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English Curriculum for Primary Classes (I – V):COUNCIL FOR THE INDIAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS

The broad objectives of language teaching and learning are to develop:

(a) listening skill: children listen to verbal and non-verbal cues in a non-linear way to comprehend and draw inferences.

(b) speaking skill: children develop effective communication skills and are able to hold meaningful conversation in a variety of situations. They engage in discussions in a logical, analytical and creative manner.

(c) reading skill: children develop the habit of independent reading and are able to construct meaning by drawing inferences and relating the text to their previous knowledge. They also develop the confidence of reading the text critically and asking questions while reading

(d) writing skill: Children develop the confidence to express thoughts effortlessly and in an organized manner. They follow the process approach to writing that enables them to write for a variety of purposes and situations, ranging from informal to formal.

Classes I & II

 The Ladybird Read Aloud Series
 Aesop’s Fables
 Panchatantra Tales/ Karadi Tales
 Jataka Tales
 Adventures of Pinocchio
 The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
 Noddy Stories (with plenty of illustrations)
 Grandfather Gandhi – Arun Gandhi
 Stories such as Fantastic Mr. Fox
 Horrid Henry – Francesca Simon
 The Sheep – Pig : Dick King Smith

Class III

 Stories by Ruskin Bond e.g. The Blue Umbrella, Grandfather’s Private Zoo
 Finn Family Moomintroll – Tove Janssen
 The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
 The Borrowers by Mary Norton
 The Water Babies – Charles Kingsley
 Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Graham
 Roald Dahl’s Children’s Books (e.g. The Witches, Matilda etc.)
 Heidi – Johanna Spyri
 Daddy-Long-Legs – Jean Webster
 Star stuff – Carl Sagan – Stephanie Suss Rison
 Graphic novels: Amar Chitra Katha (To explore the world of historical and Mythological stories)
 Truckers: The First Book of the Nomoes – Terry Pratchett

Class IV

 Ruskin Bond’s Children’s Books
 Feluda Stories – Satyajit Ray
 Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
 The Narnia Books – C.S. Lewis
 The Adventures of Robin hood
 Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling
 Astrid Lindgren books ( Pippi Longstocking, Ronia the Robber’s daughter etc)
 A.A. Milne (Winnie-the Pooh Books, Collections of poems for children)
 The Railway Children – Edith Nesbit
 Roald Dahl’s Children’s Books- (James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory etc.)
 On a Beam of Light – Jennifer Berne ( Story of Albert Einstein)
 Who was Helen Keller? – Gare Thompson
 Graphic novels: Tin Tin series
 Graphic novels: Amar Chitra Katha (To explore the world of historical and Mythological stories)

Class V

 Rabindranath Tagore’s stories/poems such as Kabuliwala
 Ruskin Bond Omnibus/ Stories for Children
 Gulliver’s Travels – Swift (Abridged)
 Peter and Wendy (Peter Pan) – J. M. Barrie
 Adventures of Don Quixote (Abridged) – Miguel D Cervantes
 A Little Princess/ The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Bennett
 Little Women – Louisa M. Alcott (Abridged)
 Treasure Island – RL Stevenson
 The call of the Wild – Jack London
 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens (Abridged)
 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens (Abridged)
 Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
 Graphic novels/ comics: Tin Tin
 Graphic novels: Amar Chitra Katha (To explore the world of historical and Mythological stories)
 Auto/biographies of great men such as Gandhi Ji, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Jawaharlal Nehru,
Nelson Mandela
 The diary of Anne Frank/Zalata


Reading and Writing

 Reading – aloud, silently and in a group
 Word Wall
 Vocabulary tree
 Completing a story
 Picture composition
 Recording a process (How to make a sandwich, cover a book)
 Book Talk
 Illustrations of characters from texts
 Simple comprehension – Seen and Unseen
 Spell Check
 Pictogram
 Word search
 Spot the differences
 Word Games
 Contribute to School magazine / Newsletter / Soft boards / Newspaper


 

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