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Shortlisted for the "FEATURED BLOG OF THE MONTH AWARD" for February 2019

              Once again one of my classroom activities was shortlisted for the British Council's Blog of the month award for February 2019. I was very happy though I hadn't won the award since the world liked a lot more than all the posts. "The post was: "

Language Games for Teaching and Practicing Vocabulary - Part II

Topic: Language Games Level: Pre-primary and Primary Skills: Vocabulary and speaking               Here is another set of language games to teach and practice vocabulary. You can use these games in teaching other subjects also. Clap Clap Clap: To help pupil memorise and practice the words related to a topic. Make sure you have taught them vocabulary related to the topic. ( Topics: Animal names, fruits names, flower names, and vehicles..etc) Pupils are asked to stand in a circle. You stand in the middle of the circle. You need to choose a topic before going to play. Make sure the pupils know how to play. If they don't then give a quick demonstration giving a simple topic like 'animals'. The pupils have to say animals names only. ( dog, tiger, cat, lion...etc.) You start the game by saying a word related to the topic after clapping three times (clap..clap..clap..) For example, if you choose 'animals' you say tiger after clapping 3 times. (clap..clap.

Language Games for Teaching and Practicing Vocabulary.

Topic: Language games Skill: Vocabulary Grade: Primary or Young Learners.                                   Learning a language requires a great deal of effort. Games help students to make and sustain the effort of learning. Games provide language practice in the various skills – speaking, writing, listening and reading. They create a meaningful context for language use. Here I am going to describe a few games to teach and practice vocabulary. Onion Rings: This is a good game for practicing vocabulary, spellings and also a good speaking activity when you have a short dialogue you want to practice. You do need room for this or could do it outside. First, divide the class into two. One half stands in a circle facing outwards, the other half stands in a larger circle around them facing inwards. Each pupil should be opposite another pupil. They have 2-3 minutes to ask and answer as many questions as possible, then the outer circle has to move onto the next pupil, st

"Story Telling - Teaching Aid Centered Story Transaction"

Topic: The Pot of Wealth Class: 4th Skills: Reading and speaking.                 Teaching aids can facilitate the proper understanding to the students which discourage the act of cramming. The existence of materials is totally based on the creativity and innovative ways of teachers.                           This is one of my best story transaction methods and also a learning-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 learning outcomes easily. And also it changes the 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 f