Online English Olympiad Class Syllabus for Grade 4
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Word Power & Jumbled Words and Sentence Creation: Collocations, Spellings, Words related to animals, household things, clothes, basic emotions, food, animals, etc
- Alliteration and simile
- words with common letter strings but different pronunciations
- Prefix and Suffix - Identify base words, prefixes and suffixes
- Determine the meaning of a word with pre-, re- or mis-
- Use the prefixes pre-, re- and mis-
- Determine the meaning of a word with -ful or -less
- Determine the meaning of a word with -ly or -ness
- Determine the meaning of a word with -able or -ment
- Proverbs, Common idioms, adages
- Sentence and its types. Use a wider variety of sentences including simple, compound and some complex sentences.
- Is the sentence declarative, interrogative, imperative or exclamatory?
- Identify the complete subject of a sentence
- Identify the complete predicate of a sentence
- Identify the simple subject or predicate of a sentence
- Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?
- Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?
- Is it a complete sentence, a fragment or a run-on?
- Is the sentence simple or compound?
Synonyms and Antonyms
Nouns and Pronouns
- Kinds of Nouns - common, proper, collective, abstract, and material
- Classification of Nouns – countable and uncountable
- Subject and Predicate(subject consisting of many words)
- Determiners/ Quantifiers
- Pronoun - Personal, relative, possessive, reflexive, demonstrative, interrogative
- Which word is a noun?
- Identify nouns
- Identify nouns – with abstract nouns
- Identify common and proper nouns
- Form regular plurals with -s, -es and -ies
- Use regular plurals with -s, -es and -ies
- Form regular plurals with -s, -es, -ies and -ves
- Use regular plurals with -s, -es, -ies and -ves
- Is the noun singular or plural?
- Form and use irregular plurals
- Identify plurals, singular possessives and plural possessives
- Form the singular or plural possessive
- Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns
- Identify personal pronouns
- Choose between subject and object personal pronouns
- Replace the noun with a personal pronoun
- Compound subjects and objects with ""I"" and ""me""
- Identify possessive pronouns
- Use possessive pronouns
- Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns
- Use reflexive pronouns
- Identify relative pronouns
- Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which and that
Verbs and adverbs
- Subject-verb agreement
- Use action verbs
- Identify action verbs
- Identify main verbs and helping verbs
- What does the modal verb show?
- Use the correct modal verb
- Is the subject singular or plural?
- Use the correct subject or verb
- Pronoun-verb agreement
- Use the correct subject or verb – with compound subjects
- Which sentence is in the regular past tense?
- Identify verbs in the regular past tense
- Form and use the regular past tense
- Identify the irregular past tense
- To be: use the correct form
- To have: use the correct form
- Is the sentence in the past, present or future tense?
- Change the sentence to future tense
- Use the progressive verb tenses
- Form the progressive verb tenses
- Choose between the past tense and past participle
- Form the perfect verb tenses
- Use the perfect verb tenses
Adverbs- manner, time, place/ Use of ‘firstly’, ‘then’, ‘later’, ‘finally’, etc. to link sentences to indicate passage of time and provide a sense of closure
- Does the adverb tell you how, when or where?
- Identify adverbs
- Use relative adverbs
- Choose between adjectives and adverbs
- Is the word an adjective or adverb?
- Use adjectives to compare
- Spell adjectives that compare
- Use adjectives with more and most
- Use adverbs to compare
- Adjectives-Quality, Quantity (definite, indefinite), Demonstrative, Possessive, Interrogative
- Explore degrees of intensity in adjectives, e.g., cold, tepid, warm, hot
- Recap of adjectives (Adjectives- quality, quantity (number), shape, color
- Degrees of adjectives)
- Does the adjective tell you what kind or how many?
- Identify the adjective that describes the noun
- Identify adjectives
- Order adjectives
- Pronoun-verb contractions
- Contractions with ""not""
Articles and Prepositions
- Preposition and Prepositional Phrases
- Some common prepositions are about, above, across, after, along, around, at, behind, below, beside, by, down, during, for, from, in, inside, into, near, of, on, outside, over, through, to, under, up, and with
- Recapitulation of Conjunctions;
- Use a wider variety of linkers in an increasing range of sentences and to join sentences, e.g. if, although.
- Compound sentences
- Use coordinating conjunctions
- Use and identifying subordinating conjunctions
- Punctuation –Comma, Quotation Marks (Inverted commas and Apostrophe).
- Use a range of beginning/end-of sentence punctuation with accuracy.
- Identify all the punctuation marks and respond to them when reading. Use of commas to mark out meaning within sentences.
- Use of the apostrophe to show possession
- Capital letters for appropriate words in titles. Apostrophe to show singular possession and knows the difference between plurals and possessives
- Commas with direct addresses and after introductory words
- Capitalising the names of people and pets and titles of respect
- Capitalising days, months and holidays
- Capitalising the names of places and geographic features
- Capitalising proper adjectives, nationalities and languages
- Greetings and closings of letters
- Formatting and capitalising titles
Tenses- Simple Present and Continuous
- Tenses-Simple, Continuous, Perfect-Present, Past, Future
- Explore the past, present, and future tenses of verbs.
- Practice with varying tenses within texts, e.g. in dialogue
- Direct and Indirect Speech
Comprehension (Prose and Poetry): Search for and retrieve information from various text types like stories, Anecdotes, etc.
- (newspapers and magazines): Read to check punctuations and syntax in a given text
Understand information through pictures, Time-table format, etc.
Spoken and Written Expressions: Acquire broad understanding of and look for specific information in short texts like messages, Invitations, etc.
- Use paragraphs to organize and sequence ideas.
- Slogan Writing
Spoken and Written Expression: Ability to understand situation-based variations in functions like apology, greeting, introduction, request, etc.
- Dialogue Writing: Complete the given dialogue; emphasise on the use of vocabulary and varying tenses within texts.
- Diary Entry – apply the knowledge of punctuation and grammar while writing
- Organise and structure meaningful sentences in a sequential manner