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Conjunctions (so and because') - A Lesson plan and activities to teach conjunctions 'so and because' inductively.

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Topic: Conjunctions Lesson: 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Objectives: Students should be able to:      Match sentence parts using the conjunctions 'so' and 'because'. Construct sentences using those conjunctions.  Understand the usage of 'so and because'                 This is an interesting theme-based story to teach 'conjunctions.' Conjunctions is one of the complex topics to the students. Especially understanding and use of 'so and because' while combining two sentences, many students have some difficulty. So here is the story of 'Mr. Rat and Mr. Owl' having a theme of 'Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.' The cause and effect storylines help them to understand the difference between 'so and because' and construct sentences easily. Presentation: Step 1:                  Share the story with your students. Tell them to read the story and understand the theme, actions, and characters. Ask some interactive questions to make them u

Simple Future Tense Lesson Plan and activities - Angry Birds Birthday Party.

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                  An interesting lesson plan and activities to teach simple future tense easily and effectively. The lesson has prepared around the story of "Angry Birds." It has speaking, writing, and creative thinking activities. It is very useful to teach online with interactive activities and downloadable printouts.  Topic: Simple Future Tense Objectives:  Able to understand the simple future tense and use verbs correctly and appropriately Able to form simple sentences with ‘will’ and ‘will not. Able to create a ‘Friendship Pledge’ using the simple future tense.  Story:      Once upon a time, there were three happy birds. Papa Bird was yellow, Mama Bird was red, and Baby Bird was blue. They were very happy because Mama Bird had just laid three beautiful, shiny eggs. The eggs were resting safely in the nest. Nearby, three Biggy Noses were watching the eggs. They were very hungry and wanted to eat the eggs. But Papa Bird, Mama Bird, and Baby Bird always guarded the eggs so

Simple, fun, and creative writing activities for 'nouns, plurals, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs'

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                  Young children are wonderful at absorbing a new language. They can get a maximum of language through games and activities that they find funny. Their success in learning a foreign language does not depend on their knowledge of grammar. As Pinter (2006) stated that children can use grammatical structures very well, they can speak language clearly, but they are not able to say why they use a particular structure. If teachers teach grammar, it is very important to do it in context. 1. NOUN SORT (COMMON and PROPER NOUN):                             I have planned this simple activity after an explanation of the topic. I have prepared this worksheet to create interest and also for better understanding. The worksheet has four sections of 'person, place, thing, and animal. In every section, there have two blocks for 'common and proper noun.' So this gives a clear concept and supports them in writing and understanding. 2. SINGULAR - PLURAL:                Vocabula

Free digital educational tools to create interactive content for online teaching and learning

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     Technology has the ability to enhance relationships between teachers and students. When teachers effectively integrate technology into subject areas, teachers grow into roles of adviser, content expert, and coach. Technology helps make teaching and learning more meaningful and fun. Students also develop positive feelings of exploitation by mastering new knowledge and skills using digitized learning tools. Here I am presenting some of the most popular free educational tools. 1. CurrikiStudio: CurrikiStudio  brings you the tools to create interactive learning content like never before. Free authoring software with mobile-first activities including interactive multimedia, images, games, virtual tours, and simulations. This is the very best tool to make interactive content like different image-based, video-based learning content, and comprehensive activities. You can also create listening comprehension activities by uploading audio. The audio-based tool is very useful to teach Phonics

"Neighbourhood! - Lesson plan and interactive activities to teach about public places and safety and hygiene in the neighbourhood"

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Lesson: Public Places Subject: Environmental Studies & English Grade: Primary Objectives: Students are able to know about neighbourhood. Students are able to know the need for Public Places in a locality. Students are able to know about recreational places. Students are able to know some rules to follow to be safe and hygienic in the nighbourhood. Students are able to know about adjectives.                      Sameera lives with her family in a town. She is in grade 2. Sameera and her parents visit a lot of places around their house for various purposes every day. Let us know about them. Activity: Think                Observe the below picture. Read the Sameera's tasks and drag the corresponding numbers in the picture. Sameera's tasks 1. Sameera's mother wants to buy vegetables and fruits. 2. Sameera's father wants to deposit money. 3. Samera wants to go out for dinner with her family. 4. Sameera wants to spend her Sunday reading books. 5. Sameera wants to play wit

3 ways to develop reading skills and make the reading effective using story wheels

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                       Reading skill refers to the ability to understand written text. It is advisable to develop this skill at an early age of schooling.  A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.                             Reading strategies is the broad term used to describe the planned and explicit actions that help readers translate print to meaning. Strategies that improve decoding and reading comprehension skills benefit every student but are essential for beginning readers, struggling readers, and English Language Learners. According to OCED’s report on reading for change, a program for International Student Assessment (PISA): “Reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational success than their f

'Flipbook' creative writing activity- Role of comics in developing writing skills.

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          As Stephen Cary, a second language learner specialist and author of Going Graphic: Comics at Work in the Multilingual Classroom, says: “Comics provide authentic language learning opportunities for all student. The dramatically reduced text of many comics makes them manageable and language profitable for even beginning-level readers. Creativity is more important to teach primary students. So I always plan such creative activities in my class.          Comics provide narrative experiences for students just beginning to read and for students acquiring a new language. Students follow story beginnings and endings, plot, characters, time and setting, sequencing without needing sophisticated word decoding skills. Images support the text and give students significant contextual clues to word meaning. Comics act as a scaffold to student understanding.           Writing skills are an important part of communication. Good writing skills allow you to communicate your message with clarity

"Let's Plant Our Green Friends"- Lesson plan and interactive activities.

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Lesson: Let's Plant. Subject: English Grade: Primary Objectives:  Able to know the parts of a plant. Able to know the different types of plants. Able to know the benefits of the plants. Able to know the importance of planting. Activity: Understanding (Parts of a plant)     Plants are also living things like us. They need food, air, and water to live. Rani has come to her grandfather's farm for a holiday. She takes a walk around the farm with her grandfather. She sees a lot of plants. Most plants are green in colour, but a few are also yellow, red, and even purple. Grandfather tells Rani that plants differ from each other in size, colour, and shape, all of them have similar parts. Activity: Think and Understand           You can see many plants around you. Some are small and some are big. Do plants also have body parts like us?           There are different types of plants around us. Each one of them is unique in their own way. However, all plants have similar parts. Each part h