Showing posts from September, 2016

An Innovative Grammar Activity- Pronoun Garden

Topic: Basic Pronouns Class: 4th Grade Skill: Grammar                    Teaching grammar to primary children is a major task. And I think some innovation in teaching the topic and worksheets will help our students to understand the topic easily. While I am explaining the topic got this idea.                    Then I told to my children we are going to design a pronoun garden in the next period. The next day I provided charts, paper petals, and colour pens and guided my children how to prepare flowers and garden. And then I told them to write the pronouns "He, She, It, and They", in the middle of the flower and write nouns related to the pronouns on petals. They completed their task and felt very happy by seeing their colourful garden.

An Interactive writing task on Community Helpers

Topic: Community Helpers Class: Primary Skills: Writing, Reading, and Speaking.                                 A joyful classroom environment always leads to good learning even in a low resource classroom. Learner-centered teaching activities will give great results and can easily achieve multiple skills at a time. And moreover, students learn the language informally when they are engaged in such activities.                           While teaching the lesson "COMMUNITY HELPERS" I planned the activity to target speaking and writing skills after teaching about the community helpers. Along with that, I engaged my children with a ball game to enact like washerman, potter, and tailor..etc., for a better understanding of the characters. Activity:                          In this game, students stand in a circle and pass the ball while music plays. The person who holds the ball at the time music stops, he comes to the middle of the circle and pick the card an

An Outstanding Reading Activity to Primary School Children.(1st and 2nd Class)

Class :2 Skill: Reading                        I don't know whether it is right or wrong, but it's giving super results in my class. My 2nd class children read the entire lesson without any difficulty. Especially children studying in Govt Primary Schools they didn't know the alphabets before school. Mostly rural background children are first generation child in their family. Teaching English to those children, especially who didn't go through the pre-schooling is more difficult. I have used this strategy to give the contextual meaning of new vocabulary and clear meaning of each and every sentence without translating into their mother tongue( Telugu)   {Read amazing reading activity post for the description of this activity} (Video)  

"My Habits"- Rhyme Activities and Worksheets.

Class: 2nd Lesson: My habits Academic Standards: Speaking and writing.                 My Habits Rhyme gave good exposure to my 2nd class children to speak and respond to their daily routines. I connected this lesson with their daily activities and few speaking activities gave good exercise to use the language in their real-life situations.               I started teaching the rhyme with a video of daily routines. I explained these are our daily routines and we should do these works for a healthy life. So we called these are good habits. I elicited related vocabulary waking up, brushing, bathing, playing, and going to school.              Later I gave flashcards to my children to speak and explained the habit. Like all the children explained their flashcards. Students presented like... She is brushing. He is bathing He is reading. She is going to school.  this speaking activity helped the children to practice the sentences and write those sentences correctly in the wr