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COMPACTA ASSIGNMENTS

User friendly books for budding young learners
for classes 3, 4, 5

Class 3

Class 3 Compacta is a very user-friendly book that is ideal for use in the classroom as well as at home for young learners. It promotes love for the language and trains students to be independent learners.

  • Rich in content of learners’ interest
  • 13 thematically linked Super Test Assignments
  • A wide variety of reading texts
  • Challenging yet doable comprehension exercises like short answer type questions, sentence completion, diagram completion, true or false and vocabulary
  • An assortment of writing tasks — letters, short personal notes and messages, notices, descriptions, invitations and short articles
  • Interesting role-play activities for listening and speaking practice
  • A very exhaustive treatment of grammar

Class 4

Class 4 Compacta is another very user-friendly book that is packaged differently from the class 3 book but can be used both in the classroom and at home with equal ease. It helps develop all the four language skills and introduces learners to literature genres like poems and stories. It has been designed to help students become more and more independent.

  • Rich content that will interest learners
  • Separate sections for Reading, Writing and Grammar
  • 14 major concepts of grammar from Parts of Speech to Punctuation
  • Integrated grammar practice exercises
  • A wide variety of reading texts that test comprehension with the help of exercises like short answer type questions, sentence completion, diagram completion, true or false and vocabulary.
  • A range of writing tasks—letters to friends and relatives, short messages, notices, paragraphs and story writing.
  • 5 Unit Evaluation Tests for classroom evaluation and assessment
  • 5 Super Test Assignments for practice for term-end examinations

Class 5

Class 5 Compacta is similar in design and structure to the class 4 book. It helps learners further develop all the four language skills and presents more poetry and short stories to develop their interest in literature. It is hoped that learners will be able to manage and guide their own learning with the help of this book, for its tasks and activities cater to a variety of learning needs and styles.

  • Rich content that will interest class 5 learners with different learning needs and styles.
  • Separate sections for Reading, Writing and Grammar
  • 9 major concepts of grammarfrom Nouns to Reported Speech
  • Integrated grammar practice exercises
  • A wide variety of reading texts that test comprehension with the help of exercises like short answer type questions, sentence completion, diagram completion, true or false and vocabulary.
  • A range of writing tasks—letters to friends and relatives, short messages, notices, paragraphs and story writing.
  • 5 Unit Evaluation Tests for classroom evaluation and assessment
  • 5 Super Test Assignments for practice for term-end examinations
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COMPACTA BASIC + ADVANCED

The trilogy of Compacta books for classes 6, 7 and 8 share the same principles and design with distinct variations in the choice of themes, topics and difficulty level in each book.

Compacta Basic

  • 2 parts consisting of 4 modules each (Reading, Writing, Grammar and Assessment Papers)
  • 10-15 reading passages in each Reading module with a variety of comprehension questions (multiple choice, gap-filling, sentence completion, table completion, very short-answer type, referential questions, inferential questions and vocabulary)
  • Writing formats and detailed DIY (Do-It-Yourself) tips and guidelines for writing
  • Models of different writing tasks as samples to emulate
  • Detailed grammar rules with plenty of examination style exercises (No need to buy a separate grammar book)
  • Portfolio Activities with assessment scales
  • Worksheets suitable for self-assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment
  • 6 sample assessment papers (3 each in module 4 and module 8)
  • Near authentic listening and speaking tasks and activities in the ASL section.
  • A wide range of listening inputs (Instructions, directions, announcements, conversations, talks, lectures, poems, songs, narratives etc.) that can be downloaded free of charge from www.brajindrabookcompany.com
  • A variety of speaking tasks and activities (JAM sessions, discussions, seminars, brain storming, interviews, picture descriptions, storytelling, reporting and speeches) to develop fluency, accuracy, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Emphasis on the development of self-confidence, interpersonal relationships, initiative, leadership, teamwork and decision making
  • 21st century values like collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity embedded into all the modules

Compacta Advanced

  • A complete course book for self-directed learning.
    Yields better results in combination with Compacta Basic
  • 5 units on five different themes, each having 3 reading texts (a poem, a short prose text and a longer prose text) followed by 1 listening comprehension task.
  • Thematically linked LSRW tasks and activities
  • A wide range of reading texts to develop comprehension skills through MCQs, gap-filling, sentence completion, table completion, short answer, true and false, inferential and referential types of questions.
  • Exhaustive notes on grammar and integrated exercises for practice
  • A variety of writing tasks (Notices, Diary Writing, Factual Description, Emails, Letters, Articles, Speeches, Debates and Story Writing)
  • Dictionary work
  • HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills), Life skills and value-based questions embedded into the tasks and activities
  • An exclusive selection of portfolio activities like projects, role-plays, surveys, research work, interviews, public speaking and creative writing.
  • Opportunities to develop super skills of 21st Century like Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Collaboration
  • No need of separate expensive main course books
  • Beautiful illustrations in four colours
  • Affordable price
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COMPACTA WORKSHEETS + LIT. COMPANION

CBSE has so far prescribed 3 books—Main Course Book, Workbook and Literature Reader each for its English Course for classes 9 and 10.

