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

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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…

NOUN SORT - Grammar Worksheets

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Class: 4th Grade
Topic : Common Nouns and Proper Nouns
Skill : Grammar

                      Using grammar worksheets will help a lot to Government School children and teachers. I am always searching for such worksheets to teach grammar joyfully without any burden. If you teach grammar isolate to that age group children, their cognitive levels can't understand the grammar topics. So teaching grammar in primary schools should be in contextual. So I have been using such grammar activity sheets whether they understand the concept well or not.
                                               After completion of explaining, I have instructed my children to read the nouns in the given worksheet, discuss with their partner and identify the common nouns and proper nouns. Later they have written in the table.




( Thanks to that website to prepare the nice activity sheet. )

An Innovative Grammar Activity- Pronoun Garden

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Topic: Basic Pronouns Class: 4th Grade Skill: Grammar 
                  Teaching grammar to primary children is a major task. And I think some innovation in teaching the topic and worksheets will help our students to understand the topic easily. While I am explaining the topic got this idea.                    Then I told to my children we are going to design a pronoun garden in the next period. The next day I provided charts, paper petals, and colour pens and guided my children how to prepare flowers and garden. And then I told them to write the pronouns "He, She, It, and They", in the middle of the flower and write nouns related to the pronouns on petals. They completed their task and felt very happy by seeing their colourful garden.






An Interactive writing task on Community Helpers

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Topic: Community Helpers Class: Primary Skills: Writing, Reading, and Speaking.
                                A joyful classroom environment always leads to good learning even in a low resource classroom. Learner-centered teaching activities will give great results and can easily achieve multiple skills at a time. And moreover, students learn the language informally when they are engaged in such activities.

                          While teaching the lesson "COMMUNITY HELPERS" I planned the activity to target speaking and writing skills after teaching about the community helpers. Along with that, I engaged my children with a ball game to enact like washerman, potter, and tailor..etc., for a better understanding of the characters.
Activity:
                         In this game, students stand in a circle and pass the ball while music plays. The person who holds the ball at the time music stops, he comes to the middle of the circle and pick the card and enacts the characte…

An Outstanding Reading Activity to Primary School Children.(1st and 2nd Class)

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Class :2 Skill: Reading
                       I don't know whether it is right or wrong, but it's giving super results in my class. My 2nd class children read the entire lesson without any difficulty. Especially children studying in Govt Primary Schools they didn't know the alphabets before school. Mostly rural background children are first generation child in their family. Teaching English to those children, especially who didn't go through the pre-schooling is more difficult. I have used this strategy to give the contextual meaning of new vocabulary and clear meaning of each and every sentence without translating into their mother tongue( Telugu)   {Read amazing reading activity post for the description of this activity}
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"My Habits"- Rhyme Activities and Worksheets.

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Class: 2nd
Lesson: My habits
Academic Standards: Speaking and writing.

                My Habits Rhyme gave good exposure to my 2nd class children to speak and respond about their daily routines. I connected this lesson with their daily activities and few speaking activities gave good exercise to use the language in their real-life situations.

              I started teaching the rhyme with a video of daily routines. I explained these are our daily routines and we should do these works for a healthy life. So we called these are good habits. I elicited related vocabulary waking up, brushing, bathing, playing, and going to school.

             Later I gave flashcards to my children to speak and explained the habit. Like all the children explained their flashcard. Students presented like...
She is brushing. He is bathing He is reading. She is going to school.  this speaking activity helped the children to practice the sentences and write those sentences correctly in the writing activity. Yo…