Saturday, 21 June 2014

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.
Note: Readers are advised to log in the official website of CBSE for further details.
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