November 20, 2017

TET English Paper I Syllabus (Classes I to V)

Language II English (Classes I to V) :

Class I :-

1. Listening
Competency Content Mode of Transaction Evaluation
Listening to jingles / Nursery rhymes
Understanding key words in the rhymes
Jingles / Nursery rhymes Teacher sings or plays the recorded cassettes Listen to the tune and sing the rhyme.
Respond with the next word or sentence when the teacher pauses while singing the rhyme.
Perform actions related to the rhyme.
Listening to short, familiar stories or folktales
Understanding the main point of short stories told in English
Simple short familiar stories Teacher narrates Stories, or folktales. Children listen and respond Do actions related to the story / folktale
Reproduce any environmental sounds (Eg. wind blowing, crow cawing) occurring in the story.
Listen and respond to simple questions related to the story or folktale.
Can follow simple instructions given in English Simple class room instructions Teacher gives instructions during the course of the day and children respond. E.g ‘ Come here, Sit down
Teacher conducts games/activities to make use of simple commands/requests/ instructions
Listen to instructions and respond appropriately during the course of the day.
Understanding and responding to greetings appropriately. Time – specific greetings ‘Good morning/ afternoon/ evening’ Teacher creates different situations for the children to listen and respond to greetings
Teacher displays charts / pictures depicting morning, evening, noon and relates them to the correct form of greeting based on time.
Listen to the greetings and respond with the correct form of greeting.
Practice greetings through rhymes and action songs
Listening to sounds in selected words, and discriminating them. Children discriminate the sounds and respond appropriately. E.g. Clap your hands every time you hear a word beginning with /b/ – sun, cap, ball, banana, ship, boat……
Relating sound and letter Children listen and discriminate the sounds that the letters make. Circle pictures beginning or ending with a particular letter.
‘Do the two pictures rhyme?’ Say ‘yes’ or ‘no’
Listening and responding appropriately to simple questions Simple questions What & Where Teacher asks simple questions during the course of the day and the children respond. Respond appropriately to questions.
What is your name?
What is this?
Where is the bag?
2. Speaking
Singing jingles / rhymes Jingles / rhymes Children sing along with the teacher or cassettes and reproduce familiar jingles/ nursery/rhymes Sing the jingles / nursery rhymes suggested by the teacher or their favorite one.
Expressing needs and likes Needs and likes Teacher encourages students to express needs and likes / dislikes / feelings and acknowledges them. Express needs / likes / dislikes /feelings spontaneously in response to questions.
Asking permission ‘Can I ……’
‘May I …….?’
Teacher encourages children to use questions in relevant situations. Use ‘Can I ……..? /
Respond to questions Words, phrases and sentences Teacher asks simple questions during the course of the day and children respond. Respond to questions appropriately.
Speaking using a combination of grammatical forms Functional grammar: adjectives, articles, prepositions Teacher provides opportunities through activities and informal conversation for children to speak using a combination of grammatical forms. Answer questions using phrases / sentences. Where is the book? – On the table.
3. Reading
Recognizing and naming letters Letters of the alphabet Teacher presents visual and kinesthetic activities for children to recognize and name letters. Circle the letter ‘e’ in these words: apple, ant, am cat, cap, bat
Letter sound correspondence Sounds of the alphabet Teacher shows cards with letters of the alphabet and articulates the sound. Children repeat after the teacher.
Reading words/sentences Words/Sentences Teacher provides opportunities for children to read using flash cards. Children label things around the class room Read words
Read simple sentences
Choose the correct word for each picture.
Picture Reading class room. Simple and Composite pictures Teacher shows a variety of pictures and asks the students to name the words they know already. Children use pictures as an aid for reading.
Summative
Read and match words with relevant pictures.
Responding to various types of reading material. Books, flash cards, labels, charts, etc Teacher makes available different types of reading materials and encourages the children to use them. Browse/read the different reading materials available in the class room.
Reading for fun Reading – Graded readers, colorful picture books Teacher facilitates children to look at pictures / read books. Look at the pictures and enjoy them. · Read books for pleasure
4. Writing
Pre writing activities Mazes, Joining dotted lines and writing patterns Teacher presents variety of materials such as worksheets, sand box, sand paper, stencils, etc for children to develop fine motor skills for writing. Join dots to create shapes / pictures.
Color a variety of pictures.
Copy basic strokes and patterns.
Write
Upper case and lower case letters
Letters of the alphabet – In each unit Teacher presents a variety of materials such as worksheets, sand box, sand paper, stencils, etc for children to write upper case and lower case letters. Trace on dotted letters.
Copy and write letters.
Recall and write letters.
Write with
Spacing of words, alignment of words in a sentence (Mechanics of writing)
Words /Sentences Children write leaving space in between words and write on a line. Copy words and sentences.
Trace over dotted words.
Recall spelling Words ( high frequency words, phonetic words and content words) Teacher presents a variety of writing exercises and word building activities such as word grids, jumbled letters, fill ups, dictation to develop spelling skills Arrange jumbled letters to make words.
Look at the picture and fill in the blanks with the correct letter.
