"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 for 40- 45 mints continuously in English. So in the situations, learning material will help the teachers to transact the story in an understandable way without switching into mother tongue. Here is my another trail in transacting a story using a model.

                   "This was a story about a pot having full of gold and silver and two honest farmers. It was found in their field and the gold was turned into skulls and bones when a greedy king was trying to rob. Finally, the story was ended by a suggestion of the king's Wiseman."

               I chose six students and allotted characters Narrator-1, Narrator-2, Old farmer, Neighbour farmer, King, and Wise man or minister to transact the story. And also I prepared story or dialog cards for the characters. Later I gave those dialog cards and asked them to read for some time. Then I pasted a model of pot on the board and called the first character and asked him/her to read the dialog. And also I wrote the dialog on the board to made other students read and understand. Like I called the characters one by one in order and made them read and respond.

                  Once the dialog or story part was read by the character I asked my students to respond and explain the meaning of the dialog. While the character was reading the dialog I revealed the character picture from the pot. ( You can see in the above Image and in the below video also.) Like I have made the characters come and read the story dialogs and other students respond. So revealing the characters and situations according to the story from the magic pot made the class very interesting and thrilling. And also it made my learners understand the sentences easily without translating into their mother tongue. So in this learner-centered teaching method, students read, transact and understand the story their own. As a teacher, I facilitated them by preparing a model for better understanding.

           In the next period, I asked my students to transact the story without watching the story cards. They did it very easily. Here is the video of my children's presentation and hope you watch the video to understand the post well.

               No one can assume even a single material without a teacher because it is a teacher who uses the  materials  in  the  classroom  effectively  and  the  effective  usage  of  those  materials  is reflected by the involvement of the students. Materials have a basic instructional viewpoint, approach, method, and content, including which provide linguistic and cultural information. .

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Geethanjali said…
Great Sir. A good approach. Your work is worth praising. Very happy to see the students.
David Nu said…
An innovative learning and education is pot of wealth. This girl is trying to teach through this story and pot. Best English teaching strategy by 40 to 45 minute regular session. English is required language in all countries. Typical Student is a good platform for education that can help your study related problems.

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