Stories by renowned authors like Rudyard Kipling, Oscar Wilde, Somerset Maugham, Ruskin Bond, H. H. Munro, Satyajit Ray, Jayant Narlikar and more, introduce students to social issues, life skills and values. Poems like The Ant and the Cricket from Aesop’s Fables, Macavity by T. S. Eliot, The Last Bargain by Rabindranath Tagore, The School Boy by William Blake and more, explore nature and human behaviour. ‘The Summit Within’ by Major H. P. S. Ahluwalia, a member of the first successful Indian Expedition to Mount Everest in 1965 brings students up close and personal with the forces of nature and the attraction they hold.
English Supplementary Reader – It So Happened
The last class of secondary school requires a complete overhaul of all elementary concepts before stepping into the curriculum of Senior School. Edugraff teachers drill in all basics using the power of the brilliant authors and poets assimilated in the books prescribed by CBSE.
Reading the works of authors who have achieved the highest accolades in literature gives students an insight into the minds of geniuses. This brings students to experience a range of cultures, language variations and literary devices.
1. How can I ensure that I score well?
Class 8 CBSE English online tutoring syllabus has a collection of some of the finest authors. A good way to prepare yourself for doing well is to venture out and read more works of these authors. This will give you a good exposure to ideas and thus improve your expression.
2. What are other books that I can read to improve my English skills?
The Serpent King, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life of Pi, The Count of Monte Cristo are some books I recommend for your age, but you can always look up for suggested readings on the internet or ask for more recommendations from your peers and teachers.