Knowing a language means being free with its natural idiom. Phrases play an important role in facilitating the learning of a language. This article suggests ways to make the learning of phrases dynamic, enabling children to understand the nuances of English.
Poetry is more to be savoured than learnt. This makes the teaching of poetry in the classroom very challenging. The various rhyming patterns, variety of content and different moods of poems allow for an exploration of poetry itself. This article introduces limericks as a genre, characterized by humour and a typical rhyming pattern. Students could even construct or illustrate them in the classroom.
Limericks are usually five line poems in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and have eight syllables each. To illustrate what a limerick is, read the following poem:
Ever wondered why students who score well in written exams find it difficult to articulate the simplest of ideas? In this article, the author looks at how English, as a language, is taught in schools.
In my thirty years of teaching I’ve come across students who have completed their MBA, but still have difficulty speaking in English. When I opened their MBA text books, I was overwhelmed at the high-flown language in which it was compiled and it surprised me that they could pass the examination without any difficulty when they were diffident in speaking the language fluently.
This worksheet is designed to help students connect the concept of the Solar System with other subjects like languages and mathematics. The worksheet will also help them develop problem-solving skills.
The writer outlines a series of language activities ranging from comprehension and grammar to vocabulary and précis – skills which can be developed using just the newspaper.
Are you a language teacher? And tired of the unchanging routine of teaching from textbooks? Then consider the newspaper your ally, and make arrangements for it to add sparkle to your classrooms on a regular basis.
This can be achieved at a nominal cost in several ways, two of which are:
The writer suggests some of the ideas that she has tried in the classroom and has found to be successful in terms of enriching the quality of her students' compositions and their interest and enthusiasm for writing itself.
This book is for children who recognize familiar words and can read new words with help. The original Marathi story 'Tarangat Tarangat’, by Vidya Tiware has been translated into English by Rohini Nilekani. Illustrations are by Rijuta Ghate.