Classroom activities Activity 1: big to small Activity 2: story bag

Deshmukh, Nabanita (2014) Classroom activities Activity 1: big to small Activity 2: story bag. Language and Language Teaching, 3 (2). pp. 57-58. ISSN 2277-307X

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To make small words using letters from a larger word. To help children make up stories, thereby improving their oral skills. Level Level 6-8 years 8-10 years Materials Materials Blackboard, chalk, notebooks and pens A small bag that can be fastened containing small objects such as erasers, pencils, pens, sharpeners, coins, toffees, etc. Procedure • Write a long word such as ‘hippopotamus’on the board, and ask the students to write down as many smaller words as they can using the letters of the long word. • Fix a time limit for the exercise. • A few examples of words written by children could be: hip, pot, top, must, pop, mat, etc. • Once the time is our, ask the children to read out the words they have written and then explain their meanings. • • If the meaning of a word is not clear, help children derive it by writing a sentence on the board in which the contextual meaning of the word is clear, e.g..I have no garden but my plants grow in pots on my terrace. Procedure • Narrate a story of your choice to the children. • Hold the bag containing the objects in your hands and approach the students. Ask the first six children in a row to close their eyes and pick up any one object from the bag. • Pick up an object yourself. • If you have picked up a pencil, start a new story about the pencil, e.g. “Once there lived a tall pencil with a black and red coat. She lived with her friends in a trendy pencil box....” • Let the child sitting next to you continue the story by introducing the object he/she has picked up. If the child has picked up a sharpener, for example,he/she could say, “One day, the pencil saw a wicked sharpener with a sharp, shiny blade who wanted to cut off her head. The pencil got scared and ran away followed by the scary sharpener into....” • The other students have to continue the study by introducing the objects that they have picked-up from the bag. Ask the children to consult a dictionary to understand the meanings of the words that they have written.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Deshmukh, Nabanita
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Uncontrolled Keywords: language, activity,Objective,6-8 years,8-10 years
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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