ICSE Class 6 English Syllabus

It’s always good to go through the ICSE Syllabus For Class 6 English right at the beginning of the academic session. It provides details on the topics and chapters to be studied. So, to help students, we have compiled here the detailed ICSE Class 6 English Syllabus. Students will find the topic listing English Literature and Grammar. They can also download the ICSE Syllabus PDF from the link below.

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ICSE Class 6 English Syllabus – Listening and Speaking

  1. Listen to a range of texts such as story, poems, narratives, lecture etc. for aural/written comprehension.
  2. Listen and comprehend issues/topics raised in spoken texts (public address, guest speaker, televised interview, Social media/internet videos) and asks for clarification or elaboration of ideas.
  3. Group discussions, debates, speech, drama, presentations etc.
  4. (use of graphics, images, music, sound and visual displays in presentations.)
  5. Analyse and evaluate the use of language in different contexts (newspapers, television, billboards and advertising campaigns) and its interpretation.
  6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks e.g.
    – tone
    – gestures
    – stress
    – facial expressions
    – body language
    – voice modulation
  7. Dictation of Chunks of language.

ICSE Class 6 English Syllabus – Reading

1) Texts (Literary and Nonliterary) covering different themes and registers for comprehension and inference. The themes may include:

  • Self, Family, Home, Friends
  • Neighbourhood and Community at large
  • The Nation – diversity (socio-cultural, religious and ethnic, as well as linguistic), heritage
  • Myths/legends/folktales)
  • The World – India’s neighbours and other countries (their cultures, literature and customs)
  • Adventure, Imagination and creativity
  • Sports and Yoga
  • Issues relating to Adolescence
  • Science and Technology
  • Peace and Harmony
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Mass Media
  • Art and Culture
  • Health and Reproductive health
  • experience of children,
  • Personalities & achievers
  • Environmental concerns – water conservation, cleanliness and sanitation, Safety –personal safety & awareness about child abuse, conservation energy

2) Extensive and intensive reading of the texts.

ICSE Class 6 English Syllabus – Writing

  1. Simple messages, invitations, short paragraphs, letters (formal and informal) applications.
  2. Short compositions based on pictures.
  3. Simple narrative and descriptive pieces, etc.
  4. Creative writing: stories, poems, dialogues, etc.
  5. organise and structure thoughts in writing.
  6. Organise and structure meaningful sentences in a sequential manner.
  7. use of linkers such as ‘firstly’, ‘then’, ‘later’, ‘finally’, etc. to link sentences to indicate passage of time and provide a sense of closure.
  8. Age appropriate use of words and phrases.
  9. Follow process approach to writing i.e., planning, revising, reviewing, editing, rewriting.

ICSE Class 6 English Syllabus – Grammar and Vocabulary in Context

  1. Pronouns in the proper case, reflexive pronouns, pronoun number and person, pronoun – antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
  2. Subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
  3. Transitive and intransitive verbs.
  4. Tenses to convey time, sequence, state, and condition.
  5. Recognition of correct and incorrect /inappropriate shifts in verb tense.
  6. Vocabulary in context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  7. Age-appropriate affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
  8. Dictionary and reference materials, print, digital and tactile, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
  9. Figures of speech in context.

ICSE Class 6 English Literature Syllabus – Suggested Reading List

  1. Novels by Gerard Durrell
  2. Malgudi Days – R.K. Narayan
  3. I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai
  4. Detective stories – Agatha Christie
  5. The Lost World – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. The Happy Prince and Other Tales – Oscar Wilde
  7. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  8. Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbit
  9. Short Stories (O’ Henry/ Saki/ Leo Tolstoy/Rudyard Kipling/ Guy De Maupassant/Mark Twain/ Oscar Wilde/Jorge Luis Borges/William Faulkner/Anton Chekhov/ Edgar Allen Poe/Franz Kafka/Earnest Hemingway /Flannery O’Connor/James Joyce/Ray Bradbury/Roald Dhal/ Nicolai Gogol and Translations from Indian writers like Tagore, Premchand , etc.)
  10. Something Out of nothing
  11. Marie Curie and Radium – Carl Killough
  12. Ignited minds – APJ Kalam
  13. Graphic Novels: Tin Tin Series/ Asterix series

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