ICSE VII English

ICSE VII English

  • Curriculum :  ICSE
  • Grade :  VII
  • Subject :  English
  • Summary :  Introduction to class 7 ICSE syllabus, A brief description of the course, The teaching methodology followed by Edugraff , Skills that will be developed by the learner, FAQs

Course Description :

Introduction

The ICSE curriculum follows a higher level of English as compared to other national or state boards. The teaching of English class 7 for the year 2022-23 is reduced without compromising time and efforts on very rigorous and most challenging topics covered earlier in the overall syllabus. The language skills are extensive and exclusive, incorporating recommended books by a vast array of authors. The syllabus includes Grammar, Applied Grammar, Reading, and Writing sections

Course description 

The current curriculum envisages 4 sections i.e Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking skills. In order to master and get a command of the language, the student needs to concentrate on all 4 sections equally. Only then he can master the language. The recommended Literature book is Essentials of English Grammar and Composition by Sultanchand and Sons containing grammar exercises, New Oxford Modern English by Oxford University Press containing prose and poetry, Longman Classics by Fingerprint Publishing, and A tale of two cities by Fingerprint Publishing. Other recommended books from various authors are provided in the list below.

Curriculum 

Essentials of English grammar and composition written by Rajendra Pal & H.C. Katya
•      The Sentence
•      Nouns
•      Adjectives
•      Articles
•      Pronouns
•      Verbs
•      Verbs: Expressing the Present
•      Verbs: Expressing the Past
•      Verbs: Expressing the Future
•      Verbs: Modals
•      Verbs: Non-Finite forms
•      Verbs: Active and Passive voice
•      Adverbs
•      Prepositions
•      Conjunctions
•      Direct and indirect speech
•      Phrases
•      Clauses
•      Sentences: Simple, Compound, and Complex
•      Transformation of sentences
•      Punctuation and Capital Letters
•      Words often confused
•      Words followed by appropriate prepositions
•      Synonyms and Antonyms
•      Phrasal Verbs
•      Comprehension    

 

New Oxford Modern English was written by Nicholas Horsburgh and Claire Horsburgh  
•      Adventures of Isabel
•      Light in the Night
•      No!
•      Black Beauty
•      Moon Wind
•      The Story of an Invitation
•      The Naming of the Cats
•      The Carew Murder Case
•      The Listeners
•      Aamer's Cafe
•      London's Summer Morning
•      The Machine Stops
•      The Story of Keesh
•      Home and Love
•      The Lumber Room
•      A Voice in the Dark
•      The Lake Isle of Innisfree
•      Export Quality
•      The Daffodils
•      The Hitch-Hiker
•      The North Ship
•      Julius Caeser

Longman Classics: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
 
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
 
Recommended books
1. Novels by Gerard Durrell
2. Malgudi Days by R.K.Narayan
3. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
4. Detective Novels by Agatha Christie
5. Ignited minds by APJ Kalam
6. Animal Farm by George Orwell
7. The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8. The Happy Prince and other tales by Oscar Wilde
9. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
10. Short stories by Leo Tolstoy, Rabindranath Tagore, Rudyard   Kipling, Premchand, etc
11. Graphic Novels (Tintin series/Asterix series)

Edugraff’s Methodology

Edugraff teachers’ job emphasizes retaining the crucial aspects of language learning and also working towards its wide and active application through exercises, ideas, charts, matching card games, and worksheets. For this, we at Edugraff, put in our vast knowledge and skills, to create an environment wherein the student grasps the concept with ease. The various aspects of grammar and texts are blended and structured in an exclusive way enabling the student to understand each topic in depth. The well-designed lessons curated by the Edugraff staff help the learner to achieve proficiency in the English language and also encourages students’ active participation in the language.

Skills acquired by our students

The students of class 7, through our learning process, will enjoy the language and beauty of textual and oral work and will be in a better position to comprehend the language, participate in group discussions, develop pronunciation skills, and structure the flow of ideas. Edugraff’s approach helps the child to familiarize and pronounce new words accurately leaving no scope for forced language or doubts. The exercises are blended in such a way, whereby, the slow learner graduates from a basic to intermediate level and can become a native speaker by the end of the term. The child is not only provided with detailed textual notes, list of vocabulary but also plenty of practice to improve grammar which is beneficial for the students in the long run.

 

 


FAQ :

1.  How can a pupil learn through online teaching?
 Yes, of course, a student can have a lot of benefits through the online learning platform as it saves time and money. A pupil can learn at his convenient time and during pandemic online teaching turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Moreover, through digital platforms, a child gets familiarized with modern technologies.
 
2.  Will the supplementary materials provided be sufficient enough?
 Yes, the course is exhaustive and requires pupils to learn new vocabulary and be good with the pronunciations as more weightage is put on speaking skills in terms of the difficulty level. This can be possible with the help of student-specific work materials like flashcards, matching cards, worksheets, spelling games, etc. This will also help to retain students’ interest throughout the term.
 
 
3.   What is the best way to grasp the subject if the student are they slow learners?        
Not all students are well-versed or used to the language. We, at Edugraff, focus on their strengths and simultaneously chalk out a plan suitable to each learner. To improves their areas of weaknesses Edugraff teachers give homework and conduct revision tests. Thus, with the passing of time, the
the student's pace is quickened.
        
4.  What kind of support do you offer the students?
    The primary and most crucial support is that the student gets a one-to-one interaction with the teacher. Our resources have been combined with a hands-on-deck effort to provide robust personal learning, technical and often social support to our students.
 
5. What methods will be used to teach an online course?
    As mentioned earlier, methods may vary by course, instructor, and student capacity levels. It may include pre-recorded or synchronous lectures, videos, interactive chat rooms, and more.

 


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