Friday, April 18, 2014

Question Paper Design of Class-XII under CBSE for the Board Examination, 2015

English Elective (Code No: 001)

Reading Comprehension (Unseen)

  • Very Short Answer Questions   10x1=10
  • Short Answer Questions (50-60 words)  5x2=10

Creative Writing Skill Applied Grammar

  • Very Short Answer Questions   10x1=10
  • Long Answer Questions (80-100 words)   2x5=10
  • Very Long Answer Questions (150-200 words)   1x10=10

Literature Texts (Kaleidoscope)

  • Short Answer Questions (50-60 words)  4x2=8
  • Long Answer Questions (80-100 words)   2x5=10
  • Long Answer Questions (120-150 words)   2x6=12 

Fiction (A Tiger for Malgudi or The Financial Expert)

  • Long Answer Questions (80-100 words)   2x5=10
  • Very Long Answer Questions (150-200 words)   1x10=10
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New Curriculum of Class-XII under CBSE for the Board Examination, 2015

ENGLISH ELECTIVE (CODE NO: 001)

SECTION - A

1. Reading Comprehension   (20 marks)

  • A literary or discursive unseen passage of about 950-1000 words will be given with some very short and short answer questions in the final exam.
  • An unseen poem of about 24-28 lines with some short answer questions will be given in the final exam to test interpretation and appreciation.

SECTION - B

2. Creative Writing Skills & Applied Grammar  (30 marks)
  • A short discursive, interpretative writing
  • An essay on an argumentative/discursive topic such as an article, report or speech.
  • Transformation of sentences.

SECTION - C

3. Literature Textbook   (30 marks)
  •  Kaleidoscope - a text book published by NCERT.
4. Fiction  (20 marks)
  • A Tiger for Malgudi or The Financial Expert by R.K. Narayan.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Question Paper Design of Class-XI under CBSE w.e.f. the Academic Session 2013-2014

English Elective (Code No: 001)

Reading Comprehension (Unseen)

  • Very Short Answer Questions   10x1=10
  • Short Answer Questions (50-60 words)  5x2=10

Creative Writing Skill

  • Very Long Answer Questions (120-200 words)   2x10=20

Literature Texts ("Woven Words)

  • Very Short Answer Questions   4x1=4
  • Short Answer Questions (50-60 words)  5x2=10
  • Long Answer Questions (120-200 words)   1x6=6

Drama ("Arms and the Man")

  • Long Answer Questions (80-100 words)   2x5=10

Fiction ("The Old Man and the Sea)

  • Short Answer Questions (50-60 words)  2x2=4
  • Long Answer Questions (120-200 words)   1x6=6

Seminar   20 marks

  • Teachers may develop their own rubrics to acess the performance of students objectively.

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New Curriculum of Class-XI under CBSE w.e.f. the Academic Session 2013-2014

English Elective (Code No: 001)

SECTION - A

Reading Comprehension   (20 marks)
  • A literary or discursive unseen passage of about 900-950 words will be given with some very short and short answer questions in the final exam.
  • An unseen poem of about 20-24 lines with some short answer questions will be given in the final exam to test interpretation and appreciation.

SECTION - B

Creative Writing Skills (20 marks)
  • An essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/or descriptive topic to be written in the final exam.
  • A composition such as an article, a report, a speech to be written in the final exam.

SECTION - C

Literature Textbooks
  • "Woven Words", a book on poetry and prose published by NCERT.   (20 marks)
  • "Arms and the Man", a drama by Bernard Shaw   (10 marks)
  • "The Old Man and the Sea", a fiction by E. Hemingway   (10 marks)
Seminar  (20 marks)
• Presentation of a book review, a play, a short story, a novel, novella (tale, fable, parable) to be followed by a question answer session.
• Poetry reading to be followed by interpretative tasks based on close reading and literary analysis of the text.
• Critical review of a film or a play.
• Conducting a theatre workshop to be followed by a discussion.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

WHO IS WHO: Beginning With B

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)

Identity:

an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author.

Works:

Novum Organum,Essays, New Atlantis.



Beaumont, Francis

Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616) and Fletcher, John (1579-1625)

 Identity:

English poets, joint authors of many plays.

Works:

The Maid's Tragedy, Philaster.

Blake, William (1757-1827)

Identity:

English poet, philosopher and artist.

Works:

Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience.

Bond, Ruskin (b.1934)

Identity:

Indian author and novelist.

Works:

Room on the Roof, Flight of Pigeons.

Bronte, Charlotte (1816-1855)

Identity:

English novelist of the 19th century; one of the three Bronte Sisters.

Works:

Jane Ire(1847), Shirley(1849), Villette(1853).

Bronte, Emily (1818-1848)

Identity:

English novelist of the 19th century; one of the three sisters.

Works: 

Wuthering Heights (1847)

Brooke, Rupert (1887-1915)

Identity:

English poet; fought in First World War.

Works: 

The Soldier, Clouds, The Dead.

Brown, Dan (b.1964)

Identity:

American author, novelist.

Works: 

The Da Vinci Code(2003), The Last Symbol, Inferno(2013).

Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861)

Identity:

A poet; wife of Robert Browning.

Works:

Sonnets from the Portuguese(1850), The seraphim and Other Poems(1838), Casa Guidi Windows(1851), Poems before Congress(1860).

Browning, Robert (1812-1889)

Identity:

One of the greatest English poets of the Victorian Age; famous for his dramatic monologues.

Works:

Dramatic Lyrics(1842), Dramatic Romances and Lyrics(1845), Men and Women(1855), Dramatis Personae(1864), The Ring and the Book(1868).

Buck, Pearl S (1892-1973)

Identity:

American novelist, Nobel Prize winner (1938), Pulitzer Prize winner (1932).

Works:

The Good Earth.

Bunyan, John (1628-1688): 

Identity:

English writer, son of a tinker, set to his father's trade in early life.

Works:

Pilgrim's Progress (1678), The Holy War (1665).

Burns, Robert (1759-1796)

Identity:

The greatest poet of Scotland, unofficial national poet and lyricist.

Works:

 Tom o'Shanter, John Anderson, The Banks of Doon.

Butler, Samuel (1835-1902)

Identity:

English scholar, novelist.

Works:

Erewhon, The Way of all Flesh, Evolution, Old and New.

Byron, Lord (1788-1824)

Identity:

George Gordon; one of the greatest English poets of the 19th century.

Works:

Mazeppa, The Prisoner of Chillon, Child Harold,s Pilgrimage(1812).

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