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Pillars of Modern India - The story of "Dr. B. R. Ambedkar" using 'StoryMap JS Tool.

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 Lesson: The story of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.Grade: Upper primarySubject: English and social studies.                         Dr. B. R. Amdedkar, one of the eminent persons who laid the foundation for modern India and also one of the 'Pillars of Modern India'. He was the champion of the oppressed classes and the leader of all.'Bhimrao started experiencing the pangs of untouchability right from his childhood. Though he experienced a bitter childhood, he became the writer of the Constitution of India. Ambedkar felt that lack of education is the root cause of caste discrimination in India. He decided to uplift the oppressed classes and remove caste barriers. Babasaheb was a voracious reader throughout his life. He had a great thirst for books. The services of Dr. Ambedkar to modern India were ever matchless.'               The lesson (story of Dr. B. R Ambedkar) is developed using'StoryMap JS'tool. When you start exploring the below map it will take you to different pl…

May I help you? (What makes us special?) - An interactive lesson plan and activities to teach online.

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 Lesson: May I help you?Subject: English and Environmental studies.Class: Pre-primary and PrimarySkills: Speaking, reading, and writing.                     Moral values are standards that help an individual choose between right and wrong or good and bad. This understanding is necessary to make honest, credible, and fair decisions in daily life. Knowing good moral values such as kindness, humility, courage, and compassion at an early age builds a child's character. It forms the very core of their being and becomes a foundation of their moral beliefs. This is why it's essential to start teaching them moral values while they're still children.                        The lesson and the activities are ignited your students 'How he/she is special? and What makes them special?' in order to make the value-oriented persons. It has a Ted-Ed video to comprehend your student's learning by answering simple questions at their home. Click here to answer the questions in the &…

Let's play - (Indoor and outdoor games) - Ted Ed video lesson.

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Lesson: Let's play Topic: Names of some Indoor and Outdoor games Grade: Pre-primary and primary Subject: English
Objectives: Able to know the names of some indoor and outdoor games.                    Able to ask his/her favourite game.                              This is a video lesson to teach the names of some indoor and outdoor games. And you can also practice them the dialogue "What is your favourite game? My favourite game is...." After watching the video children can answer the questions in the 'think section.' This can help the children to evaluate their understanding.
Story:            Meera, Anu, Raju, and Ali went to school. After the lunch break their teacher told them to go and play.  They went to the playground. Ali said shall we play Kho-kho? But Raju said we will play kabbadi. They formed teams and played "kabaddi."  They had great fun. Children, they played 'kabaddi.' What other game do you know? Which games do you play with your frien…

Welcome to School - A Ted Ed based interactive video lesson.

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Lesson: Weclome to school Grade: Preprimary and primary Subject: English.                  It is a TEd Ed based video lesson for self-learning of students. They can read and know the things and places in a school. Students can also learn some simple language functions like how to introduce themselves and their friends to a class. And also they can know the grammar part of "Articles." 
                 The entire lesson is having different sections. Each section has a video with some simple comprehension questions. Students should click on the image to get the lesson. They can watch and answer the questions by just typing their name.
1. Warm-up time: Objective: Able to describe a place and identify the things and persons                 Here is a picture of the activity. Just click on the below picture to watch the video. Observe the picture. Guess the place, the person greeting the children. And share your answers.
2A. Action time: Objective: Able to read the names of the things in …

A practicing Ted Ed video for introduce a friend to a class.

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Lesson: Welcome to school.Topic: Introduce a friend.Grade: Pre-primary and primarySkill: Speaking.                      It is a practicing video to observe and introduce him/her and their friend to a class. Students watch the video and answer the simple questions which are given in the "think" section. Just click on the below PPT and watch the video.This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Things in my school bag. A vocabulary actvity

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Lesson: Welcome to school.Garde: Preprimary and primaryTopic: Things in a school bag.Skill: Vocabulary.             
This a small video-based activity to teach vocabulary. Observe the video and learn the names of the things in Meera's school bag. Just click on the below image and watch the video. This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

What is this? A video based practicing activity using TED Ed.

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Lesson: Welcome to school.Grade: Pre-primary and primary.Topic: Practising question and answer. (What is this? This is a school.)Skills: Speaking and writing.          It's a video-based activity using Ted-Ed. Children watch the video, practice question and answer, and describe the things using the structure "This is..."This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Welcome to school - Warm up activity

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Class: Preprimary and PrimaryTopic: Picture description Activity: Watch the video and say the description.

                 This is an interactive warm-up activity-based on the face sheet. Children have to watch the video and write the test. you can get the video lesson from Ted-Ed once you click on the image.
This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Winner -The British Council's "Featured Blog of the Month Award" for the second time.

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I am delighted to announce that my classroom post on developing writing skills was won the British Council's "Featured Blog of the Month Award for September 2019." My blog has grabbed this award for the second time.  You can read the post by clicking the link. 3 Writing tasks to help learners write better, more understandable English.

"HEALTHY FOOD - Lesson Plan and Activities."

