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Preschool -1

Age : 3 and above.

Skill : Attention span for an hour or so. Potty trained. Able to be separated from parents. Preschool and/or day care experience is preferred. Able to listen and follow. Able to control emotions.

Oral : Body parts, family, Colors, Fruits, flowers, house animals, wild animals, birds, numbers, actions, Simple songs

Writing : Coloring Letters.

Preschool - 2

Age : 4 and above.

Skill : Attention span for an hour or so Potty trained. Able to be separated from parents. Preschool and/or day care experience is preferred. Able to listen and follow. Able to control emotions Writing motor skills. Coloring skills.

Oral : Actions (walk, run, read, write, listen, etc), Weekdays, moths, numbers, Relations, colors, body parts, Vegetables, fruits, flowers Farm animals, wild animals, birds.

Writing : Coloring Letters

Basic -1

Age : 5 and above.

Grammar : Differentiate long/short sounds Hard, soft and medial consonants

Reading : Read simple words. Reading simple phrases.

Writing: Write letters and words.

Oral : Actions (walk, run, read, write, listen, etc), Days of the week, Numbers, relations, colors, body parts, vegetables, fruits, flowers, house animals, wild animals, and birds. Recite short rhymes Ability to narrate short stories, answer simple questions.

Project : Family members, numbers, vegetables and fruits.

Basic -2

Age : 5 and above.

Grammar : Differentiate long/short sounds. Introduction to pronouns.

Reading : Read simple words. Reading simple phrases/ Sentences.

Writing : Write letters and words. Write words based on its pronunciation

Oral : Actions (walk, run, read, write, listen, etc), Pronouns (I. you, he, she, it, we, they), Common words used at home (plate, food, brush, bath, etc), taste (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, etc), Days of the week, Months, numbers, body parts. Recite short rhymes Ability to narrate short stories, answer simple questions.

Project : Letters and words, and Days of the week.

Grade -1

Age :5 and above.

Grammar : Differentiate long/short sounds; start to differentiate hard and soft sounds in letters. Pronouns.

Reading : Read phrases, simple sentences and short stories. Comprehend what is read.

Writing : Write entire alphabets, words, and simple sentences,

Oral : Taste (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, etc), seasons, colors, vegetables, fruits, farm animals, wild animals, sounds of animals and birds, pronouns and directions. Topics on family, school, friendship, health, sun and rain. Narrate incidents and stories, talk about an animal/bird/festival. Answer to simple oral questions.

Project : On letters and words, family, seasons, Tamil months, days of the weeks, summary of a story and describing their favorite characters and scene from that story.

Grade -2

Age : 5 and above.

Core Language Skills : Introduce new words, their pronunciation, meaning and usage, in addition to the basic vocabulary words learnt in prior grades, Read sentences fluently. Make simple oral sentences. Story building based on picture(s). Rearranging sentences in the correct order

Grammar : TBD.

Reading : Read stories and songs and comprehend their meaning.

Writing : Write words and simple sentences. Fill in the conversations based on the pictures given. Understand the sentence and fill in the suitable word.

Oral : Discuss about different places and situations in Tamil. Follow instructions in Tamil. Conversational topics on savings, market, park, mother’s y etc. Create their own book on animals (based on the type of food they eat, farm animals, wild animals, pet birds and wild birds).

Project : Creating their own stories with moral Talking on different topics like their favorite book, fruit, vegetable, festival etc.

Grade -3

Age :9 and above.

Core Language Skills : Knowledge of basic vocabulary and introduction of new words.

Grammar : TBD.

Reading : Ability to read without any help. Read stories and comprehend their meaning. Read about Athichudi Thirukkural and comprehend their meaning.

Writing : Write a sentence with correct vettrumai urubu. Learn to write sentences with adjectives and adverb. Able to arrange simple sentences in order. (3 words) Introducing comprehension. Able to write a short story using the pictures provided.

