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Readers of the Month: September 2011

Students

Class VI-IX

Name of the Student & Class ARCHA.K.R (VIII D)
Your First Book and who gifted it ? Jack and the Beanstalk.
Favourite Books and why ?

(Title & Author)

Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling, Twilight by Stephen Mayor,

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis, Famous Five by Enid

Blyton, Witches and Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roahld Dahl are some of my favourite books.

 

These books are special to me as they had enriched me with lots of fun filled moments and wonderful experiences of many worlds such as the world of magic, enchantments, humour, hauntings and many more inexplicable

situations.

Most favourite character Name: Dobby the house elf who has peculiar ways of devotion and who wants to be a free elf.

 

In the Book : Harry Potter.

Now reading (Title & Author) TITLE: Lord of the rings.

AUTHOR:J.R.R Tolkein.

Where do you like to read most? In my home.
If you get a chance to meet a writer, who would you prefer to  and why ? Roaldh Dahl , as he is the writer whom i love most, because he writes stories which are simply irresistible and which always attracts me .

We even share the same birth date.(13 September)

Who motivates you to read ? My beloved brother, he is himself a brainy and goes crazy about books.
Books you recommend to your friends? Secret Seven, Famous Five, Wishing Chair and books written by Enid Blyton.
 

Reading makes you

Reading makes me feel enchanted ,by the way a book can absorb the reader into its pages and can take him/her into its world.

Class X-XII

Name of the Student & Class VIBIL RAJ V.B. (XII A)
Your First Book and who gifted it ? The Holy Bible, gifted by God through my father.
Favourite Books and why ?

(Title & Author)

Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

Arthasaathra by Kautilyan known as Chanakaya.

 

In Gitanajali the great noble ideas of freedom, patriotism and equality have been drawn.

In Arthasasthra we learn how to solve the problems and succeed in life.

Most favourite character Name:Karna

In the Book : Mahabharatha

Now reading (Title & Author) TITLE:The works of Swami vivekanadha

AUTHOR:Swami Vivekanandha

Where do you like to read most? At home in the nights.
If you get a chance to meet a writer, who would you prefer to  and why ? Rabindranath Tagore the great poet. Because of his ‘Gitaanjali’
Who motivates you to read ? My ultimate motto is to find out eternal life .
Books you recommend to your friends? Swami Vivekanadha’s books , Ethics of Chanakya, Life of Jesus Christ
 

Reading makes you

 

A good human being and a scholar.

Teacher

Teacher ASHA DEVI A ,

PGT (Geography)

Books  

Childhood favourites : Amar Chitrakatha, Enid Blyton

 

Now reading (Title & Author) TITLE: Nine Lives

AUTHOR: William Dalrymple

Why I read ? Reading is a pleasure, a joy and a blessing.
Books are treasure troves of knowledge.
Recommendations City of Djinnes by William Dalrymple

Coder 632 by Jose Rodrigues Dos Santos
Valley of the kings by John Romes.

 

Message to students

 

Reading gives immense benefits, improves vocabulary, knowledge, memory and self esteem. So start reading, continue reading…

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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by Jeff Kinney

It’s no wonder that Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been such a hit with middle school kids. It’s a very funny book. Billed as "a novel in cartoons," Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the diary of Greg Heffley, except Greg wants readers to know, "This is a JOURNAL, not a diary" and "…this was MOM’s idea, not mine." Full of middle school humor, this is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg is one of three children. According to Greg, his little brother, Manny, "never gets in trouble, even if he really deserves it," and his older brother Rodrick is always getting the best of Greg.

In his diary, Greg details his daily activities, starting with the first day of middle school and his warnings to readers about choosing where to sit in class. How does Greg feel about middle school? He thinks it’s dumb because, "You got kids like me who haven’t hit their growth spurt yet mixed in with these gorillas who need to shave twice a day."

Whether it’s dealing with bullying, his friend Rowley, homework, or family life, Greg is always busy trying to figure out the angle that will make things come out best for him. Author Jeff Kinney does a great jobs, in words and picture, of illustrating the general goofiness that comes with being a self-centered adolescent, and the funny things that happen as a result.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is Jeff Kinney’s first book. While a student at the University of Maryland, Kinney had his own comic strip, "Igdoof," in the school newspaper. After college, he began writing Diary of a Wimpy Kid and putting it online in daily installments on FunBrain.com. Then, publisher Harry N. Abrams signed Kinney to a multi-book deal to create a Diary of a Wimpy Kid series for the Amulet Books imprint. Despite the success of his books, Kinney has kept his day job working for an Internet publishing company. As far as how much the series is based on his life, Kinney said in an interview, "A lot of the things are true but not true – true with a twist. There’s a lot of distortion, but the essence of the stories are true. It’s sort of a mythology built around my family, my growing up." (ComicMix interview)

The book’s lined pages, plus Greg’s writing and his pen and ink sketches and cartoons, really make it seem like an actual diary, adding greatly to the reader’s enjoyment. If you are looking for a book with a main character who is a perfect role model for your child, this isn’t it. If you are looking for a funny book your kids will enjoy and identify with, this is it. I recommend Diary of a Wimpy Kid for tweens and younger teens. Diary of a Wimpy Kid has also become a favorite of several reluctant readers that I know. (Amulet Books, An Imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2007. ISBN: 9780810993136)

By early 2009, two more very funny books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series had been published: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw. In addition, if Greg’s diary has inspired your kids to try writing and drawing like Greg, they will enjoy Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book, which includes writing and drawing prompts and lots of space for tweens and young teens to fill.

