The Literature portion of the syllabus has 9 Units which cover prose and poetry, designed to teach and drill grammar and also introduce students to the writing styles of different writers to widen their perspective and thinking. The Language part covers comprehension (using unseen passages), parts of speech, punctuation, vocabulary, prefixes and suffixes, vowels, consonants, syllables, story writing, letter writing, antonyms and synonyms, vocabulary and degrees of comparison.
The essence of teaching English online to fourth graders is to make them fluent in speaking, writing, reading and listening in English. The Edugraff curriculum is designed to cater to these needs of the English online learning student. Beside the regular work outlined by CBSE, Edugraff also introduces debating and impromptu speaking on a host of topics.
Literature gives the students a view of the world. They learn to look at situations with a viewpoint that is different from their own. This helps them develop alternate thinking abilities. Students are introduced to a lot of vocabulary to increase their base of building the language.
1. How does this syllabus, designed by CBSE, help students?
A language is best learnt by reading and listening to it. The stories and poems in the syllabus are there to do just that. Also, other tools like reading passages, debates, audio clips, creative writing, grammar and punctuation improve fluency and lend a cohesiveness to expression.
2. Is there any other way to supplement this learning?
The more you expose yourself to any language, the better you get at it. Besides extra reading, you can always listen to or watch programs in English. The only factor to be careful about is to take guidance from an English teacher on what to watch. The material you listen to or watch should improve your language, not spoil it by introducing slang or unacceptable vocabulary.