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Honing the language skills of students

Literacy Program

Epistemo is committed to build students’ literary skills and achieve excellence in languages from the early years to the senior level.  The focus is on all four language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. These skills enhance the student's talents and capabilities.

  • Engage in Sustained Silent Reading (SSR)
  • Text with ease and apply which will enable fluency and understanding
  • Increasing awareness of their own personal reading and limitations when selecting text
  • Make appropriate use of fiction & non-fiction
  • Identify the elements of outcome & climax
  • Scan a larger quantity of texts to locate specific information
  • Locate, accept and comprehend information from a range of resources
  • Use contents, pages, index and understanding the purpose of grasping
  • Read poems and understand the poet's feeling
  • Read to sequence, ideas, and facts
  • Read newspaper reports, storybooks and play scripts
      At the sentence level
  • Adjust voice and expression with regard to punctuation
    and signal words
      At the word level
  • Reading the text for vocabulary
  • Recognize the Parts of the Speech (Nouns, adjectives,
    verbs, adverbs &, etc)
Able to use Thesaurus to
  • Arrange in alphabetical order
  • Silent letter words
  • Infer meanings of unknown words
  • Factual reading biographies and autobiographies
  • Internal reading Prose, Poetry and for Vocabulary
  • Reading blog maintained at home
Viewing and Presenting
  • Analyze the purpose and point of view of a visual presentation i.e. TV Advertisement, Radio, Internet Advertisement, Billboards & Posters

Grammar

  • Forms of Verbs
  • Conjugation of Verbs, Correct usage of Verbs
  • Countable & Uncountable Noun
  • Distributive and Emphatic adjectives coordinating subordinating co-relating conjunctions
  • Kind of adverbs (Time, manner, frequency, place & degree)
  • Capital letters, Period, Comma, Apostrophe, Question mark, Exclamatory
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active & Passive Voice
  • Plan writing using a variety of sentences (brainstorming, webbing)
  • Describe and write a composition of the given picture
  • Write a report of the relevant or a field trip
  • Read & write the report of the book
  • Write short poems on the given topics
  • Write letters Formative / Informative
  • Notice writing
      At the Word level
  • Spelling
  • Make use of unit words, lists and resources to spell words correctly
  • Apply understanding homo norms to choose the correct spelling of a word in context
  • Use known spelling patterns to apply to challenge words as well as knowledge of affix and word parts
  • Use dictionaries for word searching requiring a broad understanding of possible spelling patterns (visual) Phonemes (sound) to locate words and check
      At the Sentence level
  • Make use of Punctuation for the purpose of enhancing and improving understanding of the sentence
  • Appendix
  • Use note-taking to record new connections/understanding
  • Record author, Title and year in Biography
  • Listen appropriately and for a sustained period of time and for a variety of purposes i.e. to seek specific information from speakers, to extract new information from videos, stories, discussion, speeches, commentaries, reviews, group discussions, and group presentations
  • Follow more complex stories in serial form
  • Use class talks to generate, develop, modify to present ideas
  • Appropriately prepare and deliver an individual presentation for a given purpose to
    entertain, inform
  • Make use of note cards
  • Use specific vocabulary and more complexed structure with appropriate conjunctions
  • Be able to argue persuasively and defend a point of view
  • Be able to paraphrase and summarize
Vocabulary Building
  • Jumbled words
  • Circle rotation
  • Recitation
  • Humorous poems
  • Hot-seat
  • Declamation
  • Limerick/shape poetry
  • Bio poem
  • Quotes
  • Quiz
  • MUN
  • TED talks
  • Turn-a-coat
Word Building
  • Pictionary
  • What’s a good word
  • Spell Bee
  • Practice
  • Emotional poems
  • Group poetry
  • Limerick/shape poetry
  • Character building
  • Alphabet poems
  • Haiku
Treasure Hunt of Words
  • Treasure hunt of words
  • Cross Word
  • Poetry
  • Action Poems
  • Story telling
  • Theatre
  • Acrostic Poems
  • Cinquain
  • Idioms and proverbs
  • Crossword
  • Extempore
  • Face off
  • Mono Logue
  • Toast master

Epistemo library is not just a vault of the best books stocked, rather it is a place for people from all walks of life to quench their thirst for knowledge. Our vast collection of books is a treasure trove for various readers. It has an exclusive collection of premium works of acclaimed writers and digital zones for exploration and research are a major attraction. Terms and conditions will apply for membership.

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