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BAL BHAVAN PUBLIC SCHOOL

SYLLABUS (SESSION – 2018 - 2019)


FOR CLASS IX: ENGLISH

Books Prescribed: Beehive(Prose and Poetry)


Moments (Supplementary Reader)
Three Men in a Boat

General Instructions:
 There will be an annual examination based on entire syllabus.
 The annual examination will be of 80 marks and 20 marks weightage shall be for internal
assessment.
 For internal assessment
a) There will be four periodic tests which includes 1st Unit Test July (30 Marks), Half Yearly
Exam (80 Marks), 2 nd Unit Test November (30 Marks) and 3 rd Unit Test (30 marks)
conducted by the school.
b) The Time duration for Half Yearly Exam will be 3 hours.
c) Assessment of Speaking and Listening skills (ASL) test of 20 marks (10 marks for speaking
and 10 marks for listening) will be conducted at the end.
d) Regularity, classwork and home-assignment completion along with neatness and upkeep of
notebook will carry a weightage of 5 marks towards the final result.
 Assignment given online should be completed on time as it is a part of notebook marking.
 There will be one value based question of 8 marks from any topic/chapter/unit.
 If a student remains absent in any of the written test due to any reason, retest will not be done.
 Exams will be conducted as per the details provided in the school planner.
 It is mandatory for the student to score 33% marks in all written tests.

FIRST TERM (APRIL TO SEPTEMBER)

APRIL

LITERATURE READER : PROSE: Chapter - 1 The Fun They Had


POETRY: Poem – 1 The Road not taken
SUPPLEMENTARY READER: Chapter-1 The Lost Child
WRITING SKILLS: Diary Entry
GRAMMAR: Tenses (Revision), Gap Filling

MAY

LITERATURE READER: PROSE: Chapter-2 The Sound of Music


POETRY: Chapter-2 Wind
SUPPLEMENTARY READER: Chapter-2 The Adventures of Toto
Chapter-3 Iswaran the Storyteller

GRAMMAR: Omission

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JULY

LITERATURE READER : PROSE: Chapter- 3 The Little Girl

POETRY: Chapter-3 Rain on the Roof


Chapter-4 The Lake Isle of Innisfree
SUPPLEMENTARY READER: Chapter- 4 In the Kingdom of Fools

1 st UNIT TEST 30 Marks


READING: 5 Marks
Unseen Passage

WRITING & GRAMMAR: 10 Marks


Diary Entry, Gap Filling

LITERATURE: 15 Marks
Chapters covered in April and May month

AUGUST

LITERATURE READER : PROSE: Chapter-4 A Truly Beautiful Mind


Chapter-5 The Snake and The Mirror
POETRY: Chapter- 5 A Legend of the Northland
Chapter-6 No Men Are Foreign
SUPPLEMENTARY READER: Chapter- 5 The Happy Prince

WRITING SKILLS: Story Writing

GRAMMAR: Sentence Transformation (Reported Speech)

SEPTEMBER

LITERATURE READER: PROSE : Revision of all the chapters covered.

HALF YEARLY EXAM


Section 80 Marks
A Reading Skills 20
B Writing Skills with Grammar 30
C Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text 30
TOTAL 80

SECTION A: READING 20 Marks


This section will have two reading passages as per the details below:
Q.1: A Factual passage 8 marks
Q.2: A Discursive passage 12 marks

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SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR 30 Marks
Q.3: Diary Entry 8 Marks
Q.4: Story Writing 10 marks
Q.5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. 4 marks
Q. 6: Omission 4 marks
Q. 7: Sentence Transformation 4 marks

SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOK AND EXTENDED READING TEXT 30 Marks

Q.8. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. 4 marks

Q.9. Five Short Answer Type Questions from BEEHIVE AND MOMENTS (3 questions from BEEHIVE
and 2 questions from MOMENTS) to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words
each) 2×5 = 10 marks

Q.10. One out two long answer type questions from the book BEEHIVE to assess Creativity, imagination
and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. (100-150 words) 8 marks

Q.11. One out of two Long Answer Questions from the book MOMENTS on theme or plot involving
interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch in about 100-150 words.
8 Marks

OCTOBER

LITERATURE READER : PROSE: Chapter-6 My Childhood


Chapter-7 Packing
POETRY: Chapter-7 The Duck and the Kangaroo
Chapter-8 On Killing a Tree
SUPPLEMENTARY READER: Chapter -6 Weathering the Storm in Ersama
Chapter-7 The Last Leaf
WRITING SKILLS: Article Writing

