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4 practical ways and activities to improve writing skills.

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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.                   …

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…

Adjectives- Grammar Activity and Language Game

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Topic: Adjectives Class: 3rd Grade Skills: Speaking, Writing, Grammar, and Creative Expression.
               Here I am going to describe how I taught an adjective topic to my 3rd class students in an activity based. I started my period by writing a few adjectives on the board and asked them the meanings. After a small interaction about the words, I told them we are going to play a language game to understand the topic well. Language Game: "Snow Ball Fighting"                It is one of the well-known language games to develop creative writing skills. I have used this game to stimulate my students to write about his/her friend using those adjectives during the topic introduction.
How did I make them play: First I gave white papers to my children and asked them to write their name on the top of the paper. Then I asked them to crush or fold the paper and make a ball.Next, I asked my children to stand in a circle with the paper balls.Later I instructed my children to throw or shoo…