Using Worksheets to Facilitate Reading and Writing

Yantaman, C. (2021) Using Worksheets to Facilitate Reading and Writing. Language and Language Teaching, 10 (1). pp. 6-11. ISSN 2277-307X

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This study demonstrates to school teachers the use of worksheets in facilitating reading and writing. It was conducted with Class One students across five Government Schools in Surpur Taluk of Yadgir district, Karnataka. The designing of the worksheets and its use have been outlined in the article. The children, however, were not very engaged with reading and writing when these worksheets were used. The reason for their disengagement was attributed to the gap between the Kannada dialect spoken at home and the standard Kannada used in textbooks. This learning was used to redesign the worksheet using words that are common to dialect and standard Kannada. The children were more responsive when the new version of the worksheet was used. It is concluded that the designing of the worksheet requires knowledge of the linguistic resources that children bring to the classroom. This is a modified version of the paper presented at the seminar “Teachers in the Current Scenario of School Education” held at Mysore in April 2018.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Yantaman, C.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading, Writing, Standard language, Local dialect, Facilitation, Worksheet, Traditional and meaning-making approaches to language teaching, Surpur Taluk
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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