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4 practical ways and activities to improve writing skills.

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.                   …

English Video Lesson and Transaction Method - "My Village"

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 Rhyme Choreography

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.

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Writing Activity: Read, Colour and Complete the gaps.

Kids Train - Innovative Teaching Model - Unit Transaction

Lesson: KIDS TRAIN, Class: III Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Creative Writing.
             The Unit Transaction of Kids Train was started with a rhyme......
    Here comes the train Blowing Whistle toot toot toot...... ................................ ................................. Chuck chuck chuck.
 Once children choreographed the rhyme, asked them to identify the key glossary and gave stress to read and understand the meanings of the new words. After that, I asked few concept checking questions to check their understanding of the content.
What is the sound made by the train?When do the passengers get into the train?Why does the guard Jhonson wave the green flag?                       Later I gave an activity to prepare a train model by pasting the parts of the train on paper and asked them to colour the train and write the parts of the train and write the answers to the questions given on the topic. Through this activity, I targeted the writing skills of my …