of  non-learning.  To  make  evaluation  a  true  index  of learners’ attainment, each language skill is to be assessed through a judicious mixture of different types of questions.
Reading Section: Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis are skills to be tested.
Writing Section: All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with.
Grammar: Grammar items mentioned in the syllabus will be taught and assessed.
Listening and Speaking Skills                                                           50 Periods
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (Code No. 184)
CBSE Course (2018-19) CLASS – IX
Textbooks
Literature Reader
PROSE (Beehive)
1.The Fun They Had7.Packing
2.The Sound of Music8.Reach for the Top
3.The Little Girl9.The Bond of Love
4.A Truly Beautiful Mind10. Kathmandu
5.The Snake and the Mirror11. If I were you
6.My Childhood
POETRY
1.The Road Not Taken6.No Men Are Foreign
2.Wind7.The Duck and the Kangaroo
3.Rain on the Roof8.On Killing a Tree
4.The Lake Isle of Innisfree9.The Snake Trying
5.A Legend of the Northland10. A Slumber did My Spirit Seal
SUPPLEMENTARY READER (Moments)
1.The Lost Child6.Weathering the Storm in Ersama
2.The Adventures of Toto7.The Last leaf
3.Iswaran the Storyteller8. A House is Not a Home
4.In the Kingdom of Fools9.The Accidental Tourist
5.The Happy Prince10. The Beggar
Class – IX
English Language and Literature 2018-19 (Code No. 184)
TypologyTesting competencies/ShortLongVery LongTotal
answeranswerAnswer
VSAQ 1QuestionsQues-Question
mark30-40tion-II150-200
words 2100-150words
marksWords (HOTS)(HOTS)
8 marks10 marks
ReadingConceptual un-120420
Skillsderstanding, decoding,
analyzing, inferring,
interpreting and
vocabulary.
WritingCreative expression of an
an opinion,
12010130
Skills andreasoning, justifying,
Grammarillustrating, ap-
propriacy of style and
tone, using appropriate
format and fluency.
Applying conventions,
using integrated
structures with
accuracy and flu-ency.
LiteratureRecalling, rea-soning,040502—-30
Textbookappreciating, ap-
andplying literary conventions, extrapolating, illustrating and justifying etc.
Extracting relevant information, identifying the central theme and sub- themes, understanding the writers’ message and
writing fluently
Supplemen tary Reading Text
Total28 x 0109 x 02 =03 x 08 =01×10 =80
= 28
18 marks24 marks10 marksmarks
marks
CBSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (Code No. 184) SYLLABUS CLASS – X 2018-19
SECTION – WISE WEIGHTAGE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
SectionTotal Weightage 80
AReading Skills20
BWriting Skills with Grammar30
CLiterature Textbooks and Extended Reading
Text/s
30
TOTAL80
Note :
The Board examination will be of 80 marks, with a duration of three hours.
SECTION A: READING                                      20 Marks                             50 Periods
This  section  will  have  two  unseen  passages  of  a  total  length  of  700-750.  The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:
Q.1:A Factual passage of 300-350 words witheight Very Short Answer type
Questions.8 marks
Q. 2:A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer type Questions
to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four MCQs to test vocabulary.
12 marks
SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR30 Marks60 Periods
Q 3:Formal letter complaint / Inquiry / placing order / Letter to the editor /
article in about 100-120 words. The questions will be thematically based on
the prescribed books.8 marks
Q. 4:Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200
words.10 marks
The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in class X.
1.      Tenses
2.      Modals
3.      Use of passive voice
4.      Subject – verb concord
5.      Reporting
(i)      Commands and requests
(ii)     Statements
(iii)    Questions
6.      Clauses:
(i)      Noun clauses
(ii)     Adverb clauses
(iii)    Relative clauses
7.      Determiners
8.      Prepositions
The above items may be tested through test types as given below:
Q.5:Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and
Tenses.4 marks
Q. 6: Editing or omission.4 marks
Q. 7: Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation in context.4 marks
SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOKS AND EXTENDED READING TEXT
30 Marks60 Periods
Q.8:   One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context.
Four very Short Answer  Questions : Two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of 1 mark each on interpretation.         4
marks
Q.9:   Four Short Answer type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT and   FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET  (  two  from  each  to  test  local  and  global  comprehension  of  theme  and ideas)(30-40 words each)   4×2=8 marks
Q.10: One out of two Long Answer type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT  FEET  in  about  100-120  words    to  assess  creativity,  imagination  and extrapolation        beyond        the        text        and        across        the        texts. 8 marks
Q.11: One out of two   very Long Answer Questions from the extended reading texts on theme, plot or character involving interpretation and inference in about 200-250 words.10 marks
Prescribed Books: Published by NCERT, New Delhi
•        FIRST FLIGHT – Text for Class X
•        FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X
EXTENDED READING TEXTS (either one):
a. The Diary of a Young Girl  (1947) by Anne Frank ( uploaded on CBSE  website)
b. The Story of My Life (1903) by Helen Keller ( unabridged edition)
Note: Teachers are advised to:
(i)      encourage classroom interaction among peers, students and teachers through activities such as role play, group work etc.
(ii)     reduce teacher-talking time and keep it to the minimum,
(iii)    take up questions for discussion to encourage pupils to participate and to marshal their ideas and express and defend their views, and
(iv)    continue the Speaking and Listening activities given in the NCERT books.
Besides  measuring  attainment,  texts  serve  the  dual  purpose  of  diagnosing mistakes  and  areas  of  non-learning.  To  make  evaluation  a  true  index  of learners’ attainment, each language skill is to be assessed through a judicious mixture of different types of questions.
Reading Section: Reading for comprehension, critical evaluation, inference and analysis are skills to be tested.
Writing Section: All types of short and extended writing tasks will be dealt with.
Grammar: Grammar items mentioned in the syllabus will be taught and assessed over a period of time. There will be no division of syllabus for Grammar.
Listening and Speaking Skills                                                           50 Periods
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (Code No. 184)
Course (2018-19) CLASS – X
CBSE Textbooks
Literature Reader (First Flight)
PROSE (First Flight)
1.A Letter to God7.Glimpses of India
2.Nelson Mandela8.Mijbil the Otter
3.Two Stories about Flying9.Madam Rides the Bus
4.From the Diary of Anne Frank10. The Sermon at Benares
5.The Hundred Dresses –I11. The Proposal
6.The Hundred Dresses –II
POETRY
1.Dust of Snow7. Animals
2.Fire and Ice8.The Trees
3.A Tiger in the Zoo9.Fog
4.How to Tell Wild Animals10. The Tale of Custard the Dragon
5.The Ball Poem11. For Anne Gregory
6. Amanda
SUPPLEMENTARY READER (Footprints without Feet)
1.A Triumph of Surgery6.The Making of a Scientist
2.The Thief’s Story7.The Necklace
3.The Midnight Visitor8.The Hack Driver
4.A Question of Trust9.Bholi
5.Footprints without Feet10. The Book that Saved the Earth
Extended Reading Texts – (either one)
Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 June 12,Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 March 16,
19

