Posts

Featured Post

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

Image
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…

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

Image
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

Image
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.

Image
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…

A great technic to transact a story as you are playing the video on the board.

Image
Here I am going to introduce a new story teaching technic for teachers to make their teaching process success and interesting. It will turn your normal classroom into a digital classroom as you play a video on the board though you have no projecter.. It will give definitely great results because the main feature of this technic is moving pictures as per your content. this will give live experience to your students as they are watching a video. I used this technic to teach below paragraph.
"Victory to you Maharaja!" said the hunter to Sri Krishnadevaraya with a beautiful parrot in his hands. The king raised his hand and asked him to come near. The hunter went near the king. "This parrot is beautiful", the king said. "Yes, your Majesty! This can be a pleasant company to her Highness, the Maharani." The hunter handed over the parrot to the king. The king duly rewarded the hunter and sent the parrot to the queen Tirumala Devi. The queen, in …

A stimulating writing task to describe a great person.

Image
Lesson: Helen Keller. Class: 5th grade. Skills: Writing and creative expression.
                      Writing is one of the biggest challenges for teachers. Because children do not want to write. Especially in second language classrooms, teachers are facing big trouble in giving writing tasks. So teachers need to encourage their learners by assigning interesting writing activities.                       So, I always try to give my learners interesting and engaging writing tasks to stimulate them. They clearly participate more actively when I give them creative tasks. They did this writing task after we had looked at the life of Helen Keller in class and it offered them an opportunity to consolidate their understanding and express a diversity of ideas.







A creative writing task on a city.

Image
Topic: About your city. Grade: 4th class. Skills: Writing.                Writing is a complex skill to develop and master, focusing on both the end product and the steps to arrive there. Writing skills only develop when young learners are taught how to write and are given opportunities to practice these skills and strategies.                So such visual worksheets help young learners a lot to develop writing skills. Such worksheets and engaging writing tasks are very important, especially for second language learners. I gave this writing task after a lesson "A trip to Horsley Hills" The theme of the lesson is sightseeing. So after this, I asked my learners to write about their city.  Here is the digital lesson transaction. A trip to Horsley Hills


Download the Worksheet.