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GRADE 11 ENGLISH LANGUAGE SYLLABUS

 

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HIGH SCHOOL

 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

 

REVISED SYLLABUS 2008-2009

 

GRADE  ELEVEN

 

ENGLISH  A


 

 

GENERAL AIMS

(see CXC 01/01/SYLL03)

Prescribed Texts:

CXC English Syllabus

Comprehensive English Course (Revised Ed)            Narinesingh 

CXC English A Study Guide and Exercises              Noel et al   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Supplemental material may include:

 

New  English For The Caribbean  For CXC                Jones

CXC English                                                                 Roberts     

Practice Exercises For CXC English Language          Cousins

All other texts appropriate for grade level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS TERM >€“TERM ONE

 

A.   Comprehension

 

Students should be able to obtain information accurately by practicing and mastering the following skills:

                         i.           Recognize facts stated explicitly

                        ii.           Extract specific information from what is read and heard.

                       iii.           Extract implied information ( reading between the lines)

                       iv.           Identify stated or implied time sequence

                        v.           Draw valid conclusions and inferences from information presented

                       vi.           Recognize cause and effect relationships

                      vii.           Identify main and subordinate ideas and trace their development.

                     viii.           Recognize the difference between denotative and connotative language.

                       ix.           Identify passages in which the main purpose is informative (expository) rather than literary and persuasive.

                       x.           Interpret and respond to tables and pictorial communication such as diagrams, conventional signs and symbols.

 

B.    Grade 10 English examination review

 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

1.    Use of diverse materials >€“e.g. manuals ,newspapers,  reports,

       notices, recipes, signs, maps, diagrams, literary pieces etc., in

       the comprehension process.

2.    Making outlines, summaries (written/verbal) paraphrases,

       giving titles ,note-taking etc.,

3.    Reordering jumbled directions, picture sequences etc., taking

       minutes, chronological listing of events.

4.    Recognizing biased and opinionated statements as opposed to factual statements.

5.     Identifying cause and effect  in stories, reports, experiments etc.,

6.     Identifying themes in essays ,short stories etc.,

            7.     Identifying and evaluating writer' use of literary devices.

 

 

 

 

 

B.      Grammar and Mechanics

                         i.           Diction >€“ vocabulary enhancement

-         Word choice

-         Words in(proper) context

-         Synonyms and antonyms

                             ii.           Grammar

                        -   Sentence structures (revised and practiced)

-         Concord

-         Pronoun reference

-         Sequence of tenses

-         Language structure drills

 

-     Punctuation- Consolidated and practiced

 

              iii.   Grade 10 English A exam review

 

 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

1.      Dictionary and Thesaurus usage 

2.      Vocabulary >€˜notebooks>€™

3.      Word puzzles e.g. crosswords >€“topical and general

4.      Sentence completion /Word substitution/Equivalent sentences

5.      Extended writing tasks.

 

Standardized Review Test #1 -  Week of October 13  - 17  2008

                     

                      C.   Essay /Composition Skills

  i.           Paragraphing >€“revised and consolidated

ii.           Narrative and Descriptive  Discourse

-         Plot

-         conflict

-         Characterization

-         Setting and atmosphere

-         Tone and mood

-         Dialogue

iii..  Persuasive/Argumentative Discourse

        The Writing Process -   Brainstorming/Mapping ideas

                                             -  Thesis Statement

                                            -  Topic Sentences

                                            -   Paragraphing

                                            -   Introduction

                                            -   Developing Body of the essay

                                             -  Conclusions

 

 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

1.      Writing stories ,dramatic scenes ,character sketches,  etc.,

2.      Submitting outlines >€“drafts of imaginative pieces.

3.      Evaluation (class/group) of written pieces.

4.      Division of continuous writing into coherent paragraphs.

5.      Writing for different contexts and audiences.

 

 

 

            MOCK/FINAL EXAMINATION JANUARY 2009

 

N.B. A minimum of FIVE GRADES for term' average            required. Home work assignments 5% of term' average

 

EASTER TERM >€“TERM TWO

 

A.   Comprehension

Students should be able to grasp insights from reading literature by:

                         i.           Deducing reasons and motives for particular spoken and written communication forms.(Distinguish between the purposes of the writer ,speaker and the narrator)

                       ii.           Appreciating the appropriateness of the different use of tone, mood, register, code and style in talks and speeches in non- literary form. 