Oral : Narrate incidents and stories without much prompting, should have the ability to describe places and things, converse well in Tamil and answer questions asked in Tamil. Converse on topics about zoo, school, outing, places, market, bird park. Create own stories using picture clips. Conversation through games. Project presentations - Describe about newspaper clippings and field trip.

Project : Describe about newspaper clippings and field trip.

Grade -4

Age :10 and above.

Core Language Skills : Knowledge of basic vocabulary and introduce new words. Focus more on

Grammar : TBD.

Reading : Fluent reading and pronunciation skills. Read stories and comprehend their meaning. Read about Kondrai venthan Thirukkural and comprehend its meaning.

Writing : Able to write with adverbs and adjectives. Able to work on comprehension. Able to combine two simple sentences into one sentence. (3 word sentences). Able to split a simple sentence into two sentences. (3 word sentences). Able to arrange the simple sentences in order. (3 to 4 words) Able to analyze and write about a short story that they have read.

Oral : Converse well in Tamil. Understand instructions provided in Tamil. Understand stories and conversations. Conversational topics on festival, celebration, community services, places. Making their own creative stories using pictures. Project presentations - Create a story and describe about festivals.

Project : Describe a town and a favorite story.

Grade -5

Age : 11 and above.

Core Language Skills : Knowledge of basic vocabulary and introduction of new words. Translate a paragraph, Crossword Puzzle

Grammar : TBD.

Reading : Excellent reading and pronunciation skills. Read stories and comprehend their meaning. Read about Thirukkural and comprehend their meaning.

Writing : Focus on letter writing. Special attention to learning correct sentence formations. Able to translate paragraph from Tamil to English. Able to write a short essay about wonders of the world, famous people, library etc. Continue to improve comprehension skills. Able to r te er o . ) Able to . combine two simple sentences into one sentence. (3 to 4 word sentences). Able to split a simple sentence into two sentences. (3 to 4 word sentences). Able to arrange the simple sentences in order. (4 to 5 words) Learn to rearrange sentences to form a sequential, coherent paragraph. Learn to write Homonym.

Oral : Able to freely converse in Tamil. Make speeches, narrations. Narrate stories, jokes, tell about incidents, visits, and describe an item or picture. Project presentations - moral stories and games.

Project : Moral stories and games.

Grade -6

Age :12 and above.

Core Language Skills : Knowledge of basic vocabulary and introduction of new words. Focus more on Translate a paragraph, Essay writing

Grammar : TBD.

Reading : Ability to freely converse in Tamil. Continue to read about Thirukkural comprehend their meaning. Also focus on reading with proper modulation.

Writing : Ability to write grammatically proper sentences and short paragraphs in Tamil. Proficient in combining two complex sentences into one sentence. Proficient in splitting a complex sentence into two sentences. Proficient in arranging the complex sentences in order. (5 to 6 words) Proficient in rearranging complex sentences to form a sequential, coherent paragraph. Learn to write Homonym. Ability to translate short paragraphs and sentences from Tamil to English. Special attention and training will be given in writing short essays using pictures.

Oral : Provide speeches, narrate stories, jokes, tell about incidents, visits, and describe an item. Special attention in delivering short speeches in both colloquial and pure form of Tamil on a given topic .

Project : Ambition in life, about Tamil, tourist attractions.

Grade -7

Age :13 and above.

Core Language Skills : Knowledge of basic vocabulary and introduction of new words. Focus more on Essay writing, Translate a paragraph, Correcting the spelling of the word,

Grammar : TBD.

Reading : Excellent reading and pronunciation skill. Continue to read about Thirukkural comprehend their meaning. Also focus on reading with proper modulation.

Writing : Able to write a letter on any subject. Advanced proficiency in combining two complex sentences in to one sentence. Advanced proficiency in splitting a complex sentence into two sentences Advanced proficiency in arranging the complex sentences in order. (6 to 7 words) Advanced proficiency in rearranging complex sentences to form a sequential, coherent

Oral : Special attention and training will be given to students so that they can write about any topic given, in Tamil. Special attention and training will be given to students speak about any given topic or picture in Tamil.

Project : Greatness of Tamilnadu, Famous person’s life history.