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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.                   …

A great technic to transact a story as you are playing the video on the board.

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Here I am going to introduce a new story teaching technic for teachers to make their teaching process success and interesting. It will turn your normal classroom into a digital classroom as you play a video on the board though you have no projector. It will give definitely great results because the main feature of this technic is moving pictures as per your content. this will give live experience to your students as they are watching a video. I used this technic to teach below paragraph.
"Victory to you Maharaja!" said the hunter to Sri Krishnadevaraya with a beautiful parrot in his hands. The king raised his hand and asked him to come near. The hunter went near the king. "This parrot is beautiful", the king said. "Yes, your Majesty! This can be a pleasant company to her Highness, the Maharani." The hunter handed over the parrot to the king. The king duly rewarded the hunter and sent the parrot to the queen Tirumala Devi. The queen, in h…

A stimulating writing task to describe a great person.

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Lesson: Helen Keller. Class: 5th grade. Skills: Writing and creative expression.
                      Writing is one of the biggest challenges for teachers. Because children do not want to write. Especially in second language classrooms, teachers are facing big trouble in giving writing tasks. So teachers need to encourage their learners by assigning interesting writing activities.                       So, I always try to give my learners interesting and engaging writing tasks to stimulate them. They clearly participate more actively when I give them creative tasks. They did this writing task after we had looked at the life of Helen Keller in class and it offered them an opportunity to consolidate their understanding and express a diversity of ideas.







A creative writing task on a city.

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Topic: About your city. Grade: 4th class. Skills: Writing.                Writing is a complex skill to develop and master, focusing on both the end product and the steps to arrive there. Writing skills only develop when young learners are taught how to write and are given opportunities to practice these skills and strategies.                So such visual worksheets help young learners a lot to develop writing skills. Such worksheets and engaging writing tasks are very important, especially for second language learners. I gave this writing task after a lesson "A trip to Horsley Hills" The theme of the lesson is sightseeing. So after this, I asked my learners to write about their city.  Here is the digital lesson transaction. A trip to Horsley Hills


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"A strategy for Storytelling."

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Topic: Storytelling Level: Pre-primary and primary.
                   Storytelling is different from Teaching a story. We just describe and explain the characters, situations, and events of the story in the teaching a story. Whereas we use storytelling as a strategy for learning as an input for learners. And it enables them, through experience, learn/acquire the language naturally.                    Stories keep children engaged and let them feel that they are also participating in the process of storytelling. If storytelling is made into an interesting experience and fun-filled activity where the listeners also participate in telling, guessing and manipulating.                   Here I am going to describe a strategy for storytelling for an interesting transaction. Every story has three major parts, "beginning, middle and ending." The middle part is the peak and turning point a story. So the middle part has a problem or suspense. So in the storytelling, we need to start …