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Topic: Healthy Food - Food for Kids (Rhyme)
Class: Primary.
Skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.
Objectives: Able to know about healthy food.Able to know the importance of healthy food.Able to learn the names of vegetables and fruits.Able to speak about healthy and their favourite food items.Able to write about their favourite food items.
Preliminary interaction:                                    I have started the topic by placing the below flash cards on the board. I have asked them to observe the cards and respond. And I have interacted them by asking few questions. 
1. What do you observe? 2. What are these? 3. Name some vegetables. 4. Name some fruits. 5. Why do we eat them? 6. How do they help us? 7. Are they tasty? 8. Which fruit/vegetable do you like most? why?     (you can your own questions)                         By asking the questions you should elicit vocabulary like delicious, nutritious, strong, healthy,..etc. I have written their responses and the words on the board an…

Interactive PPT - Pronoun garden

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Here is an enjoyable self learning PPT to get a good understanding of the grammar topic "Pronouns" for the primary classes. This learner-centered PPT material will help your students to an active participation in the classroom. Just click on the word.

This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Prepositions - Interactive Embedded PPT

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This is my tiny attempt to teach prepositions to my children. I have prepared this PPT to make them understand the usage of the words well. I think such material will help better than the videos. This will give a scope to the students learn independently and repeatedly.  When you click on the word it shows the usage along with audio. If a student needs to listen the audio again he can click on the speaker button to listen again and again.

This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Common Noun vs Proper Noun - Interactive Embedded PPT

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Topic: Nouns Skill: Grammar
                       We cannot teach grammar rules in the primary stage because their cognitive level cannot accept and understand such critical matters. So I always use an interactive student-centered material to teach grammar informally in the part of a lesson.

                       Here you can embedded your PPTs in a blogger by uploading into One drive and copy the code in your blogger.
Jut click on the name, You will get the fun. This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Story transaction of" Dr. Dwarakanath kotnis" using the "StoryMap JS" Tool

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A story map is a strategy that uses a graphic organizer to help students learn the elements of a book or story. By identifying story characters, plot, setting, problem and solution, students read carefully to learn the details. ... The most basic focus on the beginning, middle, and end of the story.                 Story Maps are used for teaching students to work with story structure for better comprehension. This technique uses visual representations to help students organize important elements of a story. Students learn to summarize the main ideas, characters, setting, and plot of an assigned reading.

                          Here I have prepared a story of Dr. Dwarakanath Kotnis using the "STORYMAP JS" online tool provided by knightlab.northwestern.edu. Have a look.



"Turn your story lines to speak - A lively story creation"

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Audio helps recall memories, enhance brain activity and stimulate the brain (Molyneux, 2007). Audio media is very useful in developing the listening skills of students (especially for language learning). Audio media supports distance learning. Audio media helps in memorization (music, mnemonics, etc).  The result is an engaging way of storytelling that invites creativity and collaboration.


Audio is a powerful device that can add emotion or context to a story. So using a online tool you can give liveliness to your stories or events. You can add emotions, speech, meaningful music and direct music to the sentences and words in a story. You can prepare such audio stories and use in your classroom to create great interest among your children. SoundCite is a simple-to-use tool that lets you add inline audio to your story. The audio is not isolated; it plays right under the text. You can go to knightlab.northwestern.edu website to create such stories. Here you can see I h…

"MY FAMILY - Unit Transaction Part 2" (Extended speaking and writing activities.)

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Lesson: MY FAMILY Class: 1st grade  Skills: Speaking and writing.               
          Young students, especially those in elementary school don’t benefit from long attention spans. Keeping your students engaged while teaching them better writing skills is no small task. Regular reading is a stepping stone to better writing and helps kids’ strengthen their writing skills. It helps expand children’s vocabulary and shows them different ways of using words. This also makes it easier for them to use these words in their own writing. So I plan my every activity to give scope to integrate speaking, reading and writing skills. I have used same activity to develop speaking, reading and writing.
              I hope you have read the first part of the unit transaction. In this post you can see the next part of transaction. I have planned an extended speaking activity to talk about their family members. For the task I have prepared the below pictures to get an idea what to talk and how the…

"MY FAMILY" - Unit Transaction Part 1 ( Rhyme translation and speaking tasks)

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Unit: MY FAMILY
Class: Primary.
Skills focused: Listening, speaking and creative skills.
                               Teaching to young learners is a quite hard task for teachers. They have a lot of energy. Rather than trying to squash this energy, find positive ways to use it in the classroom. You want to create a safe, stress-free environment that everyone can enjoy learning in. And also it is important to make your lessons relaxed, fun and creative so that students get moving around and speaking with one another.                                     So I have planned my lessons in a fun and interesting way. Children love rhymes and also the repetition of words, ideas, and skills are important for early brain development, as it creates secure foundations for early learning. Using rhyme, rhythm and repetition in song, while reading or even to make up your own rhymes, is great fun for children.                   Children will dramatize rhymes to develop language, literacy, creative thi…

TARANG - A Teacher Handbook of Innovative Classroom Activities for Teaching English.

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I am happy to share with you about my second book. "TARANG" is a teacher handbook for teaching English. It has full of classroom activities to teach in an innovative way. Most of the activities are published by the British and American council and also got two times British Council's Teaching English blog of the month award." Please have look of the contents in the book. The book cost is 400 rupees and can send allover the India.( Postal Charges are extra). If you want know more about the book you feel free to contact or What's app on 9704487533 or email me kouluri.rajesh@gmail.com. Thank you.