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4 practical ways and activities to improve writing skills.

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Improving writing skills to 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.                   …

A strategy for developing "Reading Skills"

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Grade: Primary and Slow Learners Language Skill: Reading.
Picture/Story Cards Method:                             My children are very poor in English and it was quite difficult to develop reading skills with them. They couldn't even understand simple stories without me translating into the mother tongue. So, to reduce the reading burden and help them understand, I prepared picture or story cards for every lesson. I turned each story into a picture story by preparing picture cards for every sentence in the story. The cards illustrated the contextual meaning of each sentence and key vocabulary, so if a story had 30 sentences, I prepared 30 pictures based on the keywords in each sentence. Then I began telling the stories using these pictures.
                           After two or three periods the students were able to recite the sentences while looking at the pictures. Once they were orally good, I added reading slips to the pictures. And next, I told the story using the pictures…

Innovative Spelling Activity

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This a great and innovative spelling activity to learn spellings for primary children. I found this activity in Teachers Dilla's English Facebook page. I used this activity in my class and children enjoyed a lot. I can't believe this will make my work easy and interest.






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Interactive speaking and written approaches using picture cards

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Grade: 2 Language Skills Focused: Speaking, Reading and Writing.
             An interactive teaching material will always leads to great output in teaching. Children in early school days they love to learn in play way method. So as a teacher we should prepare such innovative or interactive TLM regarding the content.               I was very happy  to share my children responses because I didn't expect my learning strategies will lead to achieve such objectives.              I planned this lesson using some picture cards. I acted like these animals what they can do during the lesson. And asked my children to imitate like me. Once they were confident with oral responses I guided them to write on paper. I prepared a worksheet to colour and write about abilities of those animals.

(Written Worksheets)


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(Oral Responses-Video)