Write the first/last letter for each picture
Writing words/simple sentences Common, familiar words/sentences Teacher presents activities such as jumbled words, fill ups, to write words and sentences. Arrange word cards to make sentences.
Write one’s name.
Write the words for the given pictures.
Fill in the blanks with the correct word.
Put the words in correct order and make a sentence.
5. Vocabulary
Point out parts of body. Head, hands, ears, mouth, neck, eyes, nose, legs, toes and fingers. Teacher uses action songs, pictures, stories and activities for children to point and name the body parts. Sing songs pointing to and naming parts of the body: ‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes….’
Stating the relationship of family members. Father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather, grandmother Teacher uses songs, conversations, stories, pictures and worksheets to use home relationships.
Writing the Names of fruits, flowers, vegetables, animals, vehicles, common objects and other things around us. Common fruits, flowers, vegetables, animals, vehicles, sun, moon, stars, etc. Teacher uses songs, pictures, stories, real objects and activities for children to identify and name them.
Naming Colors Red, green, yellow and white · Circle, triangle, sphere, rectangle and square Teacher uses songs, pictures, children to identify and name the colors. Painting and coloring activities.
Stating number names 1 to 10 Teacher guides the children in reading and writing number and number names through activities like tracing on dotted lines, matching number to number names, etc Finger counting and songs. Summative
Count and say how many
Distinguish singular from plural names. Singular and Plural ‘s’ Teacher uses classroom objects, pictures, worksheets, charts, children, etc for the children to name one and more than one
Referring to Opposites Common words such as big, small, tall, short, up, down, etc. Teacher uses classroom objects, pictures, stories, songs, worksheets, charts, etc for the children to compare, contrast and describe them. Use words such as big, small, clean, dirty to compare, contrast and describe in a conversation
Using Action words Common actions such as read, jump, eat, walk, play etc Teacher uses songs, pictures and other activities for children to identify and name different actions. Can you hop like a frog? Yes, I can. (Children hop.)
Can you crawl like a snake?
Yes, I can. (Children crawl.)
Play games. Look at the picture.
What are they doing?
Naming Occupations Doctor, Teacher, Postman, Traffic Police, Farmer etc Teacher uses stories, pictures, flashcards, charts and worksheets for children to identify and name people in different professions. Role play.
Name these people
Match the pictures of people to the things they use.
Using Picture Dictionary Picture Dictionary Teacher guides the children in using a picture dictionary to understand the meaning of words. Refer dictionary as and when needed.
Show and name available colors.
State part of a body and its action.
Use singular & plural forms of nouns.
Calling professionals by their occupation.
6. Language Functions
Role play Personification of objects, animals, fruits and vegetables etc Teacher will create role play opportunities for children to dramatize and speak using simple words or sentences. Take up different roles and enact using words and simple sentences.
Talking about oneself Name, class, school, likes Teacher will create a context such as interactions with people, role play and presentations to talk about themselves. Say their name, class, school name, likes as a part of talking about them.
Speak using Pictures Simple and composite pictures, pictures in sequence. Teacher uses pictures that depict people in different roles and feelings.
Teacher gives worksheets with activities like “Spot the difference,” pictures with missing parts to encourage children to talk.
Talk about a simple sequence of events shown in the pictures: Germination of a seed.
Name the pictures.
Who are these people?
E.g., doctor, carpenter, teacher.
Note : Grammar is not taught in isolation. It will be integrated in the lessons in a graded manner. A note for teachers on functional grammar with suggested activities will be included wherever relevant in the textbook.

Class II :-

1. Listening
Competency Content Mode of Transaction Evaluation
Listening to rhymes, jingles and songs Rhymes, jingles and songs Teacher sings or plays the recorded cassettes. Children listen and sing along. Listen to the tune and sing the rhyme.
Respond with the next word or sentence, when the teacher pauses while singing the rhyme.
Perform actions related to rhyme.
Listening to short stories or folktales Longer short stories or folktales Teacher narrates story or folktale. Children listen and respond.
Teacher uses questions to test comprehension
Do actions related to the story.
Reproduce any environmental sounds (E.g., sound of a train choo-choo, lion roaring Grrrrr….).
Listen to the story and say who or what they like in the story.
Teacher: Who ate the mango? (in the story).
Listen and respond to simple questions related to story.
Listening and responding to instructions and directions. Longer instructions and directions.
Directions during indoor or outdoor games.
Directions involving two objects or people.
Directions involving two actions.
Naturally occurring and suitable situations are created in the classroom to follow directions. Gestural prompts may also be used to help children follow directions Take out your notebook and write.
Please bring your pencil and sharpener.
Listening to questions Simple questions. What, Where, Who ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ Simple questions based on classroom situations are asked.
E.g., What are you doing? Have you had your breakfast?
Listen to questions and respond in full sentences.
Can you fly in the sky?
Listening to pronunciation Words and sentences Teacher uses words highlighting correct pronunciation. Sing rhyme with correct pronunciations.
Games with rhymes and alliterations. E.g., Ponni plays with a purple pot.
