Secondary School Certificate Examination (IX-X) English – Communicative (only class X) 2018-19

CBSE Curriculum for Secondary School Certificate Examination (IX-X) English – Communicative (only class X) 2018-19

ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE (Code No. 101) (CBSE)
CBSE SYLLABUS CLASS – X (2018-19)
SECTION – WISE WEIGHTAGE IN ENGLISH COMMUNICATIVE
SectionTotal Weightage 80
AReading Skills20
BWriting Skills with Grammar30
CLiterature Textbook and Extended Reading Text30
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 of 700-750 words as per the
details below :
Q.1:         A Factual passage 300-350 words with eight Very Short Answer Type (VSA)
Questions.                                                                                     8 marks
Q. 2:        A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer Type Questions
of eight marks to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four VSA to
test vocabulary and comprehension (two VSA for vocabulary and two for
comprehension)                                                                           12 marks
SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR              30 Marks                             60 Periods
Writing :-
Q. 3: Formal Letter (Complaints / Inquiry / Placing order / letter to the editor) in about 100-120 words. The questions will be thematically based on the Main Course Book.                                                                                  8 marks
Q.4:         Writing a short Story based on a given outline or cue/s in about  200-250 words.                                                                                         10 marks
Grammar :-
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 Re-ordering or Sentence Transformation in context.         4 marks
SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOK AND EXTENDED READING TEXT :30 Marks 60
Periods
Q. 8. One out of two extracts from prose / poetry / play for reference to context. Four Very Short Answer Questions: Two questions of one mark each for global comprehension and two questions of one mark each on interpretation.
4 marks
Q. 9. Four Short Answer type Questions from the Literature Reader to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each)       2×4 = 8 Marks
Q.10. One out of two long answer type questions to assess creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the  texts.  (100-120  words). 8marks
Q.11. One out of two Very Long Answer Question on theme or plot involving interpretation, inference and character, in about 200-250 words based on prescribed novel text
for extended reading.                                                                 10 Marks
Prescribed Books: Published by CBSE, New Delhi
CBSE INTERACT IN ENGLISH SERIES
1.      Main Course Book .
2.      Workbook .
3.      Literature Reader .
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-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, and
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.
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
Textbooks
Literature Reader
CBSE PROSE
1. Two Gentlemen of Verona4. A Shady Plot
2 Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger5. PatolBabu
3. The Letter6. Virtually True
CBSE POETRY
1. The Frog and the Nightingale2. Ozymandias
3 . The Rime of Ancient Mariner
4. Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments5. Snake
CBSE DRAMA
1. The Dear Departed2. Julius Caesar
Main Course Book
1. Health and Medicine4. Environment
2. Education5. Travel and Tourism
3. Science6. National Integration
Extended Reading Texts – (either one)
Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 June 12, 1942 to March 14, 1944 By Anne Frank (unabridged edition uploaded on CBSE website )
The Story of My Life – 1903, Chapters
1-14 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)
Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 March 16, 1944 to August 01, 1944 By Anne Frank (unabridged edition , uploaded on CBSE website)
The Story of My Life – 1903 Chapters 15-23 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)
WORK BOOK* – Suggested Break-up of Units for the purpose of classroom teaching
only – NOT FOR TESTING (see the following note).
1Determiners8 Comparison
2 Tenses
3Subject-Verb Agreement10 Nominalization
4Non-Finites11 Modals
5Relatives12 Active and Passive
6Connectors13 ReportedSpeech
7Conditionals14 Prepositions
epetition
Class – X
English Communicative 2018-19 (Code No. 101)
SAQ 30-40LAQ-IIVLAQ
Testing competencies/VSAQ 1100-120200-250
words
TypologywordsMarks
learning outcomesMarkWords(HOTS)
2 marks
8 marks10 marks
ReadingConceptual understanding,
Skillsdecoding, analyzing,120420
inferring, interpreting and
Vocabulary
CreativeExpressing an opinion,
Writingreasoning, justifying,
Skills andillustrating, appropriacy
Grammarof style and tone, using
appropriate format12010130
and fluency. Applying
con¬ventions, using inte-
grated structures with
accuracy and fluency
LiteratureRecalling, reasoning,
Textbookappreciating, applying
andliterary conventions,
Extendedextrapolating, illustrating
Readingand justifying etc.
TextsExtracting relevant0404010130
information, identifying
the central theme and
sub themes, understanding
the writer’s message and
writing fluently.
Total28 x 0108 x 0202 x 08 =02 x 10 =80
= 28 marks= 16 marks16 marks20 marksmarks

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