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Topic: The Pot of Wealth Class: 4th Skills: Reading and speaking.
                          This is one of my best story transaction methods and also a learner-centered teaching strategy. I strongly believe that teaching-learning material will always give twin benefits to teachers and students to transact and understand a topic well. Innovation in the learning material is an added advantage to a teacher to stick their student's concentration and achieving the targeted standards easily. And also it changes your monotonous teaching strategy into a versatile transaction.                             The main hurdle in establishing English environment in the second language classrooms is, teachers are not proficient to simplify a story and transact for 40- 45 mints continuously in English. So in these situations, learning material will help the teachers to transact the story in an understandable way without switching into their mother tongue. Here is my another trail to transact a sto…

Teaching Adverbs - Task Based Activity

Topic: Adverbs.
Grade: 5th.
Skills: Grammar and writing.

                                                                  Grammar is one of the difficult parts of the language. Especially teaching grammar to the primary students is a very challenging task for the teachers. So some interactive activities and methods will help them to learn and understand the grammar easily and effectively. 
                                Here is a task-based activity which I used to teach adverbs to my children. I taught this topic after completion of the main lesson “Amar was late to school” by connecting the situations. You can read my previous post “task-based method to teach a story”. I have used the same picture story cards to start my class.


                               I started the session by pasting the picture cards along with time. Then I asked some questions based on the story and picture cards.
1. When did Amar wake up?
2. When did he have his bath?
3. When did he have his breakfast?
4. How did he reach school?
5. What time did he reach school?
6. Why was the school closed?
7. What did he wear on Sunday?
                        After a small discussion, I asked them to write the answers on a paper and discuss with your friend. I asked a few of my students read their answers. I made some corrections in the sentences and also guided them on how to write answers. And then asked them to correct and rewrite. Later I wrote another set of questions on the board by interrelating the Amar’s activities.


           By posing these questions I want to aware them their daily activities based on the day of Amar and write about them. I interrelated the situations happened in the Amar's day with their regular activities.
                     So I asked my children to write answers to these questions. The previous guidance helped them to write the answers easily. Here you can see my children's responses to these questions. Then I made them read like the whole class will read Amar’s activities and the student who stands and reads his answer. For example,

Whole class: Amar woke up at 8’0 clock.
Student: I woke up at 6’0 clock yesterday.

 Then I wrote all those answers on the board, read the answers in an understandable manner and get them noticed the words yesterday, today, regularly, daily, always and often. I asked some questions
  1. What are these words?
  2. What are the meanings?
  3. Why did we use in the sentences?
After a small discussion, explained told them these words are called adverbs. And also drew some more pictures to make them understand the topic well.


                                I explained the usage and meaning of the words and how they affect a verb. The drawings helped them to grasp the functioning of the adverbs quickly. Finally, I comprehend my children with a worksheet.



                                                        So in this activity, Children learned a new topic from a known story. Language skills were developed by interacting and expressing ideas relating to a known topic. Moreover, informal language acquisition takes place in this activity.

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