Listening carefully to more sounds of the language through chosen words, and discriminating them. Diagraphs ch, sh, etc.), blends (bl, cr, etc.), rhyming words, blending sounds, coining new words by changing first, last or middle sounds. Teacher plays ‘sound games’ where the children listen to sounds in different positions.
Children listen and discriminate the sounds that specific letters make.
Click your fingers every time you here a word ending with /sh/ – bath, dish, sleep, fish, watch, crush.
Blend the sounds to make a word. /Po/.…/ta/…./to/ – potato /c/…. /a/…./t/ – cat
Listen to a song played to music.
Listen to simple stories told in the class.
Act according to given instructions.
Respond to simple questions.
2. Speaking
Reciting more rhymes, jingles, songs Rhymes, jingles and songs. Children sing along with the teacher or cassettes, and reproduce new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs Teacher sings the first line and the children sing the next line and the same procedure is repeated alternatively.
Sing with appropriate actions related to rhyme.
Communicating a message Simple messages. Children communicate messages to peers or another adult. They communicate messages from home. E.g., Ask your classmates to submit their workbooks.
Responding to questions Phrases/sentences. Teacher asks questions during the course of the day and children respond Respond to questions appropriately
Expressing one’s needs Needs Teacher encourages students to express needs and acknowledges them I want an eraser. Please, can you give me a pencil?
Making a request “Please” Teacher creates familiar situations and encourages children to respond suitably Use the word, ‘Please’ to ask for something in appropriate situations.
Expressing feelings Feelings Teacher encourages students to express feelings and acknowledges them. Express feelings spontaneously in response to questions
Participating in simple conversation in English Simple conversation Children take turns during conversations with adults and peers.
Teacher provides different contexts for initiating and sustaining conversations
Initiate and sustain conversation in pairs and in groups.
Speak using a combination of grammatical forms. Functional grammar: Noun, verbs, singular and plural, construction of sentences, articles, subject – verb agreement, preposition, adjectives Teacher provides opportunities through activities and informal conversation for children to speak using a combination of grammatical forms. Name some things that you saw on the way to school.
“On the way to school, I saw a …..”
Look at the pictures and tell what the children are doing.
E.g., The girl is climbing,
The old man is painting.
· Recite known rhymes.
· What do you want.
· Can you play cricket.
· Ask the elders to help you in some work.
· Converse with you friend on a festival.
3. Reading
Reading words / sentences (word attack skills, sight reading / phonic reading) Words / sentences/connected sentences. Teacher provides opportunities for children to read using flash cards. Children label things around the class room, using text book and story books. Read words
Read sentences
Read simple passages.
Picture reading Pictures Teacher displays a picture which is familiar to them and asks probing questions. Children use pictures as an aid for reading.
The words are given below a picture. “Circle the things that you see in the picture.”
Look at the picture and answer , ‘Yes’ or ‘No’
Responding to different kinds of reading materials Books, storybooks, flashcards, pictures, self-made books. Different kinds of reading materials are displayed in the classroom. Browse/read the different reading materials available in the classroom.
Reading a variety of materials like a calendar and clock. Days of week Teacher shows the calendar / clock and : Names the days of the week.
Tells the time rounded to an hour.
hat day is it today?
Tomorrow is ______
Look at the clock and tell the time:
Reading for fun Reading – graded readers, colorful picture stories Teacher facilitates children to look at pictures / read books. Look at the pictures and enjoy them.
Read books for pleasure
4. Writing
Write with Spacing of words, alignment of words (Mechanics of writing) Words / Sentences.
Children write legibly leaving space in between the words and write in straight line.
Write words, sentences on their own. Copy words and sentences.
Recall spelling. Words (high frequency words, phonetic words and content words) Teacher presents a variety of writing exercises and word building activities such as word grids, jumbled letters, fill ups, dictation to develop spelling skills. Make three new words from the given word. “balloon”.
Fill in the blanks with correct letter.
Write the first/last letter for each picture.
Write the spelling for simple dictated words.
Writing of words / sentences Text book sentences, small journal notations (eg. Write three words/small sentences or draw and color what you liked best about school/class today.), creative writing (five word poem on My favorite color, Mother, Tree etc. Teacher presents activities such as jumbled words; fill ups, creative writing activities to write words and sentences. Draw yourself and write a few words/ sentences about your picture.
Write using a combination of grammatical forms Functional grammar: Noun, verbs, singular and plural, construction of sentences, articles, subject – verb agreement, preposition, adjectives Teacher provides opportunities through written activities for children to write using a combination of grammatical forms. Match the words in column A and column B and make sentences.
Fill in the blanks with ‘a’, ‘an’ ____ apple. ____ red apple.
Look at the picture and fill in the blanks.
E.g., The boy _____ water (drink/drinks).
5. Vocabulary
Name more parts of my body Elbow, neck, feet, stomach, fingers and toes Teacher uses action songs, pictures and activities for children to point, name and understand the functions of body parts. Draw yourself and a person you like and talk about some things you like to do together.
