PROGRAM NAME

GRADE 9

ELIGIBILITY

AFTER RELEVANT GRADE 8

DURATION

1 YEAR

English (E 901) - Grade 9

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

Unit 1


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen and respond to a historical speech Listen and respond to film clips.
  • Listen and respond to a popular song.
  • Listen closely in order to grasp the main idea.
  • Listen for specific in format ion.

Section 2 : Speaking skills

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

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Understand the meanings of new words in context.
  • Understand the elements of a short story.
  • Appreciate a poem on war.
  • Appreciate irony as used in a short story.

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a slogan on peace.
  • Write a simple poem on peace.
  • Write a short story.
  • Generate their own ideas for writing.
  • Write with logical continuity.
  • Use literary devices like similes and metaphors to improve their writing.
  • Use their editing skills to polish writing.

Section 5 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Tenses of the Verb Past and Present.
  • Figures of Speech –similes, metaphors and irony.

Unit 2


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Watch a film related to the theme and respond to what they hear.
  • Listen actively to questions in an interview format.
  • Listen closely to follow dialogue in English.

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Take part in a dramatisation of the text.
  • Conduct an interview.
  • Present a description of their workspace with the help of multi media.

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Read and understand the Diary as a literary genre.
  • Identify the main events chronologically.
  • Deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words.
  • Read, appreciate and analyses a poem.

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Learn to write dialogue for a skit/play.
  • Write a Diary entry.
  • Write a description of a character.

Section 5 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Articles and determiners.
  • Personal Pronouns.

Unit 3


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen for literal comprehension.
  • Listen for the gist or surface meaning of a poem.

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Distinguish between verbal and non-verbal cues in communication

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Read a variety of texts with the theme of human relationships.
  • Read to understand the gist of the texts.
  • Read for specific information.
  • Understand meanings in context.
  • Find out the etymology of selected vocabulary in the given text.

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Writing a notice.
  • Giving advice.
  • Narrating an event.
  • Writing an informal letter.
  • Use various formats to plan writing.

Section 5 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Simple Present Tense and Present Continuous Tense.
  • Repetition as a literary device in poetry.
  • Free verse.

Unit 4


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen to a song or film on the theme.
  • Listen for gist and specific information.

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Conduct an interview.
  • Express their opinions and ideas in a group discussion.
  • Debate an issue, giving reasoned arguments for their views.
  • Participate in role play.

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Read a short story.
  • Read for gist and for specific information.
  • Identify the main points of a story.
  • Make inferences, analyse and critically evaluate.
  • Read and critically evaluate a poem, analysing the poet's use of poetic devices.

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a summary.
  • Write an informal letter.
  • Write a description of a person.
  • Compare and contrast ideas and write a point of view.
  • Plan writing and organise ideas step by step.
  • Write a short play or skit.

Section 5 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Past Continuous.
  • Present Perfect.
  • Present Perfect Continuous.
  • Past Perfect.
  • Used to and would.
  • Subject-verb agreement.

Unit 5


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • View and listen to dialogue in a film.
  • Listen to a taped interview or news report.
  • Listen for gist and specific information.

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Conduct an interview.
  • Participate in group discussions, giving reasoned arguments for their viewpoint.
  • Present a news report.

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Identify words from the text with the help of given clues.
  • Identify main points.
  • Select and extract information and record it for use in the form of notes.
  • Read, analyse and interpret text.
  • Read factual and informational text.
  • Read a biography.

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a newspaper article.
  • Write a formal letter.
  • Write a biography.
  • Generate their own ideas for writing.
  • Plan and organise writing.
  • Edit and proof check, correcting own mistakes in punctuation.

Section 5 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Requests and offers.
  • Ability.
  • Necessity, Obligation and Permission.
  • Probability.
  • Mixed Modals Punctuation.

Unit 6


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen closely to a news report.
  • Listen and respond to a song.
  • Listen for both gist and specific information.

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Discuss a given topic and present their point of view.
  • Enact a given play.
  • Conduct an interview.

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Read a short story.
  • Read a play.
  • Read for comprehension.
  • Critically appraise given text by analysing, interpreting and evaluating information.

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write a newspaper report.
  • Write a Science Fiction story.
  • Write a film review.
  • Create a cartoon.

Section 5 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • The Future tense.
  • Simple Present and Present Continuous.
  • Will and shall.
  • Future Perfect and Future Continuous.

Unit 7


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Listen to the viewpoints of others and give appropriate responses
  • Listen for gist and specific understanding

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Take part actively in a group discussion, expressing and arguing a viewpoint.
  • Discuss their responses to a film related to the theme.
  • Compare and contrast different selections of text on the theme.
  • Present a news report.

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Read text, analysing and interpreting facts.
  • Deduce the meanings of new words in context.

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Write an adventure story in autobiographical form.
  • Narrate events in a logical sequence.
  • Write a description of a person.
  • Write a humorous piece on wishful thinking.

Section 5 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Connectors: Classification according to meaning.
  • Active and Passive Voice.

Unit 8


Section 1 : Listening skills

  • Watch a film on Animal Assisted Therapy, listening closely and taking notes.
  • Listen to a reading of the poem.
  • Listen for gist and specific information.

Section 2 : Speaking skills

  • Express and argue a point of view.
  • Convey ideas effectively.
  • Present an oral report to an audience of peers.
  • understand and use words related to animal conservation.

Section 3 : Reading skills

  • Read and analyse facts and data.
  • Read a poem, analysing and interpreting its meaning.
  • Read a story, anticipating and predicting ideas and events.
  • Deduce meanings of new words with the help of clues.
  • Understand and appreciate the poet's use of personification, metaphors and similes.

Section 4 : Writing skills

  • Plan, organise and present ideas.
  • Use appropriate style and format to produce a pamphlet or poster on animal conservation.
  • Describe an animal.
  • Write a magazine article.
  • Write a story about animals.
  • Write a film review after watching a film of the story.

Section 5 : Language structure and conventions; literary devices

  • Past and Past Perfect.
  • Reported Speech
    • Reporting Verbs
    • Reporting 'Questions' and 'Requests'
    • said and told
    • Changes in Reported Speech
  • Animal idioms
  • Proverbs