Compacta Worksheets

Compacta English packs for class 9 and 10 contain three books each—Compacta Worksheets and Assignments in a loose-leaf folder, a fully solved Literary Companion and an annotated edition of a long text (a novel) with fully solved examination style questions.

For optimum results Brajindra Book Company recommends that teachers and students use the complete set. However, each of the three books is available separately, too.

  • Strictly in accordance with the latest CBSE and NCERT specifications and guidelines
  • Separate pull-out modules on Reading, Writing, Grammar and Literature
  • Reading passages with a variety of comprehension questions (gap-filling, sentence completion, very short answer type, referential, inferential and vocabulary questions)
  • Detailed writing formats, practical tips on Writing, model writing answers and DIY (Do It Yourself) exercises
  • Exhaustive notes on grammar and lots of exam-oriented practice exercises
  • Classroom Assignments (CA), Practice Assignments (PA) and Homework Assignments (HA) for all the four sections of the question paper
  • A subject enrichment module containing near authentic listening and speaking tasks and activities (ASL)
  • Listening inputs (Instructions, directions, announcements, conversations, talks, lectures, poems, songs and narrative pieces etc) available free of cost on the website www.brajindrabookcompany.com
  • A variety of speaking tasks and activities (JAM sessions, discussions, seminars, brain storming, interviews, picture descriptions, story-telling, reporting and speeches) to develop fluency, accuracy, vocabulary and grammar
  • 21st Century skills like collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity inbuilt into each module
  • Exclusive assessment scales for LSRW
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) questions
  • Opportunities for Self, Peer, Group and Teacher assessment
  • Practice Periodic Tests (PPTs) for Pre-Mid Term, Mid-Term and Post-Mid Term assessment
  • Questions papers strictly in accordance with the latest CBSE/NCERT guidelines and specifications

Compacta Literature Companion

An exemplary companion to the Literature Reader to promote independent study of literature (also available separately)

  • A glossary of literary terms
  • Introductions and Summaries of stories, poems and plays
  • Annotations and discussions on characters, themes, titles, morals and messages
  • Extracts with paraphrases and questions for better understanding of texts
  • Model answers of short and long answer type questions
  • Values based questions
  • Extrapolatory questions on all the texts
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COMPACTA WORKSHEETS + LIT. COMPANION

CBSE has so far prescribed 3 books—Main Course Book, Workbook and Literature Reader each for its English Course for classes 11 and 12.

Compacta Assignments and Worksheets

Compacta Super Test Assignments and Worksheets for Classes 11 and 12 have in them the DNA of the original worksheets and assignments we at Brajindra Book Company pioneered more than 15 years ago. Of course, they have evolved and improved over the years and continue to be trusted by students and teachers all over the country.

  • Presentation in each to use modules on each section—Reading, Writing and Literature
  • Strictly in accordance with the exam specifications and sample question papers issued by CBSE
  • Detailed How-to-Do Guidelines and tips on each section
  • A variety of reading texts on a wide range of topics of students’ interest to develop comprehension and note-making skills
  • All types of prescribed writing tasks—advertisements, posters, invitations and replies to invitations, letters, articles, speeches, debates and reports
  • Glossary and notes on each chapter of the text books to aid its understanding
  • An exhaustive list of possible exam style questions on each chapter
  • Plenty of solved examples and model answers
  • Standardized and benchmarked test assignments for term, pre-board and board examinations

Compacta Literature Companion

An exemplary companion to the Literature Reader to promote independent study of literature (also available separately)

  • A glossary of literary terms
  • Introductions and Summaries of stories, poems and plays
  • Annotations and discussions on characters, themes, titles, morals and messages
  • Extracts with paraphrases and questions for better understanding of texts
  • Model answers of short and long answer type questions
  • Values based questions
  • Extrapolatory questions on all the texts
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