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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.                   …

5 Practically Proven Activities to Teach Vocabulary Effectively.

Topic: Vocabulary, Grade: Pre Primary and Primary, Skills: Reading and Writing.
                     Vocabulary is the heart of the language, and it is the primary thing to speak a language. Teaching vocabulary is a great challenge to the teachers teaching English as a second or third language. Children also facing learning difficulty to spell or write the word correctly. But different learning-oriented activities will help to reduce the disorders in teaching vocabulary. Here are five practical activities to learn the vocabulary effectively.
1. Spinning Picture Wheels:                    Picture Wheels are one of the good TLMs in learning and drilling the vocabulary. You need to prepare such wheels to do the activity. This will help the children to visualize and remember the word very easily and long. Along with them, simple worksheets will help the children to drill the vocabulary.                   Children will spin the wheel, identify the picture and colour the correct word in the gi…

A Constructive Activity to Teach "NAMES" for Primary Students

Topic: NAME Grade: Pre Primary and Primary Skills: Listening, Speaking, reading and Writing.
                       This is one of my best activities to teach children's name and develop questioning to get his or her name. I did this activity in a part of my lesson to know how to spell and write their names of my children. I targeted the language function "Who is this boy or girl?" in order to get to know and write their friend's names along with his or her name.               

                   I planned a speaking activity to drill the question "Who is this boy?" and answer "He is Ramcharan." by grouping three children in a group. In the three-member group, one student will ask the question by pointing a boy and another student says the answer. Along with that, I facilitated my students to identify the written from the question and answer by writing those on the blackboard in order to get the spellings. you can watch the below video to get a c…

A Groundbreaking Plural Activity

Topic: Plurals Grade: 5th Skills: Writing and Creative thinking
                 Activity-based teaching will always stimulate the turn the classroom into an effective learning environment. The main aim of the activity is to learn the different forms of the plurals and easy understanding of writing a plural of a word.                This activity gave an overall understanding of plurals to my children. I planned this activity for better identification of plural once I completed the topic. I gave this S worksheet to my children and asked them to cut and past shown in the picture.                Later I told them to write the words and their plurals in the correct section in the S. Children easily identify the word and write the plural very easily by reading and understanding the instructions on the S worksheet. Download the worksheet from below link and do this activity in your class.
I found this activity on "PINTEREST."

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Mutual Dictation: Integrative Reading and writing Activity

Topic: The Nation's Strength - Rhyme Grade: 4th  Skills: Listening, Reading and Writing.
                             The main aim of the activity is to target the reading and writing skills by dictating the information to each other in order to get the complete text.                   This is one of the great activities to develop listening, reading and writing skills integratively. Mutual dictation will help the children to develop writing skills as well as reading very effectively.                    You need to choose a proper content to do this activity. You should prepare two parts (Part A and Part B) of the content which are having a different vocabulary of the same content. It means the words missing in Part A's worksheet should there in Part B's worksheet. The "Partner A" should dictate the words to the "Partner B" and "Partner B" should fill the gaps without watching the "Partner A" worksheet in order to get the full conte…

Pre-Primary Self Learning Digital Material -"School and Numbers"

Topic: School and Numbers.
Grade: Pre Primary and Primary
Skill: Speaking and reading.

                     This is a presentation slide based on the picture given in the first-grade English textbook of Andra Pradesh. I prepared this to enable the learner-centered classroom environment and create some interest to learn the language by using this digital material. And children can easily attract to the touch and learn learning material than regular teaching.
                     In the below slide I enabled like if you touch on the picture you can the description along with audio. So children can easily learn their own and speak about the characters and place in English. You can download the slide from the below link.

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                     I designed the below "Numbers Slide" to learn the number and guess the spelling. You can ask your child to say the number and guess the spelling. If not, then ask your child to click on the number to read and listen to the nu…