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CBSE Class 4 English Syllabus


English is a language subject that assists students in expressing themselves. And for class 4 students, now is the time to improve their vocabulary, grammar, and speaking skills as they begin to interact much at that age. So, the CBSE English Syllabus for class 4 is set for the students to know more about the language and gradually become comfortable using it.Let’s have a look at the latest CBSE class 4 English syllabus, which can also be downloaded in pdf form.

CBSE syllabus for Class 4 English

The CBSE syllabus for Class 4 English for the academic year 2022-2023 includes chapters that simplify and ease learning. Following are the chapters from the NCERT Class 4 English Textbook:

Sl.No Unit Name Chapter Name
1. Wake Up Neha’s Alarm Clock
2. Noses The Little Fir Tree
3. Run! Nasruddin’s Aim
4. Why? Alice in Wonderland
5. Don’t be Afraid of the Dark Helen Keller
6. Hiawatha The Scholar’s Mother Tongue
7. A Watering Rhyme The Giving Tree The Donkey
8. Books Going to Buy a Book
9. The Naughty Boy Pinocchio


The general objectives at Class 4 are:

  • to provide print-rich environment to relate oracy with literacy. 
  • to build on learners’ readiness for reading and writing. 
  • to promote learners’ conceptualisation of printed texts in terms of headings, paragraphs and horizontal lines. 
  • to enrich learners’ vocabulary mainly through telling, retelling and reading aloud of stories/ folktales in English. 
  • to use appropriate spoken and written language in meaningful contexts/situations. 
  • to give them an opportunity to listen to sounds/sound techniques and appreciate the rhythm and music of rhymes/sounds. 
  • to enable them to relate words (mainly in poems) with appropriate actions and thereby provide understanding of the language. 
  • to familiarize learners with the basic process of writing.

At the end of this stage learners should be able to

  • narrate his/her experiences and incidents 
  • exchange his/her ideas with the peers 
  • carry out a brief conversation involving seeking/giving information 
  • enjoy reading a story, poem, a short write-up, a notice, poster etc. 
  • take dictation of simple sentences and to practice copy writing from the blackboard and textbook and to use common punctuation marks 
  • write a short description of a person, thing or place – prepare a notice, or write a message for someone 
  • write a short composition based on pictures 
  • take part in group activity, role play and dramatization

Language Items

At the primary level, knowledge of grammar is to be seen mainly as a process of discovering uses and functions of items through exposure to spoken and written inputs. However, for material writers, teachers and evaluators, the following items may provide a framework of reference.

  • nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs 
  • is, am, are, has, have 
  • tense forms (simple present and present continuous, simple past and past continuous) 
  • expressing future (will and be going to) 
  • articles 
  • this, that, these, those (as determiners and empty subjects) 
  • question words 
  • an, or, but 
  • punctuation marks (full stop, comma, question mark and inverted commas) 
  • possessive adjectives 
  • prepositions

We hope you find this comprehensive information on English Syllabus useful for your studies and preparation of your class 4 exams.

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