GRAMMAR: Sentence Reordering

NOVEMBER
LITERATURE READER : PROSE: Chapter- 8 Reach for the Top
Chapter-9 The Bond of Love
POETRY: Chapter-9 The Snake Trying
Chapter- 10 The Slumber did My Spirit Seal
SUPPLEMENTARY READER: Chapter- 8 A House is Not a Home

WRITING SKILLS: Speech Writing

GRAMMAR: Revision of Sentence Transformation (Reported Speech)

2nd UNIT TEST 30 Marks


READING: 5 Marks
Unseen Passage

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WRITING & GRAMMAR: 10 Marks
Speech Writing, Sentence Reordering
LITERATURE: 15 Marks
Chapters covered in October month

LITERATURE READER: PROSE: Chapter- 10 Kathmandu


Chapter-11 If I were you
SUPPLEMENTARY READER: Chapter- 9 The Accidental Tourist
Chapter-10 The Beggar

3rd UNIT TEST 30 Marks


READING: 5 Marks
Unseen Passage

WRITING & GRAMMAR: 10 Marks


Article Writing, Sentence Transformation

LITERATURE: 15 Marks
Chapters covered in November month

JANUARY

Revision of the complete syllabus of Term1 and Term 2 to be done before Pre Final Exams.

NOTE: Pre Final Exam will be held in the month of January covering 100% syllabus of the Term for
80 marks. Format for Pre Final Exam will remain the same as that of Final Exam.

NOTEBOOK EVALUATION 5 Marks


S.No. Parameter of Evaluation
1 Completes his/her work on time 1
2 Submits the notebook for checking regularly 1
3 Work submitted is neat and tidy 1
4 Homework is not copied from any other student 1
5 Index is properly maintained 1
Total Marks 5

SUBJECT ENRICHMENT 20 Marks


Assessment of speaking and listening (ASL) for 10 marks each.

FINAL EXAM
Section Total Weightage 80
A Reading Skills 20
B Writing Skills with Grammar 30
C Literature Textbook and Extended Reading Text 30
TOTAL 80

SECTION A: READING 20 Marks


This section will have two reading passages as per the details below:

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Q.1: A Factual passage 8 marks
Q.2: A Discursive passage 12 marks

SECTION B: WRITING AND GRAMMAR 30 Marks


Q.3: Article Writing/ Diary Entry 8 Marks
Q.4: Story Writing 10 marks
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 Reordering or Sentence Transformation 4 marks

SECTION C: LITERATURE TEXTBOOK AND EXTENDED READING TEXT 30 Marks

Q.8. One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/play for reference to the context. 4 marks

Q.9. Five Short Answer Type Questions from BEEHIVE AND MOMENTS (3 questions from BEEHIVE
and 2 questions from MOMENTS) to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words
each) 2×5 = 10 marks

Q.10. One out two long answer type questions from the book BEEHIVE to assess Creativity, imagination
and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts. (100-150 words) 8 marks

Q.11. One out of two Long Answer Questions from the book MOMENTS on theme or plot involving
interpretation, extrapolation beyond the text and inference or character sketch in about 100-150 words.
8 Marks

Note: The following chapters are included from literature reader in final exams:
Textbooks
LITERATURE READER
PROSE (Beehive)
1. The Fun They Had 7. Packing
2. The Sound of Music 8. Reach for the Top
3. The Little Girl 9. The Bond of Love
4. A Truly Beautiful Mind 10. Kathmandu
5. The Snake and the Mirror 11. If I were you
6. My Childhood

POETRY
1. The Road Not Taken 6. No Men Are Foreign
2. Wind 7. The Duck and the Kangaroo
3. Rain on the Roof 8. On Killing a Tree
4. The Lake Isle of Innis free 9. The Snake Trying
5. A Legend of the Northland 10. A Slumber did My Spirit Seal

SUPPLEMENTARY READER (Moments)


1. The Lost Child 6. Weathering the Storm in Ersama
2. The Adventures of Toto 7. The Last leaf
3. Iswaran the Storyteller 8. A House is Not a Home
4. In the Kingdom of Fools 9. The Accidental Tourist
5. The Happy Prince 10. The Beggar

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