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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.                   …

Adjectives- Grammar Activity and Language Game


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 shoot the paper ball among your friends. Students should be advised to avoid throwing the paper balls as high as the face. Thus students start the "snowball fight."
  •  Let them play for a minute. And then stop and asked to pick a ball and sit in their places.
  • Then open the paper not showing to the others and write a few sentences about the person whose name was on the paper using those words.
  • The teacher should guide how to write by giving some clues if necessary.
  • Once they wrote, again I asked them to crush or fold the paper and start shooting or throwing.
  • After a minute of joyful play, I asked them to stop and pick a ball again and stand in the circle.
  • Finally, I asked them to open the paper and read the sentences loudly one by one.
  • So it's very interesting to know "What does your friend feel about you?" and also develop creative writing skills.
                 After this game, I told these words are called adjectives and used to describe a noun.                     
 you can adapt this game as per the topic and level of your students. 










Activity:
                In the next period after the explanation of the adjectives, I gave colour papers to my children and write six adjective words related to their character. Next, I gave head and legs pictures to my children to color them and asked them to prepare their picture by pasting the paper shown in the picture. And then I divided my class into groups to present like, "I am a good, short, young, active and handsome boy/girl." and "He/She is a good, short, young, active and handsome boy/girl." So children were undergone through different speaking, writing, and creative expressive activities during the transaction. Here you can see my children's presentation in the below video.






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