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Sunday, January 31, 2010

CHECKLIST FOR CBSE ENGLISH-CLASS X,XI & XII


CHECK LIST FOR CLASS-XI

THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY
The character of the grandmother (Physical description + Nature)
Village/Rural Education Vs City/Urban Education
Turning point in the relationship between grandmother and grandson
Return of grandson from abroad

WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO DIE IF WE CAN ALL BE TOGETHER
Sea voyage-main incidents (date wise)
Qualities/Values necessary to overcome adversities
Crewmen
Ile Amsterdam
Children (Suzanne & Jonathan)
The ship-Wavewalker

DISCOVERING TUT: THE SAGA CONTINUES
Study of Tut’s Mummy (Three phases)
C.T. Scan
Archaeology-changes over the years
Tut’s family line
Egyptian Mummy Project
Tut’s funerary treasures

LANDSCAPE OF THE SOUL
The difference between Western and Eastern Painting (European & Chinese)
Tales from the East
Tales from the West
Outsider Art
Shanshui
Daoism
The Emperor and the Artist

THE AILING PLANET: GREEN MOVEMENT’S ROLE
Green Movement
Sustainable development
Zoo at Zambia
Brandt Commission
Four Principal biological systems
Article 48 of Indian Constitution
Population Explosion (consequences, the best contraceptive etc.)
Era of Responsibility

BROWNING VERSION
Character of Crocker Harris
Character of Taplow

THE ADVENTURE
Rajendra’s rationalization of Gaitonde’s strange experience
Azad Maidan incident
Changes in Mumbai the Professor comes across

SILK ROAD
Darchen, Hor, Lake Manasarovar
Norbu
The journey-main incidents

SUPPLEMENTARY READER (SNAPSHOTS)

THE SUMMER OF THE BEAUTIFUL WHITE HORSE
Garoghlanian Tribe-characteristics
Character of Mourad and Aram
Character of Uncle Khosrove
Character of John Byro

THE ADDRESS
Pre-War and Post-War experience
Mrs. Dorling’s character
Character of Mrs. S
The way things were arranged at Mrs. Dorling’s house
The address


RANGA’S MARRIAGE
Narrative Style
Narrator-Shyama
Ranga’s character
Character of Ratna and Shastri
Ranga’s return to village-the reception
Ranga’s views on Marriage
English and Indian society
Hosahalli-description

ALBERT EINSTEIN AT SCHOOL
Einstein’s philosophy of education
Character of Yuri
Slum violence and Einstein’s disgust with it
Ernst Weil and Mr. Koch’s character

MOTHER’S DAY
Character of Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Fitzgerald
Summary of the play


THE GHAT OF THE ONLY WORLD
The title
Character of Agha Shahid Ali
Shahid as a poet (The Country without a Post Office)
Kashmir and Shahid
Shahid and repartee
Shahid as a teacher
Shahid-national poet, not nationalist poet
Shahid and Shahid (witness and martyr)
Death, Kashmir and Shahid
Narrative style of Amitav Ghosh
James Merrill and Shahid
Shahid’s gregariousness
Shahid’s ability to transmute the mundane into the magical
Diaspora

BIRTH
Character of Joe Morgan
How did the doctor save both the mother and the baby?
Doctor’s views on love marriage.


CHECK LIST-class X

Julius Caesar
1. Calpurnia’s nightmare
2. The Assassination of Caesar
3. Brutus’ speech
4. Antony’s speech
• How he proves Caesar was not ambitious
• The will of Caesar
5. Roman citizens

A Christmas Carol
1. character of Scrooge(before transformation, after
transformation)
2. The Three Ghosts 3. Jacob Marley’s character

The Night of the Scorpion
1. father’s character 2.villagers 3.Indian motherhood 4.Humour

Ode to the West Wind
1. Activities on land, sky and sea 2.poet’s request to west wind


The Frog and the Nightingale
1. Character of frog/nightingale
2. the titled crowd 3.creatures of the Bingle bog
4. response from creatures of the bingle bog to frog/nightingale

Mirror
1. the qualities of the mirror described
2. comparison with lake 3.the feelings of the lady

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
1. wedding guests
2. character of the Mariner(physical description+nature)
3. the two reactions of the sailors to Mariner’s act
4. supernatural elements


The Tribute
1. Character of Babuli, wife, elder brother, second brother.
2. partition scene 3. Title

The Letter
1. character of Ali, Miriam, Lakshmi Das, postmaster 2. Miriam’s letter

Cutie Pie
1. character of Cutie Pie, scientists
2. experience in glass prison and escape
3. feathers and whiskers
4. How media is after sensational news and people have very short memory
5. Cutie Pie’s communication with C.H. Winters
6. racial memories

The Ultimate Safari
1. Title 2.character of the narrator, grandmother, grandfather 3.Kruger Park
4.Refugee Camp

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CHECK LIST-Class XII

SUPPLEMENTARY READER-VISTAS

THE THIRD LEVEL
1. What is Third level? 2. How could Charley realize that he was in the Third Level? 3. Sam’s letter 4. Intersection of time and space

