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"Winner - British Council's Blog of the Month Award."

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I am very delighted to have won the Britsh Council's FEATURED BLOG OF THE MONTH  for March 2019 for my post "Language Games for Teaching and Practicing Vocabulary" And also I am the first Indian blogger who receives this award. Thanks to each and everyone for your support and love.





Check out my previous shortlisted posts:
"A stimulating writing task to describe a great person."
"My 3 Best Story Teaching Methods to Develop Integrated Language Skills."

My Lovely Family Rhyme - Innovative transaction

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Topic: My Lovely Family Rhyme. Grade: Preprimary and 1st grade. Skills: Listening and Creative Expression.
                 Children love rhymes and also the repetition of words, ideas, and skills are important for early brain development, as it creates secure foundations for early learning. Using rhyme, rhythm and repetition in song, while reading or even to make up your own rhymes, is great fun for children.                   Children will dramatize rhymes to develop language, literacy, creative thinking, and social skills. Most children enjoy hearing and participating in rhyming activities, and when they are exposed to rhyming, they usually pick it up naturally.                    So I always play my lesson/rhyme in a meaningful and enjoyable way. Here is my tiny attempt of a rhyme "My lovely family" which was given in the 1st-grade textbook.  The rhyme is... He is, he is, he is, He is my caring father, She is, she is, she is, She is my loving mother, We are, we are, we are, A…

"Learner Centered Grammar Activities for Primary Classes."

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Topic: Common Nouns vs Proper Nouns
Skills: Grammar, Speaking Reading, and Creative Expression.
Grade: Primary.


                 Grammar is a very difficult part to teach and also learn to children. We cannot teach grammar in a formal way to the primary children since they don't have such cognitive capacity to understand the rules. So we should teach in a contextual way. We derive the content from known to unknown and establish the rules finally. So I always plan and develop different innovative activities to teach grammar topics for my primary students. 

I panned this activity to teach Common and Proper Nouns for my 4th-grade children. I designed this worksheet to understand the topic easily and attract them towards the class. Once I gave an explanation about the Common and Proper Nouns, I played them a language game. 

Language game: “Sit and stand” 
It’s a just a simple sit and stand game.If you say sit children will sit, say stand they will stand. But here, if you say a common no…

Shortlisted for the "FEATURED BLOG OF THE MONTH AWARD" for February 2019

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Once again one of my classroom activities was shortlisted for the British Council's Blog of the month award for February 2019. I was very happy though I hadn't won the award since the world liked a lot more than all the posts. "The post was: http://www.rajclassroom.com/2019/02/a-stimulating-writing-task-to-describe.html"

Language Games for Kids - Part II

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Topic: Language Games
Level: Pre-primary and Primary
Skills: Vocabulary and speaking

Clap Clap Clap:
To help pupil memorise and practice the words related to a topic.Make sure you have taught them vocabulary related to the topic. ( Topics: Animal names, fruits names, flower names, and vehicles..etc)Pupils are asked to stand in a circle.You stand in the middle of the circle.You need to choose a topic before going to play.Make sure the pupils know how to play. If they don't then give a quick demonstration giving a simple topic like 'animals'. The pupils have to say animals names only. ( dog, tiger, cat, lion...etc.)You start the game by saying a word related to the topic after clapping three times (clap..clap..clap..)For example, if you choose 'animals' you say tiger after clapping 3 times. (clap..clap..clap..'tiger'.)Then a pupil in the circle continues by clapping and saying another animal (clap..clap..clap..'lion'), the next pupil says (clap..clap..cla…

Language Games for Teaching and Practicing Vocabulary.

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Topic: Language games
Skill: Vocabulary
Grade: Primary or Young Learners.

                                  Learning a language requires a great deal of effort. Games help students to make and sustain the effort of learning. Games provide language practice in the various skills – speaking, writing, listening and reading. They create a meaningful context for language use. Here I am going to describe a few games to teach and practice vocabulary.


Onion Rings:


This is a good game for practicing vocabulary, spellings and also a good speaking activity when you have a short dialogue you want to practice.You do need room for this or could do it outside.First, divide the class into two.One half stands in a circle facing outwards, the other half stands in a larger circle around them facing inwards.Each pupil should be opposite another pupil.They have 2-3 minutes to ask and answer as many questions as possible, then the outer circle has to move onto the next pupil, stop when they've come full…

"The Pot of Wealth- An Innovative Learner Centered Story Transaction"

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Topic: The Pot of Wealth Class: 4th Skills: Reading and speaking.
                          This is one of my best story transaction methods and also a learner-centered teaching strategy. I strongly believe that teaching-learning material will always give twin benefits to teachers and students to transact and understand a topic well. Innovation in the learning material is an added advantage to a teacher to stick their student's concentration and achieving the targeted standards easily. And also it changes your monotonous teaching strategy into a versatile transaction.                             The main hurdle in establishing English environment in the second language classrooms is, teachers are not proficient to simplify a story and transact for 40- 45 mints continuously in English. So in these situations, learning material will help the teachers to transact the story in an understandable way without switching into their mother tongue. Here is my another trail to transact a sto…