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"Winner - British Council's Blog of the Month Award."

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I am very delighted to have won the Britsh Council's FEATURED BLOG OF THE MONTH  for March 2019 for my post "Language Games for Teaching and Practicing Vocabulary" And also I am the first Indian blogger who receives this award. Thanks to each and everyone for your support and love.





Check out my previous shortlisted posts:
"A stimulating writing task to describe a great person."
"My 3 Best Story Teaching Methods to Develop Integrated Language Skills."

Innovative Calendar Model to Teach Primary Classes

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Lesson: Calendar Subject: English Grade: 2nd Language Standards: Speaking, Reading, Writing and Creative Expression.
                              Teaching calendar to the young learners is a hard task. And also connecting to the language aspects is challenging to teachers. So I planned my lesson by integrating these objectives. I prepared the below model to help my students to understand and speak easily about the calendar.                                 My main motto is children should easily read and express the calendar and develop language functions related to a calendar. I started my lesson by showing a real calendar and asked a few questions. Then I explained, what is a calendar and why should we use the calendar. After they had a primary awareness of the calendar I showed my calendar model.                                     I saw this model on the PINTEREST and made some modifications according to my lesson. It's reusable and modifiable according to the year, month, season…

Days of a Week- an Innovative Wheel

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Class: 2nd Grade Lesson: Days of a Week Subject: English Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
                          This is one of my best unit transactions in my teaching. And we know supporting learning material always gives better results in the classroom. Children were involved in different activities during the transaction process. Especially a "WEEK WHEEL" model has supported me to conduct speaking and writing activities.  
Aims: Know the days of a week.Order of the days in a week.Able to read, spell and write the day's names.Able to communicate and write the day's names using today, yesterday and tomorrow.                            I started my lesson by asking interactive questions and elicited the names of the days. Then I wrote the names on the board in a wheel to identify the sequence. Later I planned a whole class activity to check how far they understood the sequence and identify the days. I wrote the day's names on slips an…

Telugu Picture Reading Video Lesson JADA (జడ)

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Lesson: JADA (జడ) Subject: Telugu  Class: 1st Grade Content: Introducing Basic Telugu Alphabets "JA (జ) and DA (డ)" Language Skills and Objectives:            Children are able to identify the letters JA (జ) and DA (డ).            Children are able to read the words having these letters.            Children are able to practice and trace the letters.            Children are able to identify the words in a paragraph.            Children are able to write the letters and words.
                         It is a great supporting reading video with the worksheets to teach especially low-performance children in the class. What I have observed in my children, results are amazing using these videos in my classroom and the technology stimulating their learning characteristics very well. The worksheets have created special attention to practice and tracing the Telugu alphabet among the children. I have developed these reading videos according to the Andhra Pradesh Govt 1st Grade Telu…

Telugu Picture Reading Video Lesson ARAKA (అరక)

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Lesson: ARAKA (అరక) Subject: Telugu  Class: 1st Grade Content: Introducing Basic Telugu Alphabets "A (అ), RA (ర) and KA (క)" Language Skills and Objectives:            Children are able to identify the letters A (అ), RA (ర) and KA (క).            Children are able to read the words having these letters.            Children are able to practice and trace the letters.            Children are able to identify the words in a paragraph.            Children are able to write the letters and words.
                         It is a great supporting reading video with the worksheets to teach especially low-performance children in the class. What I have observed in my children, results are amazing using these videos in my classroom and the technology stimulating their learning characteristics very well. The worksheets have created special attention to practice and tracing the Telugu alphabet among the children. I have developed these reading videos according to the Andhra Pradesh Govt 1st…

Integrated Technology Teaching to the Low Proficient Children

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After I was appointed as a secondary grade teacher in a Govt Primary School, I faced a lot of problems with multi-class teaching and teach to the low proficiency children. Mostly 90% of children in Govt schools are first generation children in the education of their family. So parents follow up and assistance was nil to those children. So in my early teaching days, I had used pictures, charts and models to teach the concepts and language items prepared by cardboards, charts and other materials. I noticed some progress in my children's learning but not up to the expected level. And the learning standards of B and C grade children were not improved.
                           Later I conducted action research on low proficiency children and studied about learning styles of a child, Then I come to know that teaching and satisfying their learning characteristics differs from individual to individual. So how should I start? Using pictures, flashcards, models or videos.…