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KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN

CCE CALENDER FOR 2012-2013(SUMMER STATION)

CLASS VIII ENGLISH



TERM I(April-Sept)


MONTH

TOPICS/LESSONS to be covered


SUGGESTED MODES OF ASSESSMENT


SKILLS


SUGGESTED VALUE POINTS (Areas)

APRIL


1. The Best Christmas Present in the World.

2.The Ant and the Cricket

3. How the Camel got his Hump


  • Comprehension check

  • Debate: “Wars are a good way to end conflicts”

  • Dialogue construction

  • Diary entry

  • Story construction

  • Informal letter




Reading

Word attack

Speaking

Listening

Writing


  • Pronunciation

  • Diction

  • Expression

  • Creativity/Originality

  • Accuracy

  • Fluency


MAY/JUNE


1.The Tsunami

2.Geography Lesson



  • Comprehension check


  • PROJECT:

There is an imminent threat of floods due to heavy rains. Collect information on the precautions to be taken and the rehabilitation measures for the flood affected.



Reading

Life skills

Oratory


  • Content

  • Pronunciation

  • Diction




JULY

1.Glimpses of the Past

2. Children at Work

3. The Selfish Giant






Musical

Compeering

Drawing

Imagination




  • Confidence

  • Creativity

AUGUST


1. Macavity; The Mystery Cat

2. Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse

Of Memory


Comprehension check

  • Recitation

  • Article writing( A friend in need is a friend indeed)

  • Diary Entry

  • E-mail




Reading

Memorization

Speaking

Writing


  • Pronunciation

  • Diction

  • Expression


  • Creativity/Originality

  • Accuracy

  • Fluency




SEPTEMBER



1. The Treasure Within




  • Comprehension check

  • FA 1- 10(Pen-paper test)

  • FA 2- 10

  • SA 1- 30 (Pen- paper test)




Reading

  • Comprehension

TERM II(Oct-Mar)

OCTOBER


1. The Last Bargain

2. Princess September

3. The Summit Within

4.The School Boy




  • Comprehension check

  • Dictation

  • Paragraph writing on ‘A visit to a hill or any beautiful place.

  • Dramatization

  • Profile writing on any mountaineer

Reading

Spellings

Writing

Acting


  • Expression

  • Creativity/Originality

  • Accuracy

  • Fluency

  • Dialogue delivery

  • Expression





NOVEMBER

1. The Fight

2.This is Jody’s Fawn

3. A Visit to Cambridge

4.The duck and the Kangaroo



  • Comprehension check

  • Group Discussion ‘How will you convince your elders to allow you to keep pets at home?’

  • Build up a conversation between the duck and the kangaroo

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 3-10( PEN PAPER TEST)

Reading

Communication skills

Leadership

Writing



  • Lively

  • Fruitful

  • creativity



DECEMBER


1. The Open Window

2. When I set out for Lyonnesse

3. Jalebies


  • Comprehension check

  • Extempore

  • Book Review

Reading

Speaking


Analytical

  • Comprehension

  • Pronunciation

  • Diction

  • Expression

  • Views




JANUARY


1 A Short Monsoon Diary

2.On the Grasshopper and Cricket

3. The Comet-1


  • Comprehension check

  • Diary Entry

  • Role Play

  • Class Discussion(How Science has been Useful to us)



Writing

Acting


Oral Skills


  • Format

  • Coherence

  • Expression
  • Confidence



FEBRUARY


1. The Comet-2

2. The Great Stone Face- I

3. The Great Stone Face- II


  • Debate on any contemporary issue

  • Narration



Oral Skills


  • Presentation

  • Content




MARCH

REVISION

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT 2-30 (PEN PAPER TEST)






NOTE: In addition to consolidating the items learnt earlier, the following will be introduced and recycled through the Upper Primary Stage (Classes VI, VII and VIII) through the lessons given in the Main Text Books.

  • Determiners * Passivisation * Linking Words * Adjectives (Comparative and Superlative Forms) *Adverbs (Place and Type), *Modal Auxilliaries * Tense Forms * Word Order in Sentence Types * Clauses * Reported Speech

NB: Term I- April-September (FA 1 + FA 2 + SA 1)

Weightage (10+10+30)

FA 1-JULY (Pen Paper Test)

FA 2- is to be assessed on the basis of performance in home assignments, projects quiz, discussions, seminars, debates etc. It may be individual based, group, pair, and whole class. To be assessed from April-September

SA 1 – SEPTEMBER (Pen Paper)

Term II- October-March (FA 3+ FA 4+ SA2)

Weightage (10+10+30)

FA 3-November (Pen Paper Test)

FA 4- is to be assessed on the basis of performance in home assignments, projects, quiz, discussions, seminars, debates etc. It may be individual based, group, pair, and whole class. To be assessed from October-March



SA 2 – March (Pen Paper Test)



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