Fill in the blanks: I use my ____ to write. (feet/fingers)
Express Feelings in words. Shy, scared, kind Children express their feelings. Classroom discussion: I am scared of………
Identify School spaces Places within the school. Children learn the names of different places in the school and their purpose by actively using them. Use different areas in the school and perform errands.
Write Names of birds, insects, vegetables, fruits, vehicles and other things around us. Birds, insects, vegetables, fruits, vehicles and other things around us. Teacher uses songs, pictures, stories, real objects and activities for children to identify, name and learn about them. Watch the crows around your home. What were they doing? Have you seen a crow’s nest? Circle all the insects you see around your home.
Say Action words Variety of actions Teacher uses songs, pictures, stories and other activities to identify and name different actions. Name three activities that you do at home and three activities that you do in school.
Match the words to the action shown in each picture.
Form Plurals Noun number Singular and Plural ‘es’ Teacher uses classroom objects, pictures, stories, worksheets, charts, children, etc., for children to name one and more than one. Use correct singular or plural forms in conversation.
Fill in the blanks with correct word.
There are five______. (mango/mangoes)
Say Numbers 1 to 50 Teacher guides the children in reading and writing numbers and number names through activities like tracing on dotted lines, matching number to number names, etc. Make a picture by connecting the numbers.
Look at the number and fill in the missing letter for number name.
Name Days of the week Days of the week Teacher uses the calendar in the classroom to talk about day, date and Month. Look at the calendar everyday and find out what day it is today.
How many days are there in a week?
Name the days of the week
Using Picture Dictionary Picture Dictionary Teacher guides the children in using a picture dictionary to understand the meaning of words. Refer picture dictionary as and when needed.
Show & Point to body parts.
Express anger, sympathy, respect.
From the pictures point to some birds and name them. · Showing and number name it.
Which is the fifth of a week?
6. Language Functions
Introducing oneself Name, class, school Teacher creates a context such as interaction with people, role play and presentations for students to talk about themselves. Introduce oneself to adults, peers and neighbors when required.
Using a picture, talk about it. Simple,à composite picture, pictures in a sequence. Children look at the picture and respond by observing, comparing, associating, inferring and relating to self. Picture of three little pigs building a house – How would you build your house?
Picture of outdoors – What are some of the things the birds would use to make a nest?
Making a presentation (Show and tell) Objects in nature, things created by children. Children say a few sentences about the work they created or something that they found, how they made it, where they found it etc. Make a presentation. A little book I made about myself (with drawings, pictures, and small sentences) A paper boat that I made.
Act simple role play Roles based on small stories, simple poems, pictures, real life situations, feelings etc. Children enact a variety of simple roles and use songs, sounds, movements, gestures, dialogues etc as a part of role playing. The scene is a market place.
Children take up roles as shopkeepers selling different things.
Others go to the market and pretend to buy.
Introduce yourself to a guest.
Look at the picture and say what you see.
Describe what someone did on a particular occasion.
Stage an act from a known story.
Note : Grammar is not taught in isolation. It will be integrated in the lessons in a graded manner. A note for teachers on functional grammar with suggested activities will be included wherever relevant in the text book. 

Class III :-

1. Listening
Competency Content Mode of Transaction Evaluation
Listening to rhymes , thematic songs , poems Rhymes, thematic Songs, Poems Teacher sings, thematic songs or recites poems and plays recorded cassettes Teacher sings, recites poems, or plays cassettes. Children sing along, recite and listen.
Listen and perform actions related to rhyme.
Give him the notebook and give her this pencil.
Listening to dual instructions and directions Dual instructions (classroom).
Directions involving two different objects.
Directions involving places within the school
Students listen to classroom instructions and directions and respond appropriately. Go straight and take a left turn to reach office room.
When do you go to bed?
Based on a narrated story: ‘Why is the girl running?
Listening and responding to questions Questions ‘When’ ‘Why’ Teacher asks simple questions and children respond. Can you think of another name for the story? ·
Listen to incidents told by a peer.
Listen to the story and illustrate.
Listen and respond to simple questions related to the story
Listening to stories, incidents Stories, incidents Teacher narrates stories. Children listen and respond.
Teacher uses questions to test comprehension.
Listen to words with slight differences in vowel and consonant sounds. (ship-sheep, plank-blank).
Change the first, middle or the last letter (s) and make a new word. (Play-clay, cot-cut, bit bite)
Listening to pronunciation of different words Words, sentences Teacher models pronunciation and children listen and repeat. What is your favorite game? Why?
2. Speaking
Singing rhymes, poems, songs Rhymes, poems, songs Children sing or recite along with the teacher or cassette and reproduce the rhymes, poems or songs Listen to the tune and sing, or listen to and recite the rhyme or poem.
Respond with the next word or sentence when the teacher pauses while singing or reciting the rhyme.
Perform actions related to the rhyme where initiated.
Communicate a message Simple messages Children communicate messages to peers or another adult. Stand in line to go to the playground.
My teacher wants a box of chalks
Expressing regret “Sorry” Children express regret in naturally occurring situations. The child says ‘Sorry’ when she/he accidentally bumps into someone.
