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CBSE Class 10 English Syllabus With Practice Worksheets

Cbse class 10 english

 

  Section                                Weightage 
A Reading Skills 20
B Writing Skills with Grammar 30
C   Literature Textbook and supplementary text    30
Total 80
Reading Section – 20 Marks
Q.1 A Factual passage of 300-350 words with eight very short answer
type questions.
   8 Marks      
Q.2: A discursive passage of 350-400 words with four Short Answer type
questions to test interference , evaluation and analysis and four
MCQs to test vocabulary.  
  12 Marks

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Writing and Grammar – 20 Marks
Q.8:  One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Four very short answer
questions : two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of 1 mark each on interpretation. 
  4 Marks
Q.3 Formal Letter complaint / inquiry / placing order / letter to the editor /
article in about 100-120 words. The questions will be thematically
based on the prescribed books.
8 Marks
Q.4 Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue’s in about
150 – 200 words.
10 Marks
The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in Class X
a. Tenses
b. Modals
c. Use of passive voice
d. Subject – verb concord
e. Reporting
(i) Commands and requests
(ii) Statements
(iii) Questions
6. Clauses:
(i) Noun Clauses
(ii) Adverb Clauses
(iii) Relative Clauses
7. Determiners
8. Prepositions            
The above items may be tested through test types as given below :
Q.5 Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions. Articles, Conjunctions and to test Prepositions. Articles, Conjunctions and
Tenses  4 Marks
Q.6 Editing or Omission                                                                          4 Marks
Q.7 Sentences Reordering or Sentence Transformation in context 4 Marks

 

Literature Textbooks and Extended Text – 30 Marks
Q.8:  One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Four very short answer questions : two questions of one mark each on global comprehension and two questions of 1 mark each on interpretation.    4 Marks
Q.9: Four Short Answer type Questions from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET ( to form each to test local and global comprehensions of theme and ideas ( 30-40 words each )   8 Marks
Q.10: One out of Two answer type questions from FIRST FLIGHT and FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET ( two from each to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas ( 30-40 words each)   8 Marks
Q.11 One out of two very Long Answer Type Questions from the extended reading texts on theme, plot or character involving interpretation and interference in about 200-250 words 10 Marks

Prescribed Books : Published by NCERT , New Delhi
FIRST FLIGHT – Text for Class X
FOOtPRINTS WITHOUT FEET – Supplementary Reader for Class X

Textbooks
PROSE (First Flight) 
1. A Letter to God 7. Glimpses of India
2. Nelson Mandela 8. Mijbil the Otter
3. Two Stories about Flying 9. Madam Rides the Bus
4. From the Diary of Anne Frank 10. The Sermon of Benares
5. The Hundred Dresses – 1 11. The Proposal
6. The Hundred Dresses – 2
Poetry
1. Dust of snow 7. Animals
2. Fire and ice 8. The Trees
3. A Tiger in the zoo 9. Fog
4. How to Tell Wild Animals 10. The tale of Custard the Dragon
5. The Ball poem 11. For Anne Gregory
Supplementary Reader (Footprints without Feet)
1. A Triumph of Surgery 6. The Making of a Scientist
2. The Thief’s story 7. The Necklace
3. The Midnight visitor 8. The Hack Driver
4. A Question of Trust 9. Bholi
5. Footprints without Feet 10. The Book that Saved the Earth
Extended Reading Texts -(either one)
Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 By Anne Frank March 16, 1942 to March 14, 1944 (unabridged edition uploaded on CBSE website ) Diary of a Young Girl – 1947 June 12, 1944 to August 01, 1944 By Anne Frank  (unabridged edition uploaded on CBSE website)
The Story of My Life – 1903, Chapters 1-14 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition) The Story of My Life – 1903 Chapters 15-23 By Helen Keller (unabridged edition)