CBSE Board English Elective Syllabus for Class 11


CBSE Board Syllabus for Class 11 English Elective

COURSE STRUCTURE

ENGLISH ELECTIVE
CLASS XI

Units
1. Reading an unseen passage and a poem 20
2. Writing 
3. Seminar 
4. Text for detailed study 
5. Drama 
6. Fiction 

1. Reading an unseen passage and a poem 
(a) Literary or discursive passage of about 500-600 words 
(b) A poem of about 15 lines .

2. Writing 
(a) To write an essay on an argumentative/discursive/reflective/or
descriptive topic (150 words) 
(b) To write a composition such as an article, a report, a speech
(150 words) 

3. Seminar 
 Presentation of a book review, a play, a short story, a novel, novella
(tale, fable, parable) to be followed by a question answer session 25
 Poetry reading to be followed by interpretative tasks based on cloze 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: The above activities would develop presentation skills, analytical skills, spoken skills and literary
criticism.

4. Text for detailed study 
Prose
(a) Two passages for comprehension with short question answers
testing deeper interpretation and drawing inferences 
(b) Two questions for testing global comprehension
(Any One to be answered in 100 words)
(c) Two short answer type questions testing comprehension to be
answered in a paragraph of about 30-40 words each 
Poetry 10
(a) One extract from the prescribed poems for
comprehension and literary interpretation 
(b) One out of two questions on the prescribed poems for
appreciation to be answered in 100 words .

5. Drama - Arms and the Man .
(a) One out of two questions to be answered in about 150-200 words
to test the evaluation of characters, events and episodes.

6. Fiction 
(a) One question to be answered in about 150 words for
the analysis of characters, events, episodes and
interpersonal relationships. 
(b) Two out of three short answer type questions to be answered
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