PROGRAM NAME

GRADE 8

ELIGIBILITY

AFTER RELEVANT GRADE 7

DURATION

1 YEAR

English (E 801) - Grade 8

Unit Area Covered Marks
Listening skills Speaking skills Reading skills Writing skills Vocabulary Language structure and conventions; literary devices
Unit 1 10 Read more
Unit 2 10 Read more
Unit 3 20 Read more
Unit 4 10 Read more
Unit 5 10 Read more
Unit 6 10 Read more
Unit 7 10 Read more
Unit 8 10 Read more
Unit 9 10 Read more
Total Marks 100

Unit 1


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a given piece for specific information and comprehending the message conveyed
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in group discussions
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Stage a magic trick
  • Describe a character

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new words in context
  • Understand the elements of a short story
  • Draw inferences
  • Identify the main points of the poem

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a story
  • Write a notice
  • Write a character sketch
  • Write an informal letter
  • Write a postcard
  • Write an advertisement
  • Design a poster
  • Write a magazine report
  • Write with logical continuity
  • Write a bio sketch
  • Write a process
  • Use literary devices like similes and metaphors to improve their writing

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Simple phrasal verbs

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Tenses of the Verb, irregular verbs
  • Figures of Speech – alliteration

Unit 2


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a popular song
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in role play
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus
  • Participate in Turncoat activity

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new words in context
  • Understand the elements of a short story
  • Draw inferences
  • Identify the main points of the poem

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a message
  • Design a scrapbook
  • Write a short story
  • Write a diary entry
  • Design a questionnaire
  • Write a description
  • Write with logical continuity
  • Use literary devices like similes and metaphors to improve their writing
  • Use Mechanics of writing, punctuation

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Learn use of idioms
  • Learn use of proverbs

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Tenses of the Verb Perfect Tense

Unit 3


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a passage
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information
  • Listen to tone and rhythm for punctuation

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Conduct an interview
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity in a speech
  • Share an experience logically and with coherence

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new words in context
  • Understand the elements of a short story
  • Read to understand the gist of the texts
  • Read for specific information
  • Be able to think critically
  • Read for understanding and appreciate literature
  • Appreciate a given poem and enjoy it

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a diary entry
  • Fill up a form
  • Write a summary/ precis
  • Write a speech
  • Write an email
  • Write a biosketch
  • Write with logical continuity
  • Use literary devices like similes and metaphors to improve their writing
  • Use of porenthesis

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Learn new words through puzzles
  • Identify meanings in context
  • Rhyming words
  • Complete crossword
  • Antonyms

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Clauses and complex sentences

Unit 4


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a passage
  • Listen and respond to a poem
  • Listen and respond to a song
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in role play
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Discuss ways to resolve conflict
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus
  • Organize a symposium

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new words in context
  • Understand the elements of a short story
  • Read to understand the gist of the texts
  • Read for specific information
  • Be able to think critically
  • Read for understanding and Literary appreciation
  • Appreciate a given poem and enjoy it

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a poem
  • Write a letter to the editor
  • Design a poster
  • Write a dialogue
  • Write an essay in about 250 words
  • Write an article
  • Create a timeline
  • Write a report
  • Write with logical continuity
  • Use literary devices like similes and metaphors to improve their writing

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Phrasal verbs

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Transitive and Intransitive
  • Finite and Non-finite Verbs

Unit 5


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a passage
  • Listen and respond to a poem
  • Listen and respond to a song
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in role play
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Discuss ways to resolve conflict
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new wards in context
  • Understand the elements of a drama/ short one act play
  • Appreciate a poem

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a poem
  • Write a letter to the editor
  • Design a poster
  • Write a dialogue
  • Create a timeline
  • Write a report
  • Create a school newspaper/ news bulletin
  • Write with logical continuity
  • Use literary devices like similes metaphors to improve their writing

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Phrasal verbs

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Subject- verb concord
  • Sentences

Unit 6


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a given text
  • Listen and respond to a popular song/ poem
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in group discussions
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Enact a scene
  • Discuss ways to resolve conflict
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new words in context
  • Understand the elements of a drama/ short one act play
  • Appreciate a poem
  • Participate actively in role play
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Participate in group discussions
  • Discuss ways to resolve conflict
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a story/ diary entry
  • Write an essay
  • Write an opinion on simple day to day issues
  • Write an article
  • Write a precis on a given piece
  • Write with logical continuity

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Use phrasal verbs
  • One word substitution

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Use of conditionals

Unit 7


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a given text
  • Listen and respond to a popular song
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in group discussions
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Narrate an experience
  • Discuss ways to resolve conflict
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new words in context
  • Understand the elements of a short story
  • Appreciate a poem on war

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a message
  • Write a short story
  • Draft an advertisement
  • Write a description
  • Write with logical continuity
  • Write a precis

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Understand and use idioms and phrases

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Use of modals
  • Connections

Unit 8


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a historical speech
  • Listen and respond to a popular song
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in group discussions
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Make and present a PPT
  • Discuss ways to resolve conflict
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new words in context
  • Understand the elements of a short story
  • Appreciate and compare poems in given context
  • Understand the elements of a one act play

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write an essay
  • Write a simple poem
  • Write a short story
  • Write with logical continuity
  • Use literary devices like similes and metaphors to improve their writing
  • Write a Biodata (CV)

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Use phrasal verbs
  • Antonyms

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Passive voice
  • Expand headlines into news items
  • Write headlines

Unit 9


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a given text
  • Listen and respond to a popular song
  • Listen to grasp the main idea
  • Listen for specific information

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Participate actively in group discussions
  • Present their viewpoint with clarity
  • Narrate an experience
  • Participate in turncoat activities
  • Discuss ways to resolve conflict
  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meaning of new words in context
  • Understand the elements of a short story
  • Appreciate a poem

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a message
  • Write a short story
  • Draft an advertisement
  • Write a description
  • Write with logical continuity
  • Write an e-mail

Section 5 : Vocabulary

  • Understand and use idioms and phrases

Section 6 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Use of relative clauses