English - Class X Resources

The following list of online resources are provided as a sample of curated resources. New resources shall be added as we come across interesting and relevant online materials.

1. Dickens vs Tolstoy

Description: An Intelligence Sqaured talk on Dickens vs Tolstoy featuring Tom Hiddleston and Zawe Ashton.

Core Concepts: For replicating the organisation and conduct of the talk for a book talk.

Link: Video on Dickens vs Tolstoy

2. Literature Circles

Description: Guidelines for using Literature Circles.

Core Concepts: Book talk using Literature Circles.

Link: PDF on literature circles

3. A Socratic Seminar

Description: An example of A Socratic seminar with Brian West of East Hall High School.

Core Concepts: An example of how to conduct a Socratic seminar after reading a book/text..

Link: Video on a Socratic seminar with Brian West

4. A Teacher Guide on Socratic Seminar

Description: A Teacher Guide on Socratic Seminar.

Core Concepts: Socratic Seminar Guidelines for teacher reference.

Link: PDF on Socratic seminar guide

5. Discussing in Group

Description: A guide on how to participate effectively in a group discussion using English.

Core Concepts: A sample for how to participate effectively in a class group discussion.

Link: Video on discussing a topic in group

6. Engaging your Audience

Description: A web page text on engaging your audience while talking/speaking.

Core Concepts: Audience-awareness.

Link: Webpage on how to engage with your audience

7. How to be More Social

Description: How to be more social. Tips to be more confident around people.

Core Concepts: Being social to learn effective speaking/talking.

Link: Video on tips to be more confident around people

8. Speaking Style

Description: What your speaking style, like, says about you – a TEDxDublin talk by Vera Regan.

Core Concepts: An additional resource for listening and speaking.

Link: Video on what your speaking style, like, says about you

9. The Three Persuasive Appeals

Description: The three persuasive appeals: Logos, ethos, and pathos.

Core Concepts: Persuasive appeal.

Link: Video on persuasive appeals

10. Improving Listening Skills

Description: A guide on how to improve your listening skills with active listening.

Core Concepts: Active listening.

Link: Video on improving listening skills

11. Active Listening

Description: A web page text on active listening - a step by step guide.

Core Concepts: Active listening.

Link: Webpage on active listening

12. Audio Essay

Description: An audio-essay example: relationship with parents.

Core Concepts: Audio-essay (sample).

Link: Video on audio essay

13. How to do Close Reading

Description: A Harvard web page guide on how to do close reading.

Core Concepts: Close reading.

Link: Webpage on how to do close reading

14. Reciprocal Teaching Strategies

Description: An ASCD web page guide on teaching Reciprocal Teaching strategies.

Core Concepts: Reciprocal teaching strategies.

Link: Webpage on reciprocal teaching strategies

15. Writing Critical Analysis

Description: An explanatory video on how to write a Critical Analysis essay with examples.

Core Concepts: Critical Analysis essay.

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16. Critical Thinking

Description: Critical thinking – fundamentals: introduction to critical thinking.

Core Concepts: Critical thinking.

Link: Video on critical thinking

17. Critical Analysis Explanation using Sentences

Description: Critical analysis explanation using sentences.

Core Concepts: Critical analysis.

Link: Video on critical analysis explanation

18. Reflective Writing

Description: An explanatory video on reflective writing.

Core Concepts: Reflective writing.

Link: Video on reflective writing

19. How to Teach Critical Writing

Description: How to teach critical writing.

Core Concepts: Critical writing.

Link: Video on critical writing

20. Digital Poem

Description: A local example of a form of digital poem.

Core Concepts: Digital poetry.

Link: Video on digital poem

21. Making Visual Poem

Description: How to make a visual poem.

Core Concepts: Visual poem.

Link: Video on making visual poem

22. Digital Poetry

Description: An Edutopia web page textual explanation of digital poetry.

Core Concepts: Digital poetry.

Link: Webpage on digital poetry

23. E-Poetry

Description: A TEDx talk on discovering digital media poetry by Leonardo Flores.

Core Concepts: E-poetry.

Link: Video on e-poetry

24. Making Black-Out Poetry

Description: A guide on how to make blackout poetry – art and literacy activity.

