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Antonyms Activity- "ANTonym Hill"

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Topic: Opposite Words
Class: 3rd Grade
Skills: Vocabulary, Grammar, and Creative Expression.

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"-Albert Einstein. I believe this great quotation because as a teacher I should aware of the content and standards of my children. So I always search for the right method and activity to carry into the classroom to give the best to my children.
         Here I found this ANTONYM activity on the PINTEREST and carried into my classroom. Once I taught opposite words in a period and informed to my children, you are going to design an ANT Hill in the next class. So I instructed my children to read the opposite words well to prepare the ANT hill.
         In the next class, I supplied the ants and hill and guided them on how to prepare the ant hill. They coloured, pasted and wrote the opposite words on ants. Finally, they did very well. So right activity always explore the hidden skills of a child and helps to achi…

A fun way to teach adjectives - Language and Craft activity.

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Topic: Adjectives. Class: Primary and secondary. Skills: Speaking, Writing, Grammar, and Creative Expression.                    When teachers use activities that make learning engaging and fun, students are more willing to participate and take risks. Having fun while learning also helps students retain information better because the process is enjoyable and memorable.
Here I am going to describe how I have taught "adjectives" topic to my 3rd-grade students in an activity-based. I have started my session by pasting the below flashcards on the board and asked some questions.  How is the plant?How is the coconut tree?Are they have the same height?How do the boy and man look like?Who can lift heavyweight? Why?How is the ant?How is buffalo?How is the lady?How is the boy?What is the boy doing?Is the boy doing a good or bad job? (You can add your own questions.)                        By asking the question I want to elicit some describing words like tall, short, fat, thin, big, small, o…

Lesson Plan and Transaction Process of the Video Lesson "Rainy Day"

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This lesson plan is designed around a short film about a Rainy Day by me and the theme of nature. Students watch a short film about a situation that happened on a rainy to a boy.             The main objective of the video is to develop the reading skills and understand the reading part of the lesson given in the Andhra Pradesh Govt Primary Class-II English Textbook and the themes of nature, obeying the parents, creative thinking and learning a language. Especially to develop speaking opportunities and create an English environment in the class in terms to support the teachers to reduce the usage of the first language in the transaction of a lesson.             Here I am describing the transaction of the lesson using this video and supplementary activities should follow to achieve the standards of the lesson.
Language Level: Primary and below Learner Type: Beginners Activity: Watching a Short Film, Speaking, Reading, and Creative thinking. Lesson: Rainy Day. Class: II Language:…

"The Role of Puppetry in Teaching- Explanation with my Practical Activities"

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Lesson: The Cunning Fox Class: 3rd grade Skills: Reading, Speaking, and Creative Expression Subject: English.                            Puppetry in Teaching. Puppetry as a teaching tool provides teachers with one of the most inexpensive aids in the classroom. The benefits from puppets are many. They allow children to escape into an imaginary world. They are able to use puppets to work out their own emotional problems. In kindergarten and primary classrooms: Puppets are a good way to deliver information to students and help them retain it. Student use of puppets helps them to retell information they've learned and remember it. Teachers can use puppets to demonstrate proper pronunciation to help students develop language skills.                            This is one of my best teaching methods to teach a story. I proudly say that a good method always gives an excellent output irrespective of the standards. So I have been working on different teaching methods and materials to teach …

Creative Method to teach a Reading Part ( " Nine or Ten")

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Lesson: Nine or Ten Class: 3rd Language Skills: Reading, Speaking, and Creative Expression.
                  There are different teaching methods to teach reading part. Here I used the roleplay method to teach the reading of this lesson "Nine or Ten." Teaching in the same way and the same method may not give good results and not suitable for every content. So the teacher must attentive to method regarding the content. Create the English classroom environment is more important to acquire the language and involving the children in teaching is also important.                    This was a known story of a foolish young man and donkeys, given as a reading card in a unit. I asked my children to roleplay the lesson while I am reading the story rather translate the story into their mother tongue. Children enacted well. They understood the lesson very well without translating the story into the mother tongue. I used only my children as a resource to act. This teaching method helpe…

Running Race - A language game for developing reading and writing skills.

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This is a known language game to practice reading, and writing in a joyful learning way. It is also a cool game to do comprehension in a fun way. We can use this game to practice or read and write the vocabulary and sentences also according to grade. You can easily adapt the game in any context, subject, and class. 

How to play: Prepare the words or sentences that you are going to practice or write.Make sure students should read the words or sentences well before playing the game.Write the words or sentences on paper slips and paste or place them at the end of the room. (Proper distance should require to run and reach the words.) Divide your class into teams and each team has two students.Tell them in the pair or team one is runner and the second one is a writer.Tell them the writer will sit in the opposite way with a paper and pen on the other side of the room. (It means the opposite wall of the word or sentence slips that we have pasted.)Tell them runner …

Reading Theater Story Teaching Method - Elephant and Friends

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Lesson: Elephant and Friends Class: 3rd Skill: Creative Expression
     The first time I have tried reading theatre technic with my 3rd class children in this lesson. Roleplays give a holistic approach to understand the content and it stimulates the learning characteristics of all type of learners. So wherever a chance to improve the language skills of my rural background children I use to incorporate different methods. "Reading Theater" is one of the story teaching technics to engage the whole class and gives visual feeling to the children. You can find the entire unit transaction and innovative learning story wheel for this lesson and writing activity from below link. Please watch.
http://www.rajclassroom.com/2017/09/innovative-story-reading-wheel-elephant.html





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Innovative Story Wheel -"The Elephant and Friends"

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Lesson: The Elephant and Friends Class  :  3rd Subject: English Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
                          Teaching a story is an art. If you use story telling as a strategy to teach a story it will able the learners to feel the experience and acquire the language informally. And relevant teaching aids will boost up the transaction process and visualize the events and characters.                           Theme oriented story materials are great teaching tools for teaching a story and develop the integrated language skills. We can easily narrate the story and get your students to practice the dynamic text easily. Learning materials are important because they can significantly increase student achievement by supporting student learning. This process aids in the learning process by allowing the students to explore the knowledge independently as well as providing repetition. Learning materials, regardless of what kind, all have some function in …

English Video Lesson and Transaction Method - "My Village"

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This Animated Picture Video is designed to support and understand the reading part of the lesson given in the Andhra Pradesh Govt Primary Class-II English Textbook by me, and the theme of community helpers. Children watch the story, acquire the new vocabulary, understand the meaning of the new words, develop the reading skills, predict a story, retell the story and aware the importance of community helpers.
           The main objective of the video is to develop the reading skills of the primary class children especially to develop and create English environment in the class in terms to support the teachers to reduce the usage of the first language in the transaction of a lesson.
           Here I am describing the transaction of the lesson using this video and supplementary activities should follow to achieve the standards of the lesson.

Language Level: Primary and below
Learner Type: Beginners
Activity: Watching a Short Film, Speaking, Reading and Creative thinking.
Lesson: My Villag…

"Mrs Hen and Her Chickens Interactive Video - Prepared using H5P tool."

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Lesson: Mrs. Hen and Her Chickens (Rhyme) Skills Targetted: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and Creative Expression. Class: 3rd. Subject: English.
                This is a simple and enjoyable rhyme in class III. Children enjoyed it while signing the rhyme. Masks gave a special effect to make the classroom vibrant . Later they were comprehend by a writing task. I have edited the video using H5P tools to make the video interactive.



Writing Activity: Read, Colour and Complete the gaps.