42 to March 14, 1944 By Anne Frank

1944 to August 01, 1944 By Anne Frank
(unabridged edition uploaded on  CBSE website )(unabridged edition uploaded on  CBSE website)
The Story of My Life – 1903, ChaptersThe Story of My Life – 1903 Chapters
1-14 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)15-23 By Helen Keller (unabridged
edition)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE CLASS X 2018-19
TypologyShortLongVery LongTotal
answeranswerAnswer
Testing competencies/VSAQ 1QuestionsQues-Question
mark30-40tion-II150-200
learning outcomes
words 2100-150words
marksWords (HOTS)(HOTS)
8 marks10 marks
ReadingConceptual un-120420
Skillsderstanding, decoding,
analyzing, inferring,
interpreting and
vocabulary.
WritingCreative expression of an
an opinion,
12010130
Skills andreasoning, justifying,
Grammarillustrating, ap-
propriacy of style and
tone, using appropriate
format and fluency.
Applying conventions,
using integrated
structures with
accuracy and flu-ency.
LiteratureRecalling, reasoning,0404010130
Textbookappreciating, ap-
andplying literary conven-
Extended Reading Texttions, extrapolating,
Readingillustrating and
Textsjustifying etc.
Extracting relevant
information, identifying
the central theme and
sub themes, under-
standing the writer’s
message and writing
fluently.
Total28 x 0108 x 02 =02 x 08 =02×10 =80
= 28
16 marks16 marks20marksmarks
marks

 

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