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The topic of ‘Equations’ can be approached in several ways. The choice of approach has a strong impact on the conceptual image which a student builds about a given concept. Hence, the choice is crucial in helping a student in understanding the concept as well as in developing the procedure for solving the problems. However, every approach has its limitations and can be used only for solving certain types of problems. Its use is limited and it may become necessary to expose students to other approaches when the type or complexity of the problems alters.

When we talk about ‘English’, we often think of it as a single language. But what do the dialects spoken in dozens of countries around the world have in common with each other, or with the writings of Chaucer?

There are stories about kingdoms and villages, faries and magic, animals and demons but perhaps the most interesting are stories about stories. Do you know any stories of how stories came to be? Perhaps your class could find out.

What can spelling tell us about relationships between words? While spelling may sometimes seem random or unexpected, this video by Gina Cooke illuminates how peeling back the layers of spelling helps us understand the complex history and meaningful structure of words.

When children enjoy coming to school, you know the teachers are doing something right.

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What can an English teacher do when the subject is reduced to a communicating tool? Naina, a teacher at Vidyaranya School in Hyderabad, shares how she deals with it inside her classroom.

English is not just a means of communication and understanding this allows you to realize and appreciate the beauty of the language.
Naina, an English teacher at Vidyaranya School in Hyderabad, talks with Teachers of India.

Improving your language and building your vocabulary through attendance and self evaluation...

The Government Primary School Jasvawala is located in a rural area of Roorkee Block, Haridwar District, Uttarakhand.Pankaj Kumar, the Principal, saw that there were very few opportunities for children to enhance their vocabulary in Hindi and English. Also, he wanted to utilize the time for taking attendance every morning in a productive way.

The sixth issue of LLT, brought out in July 2014, deals with topics like literacy education, multilingualism in the classroom, politics of language, and reflective journal writing, among others. Also find book reviews, classroom activities and reports on language workshops.

Here is a resource on multilingualism that can be used in the process of developing language sensitivity and communicative competence.

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