THE TIGER KING
1. Prediction of the astrologer 2. The Prince’s passion for English 3. Tiger hunt 4. Steps to retain his kingdom 5. Hunting the hundredth tiger 6. Conceit of those in power 7. Humour and satire 8. Dramatic Irony

JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE EARTH
1. History of Antarctica 2. Human Impact 3. Life-changing experience 4. Study of past, present and future

THE ENEMY
1. Sadao in America 2. Wife, Hana 3. Sadao’s father 4. Harbouring enemy 5. Moral dilemma of Sadao 6. Reaction of servants
7. General Takima 8. Who is our enemy? 9. The American soldier

SHOULD WIZARD HIT MOMMY
1. The common pattern of Jack’s stories 2. Other possible endings for the story 3. Jack feels in ugly middle position-reason 4. Adult’s perspective Vs Child’s perspective

ON THE FACE OF IT
1. Character of Lamb, Derry 2.Title 3. Lamb’s garden 4. Derry’s change in perspective after the association with Lamb

EVANS TRIES AN O-LEVEL
1. Character of Evans, the governor(good- for- a giggle, gullible) 2. Preparations for the exam 3. Evans’ plot to escape-detail 4. Battle of wits

MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD
The Cutting of My Long Hair-Zitkala Sa
1. The discipline at the Carlisle Indian School 2. Prejudice against Native American culture and women 3. Judewin’s warning to the narrator 4. Cutting of the hair-the hardest trial 5. The narrator’s mother’s words about shingled hair 6. Indignities faced by the narrator

We Too are Human Beings-Bama
1. The fun and games that held the attention of Bama way back from school
2. A man carrying vadai to landlord 3. Untouchability/Caste discrimination
4. Her elder brother’s(Annan) experience with landlord’s men
5. Her elder brother’s advice

FLAMINGO

THE LAST LESSON
1. Linguistic conquest 2. Changes in the school
3. Bulletin board 4. M.Hamel and his inspiration
5.French language

LOST SPRING
1. Saheb’s story 2. Ragpickers of Seemapuri 3. story from Udipi
4. Garbage-meanings 5. Mukesh’s story 6. Bangle makers of Firozabad
7. Hurdles in becoming cooperative 8.Two distinct worlds.

DEEP WATER
1. Aversion to water-beginning 2. Experience at Y.M.C.A. pool
3. Steps to overcome fear 4. Narration of fear

THE RAT TRAP
1. The idea of the world being a big rat trap 2. Crofter at Ramsjo Ironworks
3. Stealing of thirty kronor 4. Meeting with the Iron master 5. Mistaken identity-Captain Von Stahle 6. Edla Willmansson 7. Christmas Eve
8. Christmas present & the letter 9. Essential goodness in a human being can be awakened through understanding and love-Selma Lagerlof

INDIGO
1. RajKumar Shukla 2. Problems of Indigo sharecroppers/peasants of Champaran 3. Gandhiji’s arrival at Champaran-measures adopted to help the peasants. 4. Cultural and social reform in Champaran


POETS AND PANCAKES
1. Description of Gemini Studios 2. National integration at Gemini Studios 3. Hierarchy at Gemini 4. Kothamangalam Subbu 5. The boss-S.S.Vasan 6. Story Department 7. Poets at Gemini 8. MRA’s visit 9. Visit of Stephen Spender –an unexplained mystery 10. Anti-Communist feelings at Gemini and South India 11. The God That Failed 12. Spender’s visit-no more a mystery 13. Humour& narrative style of Asokamitran

THE INTERVIEW
1. Various views on Interview 2. Umberto Eco’s versatility 3. Narrative
style-marked departure from regular academic style/good story teller 4. Interstices

GOING PLACES
1. Adolescent hero worship 2. Character of Sophie, Jansie, Geoff 3.Title
4. Fantasy Vs Reality 5. Sophie’s family background
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47 comments:

lucky said...

sir its really going to help all the students..even us that for next year too...

thanks sir..

shubhangi here..

akshatha said...

sir its rly vry useful...i wen thru dem an got a brief idea bot each lsn.....thanx alot.hopin fr mor thngs in future lik ds.thank u 1ce again sir.
akshatha

sonalika said...

the best collection of useful points for english text i hv ever seen!!!!

thank u sir .. its really going to help all of us, this year n next year too.
i hv got the copy of all ur articles for class XI.
jus by lookin at ur profile pic any1 will make out that u extract out the useful things out of the sea of knowlegde for students!

thank u sir.

sonalika this side.

adi said...

sir working out concepts in maths would help and checking out these topics will help to score more ..
thank u sir.
its aDiThYa sir.

sam said...

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swathi.s here

vinay said...

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ROHIT said...

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thank u siiir ,...............

from...
K V ROHIT, X-A

sushmitha said...

I am sushmitha sir it is very helpful for all the students now & for next year too

thank u so much sir

Radha said...

Nice to see you in blog also.
little early information should have been helped students

Principal,KVRWF

midhuna said...

