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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.                   …

Healthy Food- Speaking and Writing Activity

Topic: Food for Kids (Rhyme)
Class: 4th Grade
Skills: Speaking and Writing

                  I started teaching the below by asking simple questions related to the food habits of my students. What they usually eat? and what they like most? 

Food is good and tastes delicious,
Keeps you healthy; it's nutritious.
Food will also help you grow,
Make you strong, when you grow.
Eating foods that are purple and green,
Will make you into a healthy teen.
Many great foods are really yummy,
If you eat too much, you'll hurt your tummy.
About healthy foods, you should read,
Learn what kids really need.
Food information you could share,
with your family, and show you care

                later I displayed the flashcards of fruits and vegetables and asked my students to name them. I wrote the words on the board. After the introduction of all these, I asked my students to identify the rhyming words in the poem. I also gave the meanings of the new words in the rhyme. 
               And then I gave a worksheet to my students and asked them to write the rhyming words and fill the gaps after a period. The worksheet helped my students to learn the new words in the rhyme.
             Now I planned a speaking activity by giving a flash card to describe the importance of the healthy food. Students presented the descriptions based on the questions given in the course book.

Good food is healthy and tasty.
Food helps us grow.
Purple and green foods make us healthy teen.
we should read about healthy food.

I prepared the flashcards based on the expressions to remember and express easily. So these cards helped my students learn the content quickly.
                     And then I paired my students to practice question and answers given in the course book. The questions are...
How are the good foods?
What should we read?
How does purple and green food help us?
How does good food help us?

          Here you can download the worksheet from below link and watch the video of the speaking activity. 



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(Speaking Activity)


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  1. Thank you, I like your ideas, they are very interesting.

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