Core Concepts: Blackout poetry.

Link: Video on how to make black-out poetry

25. Reciting a Poem

Description: An example of poetry recitation – poetry out loud: Isabella Callery recites “Thoughtless Cruelty” by Charles Lamb.

Core Concepts: Poetry out loud.

Link: Video on poetry out loud

26. Designing Speaking Assignments

Description: A teacher guide on how to design speaking assignments.

Core Concepts: Assessing speaking.

Link: PDF on designing speaking assignments

27. Teaching Reading Strategies

Description: A guide with sample lessons on teaching Reading Strategies.

Core Concepts: Reading strategies.

Link: PDF on teaching reading strategies

28. Maintaining Reading Log

Description: A talk on maintaining reading logs for reading projects.

Core Concepts: Reading logs for reading project.

Link: Video on maintaining reading log

29. Websites for Audio-Books

Description: An open culture website for accessing free audio books. A free website for accessing audio books.

Core Concepts: Audio-books.

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30. Audio-Books Sources

Description: A podcast website for accessing free audio books after signing up.

Core Concepts: Audio-books.

Link: Website for audio-book sources

31. Writing a Book Review

Description: A guide on how to write a book review.

Core Concepts: Book review.

Link: Video on writing a book review

32. 5 Minutes on Taking Minutes

Description: Introduction on how to structure and frame minutes of a meeting.

Core Concepts: Integrate tips and techniques provided in the video to write minutes of a meeting.

Link: Video on 5 minutes on taking minutes

33. How to Write Meeting Minutes in English

Description: Introduces an example of a template and describes how to use it. Provides tips on how to write the minutes of a meeting.

Core Concepts: Notice and use the most common words and phrases used to write meeting minutes in their own writing.

Link: Video on writing meeting minutes

34. Spice Up your Writing! How to use Figurative Writing with Mr. Ney

Description: Provides examples on how to enliven the boring sentences using figures of speech.

Core Concepts: Respond to and apply the figures of speech in their own writing to add colour and meaning.

Link: Video on how to use figurative writing

35. Figurative Language

Description: Introduces 8 kinds of figures of speech and its usage in discourse.

Core Concepts: Respond to and incorporate figures of speech in their discourse with understanding.

Link: Video on figurative language

36. Understanding Genre Awareness

Description: The video is a micro-lecture on what a genre is and its importance in improving writing.

Core Concepts: Gain explicit understanding on what a genre is and follow the guidelines of the successful writers in expressing the content as per the purpose of the genre.

Link: Video on genre awareness

37. Genre Analysis

Description: This video analyses conventions used to write two types of genres: letter and Facebook messages.

Core Concepts: Respond to and understand the structure, organization, content, purpose, etc of a particular genre and write accordingly.

Link: Video on genre analysis

38. Power Writing

Description: This video reveals a technique named POWER to write easily and effectively.

Core Concepts: Respond to and use POWER writing technique to write without getting stuck.

Link: Video on power writing

39. English 101 Writing a Paragraph

Description: This video has a very concise explanation on developing a paragraph with an example.

Core Concepts: Understand the components of a paragraph and employ it to write their own paragraph.

Link: Video on 101 writing a paragraph

40. Portfolio

Description: Explains the importance of maintaining a writing portfolio. 

Core Concepts: Understand the benefits of maintaining a writing portfolio and maintain one of their own.

Link: Video on portfolio assessment

41. Digital Portfolio

Description: This video contains a tutorial on how to create an e-portfolio.

Core Concepts: Respond to and follow steps to create an e-portfolio.

Link: Video on e-portfolios in education

42. Getting Started with “Creating your Google Sites Portfolio” Tutorial

Description: This video contains a tutorial on how to create a digital portfolio on Google site. It is an alternative for those students who chose to do so.

Core Concepts: Respond to and follow steps to create an e-portfolio.

Link: Video on creating your google sites

43. Why Write?

Description: This video discusses the future of writing in the digital age and how writing is associated with our learning, thinking and culture.

Core Concepts: Understand the importance of writing and put extra effort to improve their handwriting.

Link: Video on why write?

44. Why Should you Keep Writing by Hand?

Description: This video highlights the positive impact of active writing on the brain.