 

Courtesy:By Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com Guide

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Book review: Homecoming by Shashi Warrier

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The Homecoming

by

Shashi Warrier

This is a book I have read recently. The story basically revolves around the moral conflicts as well as the material losses experienced by the people in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Line of Control region. The political side of the story is extremely sensitive as one may defy the arguments put forth by the author in many occasions. And its personal side is quite disturbing. The central character of the story is Javed Sharif, a businessman, based on Bangalore who retires from the family business and decides to settle in his home state Kashmir. As the events unfurl , his homecoming which was expected to be a peaceful one turns out to be a tragic one as his younger son was arrested and alleged to be part of the terrorist activities and elder one betrayed him and left him bankrupted for the rest of his life.

The story beautifully presents the feelings of 3 generations in a family of which one was associated with the freedom movement. It also shows how a family bound by the bond of love disintegrates under changing political and social circumstances . The bleak picture of the indifferent attitude of the authorities to the layman is also well presented . Intertwined with the main theme is the vivid description of the scenic beauty of Kashmir. The author often draws comparison between the scenic beauty and the political unrest prevalent there. In the story the drastic turn of events start in a very auspicious occasion. This story does not end in an optimistic note. Although bloodshed is mentioned in a few places the story has very less elements of violence. This book helps us to judge the so called ‘single reality’ from different perspectives as it is said that there could be more than a single reality.It is a book worth reading as it takes us to a different world from which we would not return till we finish reading it.

I would like to conclude by quoting these lines from the book–‘ I WONDER HOW THE FABRIC OF MY LIFE CAME APART SO QUICKLY . IT WAS A RICH FABRIC, SOMETHING I HAD TAKEN GREAT PAINS AND OVER 3 DECADES TO WEAVE. WE MIGHT EACH RECOVER INDIVIDUALLY , BUT THE RICHNESS OF THE FABRIC IS GONE.’ 

 

Reviewed by

Arya S., XII A

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Support Material: Computer Science, 2011-12

Support Material: Computer Science 2012

 

Courtesy: KVS RO, Jammu, http://www.kvsjammu.org

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Sample Papers, Class XI & XII

CHEMISTRY sample paper set 1 for class XI Download
CHEMISTRY sample paper set 7 for class XI Download
CHEMISTRY sample paper set 6 for class XI Download
CHEMISTRY sample paper set 5 for class XI Download
CHEMISTRY sample paper set 4 for class XI Download
CHEMISTRY sample paper set 3 for class XI Download
CHEMISTRY sample paper set 2 for class XI Download
BIOLOGY sample Paper for class XI Download
ACCOUNTANCY Sample Paper set 2 Class XI Download
Accountancy sample paper for 11th Download
b.studies sample paper xi Download
chemistry sample paper for XI Download
sample paper class xi physics Download
Sample papers for Accountancy Biology Chemistry XII 2011 Download
Sample papers for Accountancy Biology Chemistry 2011 Download
Sample papers XII English 2011 Download
Sample papers XII Maths 2011 Download
Sample papers XII Economics 2011 Download
Courtesy: http://www.kvsrochandigarh.org

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Study Materials for Class XII, 2011

Study Material English Core Class XII Download
Study Material Accountacy ClassXII Download
Support material History English medium for class XII Download
Support material Hindi Core class XII Download
Support material Economics for class XII Download
Support material Mathematics for class XII Download
SST Support material in Hindi for class X Download
Support material Science Class X

Courtesy: http://www.kvsrochandigarh.org

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Study Materials 2011

CLASS XII

Chemistry

Geography

English

► Physics | List of reference books for physics

► Biology

► Accountancy

► Computer Science

► IP  (Study material of IP is in .xps format which requires XPS Viewer )

► Business Studies

► Economics

 

CLASS X

Maths

English

Science

 

Courtesy: KVS RO, Lucknow,  http://www.kvsrolucknow.org.in

 

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Support Study Materials 2011-‘12

Class X

                     1. Mathematics

                                  2. Science

                                  3. Social Studies

 Class XII

                                  1. Business Studies

                                  2. Chemistry

                                  3. Computer Science

                                  4. Economics

                                  5. History

Courtesy: KVS, RO, Hyderabad http://kvsrohyd.ap.nic.in/

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