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CBSE Class 11 English Elective (CBSE) Syllabus 2017 - 2018

Apr 24, 2017 13:00 IST

    Download CBSE Class 11 English Elective (CBSE) Syllabus 2017 – 2018

    CBSE Class 11 English Elective (CBSE) Syllabus for the new academic session 2017-2018 is available here. You can download the complete CBSE Syllabus for Class 11 English Elective (CBSE) Syllabus from the download link given at the end of this article.

    Important portions of CBSE Class 11 English Elective (CBSE) Syllabus are given below

    Sections

    Marks

    Reading

    20

    Writing Skills and Grammar

    30

    Literary Appreciation and Extended Reading Texts

    30

    Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills

    20

    Total

    100

    Section A:

    Advanced Reading Skills (45 Periods)

    MCQs, very short answer and short answer questions: to test comprehension, analysis, inference, evaluation and literary appreciation

    1. 450-500 words in length for note-making and summarising;

    2. 400-450 words in length (comprehension and vocabulary).

    The passages or poems could be of any of the following types:

    a) Factual passages, e.g., instructions, descriptions, reports.

    b) Discursive passages involving opinion, e.g., argumentative, reflective persuasive, etc.

    c) Literary texts, e.g., poems, extracts from fiction, biography, autobiography, travelogue, etc.

    Note: In the case of a poem, the text may be shorter than 200 words or 20-24 lines.

    Section - B:

    Writing Skills and Grammar (60 Periods)

    This section will include writing tasks as indicated below:

    3. Short Answer Questions: Messages, notices, e-mails (formal) and description of people.

    Note: Though e-mail is included as one of the writing tasks, it is suggested that it may be tested as a part of internal or formative assessment.

    4. Long Answer Question: Based on a verbal or visual input:

    a) Official letter for making inquiries, suggesting changes, registering complaints, asking for and giving information, placing orders and replies.

    b) Letters to the editor on various social, national and international issues.

    5. Very Long Answer Question: Sustained writing tasks such as writing a speech, an article for a magazine or report based on a verbal or a visual input.

    Grammar

    A variety of questions through MCQs and Very Short Answer type questions may be asked to test grammar items in context (not as isolated sentences).Though only modals, determiners, voice and tense forms are being dealt with in Class XI, other grammar items such as prepositions, verb forms, connectors which have been learnt earlier would also be included.

    • Drafting questions/questionnaires based on verbal/visual input

    • Composing a dialogue based on the given input

    • Recognizing consonant and vowel values in pronunciation/ sentence and word stress

    • Correction of errors in sentences

    Section - C

    LITERATURE: Textbooks and Long Reading Texts 70 Periods

    Questions are asked to test local and global comprehension involving interpretative, inferential, evaluative and extrapolatory skills.

    • Very Short Answer Questions: Any two out of three extracts based on different poems to test theme, setting and literary devices.

    • Short Answer Questions: Based on different prose prose / drama / poetry / peices to test Local and Global comprehension of ideas and language.

    • Long Answer Question: Based on prose or play to test comprehension of characters, actions and plot appreciation of literary conventions and reasoning.

    Note: Short answer questions or long answer questions based on values can be given in the writing section or in the literature section.

    • Long Answer Questions: To test understanding, appreciation, analysis, inference in the plot of the long reading text and writing a character sketch.

    Note: Short answer questions or long answer questions based on values can be given in the writing section or in the literature section.

    • Long Answer Questions: To test understanding, appreciation, analysis, inference in the plot of the long reading text and writing a character sketch.

    Assessment of Listening and Speaking Skills (ALS)

    It is recommended that speaking and listening skills should be regularly practiced in the class.

    Prescribed Books:

    1. Language Skills Book - Class XI English Elective CBSE published by Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.

    2. Literature Reader - Class XI English Elective CBSE published by Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.

    3. The Extended Reading Texts: (Either one)

    (i) The Canterville Ghost (unabridged - 1906 Edition) [Oscar Wilde]

    (ii) Up from Slavery (unabridged - 2000 Edition) [by Booker T. Washington]

    Guidelines for Assessment in Listening and Speaking Skills

    A. Activities:

    • Activities for Listening and Speaking available at www.cbseacademic.in are to be used for developing listening and speaking skills of students.

    • Subject teachers should also refer to books prescribed in the syllabus.

    • In addition to the above, teachers may create their own material for assessing the listening and speaking skills.

    B. Parameters for Assessment:

    The listening and speaking skills are to be assessed on the following parameters:

    (i) Interactive competence (Initiation & turn taking, relevance to the topic).

    (ii) Fluency (cohesion, coherence and speed of delivery).

    (iii) Pronunciation

    (iv) Language (accuracy and vocabulary).

    C. Schedule:

    • The practice of listening and speaking skills should be done throughout the academic year.

    • The final assessment of the skills is to be done as per the convenience and schedule of the school.

    D. Record keeping:

    The record of the activities done and the marks given must be kept for three months after the declaration of result of class XI, for any random checking by the Board.

    No recording of speaking skills is to be done.

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