Responding to questions Phrases/sentences Teacher asks questions during the course of the day and children respond. Respond to questions appropriately.
Narrating Short stories/incidents Children narrate any incident they have experienced, parts of stories or an entire simple story. I went to the zoo with my brother and ……………. Narrate the story of – The thirsty crow
Participating in discussion Simple common ideas. Teacher gives a topic to the children to discuss.
Children discuss topics of common interest on their own.
Have you been to a beach? What do you see? What are some fun things we can do in beach?
Speak using a combination of grammatical forms Functional grammar: Articles, Nouns, Verbs, Singular and Plural, Adjectives, Comparison of adjectives, Subject – verb agreement Personal pronouns, Possessives, Verb forms Teacher provides opportunities through spoken activities for children to speak using a combination of grammatical forms. Is this Mala’s pencil? Yes, it is Mala’s pencil.
Look at your bag and your friend’s bag. Talk about what looks the same and what is different.
Asking questions ‘Wh’ questions Children ask a variety of questions during the course of the day Where is the black dog?
Who is your friend?
3. Reading
Reading sentences / longer text Any passage from text or other books Teacher provides opportunities for children to read individually, in pairs and in small groups.
Children read and answer simple questions.
Children pause at the end of sentences.
Children use word attack skills to read.
Underline the unfamiliar words.
‘Round Robin’ reading – reading one sentence each from a given passage.
Read the given passage.
Read the passage and choose the correct answer.
The rat ran into a _____. pipe hole house
Simple rules of spelling. E.g., Magic ‘e’ Children identify magic ‘e’ words and pronounce them accordingly. E.g., kite, late, cute Read aloud. Bake, Cake, Like, Write, Whole, Hole
Use Spelling rules Road Signs / maps Road signs and simple maps are introduced to children. List out the road signs you see while coming to school.
Create your own road sign and talk about it.
Draw a map from your home to school.
Reading different genres Reading – Graded readers, colorful picture books Teacher facilitates children to look at pictures/read books. Look at the pictures and enjoy them
Read books for pleasures.
Convey a message to a friend.
Express regret for a mistaken act.
Narrate an incident.
Ask your friend question. · Read a few sentences.
Reading for fun
4. Writing
Transcription of print text Words / sentences Children copy sentences/passa ges from the text book/black board, etc., Copy down the passage
Finds hidden words in word grids.
Write two other rhyming words for each word.
Recall spelling Words (high frequency words, phonetic words and content words) Teacher presents a variety of writing exercises such as jumbled letters, sentences, fill ups and dictation to develop spelling skills. Fill in the blanks with correct word : Monkeys climb______. (stere/ reest/ trees)
Creative writing Writing rhyming sentences, Writing on a topic, Drawing and writing, Making a list Teacher presents a simple rhyme with missing sentences.
Children draw, color and write.
Write two sentences that rhyme using the given words. ball, wall.
Make a list of things that you would like to do this Sunday.
Read and Answer the following questions.
Make a question for the following sentences.
The question words are given.
What __________ This is a train.
Writing sentences/longer passages Text, creative writing Teacher writes on the blackboard and the children copy it.
Children read a passage and answer questions.
Children write a few sentences using their own ideas.
Using punctuations Text comma, apostrophe and question mark Teacher helps the children to mark the punctuations correctly in a passage Punctuate: – she is in Delhi
– where is my sister
– ravi gita and anwar are playing football
Write using a combination of grammatical forms
[Consolidation of functional learning through usage]
Functional grammar: Nouns, Verbs, prepositions, Articles, Adjectives, Comparison of adjectives, Subject
– verb agreement Personal pronouns, Possessives, Verb forms, Singular and plural ·
[Learnt and interpreted only as usage]
Teacher provides opportunities through written activities for children to write using a combination of grammatical forms. Fill in the blanks with correct word.
This is my shirt. ____ (It/His) is red in color.
Make the sentences bigger choosing from the words given. (tall, blue, two).
I have bottles.
A boy is running. My bag is lost.
Copy a news item in your note book.
Form two or three rhyming sentences.
Use punctuations as directed by the teacher.
5. Vocabulary
Forming Singular and Plural Names. Irregular nouns ‘ies’, ‘ves’ Teacher guides children with vocabulary games and activities Match the following: Knife – Loaves Story – knives Loaf – stories
Using Picture Dictionary Picture Dictionary Teacher guides the children in grasping the meaning from the picture dictionary Know how to refer to picture dictionary as and when needed.
Months of the year Months of the year · Teacher uses the calendar for children to learn the months of the year and to know what month they are in.
E.g., Today is Friday, September 26 th, 2009.
Sing a rhyme- ‘January,February,…’
What is the first month of the year?
What is the last month of the year?
6. Language Functions
Make a Role play (pair work) Themes from text, story books, real life situations Teacher initiates discussion and guides children to play different roles Take up roles as butterfly, bee, tree, peacock and speak one or two lines about yourself
Act in a drama (Dramatization) Content from the text / stories Teacher facilitates in dramatizing the story Take up roles to enact a short story.
