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Winner -The British Council's "Featured Blog of the Month Award" for the second time.

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I am delighted to announce that my classroom post on developing writing skills was won the British Council's "Featured Blog of the Month Award for September 2019." My blog has grabbed this award for the second time.  You can read the post by clicking the link. 3 Writing tasks to help learners write better, more understandable English.

"HEALTHY FOOD - Lesson Plan and Activities."

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Topic: Healthy Food - Food for Kids (Rhyme)
Class: Primary.
Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.
Objectives: Able to know about healthy food.Able to know the importance of healthy food.Able to learn the names of vegetables and fruits.Able to speak about healthy and their favourite food items.Able to write about their favourite food items.
Preliminary interaction:                                    I have started the topic by placing the below flash cards on the board. I have asked them to observe the cards and respond. And I have interacted them by asking few questions. 
1. What do you observe? 2. What are these? 3. Name some vegetables. 4. Name some fruits. 5. Why do we eat them? 6. How do they help us? 7. Are they tasty? 8. Which fruit/vegetable do you like most? why?     (you can your own questions)                         By asking the questions you should elicit vocabulary like delicious, nutritious, strong, healthy,..etc. I have written their responses and the words on the board an…

Interactive PPT - Pronoun garden

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Here is an enjoyable self learning PPT to get a good understanding of the grammar topic "Pronouns" for the primary classes. This learner-centered PPT material will help your students to an active participation in the classroom. Just click on the word.

This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Prepositions - Interactive Embedded PPT

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This is my tiny attempt to teach prepositions to my children. I have prepared this PPT to make them understand the usage of the words well. I think such material will help better than the videos. This will give a scope to the students learn independently and repeatedly.  When you click on the word it shows the usage along with audio. If a student needs to listen the audio again he can click on the speaker button to listen again and again.

This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Common Noun vs Proper Noun - Interactive Embedded PPT

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Topic: Nouns Skill: Grammar
                       We cannot teach grammar rules in the primary stage because their cognitive level cannot accept and understand such critical matters. So I always use an interactive student-centered material to teach grammar informally in the part of a lesson.

                       Here you can embedded your PPTs in a blogger by uploading into One drive and copy the code in your blogger.
Jut click on the name, You will get the fun. This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Story transaction of" Dr. Dwarakanath kotnis" using the "StoryMap JS" Tool

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A story map is a strategy that uses a graphic organizer to help students learn the elements of a book or story. By identifying story characters, plot, setting, problem and solution, students read carefully to learn the details. ... The most basic focus on the beginning, middle, and end of the story.                 Story Maps are used for teaching students to work with story structure for better comprehension. This technique uses visual representations to help students organize important elements of a story. Students learn to summarize the main ideas, characters, setting, and plot of an assigned reading.

                          Here I have prepared a story of Dr. Dwarakanath Kotnis using the "STORYMAP JS" online tool provided by knightlab.northwestern.edu. Have a look.



"Turn your story lines to speak - A lively story creation"

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Audio helps recall memories, enhance brain activity and stimulate the brain (Molyneux, 2007). Audio media is very useful in developing the listening skills of students (especially for language learning). Audio media supports distance learning. Audio media helps in memorization (music, mnemonics, etc).  The result is an engaging way of storytelling that invites creativity and collaboration.


Audio is a powerful device that can add emotion or context to a story. So using a online tool you can give liveliness to your stories or events. You can add emotions, speech, meaningful music and direct music to the sentences and words in a story. You can prepare such audio stories and use in your classroom to create great interest among your children. SoundCite is a simple-to-use tool that lets you add inline audio to your story. The audio is not isolated; it plays right under the text. You can go to knightlab.northwestern.edu website to create such stories. Here you can see I h…