Grade 8

ENGLISH

The objective of learning English in Grade-8 is to holistically develop and appreciate language sense and linguistic abilities among learners thus, enhancing one’s cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional skills.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Communication

  • The learner develops a critical understanding of the language.
  • The learner is able to use compound sentences properly while communicating.
  • The learner uses language as a tool to present one’s ideas and thoughts.
  • The learner is able to present an arguments using appropriate examples.
  • The learner develops the methodology of applying grammar correctly in one’s sentences.

Confidence

  • The learner appreciates the aesthetics of language.
  • The learner uses language as a part of one’s personality.
  • The learner becomes creative with one’s thoughts.
  • The learner learns to become persuasive and critical in a given situation.
  • The learner transforms verbal instruction into diagrammatic representations.

Clarity

  • The learner adapts different strategies to comprehend a text- both literary and non-literary text.
  • The learner learns to retrieve and synthesize information from a range of references.
  • The learner becomes self-reliant and independent to form opinions and take decisions.
  • The learner acquires different ways to state one’s opinions , thoughts or claims.

Compassion

  • The learner develops compassion towards the language.
  • The learner incorporates the moral values of one’s favourite character.
  • The learner develops a feeling of respect for contemporary writers and authors.
  • The learner develops qualities such as leadership, team spirit, and belongingness.
  • The learner understands and interprets spontaneous spoken discourse in a familiar situation.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Communication - The learner is able to:

  • possess sound knowledge of phonetics, semantics, and syntax;
  • comprehend complex words and identify errors in text and speech;
  • apply grammar rules in one’s language;
  • integrate the language with other aspects of learning;
  • answer the question in own words and  can socialize or participate in a given group.

Confidence - The learner is able to:

  • relate through lexical and cohesive grammar devices;
  • appreciate the language as a form of art;
  • monitor, check and revise the information;
  • reflect on self and others’ actions;
  • present summaries and make announcements.

Clarity - The learner is able to:

  • dissect the structure of poems and passages efficiently;
  • use the language as a medium of communication, comprehension, and acquisition of skill and knowledge;
  • avoid misinterpretations of words and objectives;
  • retrieve and synthesize information from a range of reference;
  • critically analyze, interpret, infer and evaluate information.

Compassion - The learner is able to:

  • establish a sense of sympathy and empathy towards peers;
  • revise and reinforce the learnings in practical situations;
  • develop one’s insights, competencies and favorable attitude towards society;
  • create a sense of responsibility towards self and others;
  • imbibe ethical, moral, cultural, national and global values.
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