Akbar and Birbal
Making lists Shopping list, list of items in the classroom, list of children Teacher presents topics for lists or uses naturally occurring opportunities to make lists Make a list of things you bring to school.
Making a presentation (Show and tell) Things found or created by children. Children say a few sentences about the work they created or something that they found, how they made it, where they found it etc., Make a presentation A scrap book- flowers A fish made with shells.
Talking about a theme Simple / Common/familiar themes Teacher enables children to talk about a familiar theme. Talk about :
My school.
My pet cat
· Act like a doctor.
· Prepare a list of thing you want from your father.
· Describe what you made of waste paper / rags / clay / plastic items.
Note : Grammar is not taught in isolation. It will be integrated in the lessons in a graded manner. A note for teachers on functional grammar with suggested activities will be included wherever relevant in the textbook.

Class IV :-

1. Listening
Competency Content Mode of Transaction Evaluation
Listening to songs / poems Songs / Poems Teacher sings / plays the recorded cassettes. Children sing part or the whole song / poem. Listen to the tune and sing the songs and poems.
Sings the whole song or poem after listen to the title or first sentence.
Listening to stories/ prose content Short stories/prose content Teacher narrates stories / incidents / folk tales. Children listen and respond · Give a suitable title · Think of a different ending for the story. · Listen and respond to the questions
Listening to pronunciation, stress and intonation · Words/ Sentences / Passages E.g., Words with silent letters, multi syllable words, homophone, vowel clusters etc. Teacher models pronunciation. Children repeat after the teacher Repeat after me “She sells sea shells on the sea shore.”
Listening to riddles Simple riddles Teacher tells a riddle. Children guess the answer. ·
Children make up their own riddles.
When I was a baby I looked like a fish. Now I say, “Croak, croak.” Who am I?
Listening and responding in discussions Themes on personal experiences, common interests and ageappropriate themes. Teacher initiates discussions for children to listen and participate.
Children bring up topics to discuss and listen to each others ideas.
Children go outdoor to listen to the sounds around them and come back and discuss what they heard.
Reflect and illustrate what you have heard in various ways
Listening and responding to questions Questions: “How”? Children listen and respond to questions relevantly. Listen to question and respond in full sentences.
Listen to a story told in a TV Channel.
Listen to a good speaker as recorded in a Cassette
Listen to questions asked by your friends
2. Speaking
Sings Songs and poems Poems / thematic Songs Teacher sings and children sing part or the whole song / poem. Sing the song/ poem suggested by the teacher or their favorite one.
Sings the whole song or poem after listening to it carefully.
Sing the song with actions slowly eliminating words or vice versa.
Communicate an idea/opinion Creating something planning an event, talking about some event, day-today activities Teacher presents opportunities for children to communicate their ideas and acknowledges them.
Children plan as a part of different club activities.
What do you think about the movie we saw today in school?
Talking about a theme Common familiar topics :
E.g, Railway station,
forest animals
Children talk about a given topic. Teacher prompts then by asking leading questions. Talk about the uses of tree.
Draw some of the trees you see around you.
Participating in discussion Specific topic E.g. : Our school Saving water My pet
General discussions
Sentences (Questions and answers)
Teacher involves the children to participate in the discussion about a specific topic in small/large groups.
Teacher asks questions during the course of the day and children respond.
Children ask how something is done or how something happened.
Talk about the different ways you can save water.
Respond to questions appropriately.
How did the mouse save the lion?
Responding to questions “How?” questions Teacher provides opportunities through spoken activities for children to use a combination of grammatical forms. Throw the ball on the black board and make a sentence with the word you hit with the ball.
Asking questions
Speaking using a combination of grammatical forms.
[Consolidation of functional learning through usage]
Functional grammar: Noun, adjective, verb forms, degrees of adjectives, personal pronoun, possessive pronoun, affirmative, interrogative and negative sentences, adverbs, conjunctions [Learnt and interpreted only as usage] Look at the six pictures and tell the story of the ‘Ant and the Dove’.
Sing your favorite English song
Describe the magic show you saw.
Say a few sentences about your village / town
Ask a sportsman how he own the prize.
Speak for two minutes on a topic of your liking.
3. Reading
Reading a longer and level appropriate text (familiar / unfamiliar text) Text/other reading materials. Children read longer texts silently and aloud.
Children read with a degree of fluency.
Read a passage and illustrate.
Read the passage and talk about two things you liked about it.
Read the given passage and answer the questions based on cause-effect, Inference.
Recall answers based on text
Read the passage and find the author, the title, the main idea and the ending.
Read the question and choose the best answer (choice of three answers)
Read the letter and circle the address and the place you sign.
Reading with attention to pronunciation, stress and intonation Text Teacher models reading a passage from the text with attention to pronunciation, stress and intonation Divide yourselves into small groups and read two lines each, one after the other.
Take up different roles in a written play and read aloud
Reading different genres Narratives, Poems, Billboards, Newspapers, Maps. Teacher provides materials such us narratives (stories and non-fiction), poems, billboards, poster, newspapers, letters, plays, maps. Make a small model bill board of a product and read it aloud and share.
