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CBSE Class VI English Syllabus

The level of the understanding and usage of English by the students of Class VI is going to be considerably more than last year’s curriculum. Students at this stage must have a clear understanding of grammar and verb rules as well as a good command of the language while communicating. The syllabus by CBSE thus encapsulates these skills to be learned by the students.

Syllabus

The Class VI English syllabus for the year 2022-2023 includes one main book and one supplementary book as per CBSE guidelines. The main book encompasses 10 Units - one poem and one lesson each. The supplementary reader has 10 chapters in total.

NCERT Book (as per CBSE):

A.Main Book - Honeysuckle

B.Supplementary Book - A Pact With The Sun

Honeysuckle ( Main )

Unit Chapter Poem
1. Who Did Patrick’s Homework? A House, A Home
2. How the Dog Found Himself a New Master! The Kite
3. Taro’s Reward The Quarrel
4. An Indian – American Woman in Space: Kalpana Chawla Beauty
5. A Different Kind of School Where Do All the Teachers Go?
6. Who I Am The Wonderful Words
7. Fair Play
8. A Game of Chance Vocation
9. Desert Animals What If
10. The Banyan Tree

A Pact With The Sun ( Supplementary )

  1. A Tale of Two Birds
  2. The Friendly Mongoose
  3. The Shepherd’s Treasure
  4. The Old-Clock Shop
  5. Tansen
  6. The Monkey and the Crocodile
  7. The Wonder Called Sleep
  8. A Pact with the Sun
  9. What Happened to the Reptiles
  10. A Strange Wrestling Match

Objectives

The general objectives at this stage are:

  • To negotiate their own learning goals and evaluate their own progress, edit, revise, review their own work
  • To understand, enjoy and appreciate a wide range of texts representing different cultures, ways of living
  • To be able to articulate individual/personal responses effectively
  • To use language and vocabulary appropriately in different contexts and social encounters
  • To be able to organize and structure thoughts in writing/speech
  • To develop production skills ( fluency and accuracy in speaking and writing)
  • To use a dictionary suitable to their needs
  • To understand and enjoy jokes, skits, children’s films, anecdotes, and riddles At the end of this stage learners will be able to do the following:
  • Understand the central idea and locate details in the text (prescribed and non-prescribed)
  • Use his/her critical/thinking faculty to read between the lines and go beyond the text
  • Narrate simple experiences, describe objects and people, report events to peers
  • Speak accurately with appropriate pauses and clear word/sentence stress to be intelligible in familiar social contexts
  • Write simple messages, invitations, short paragraphs, letters (formal and informal) applications, simple narrative and descriptive pieces, etc.
  • Use his/ her proficiency in English to explore and study other areas of knowledge through print and non-print media
  • To undertake small projects on a regular basis Language Items

At the upper primary level, knowledge of grammar remains a process of discovery combined with a conscious effort to explicitly understand and name grammatical items. However, these should not be taken out of contexts to be treated as discrete teaching items. 67 Syllabus for Classes at the Elementary Level In addition to consolidating the items learned earlier, the following will be introduced and recycled through the upper primary stage.

  • Determiners
  • Passivization
  • Inking words
  • Adjectives (comparative and superlative forms)
  • Adverbs (place and types)
  • Modal auxiliaries
  • Tense forms
  • Word order in sentence types
  • Causes
  • Reported speech

The objectives listed above are crucial for the understanding and working knowledge of the language English that a Class VI student must possess. These need to be met with precision when going through the curriculum.