CBSE Class 8 English Syllabus

CBSE Class 8 English Syllabus

The CBSE syllabus for Class 8 English can be divided into two parts:

  •  English Literature, and
  •  English Grammar & Composition

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 English Literature

The English Literature section of CBSE Class 8 is based on two books – a textbook of English and a Supplementary Reader in English.

Let’s see what all are included in each of the two books.

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 English (Honeydew)

This book has ten chapters as listed below:

  • Chapter 1:  The Best Christmas Present in the World
    Poem:         The Ant and the Cricket
  • Chapter 2:  The Tsunami
    Poem:         Geography Lesson
  • Chapter 3:  Glimpses of the Past
    Poem:         Macavity: The Mystery Cat
  • Chapter 4:  Bepin Choudhury’s Lapse of Memory
    Poem:         The Last Bargain
  • Chapter 5:  The Summit Within
    Poem:         The School Boy
  • Chapter 6:  This is Jody’s Fawn
    Poem:         The Duck and the Kangaroo
  • Chapter 7:  A Visit to Cambridge
    Poem:         When I set out for Lyonnesse
  • Chapter 8:  A Short Monsoon Diary
    Poem:         On the Grasshopper and Cricket
  • Chapter 9:  The Great Stone Face- I
  • Chapter 10: The Great Stone Face- II

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 English (It So Happened – Supplementary Reader in English)

This book too comes with 10 chapters:

  • Chapter 1:  How the Camel got his Hump
  • Chapter 2:  Children at work
  • Chapter 3:  The Selfish Giant
  • Chapter 4:  The Treasure within
  • Chapter 5:  Princess September
  • Chapter 6:  The Fight
  • Chapter 7:  The Open Window
  • Chapter 8:  Jalebis
  • Chapter 9:  The Comet- I
  • Chapter 10: The Comet- II

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 English Grammar & Composition

This section, again, can be subdivided into two parts – English Grammar and English Composition (Writing). The detailed syllabus of these two sections of CBSE Class 8 are as under:

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 English Grammar

The English Grammar syllabus for CBSE Class 8 has the following topics:

  • Order of Words and Clauses
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Tenses
  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Verb
  • Adverb
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunction
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension Reading

CBSE Syllabus for Class 8 English Composition (Writing)

This section tests your writing skills in English. The English Composition syllabus for CBSE Class 8 has the following topics:

  • Notice
  • Story
  • Formal and Informal Letters
  • Diary Entry
  • Essay

 

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