Read the given passage and answer the questions based on cause-effect, inference.
Reading for fun Supplementary Reading-Graded series and a wide range of reading materials. Teacher provides a variety of reading materials. Read, enjoy and recommend the book to a friend!
Read a letter written by your relative.
Read a news item.
Locate a place on the given map.
4. Writing
Dictation of words/sentences Text / General Teacher presents a variety of writing exercises and word building activities. Build a word pyramid. a, an, ant, pant
Write words and sentences with correct spelling.
Writing sentences/passages Question/answers, journal notations, creative writing, letter writing (informal). Teacher presents a variety of writing activities for children to do. Word pyramids
Draw the things you saw during a bus journey and write 2/3 lines about it.
Look at the picture and write about it.
Choose a sentence from Column A and a sentence from Column B and join them to write a sentence using ‘and’ or ‘but’.
Writing using a combination of grammatical forms.
[Consolidation of functional learning through usage]
Functional grammar: Noun, verb, article, adjective, verb forms, degrees of adjectives, personal pronoun, possessive pronoun, affirmative, interrogative and negative sentences, adverbs, conjunctions. [Learnt and interpreted only as usage] Teacher provides opportunities through written activities for children to use a combination of grammatical forms. Order jumbled sentences to make a story.
Answer the given questions.
Read and answer questions.
Complete the passage in your own words.
Write a letter to a friend inviting her for Pongal /any other festival (using the clues given).
Fill in the blanks choosing the correct word.
The child is crying ______ (loudly/fast)
5. Vocabulary
Identifying synonyms, compound word, homophones, antonyms Glossary from Text Crosswords, Puzzles, Vocabulary games Children play language games in groups, to learn pronunciation, spelling and meaning of new words. Play in small groups. (Word search , Boggle and Scrabble may be given. )
Using Picture Dictionary Picture Dictionary Teacher guides the children in grasping the meaning from the picture dictionary Make use of dictionary, to find out the meaning and spelling with your peers.
Solve a crossword puzzle.
Play
Use a picture book for developing a sequence of events.
6. Language Functions
Filling labels and simple forms, class time-table (where simple personal data is required) Name, class, address, phone number, subject areas in labels, simple forms and timetable Children fill name, class, address, phone number, subject areas in labels, simple forms and timetable as appropriate. Fill in labels, simple forms and time-table correctly
Eg. Go with your parent and enquire about price of one kg of sugar
Making an enquiry Other language functions for continued practice are :
Making
announcements
Describing a person / object
Role play
Presentation
Enquiry at shop Children practice these skills in real life and simulated situations Fill a simple application form.
Ask for materials you want from the shops.
Describe a game you have played or witnessed.
Announce to a group of your friends a rare achievement of one of your relatives.
Note : Grammar is not taught in isolation. It will be integrated in the lessons in a graded manner. A Note for teachers on functional grammar with suggested activities will be included wherever relevant would be given in the Text book. Activities are proposed to inclusion in the textbook.

Class V

1. Listening
Competency Content Mode of Transaction Evaluation
1. Listening
Listening to songs
Enjoying the tune and responding with actions where appropriate or required.
Songs Children listen and respond to songs Listen to the song
Sing the song with actions
Give the theme of the song
Listening to poems · Appreciating rhythm and rhyme
Making meaning of the words heard
Following sequence
Locating the Main and the Supporting ideas
Appreciating various simple level appropriate images
Poems Children listen to the poem
Understand the meanings of difficult words [may use dictionary]
May be facilitated in their understanding through appropriate actions
Facilitated to discuss the feelings and values expressed by the poet and evolve the sequence · Grasp the central theme of the poem
What do you feel after reading this poem?
Does is poem tell you of something sad or happy?
Fill up the speech bubbles to indicate understanding of main and supporting ideas.
Answer the following questions using the clues given.
Listening to stories / folk tales
Making meaning of the words heard
Following sequence
Locating the Main and the Supporting ideas
Stories & folktales Children listen to the story.
Understand the meanings of difficult words [may use dictionary]
Facilitated to discuss the narrative and evolve the sequence
Grasp the central theme of the story / folk tale
What is the meaning of _______?
Arrange the sentences in order of sequence.
Answer comprehension questions using the clues given.
Listening to correct pronunciation, stress and intonation Passage from the text, or audio cassettes Through various facilitative activities, children listen and repeat words with correct pronunciation, stress and intonation – Small or Large group. Listen to the passage and repeat suggested words
Participating in discussion Simple topics Eg; Toys, Cartoon characters, Comic strips Children may be facilitated to listen carefully to their peers, and discuss in small groups Form group and discuss following the topic.
What do you thing about helping others.
Give a opinion about wearing school uniforms.
Listening to words that sound the same (homophones) Homophones presented in a passage Children listen to teacher reading the passage
Identify the homophones in small groups
Identify the words which have the same sound but different meaning and spelling.
Scan a given text for a set of points.
Say aloud what you understood from a text.
2. Speaking
Reciting / singing poems Poems – Text Children are facilitated to recite the poem through various learning activities, which may include actions Recite the poem
Sing the song with the teacher.
