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3 ways to develop reading skills and make the reading effective using story wheels

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                       Reading skill refers to the ability to understand written text. It is advisable to develop this skill at an early age of schooling.  A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.                             Reading strategies is the broad term used to describe the planned and explicit actions that help readers translate print to meaning. Strategies that improve decoding and reading comprehension skills benefit every student but are essential for beginning readers, struggling readers, and English Language Learners. According to OCED’s report on reading for change, a program for International Student Assessment (PISA): “Reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational success than their f

Flipbook writing task- Role of comics in developing writing skills.

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          As Stephen Cary, a second language learner specialist and author of Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom, says: “Comics provide authentic language learning opportunities for all student. The dramatically reduced text of many comics makes them manageable and language profitable for even beginning-level readers.          Comics provide narrative experiences for students just beginning to read and for students acquiring a new language. Students follow story beginnings and endings, plot, characters, time and setting, sequencing without needing sophisticated word decoding skills. Images support the text and give students significant contextual clues to word meaning. Comics act as a scaffold to student understanding.           Writing skills are an important part of communication. Good writing skills allow you to communicate your message with clarity and ease to a far larger audience.           So I use comics in my teaching to develop the reading and writing

"Let's Plant Our Green Friends"- Lesson plan and interactive activities.

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Lesson: Let's Plant. Subject: English Grade: Primary Objectives:  Able to know the parts of a plant. Able to know the different types of plants. Able to know the benefits of the plants. Able to know the importance of planting. Activity: Understanding (Parts of a plant)     Plants are also living things like us. They need food, air, and water to live. Rani has come to her grandfather's farm for a holiday. She takes a walk around the farm with her grandfather. She sees a lot of plants. Most plants are green in colour, but a few are also yellow, red, and even purple. Grandfather tells Rani that plants differ from each other in size, colour, and shape, all of them have similar parts. Activity: Think and Understand           You can see many plants around you. Some are small and some are big. Do plants also have body parts like us?           There are different types of plants around us. Each one of them is unique in their own way. However, all plants have similar parts. Each part h

Daily Routine - Lesson Plan and Activities to teach online.

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Lesson: Daily routine Grade: Primary Subject: English                    A daily routine provides structure and a logical sequence in our lives. It provides the framework within which we live our lives and conduct our daily activities. Talking about what happens every day at certain times can help our students find a feeling of security in the daily routines. and in the certainty of knowing that tomorrow will be just like today. This lesson focuses on vocabulary to talk about daily routines and using the present simple. Task 1: Warm-up activity - What's the order?            The task helps the learners to know the logical sequence of the actions in our lives. Tell your students to observe the pictures and put the pictures in order. Task 2: Watch and answer.               Tell your students to listen to a song about the things that we do in the morning. Tell them to recite the rhyme aloud with gestures and actions and answer the simple questions. Task 3: Read the words              

A Trip to Andaman - Lesson plan and activities to teach a holiday theme.

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Lesson: A Trip to Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Grade: Upper primary and secondary Subject: English.               Holidays are a very important part of everyone’s life. Everyone deserves to take a break from the monotony to rejuvenate and maintain their health. Here are the lesson plan and activities to teach a holiday theme. The lesson is prepared using the 'Thinglink ' tool. Task 1: Matching - Where does it go?           There are many ways to spend a holiday. And you may also travel the world and discover new places and experiences to get more exposure. Here some different types of holidays. Ask your students to write their names under the pictures. Task 2: Read the story - A trip to Andaman.                  Jai had a holiday trip to Andaman with his parents and sister Amala. They went to Andaman last summer. They went by ship from Chennai to Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The ship looked much bigger than his school building. It had four storeys

Food Fun - A Lesson Plan and Activities to Teach about Healthy Food Habits.

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Lesson: Food for health Grade: Primary and upper primary. Subject: English and Environmental science.                          Food is something that provides nutrients. Nutrients are substances that provide: energy for activity, growth, and all functions of the body such as breathing, digesting food, and keeping warm; materials for the growth and repair of the body, and for keeping the immune system healthy.                        Here are some sets of activities to teach about good food and healthy food habits. You can use these activities to teach online. Task 1: Warm-up activity.                    Here is a small warm-up activity to make your students active and start an interesting lesson. Here are some sets of food and non-food items. Ask your students to identify the things that they eat and drink. They should touch on the image. When they touch on the image, a tick or cross symbol appears to check their understanding. It's a fun activity for the students to differentiate t

"My House & My Family": Interactive Lesson Plan and Activities to Teach Online.

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Lesson: My House and My Family. Grade: Primary Subject: English and Environmental science                          A family is made up of people who are closely related to each other. And a house is a place in which such people live. The lesson is having activities of both family and house. The activities are mixed with language content and moral values. It gives a scope to students to learn the language and also think about values.                               Activity 1: Circle the appropriate word:            Use the below picture to start an interaction with your students. Students may aware of the things and materials used to build a house. So ask your students some interactive questions before starting the activity. 1. How many rooms do you have in your house? 2. In which kind of house do you live in?   3. Whom do you live in your house?                Now ask your students, we need so many things and materials to build a house. The material may differ from house to house. So ob