Madhya Pradesh Board English (Special Language) Syllabus for Class 10


Madhya Pradesh Board Syllabus for Class 10 English (Special Language)

English(Special) syllabus for class X_2008-09

Time: 3 hours
Total Marks: 100

 

SECTION-A

Reading

Three unseen passages with a variety of comprehension questions including 5 marks for word attack skills such as word formation and inferring meaning.

(1) About 150 words in length (8 Marks)

(2) About 200 words in length (8 Marks)

(3) About 300 words in length (14 Marks)

The total of the three passages will be about 650 words. The passage will include one each of the following types: Factual passage, e.g. instruction, description, report; Discursive passage involving opinion , e.g. argumentative, persuasive or interpretative text. Literary passage, e.g. extract from fiction, drama, poetry essay or biography. In the case of a poetry, extract the text may be shorter than 150 words.

30 Marks

54 Periods

SECTION-B

Writing

Four writing tasks as indicated below:

 

(1) A linguistically controlled task, where a student builds up a composition with guidance; (5 Marks)

 

(2) Short composition of not more than 50 words, e.g. a note or notice, message, telegram, short post card; (5 Marks)

 

(3) Composition based on a verbal and / or visual stimulus such as an advertisement; notice, newspaper cutting, table, diary extracts, notes, letter or other forms of correspondence; (10 Marks)

 

(4) Composition based on a verbal and / or visual stimulus such as a diagram, picture, graph, map, cartoon, or flowchart. (10 Marks)

 

One of the longer (10 marks) Compositions will draw on the thematic content of the Main Course Book. At least one task will involve the production of a form of correspondence, e.g. a letter, postcard, note or notice. One task will involve the production of discursive text in which the student is required to express his/her point of view on the topic given.

30 Marks

54 Periods

SECTION-C

Grammar

(A variety of short questions involving the use of particular structures within a context (i.e.

not in isolated sentences). Test types will include, for example , close (gap filling exercise with

blanks at regular interval), sentences-completion, sentence-reordering, editing, dialogue completion and sentence transformation.

 

 

The grammar syllabus will be sampled each year, with marks allotted for different

areas of the content of the syllabus prescribed for class IX as well as X as detailed

below:

 

By the end of the course students should be able to use the following accurately and

appropriately in context.)

1. Verb forms

Tenses: Present / Past forms

Simple / Continuous forms

Perfect forms

Future time reference

Modals Active and Passive voice

Subject Verb agreement

Non finite verb forms (infinitive and participles)

 

2. Sentence Structure

Connectors Types of Sentences : affirmative / interrogative sentences, negation exclamations. types of phrases and clauses:

finite and non- finite clauses.

noun clauses and phrases,

adjective clauses and phrases

adverb clauses and phrases

Indirect Speech, Comparison

Nominalization

 

3. Other Areas

Determiners, Pronouns

Prepositions

15 Marks

27 Periods

SECTION-D

Text Book

(1) Two extracts from different poems from the prescribed readers, each followed by two or three questions to test local and global comprehension of the set text. Each extract will carry four marks. (8 marks)

 

(2) One or two questions based on one of the drama texts from the prescribed reader to test local and global comprehension of the set text. An extract may or may not be used. (5 marks)

 

(3) One question based on one of the prose texts from the prescribed reader to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the set text. (4 marks)

 

(4) One extended question based on one of the prose texts from the prescribed reader to test global comprehension and extrapolation beyond the set text. (8 Marks)

 

Questions will test comprehension at different levels: literal inferential and evaluative. At the end of class X the Board's three hour examination will test reading and writing skills specified in the teaching / testing objectives together with representative samples of the literature and grammar objectives. The structure of the class X examination paper will be in accordance with the sample paper given in Grammar Work Book.

25 Marks

45 Periods

 

Book Prescribed :-

1. Text Book with Supplementary material.

2. Work Book

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