Pick out the rhyming words in the poem
Expressing one preferences Sharing/Interaction Time; day to day situations Children in groups make a portfolio depicting their likes, dislikes, preferences and other such personal explorations Tell the class about the you’re your like best and why?
How would you like your friend to behave? Tell the class.
Discuss and make a list of what you like doing alone or in groups, etc
Exchanging ones ideas with peers on a particular object / place / person /event / situation Sharing/Interaction Time; day to day situations Eg; Encounter with a person one doesn’t know well. Children in groups discuss and exchange ideas around any particular object / place / person /event /situation
Speaking on common experiences Sharing/Interaction Time; day to day situations Eg; Lost in a crowd Children in groups discuss and exchange ideas around any particular experience which they discover to have been common Practise rhymes and rhythms in a few songs given.
Say what you like and you don’t in eating, drinking, reading.
3. Reading
Reading text
i). Understanding sequence
ii). Understanding content
iii). Finding answers to questions on the given passage
Text/ Supplementary materials Children read the text both silently and aloud
The teacher facilitates the following activities and skills for each student:
Underlines main facts
Uses dictionary or vocabulary list (put up on board) to find meaning of unfamiliar words, and understands in context through individual and small group activities
Uses the reading material to answer questions
Teacher facilitates the understanding of selected spelling rules through a range of exercises and play activities
Read and list out the unfamiliar words.
Raise questions · Engage in comprehension activities
Choose the correct answers.
[Objective Questions]
Using simple spelling conventions correctly
Reading with attention to pronunciation, stress and intonation Spelling rules emphasized through a relevant passage
Text / Additional material
Children are facilitated to read words with correct pronunciation, Stress and Intonation – Small or Large group. Play a spelling game.
Read a letter, an essay and a poem.
Read a story with suitable difference from a picture sequence.
Reading for fun Reading Time
Supplementary Reading
– Graded series V
Colorful picture stories
Children read in large groups, small groups and individually – aloud or silently
4. Writing
Simple projects Provided with materials and ideas Teacher helps children to evolve their own work plans, and facilitates their execution
Children also discuss their plans in the small group
Prepare a project on the given topic.
Display your project and explain how you worked on it.
Filling in forms Forms of bank challans, reservation forms, M.O. forms, School application form Teacher guides children to learn to fill up forms. Fill up a bank challan for a Children’s Saving Account.
Developing a story Story – clues, Story – pictures are given Teacher explains steps in developing a story
Children frame stories
Discuss them in small groups
Objective Questions, VSA, SA
[2 to 4 lines]
Reading between the lines Text Teacher provides opportunities for children to read and analyze text through simple graphic organizers
Error analysis in reading, inference and conclusion
Children are facilitated to link thoughts and ideas to facts
They discuss their questions in small groups
Look at the given diagram and answer the questions that follow.
Writing simple poems Simple topics or free choice Teacher encourages children to write simple poems. Use the given rhyming words and form a poem of your own.
Completing simple passages Text and back of chapter questions Teacher facilitates children to complete the passage with suitable sentences, after discussion in small groups. Complete the story
Writing letters (Informal) Themes, Model letters Teacher encourages children to write informal letters Write a letter to your Uncle / Dad / Friend
Reference Skills
Referring to Junior Encyclopedia/ any other relevant information source/ reference material
Making small notes
Passage with questions · Encyclopedia / any other relevant information source/ reference material After initial large group reading, children are facilitated collectively to search for answers to the questions Describe a project done by you.
Write simple pomes. · Complete the story half of which was only given.
Write a casual letter to your parents.
Use an encyclopedia to find out some rare events.
5. Grammar
Nouns and Verbs – Exploring the types through spotting use Common Noun, Proper Noun Verbs – Present tense – Simple, Continuous Simple past, Simple Future Text / Additional material such as magazines, newspapers After explanation, children are facilitated to identify the naming and doing words in small groups with different materials
Parts of speech
[Introduction to formal naming of the different parts of speech – already explored as use, in the earlier classes]
[Naming seen as a tool to build formality and awareness in learning at this level]
Text / Additional material such as magazines, newspapers Teacher guides the children through usage to identify various
parts of speech. Exercises and activities are utilized for this.
Types of Sentence [Affirmative, Interrogative] Exercises, Worksheets Children are facilitated to use these sentence types in contexts of their own Correct the given wrong sentences.
Reorder the words in the given sentence to make it a question.
Use correct tense forms in describing a series of activities.
6. Vocabulary
Using Antonyms/Synonyms Text / poetry Exercises, activities and games Games, children do various exercises
Forming Compound words.
Identify Prefix / Suffix
Say the homophones
State kinship terms
Text, Puzzles, Supplementary material, back of chapter questions Exercises, activities and games Games, children do various exercises
Use correct alternative to the identified word in a sentence.
Identify the prefixes and suffixes of any five words.
State the English equivalents for local relationship words.
write similes / metaphors Compare any two objects using simile / metaphor.

See Also :  
Child Development and Pedagogy Syllabus

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