Sir,
This will really help everyone who wish to have a glance at their lessons in brief. I could revise all those important points in each lesson which should be looked at before appearing for exam....Thanks a lot for ur efforts...Expect more from u.

Sohini said...

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Sohini from 10th A :)

Prashant said...

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divyanshu pratikh said...

thankyou for giving this fruitful information about the lessons in our text book so that we can use it for our wellbeing. thankyou once again sir.

jeevan said...

Thank u sir. It is really kind of u that u r helping students in class as well as online too. This will be of great help to us in our exams. Once again thank u for extending the student-teacher relationship online.
Ur's sincerely
Jeevan

farheen said...

thanks......good help for science students/////// farheen

parasaran said...

Hi sir...
Thanx for the materials sir....The materials might help us certainly..
Love u for ur concern and care about us.....Can we get ur Id for mails too....

PARASARAN
X C
K.V. AFS YELHANKA

Friend of All said...
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Friend of All said...

ya sir its really gona work out.....
thanx sir......(XII-A)

kunal said...

Thank you sir...
This will realy help us.



from
Kunal raj
XI C
KV AFS yelahanka.

Arun k said...

What an !dea sir ji. .. . . . . . .

shruti said...

this is seriously going to help us a gr8 deal..!!! the best study material for English... thanx a lot sir... :)
shruti
XII-A
K.V.A.F.S YELAHANKA

silly said...

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K.ANUSHA RAO
XII 'B'
KV AFS YELAHANKA B'LORE

nikhil said...

thank you sir ...........

this is really going to help us...



nikhil XI B

ARCHANA said...

dis thing is really going to help us in our exams as its giving a rough idea about the lesson and the areas we need to concentrate more from the examination point of view.

Thank you sir, all d students will really be benefitted by dis cheklist:)

ARCHANA.A.NAIR
XII - 'B'

sakshi said...

thanx a lot,sir.Now I Dont have 2 sit b4 d books in every xams. Sakshi XII A

nikita said...

I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
keep addin ur views......will surely hlp 2 create mine.:-):-)

sweta said...

thankew.....cho much sir.
it wil b realy a gr8 help 4 me nd all my frnds...
atleast nw i cn get 2 knw dat wats d chap all abt..
nd d basic diffrence yew made dat....yew saved my money....i don't need GUIDE nw....:-p:-)
SWETA
XII-A :-D

nikita said...

its me MANISHA
XII-A:-)

veena said...

thanks a lot sir ,it will really help us.it is the best study material to clear all our doubts.
thank you once again sir!.....
veena
XII-A

rajat said...

thankyou sir ... this information is really going to help us............

rajat pandey

Robin said...

Hello sir...I m Robin Gupta of class XI-C. I gone through ur checklist and as i was expecting, i found it beautiful.its is really going 2 help us in our examination....thnk u

sushmitha said...

hi sir will u put a poems summary an elementary school in a slum we r unable to understand by reading itself sir

DEVISHREE said...

DEVISHREE
SIR IT HELPED ME A LOT TO STUDY IT WILL HELP FOR OTHERS STUDENTS.
THANKING U I HOPE FROM U TO DO MORE THINGS IN FUTURE THANK U VERY VERY VERY MUCH.i have taken copy of this.

vishal said...

Thank you very much for this helpful piece of information.
This would give me a rough idea about what to study for the tests.
And it would also help us in saving our money which we spend for the guides :-):-):-)
thank you for helping us save our money:-):-):-)
Vishal Antony
11 C

sujay said...

HI SIR THIS IS SUJAY I AM POSTING MY COMMENT ON THE LETTER IN THE THIRD LEVEL
IN MY OPINION THE LETTR IS NOT REAL. IT IS MEARLY CHARLEY'S IMAGINATION BECAUSE THERE ARE FOLLOWING THINGS WHICH PROVES THAT :-
1. THE LETTER DATE JULY 18,1894 SGINE BY SAM
2. LETTER WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THERE BUT IT WAS THERE
3. LETTER WAS ADDRESSING CHARLEY BUT MAILED TO HIS GRAND DAD.

M.S NAVEEN KUMAR said...

sir it is very useful to,know i got the main points in each lesson . it as made my learning easier . this is very much helping me. thank u sir


Naveen

X th

k.v.tumkur

NISARGA said...

sir, ur checklist has helped me a lot for understaning lessons.
NISARGA
KV TUMKUR
10

shobha said...

Superb! sir...
Thank you so much...
Was really very helful...

---Shuchitha Sharma
X, KV Tumkur

farheen said...

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Saurav said...

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kunal said...

sir.........
its really a benefit source for exams

without this my exam would have been just like 'Shakespear's "hamlet"without the prince of denmark'

Womens of India (19th century) said...

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Friend said...

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smriti said...

thank u sir.........
just didnt ve patience 2 go thru all the chaptrs again...........
-smriti

rakshith k gowda said...

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adrijit said...

Thank You sir..This will definitely help me and guess others alot! :)

Ankit Verma said...

Thank you soo much sir,
Its a unique pacakage for quick revision n very helpful during xams!!