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                          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…

A Trip to Horsley Hills

This lesson plan is designed around a short film about Horsley Hills in Andhra Pradesh by me and the theme of sightseeing. Students plan a sightseeing weekend to a hill station and watch a short film.
           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-IV English Textbook and the themes of the heritage of Andhra Pradesh, and learning the language.
           Here I am describing the transaction process of the lesson using this video and supplementary activities should follow to achieve the standards of the lesson.

Language Level: Primary and Upper Primary
Learner Type: Beginners
Activity: Watching a Short Film, Speaking, Reading and Creative thinking.
Lesson: A Trip to Horsley Hills.
Class: IV
Language: Vocabulary in the lesson (gather, hired, weather, impressed, residence, curves, breeze,                                                                   spread, climate, thrilling, valleys, attraction, occasionally.)
Material: Short Film, Reading Slips, and Picture cards.





Step 1

  Ask the following questions to your children by showing the picture.
  • What do you see in the picture?
  • Have you ever been to such places?
  • Do you like to see such places?
  • When would you like to go to such places?

Step 2

Pair the students. Ask them to tell about their favorite city or place and what they like about them.

Step 3

Write sightseeing on the board. Elicit and explain that it is an activity of visiting the places of interest in a particular place.

Step 4

Ask the students what type of places they like to visit and things they like doing when they go on holiday to another place. Write up useful vocabulary.
  • It is a lovely place.
  • There are tall and big trees.
  • That place is very beautiful.
  • The air is very cool and fresh.
  •  A lot of fun spots are there.
Encourage your students to say a few sentences like this about their places.

Step 5

Ask the students to imagine they are going to visit Horsley Hills next weekend. In their pairs, they should plan what they are going to do there and ask them to explain.

Step 6

Tell the students they are going to watch a short film which they will see an entire day in Horsley Hills is near to Madhanapalli in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. And John and Priya visited this place during the last summer holidays.



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Step 7

Get feedback from the students, ask the following questions:
  • Did you like the film?
  • Would you like to visit the Horsley Hills?
  • How is the Horsley Hills?
  • What is the reason for the cool weather of the Horsley Hills?
  • What is the relationship between Madhanapalli and Janaganamana?
  • Mention the two importance places?
Get the feedback from the groups.

Home Work

 Ask the students to write and collect pictures of their interesting places and present in the next class.

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