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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.                   …

Comparative Degree Grammar Activity -Primary Class

Academic Standard: Grammar and Speaking
Topic: Positive vs Comparative,
Grade: 3rd.
                                        Teaching grammar to primary school children is somewhat difficult. We cannot teach grammar isolate since their cognitive levels are not that much to understand the grammar topics. So we need keen on teaching grammar for primary school children. We always teach the grammar for the primary children in the situational base. Later they understand the basic structure and feature of the topic and use in their communication.

                                  So I always use an activity to teach the grammar to my children. Here I gave this activity to teach and understand the primary basics of the Postive and Comparative degree for my 3rd-grade children. I introduced the positive and comparative forms of the adjective words by actions and gestures. Once children understand the meaning of the words, big - bigger, small - smaller....etc. I explained the usage of the words in a sentence.
  •    I am a big lion.(Pos)  
  • It is bigger than you.( Com)
  •    He is tall.(Pos)            
  • She is taller than you.( Com)
  •    Lalitha is tall. (pos)   
  •  Devi is taller than Lalitha.(Com)

                           Then I assigned an activity to understand the topic better. I supplied charts to my children and guided them to fold the chart like this and write the positive forms of the words. Later I cut the chart shown in the pictures and then folded. Now I asked my children to write the letters will add to the word when the words change into the comparative forms. They wrote er, ier and r on the cutting slip to turn the word into comparative form. Finally, I asked my children to present theirs by reading the words in front of the class. You can see my children's presentation in the below video. I hope you enjoy the post and use in your classroom.  

Presentation Video - Speaking Activity


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