-         Tone :attitude expressed by the speaker or >€˜voice>€™

-         Mood /Atmosphere: emotion conveyed in a work.

-         Register : selection of language ,in indicating level of formality

-         Code : language peculiar to a specific group

-         Style: manner of expression ,including form ,

      structure, language etc.,

 

                             ii.           Detecting connotations in use of the words and in the presentation of ideas and in  distinguishing between connotative and denotative language.

                           iii.           Detecting and assessing the apt use of devices such as pun, innuendo, exaggeration, sarcasm, irony and symbolism.

                           iv.           Recognizing and responding to the appropriateness of form and structure used by a speaker, director or writer to achieve intended effect .

    Evaluate the use of:

               -       The use of verse, stanza, dialogue, reported speech

               -       Formal/informal writing,1st/3rdperson narrative  flashback ,stage

                       directions etc.,

                           vi.         Visualizing the structure ,attitudes ,moods and setting of a play and appreciating how they influence the performance of that play

                         vii.           Recognizing implicit themes

                         viii.          Responding to good literature (West Indian /Non-West Indian).

                           ix.         Making critical appraisal and relating pieces to real life experiences.

 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

1.      Exposure to wide range of extracts

2.      Imitation of different styles practiced

3.      Evaluation of above-mentioned pieces by class in general

4.      Identifying and explaining the effect of devices in given passages

5.      Identifying and evaluating form and structure

 

B.                Grammar and Mechanics (cont>€™d)

 

C.         Essay Writing Skills

           Informative discourse (Exposition)

-         Instructions/sequencing of information

-         Reports >€“formal

-         Summaries

-         Explanatory exposition

 

Standardized Review Test # 2 -  Week of  March 23 - 27  2009

 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

1.      Writing instructional manuals

2.      Writing factual reports for specific contexts

3.      Writing directions using maps

4.      Writing notices ,magazine articles, expository essays 

 

N.B. Examination grade for Examination Report >€“ end of

         Easter term

 

                SUMMER TERM >€“ TERM THREE

 

A.    Comprehension Skills

 

             i.     Recognize and evaluate opinion expressed in various  forms

           ii.     Distinguish factual statements from unsupported opinion statements.

         iii.     Detect connotations in the use of words and the presentations of ideas.

         iv.     Evaluate the effectiveness of language devices used to persuade.

           v.     Recognize and evaluate the range of persuasive techniques used in everyday communication and by the mass media.

 

 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

1.      Identifying and analyzing statements in different kinds of prepared passages ,advertisements, >€˜letter to the Editor>€™, reviews, news reports etc., 

2.      Discussion of >€˜loaded>€™ expressions in advertisements and other persuasive material.

3.      Evaluating and creating examples of language devices seen in a variety of discourse.

 

B.     Grammar and mechanics ( cont>€™d)

 

C.    Essay writing skills

 Persuasive Discourse

-         Communicating personal opinion clearly to effectively persuade  audience.

-         Presenting logical arguments using justifiable techniques.

-         Using psychological persuasion in different contexts.

 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

1.      Evaluation of advertisements- multi media

2.      Creation of  original advertisements >€“ multi media

3.      Oral persuasive techniques >€“ debates

-          panel discussions

-          oral critiques

4.      Argumentative essays ,letters , commentaries etc.,

 

D.          Revision of year' syllabus >€“ Focused preparation for

       external examinations

 

    N.B. A minimum of Six Grades for Summer Report. Home

             work assignments 5% of term' grade.