12 Jul

Dear Parents,

The much awaited event of the year is round the corner. The Literary Week, from 16th to 20th July, is that time of the year when students can take part and showcase their literary talents.

Competitions and events are specially designed to bring out the students’ latent inspirations and capabilities.

Given below is the events scheduled for the week:

Grades

Date / Day

Event

Description

III-V

16/7/18

Monday

Book Buffet

Using the template given, the students have to review a book of their choice.

VI-X

16/7/18

Monday

Book Buffet

The students should review a book of their choice. The review should include:

the description of the protagonist

few lines from the book that are most interesting and explain why

summary of the story.

Judging criteria – Grade appropriate vocabulary, Grammar-Spelling-Punctuation, Overall impact.

I-X

17/7/18

Tuesday

Poetry Slam

A poetry recitation competition in English. Approximately 1 to 2 minutes. The students can prepare a poem of a poet that they select from the list given below.

Judging criteria – Diction, Pronunciation, Clarity, Voice modulation and Overall impact.

III-X

18/7/18

Wednesday

Speak-Up (English)

Speak-Up (Hindi)

An elocution competition in English. The students should speak for 2-3 mins on any one topic from the list given below.

An elocution competition in Hindi. The students should speak for 2-3 mins on any one topic from the list given below.

Judging criteria – Diction, Pronunciation, Clarity, Voice modulation, Content and Overall impact.

III-V

VI-X

19/7/18

Thursday

19/7/18

Thursday

Tiny Tales

Tiny Tales

A competition where the students have to write a 100 word story based on the criteria given.

A competition where the students have to write a 50 word story based on the criteria given.

Judging criteria – Creativity, Imagery, Title, Punctuation and Meeting the criteria

V-VII

20/7/18

Friday

Short and Sweet

A competition where the students will be given 2 topics on the spot to compose Haikus.

Judging criteria – Correct number of syllables used, Title, Creativity, Imagery.

Attached – List of poets, Speak-Up topics)

List of Poets

Primary

(Grades 1-4)

Secondary

(Grades 5 to 10)

Roald Dahl

Robert Frost

Ken Nesbitt

Maya Angelou

Edward Lear

Sarojini Naidu

R. L. Stevenson

Thomas Hardy

Emily Dickson

Rabindranath Tagore

Chirstina Rosetti

William Wordsworth

A. A. Milne

William Shakespeare

Walter de la Mare

Ted Hughes

Quentin Blake

Gwendolyn Brooks

Dr. Seuss

Sarah Kay

List of Topics for Speak-Up (English)

Grades

Topics

3 – 4

Let’s preserve mother earth.

My sporting hero.

If I had a superpower…

5 – 6

Kindness is contagious.

Pitch the plastic.

A letter to a bully.

7 – 8

If conservation of natural resources goes wrong, nothing else will be right.

How do we ensure safe drinking water for every Indian?

How can you lead a stress free life?

9 – 10

Behtar India.

Gaming Can Be Addictive.

Teenage Angst About Body Image.

List of Topics for Speak-Up (Hindi)

Grades

Topics

3 – 4

मित्र की विशेषताएँ

माँ की ममता

समय का मोल

5 – 6

पेड़ हमारे मित्र

देश के बच्चे

दूसरो की मदद

7 – 8

स्वच्छता अभियान

फुटबॉल फीवर

सकारात्मक सोच

9 – 10

बेटी बचाओ बेटी पढ़ाओ

आज की नारी सब पर भारी

यंत्रो का महत्व

वीडियो गेम – नशा या सजा

We hope that you will encourage your ward to participate in the Literary week activities and events with great enthusiasm.