Core Concepts: Understand how writing by hand can result in better learning and strive to improve their handwriting.

Link: Video on why should you keep writing by hand?

45. The Importance of Keyboarding Skills

Description: This video talks about keyboarding as a very critical skill in the 21st century.

Core Concepts: Respond to and practice their keyboarding skills in order to fit in the digital age and market.

Link: Video on importance of keyboarding skills

46. Tone, Style and Technique

Description: Video contains information on the use of tone, style and technique in literature.

Core Concepts:
Respond to and use the strategies given in the video to identify feelings and the purpose in any text.

Link: Video on tone, style and technique

47. Understanding Tone and Mood

Description: Introduction to how choice of words, sentence structure and imageries help to set mood in writing.

Core Concepts: Respond to and use the grammar elements effectively to achieve the objective of the communication.

Link: Video on understanding tone and mood

48. Author’s Tone

Description: Video explains how the meaning of a sentence or words changes as per the tone in a spoken discourse. Further, it also explains how detecting purpose, point of view and tone of a text can help interpret the text.

Core Concepts: Understand and apply the significance of tone in spoken discourse to vary meaning; and the choice of words and phrases in written discourse to indicate particular tone and mood.

Link: Video on author's tone in writing

49. Figurative Language

Description: This video provides examples on non-literal use of language using figures of speech.

Core Concepts: Respond to and apply the figures of speech in their own spoken and written language to gain communicative competence.

Link: Video on figurative language

50. Use of Words and Figures of Speech in Daily Discourse

Description: Introduces to the use of words and figures of speech used in daily discourse by the native speakers to be precise, sarcastic, rude, etc. These videos also have examples on how different types of genres use them to intensify their purposes.

Core Concepts: Learns to incorporate words and figures of speech in their discourse with understanding to gain proficiency in English.

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51. Parallel Structure

Description: The video presents examples on how parallel structures are written correctly.

Core Concepts: Gain explicit understanding on how to form parallel structures. 

Link: Video on parallel structure

52. Ellipses

Description: This video defines ellipsis and its use in spoken and written speeches.

Core Concepts: Understand the function of ellipses based on contextual clues and use it accurately in their writing and oral speech.

Link: Video on ellipses

53. Ellipsis: How to Omit Words

Description: This video explains how ellipsis is used in spoken English.

Core Concepts: Understand the function of ellipses in formal and informal context and use them to become fluent and proficient users of English.

Link: Video on ellipsis: omitting words

54. Run-Ons

Description: This video presents example sentences on run-ons and teaches how to correct them.

Core Concepts: Respond to and use the knowledge to avoid run-ons in their writing.

Link: Video on run-ons

55. Fragments

Description: This video contains an explanation on sentence fragments and how to avoid them.

Core Concepts: Responding to and avoiding sentence fragments in their writing.

Link: Video on fragments

56. Dangling Modifier

Description: Explains what is a modifier and a dangling modifier. Provides examples on how to notice dangling modifiers and correct it.

Core Concepts: Respond to and avoid sentences with dangling modifiers.

Link: Video on dangling modifier

57. Writing – Misplaced Modifier

Description: Provides a variety of examples on dangling modifiers and teaches how to avoid them.

Core Concepts: Respond to and avoid sentences with dangling modifiers.

Link: Video on writing-misplaced modifier

58. Self Introduction

Description: These videos contain tutorials on how to introduce yourself in English.

Core Concepts: Respond to and use words and phrases to befit the context and the purpose of communication in a socially acceptable manner.

Link: Video on how to introduce yourself

59. Telephone Calls

Description: This video shows how to make a telephone conversation.

Core Concepts: Respond to and use words and phrases to befit the context and the purpose of communication in a socially acceptable manner.

Link: Video on how to make telephone calls

60. Express your Ideas

Description: This video shows how to express ideas.

Core Concepts: Respond to and use words and phrases to befit the context and the purpose of communication in a socially acceptable manner.

Link: Video on how to express your ideas

61. Phrasal Verb for Workplace

Description: This video shows the use of phrasal verbs in different context.

Core Concepts: Respond to and use words and phrases to befit the context and the purpose of communication in a socially acceptable manner.

Link: Video on the use of phrasal verb for work place