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A creative writing task on a city.

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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


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A stimulating writing task to describe a great person.

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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 interesting and engaging writing tasks to stimulate them. They have been showing and participating actively when I give such creative tasks.  I gave this writing task after the completion of the lesson Helen Keller. It gave a diverse thinking and good understanding to my children. 






"A strategy for Storytelling."

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Topic: Storytelling Level: Pre-primary and primary.
                   Storytelling is different from Teaching a story. We just describe and explain the characters, situations, and events of the story in the teaching a story. Whereas we use storytelling as a strategy for learning as an input for learners. And it enables them, through experience, learn/acquire the language naturally.                    Stories keep children engaged and let them feel that they are also participating in the process of storytelling. If storytelling is made into an interesting experience and fun-filled activity where the listeners also participate in telling, guessing and manipulating.                   Here I am going to describe a strategy for storytelling for an interesting transaction. Every story has three major parts, "beginning, middle and ending." The middle part is the peak and turning point a story. So the middle part has a problem or suspense. So in the storytelling, we need to start …

"Personal cleanliness and hygiene - Lesson plan and activities."

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Lesson: Personal Cleanliness - Hygiene
Grade: Primary
Skills: Speaking, reading and creative expression.

                        Personal hygiene is very important in our life. It's also a symbol of one's dignity and confidence. Why cleanliness and hygiene are important in our life to get healthy life is the main objective of the lesson.

Difference between cleanliness and hygiene:

 The term cleanliness should not be used in place of hygiene. Cleaning in many cases is removing dirt, wastes or unwanted things from the surface of objects using detergents and necessary equipment. Hygiene practice focuses on the prevention of diseases through the use of cleaning as one of several inputs.

Activity: Picture Interaction

           Ask below questions by displaying the picture.

What are the people doing in the picture?What might be the time then?What do you do after waking up from sleep?What happens if you don't brush your teeth?We should use soap for bathing daily. Why?When do you t…

Shortlisted for the British Council's Featured Blog Award

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I am very happy since one of my posts was shortlisted for the British Council's Featured blog award. And some of the posts were also published on the Teaching English British Council Facebook page and also a great response from the world. Thanks!





4 practical ways and activities to improve writing skills.

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Improving writing skills to the primary children is the biggest challenge for teachers. Especially the students who are learning English as a second language are getting much trouble to improve writing skills. Here I am discussing some practical tips and activities which I have been using in my classroom to my young learners.                         We know very well, writing is the utmost skill. It means it's a hard skill for primary children. And in the LSRW, listening leads to speaking and reading leads to writing. So a student wants to speak he should listen well as well as he wants to write he should read well. So we should concentrate on reading to get good writing skills. But most of the teachers are not following the psychological order of language skills. So you want to develop writing skills first concentrate on speaking and reading skills. So you need to give such speaking and reading activities in order to get good writing skills.               …

Teaching Adverbs - Task Based Activity

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Topic: Adverbs. Grade: 5th. Skills: Grammar and writing.
                                 Grammar is one of the difficult parts of the language. Especially teaching grammar to the primary students is a very challenging task for the teachers. So some interactive activities and methods will help them to learn and understand the grammar easily and effectively.                                   Here is a task-based activity which I used to teach adverbs to my children. In my previous post, I had discussed a story teaching using this method. I continued the activity to teach adverbs. I have used the same picture story cards to start my class.                                 I started my lesson by pasting the picture cards along with time. Then I asked some questions based on the story and picture cards.
1. When did Amar wake up? 2. When did he have his bath? 3. When did he have his breakfast? 4. How did he reach school? 5. What time did he reach school? 6. Why was the school closed? 7. Wh…