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What exactly makes a poem … a poem? Poets themselves have struggled with this question, often using metaphors to approximate a definition. Is a poem a little machine? A firework? An echo? A dream? Melissa Kovacs shares three recognizable characteristics of most poetry.

Next, take them through a short quiz here.

Senior graders may take the follwing discussion further.

Even in 2017 in the era of so-called smartboards, Eleanor Watts' The Blackboard Book holds its ground on using the blackboard space. It aims to help teachers develop two important skills:

Ever since Kate Currawalla learnt that her two sons were dyslexic she wanted to do something to help children with learning disabilities. In 1996 she founded the Maharashtra Dyslexia Association, of which she is also the President, with the aim of promoting the rights of children with learning disabilities. The Association trains teachers in administering a multisensory, structured language programme to a child with problems in the area of language development.

Behind the humble chilli is a fascinating story that takes one around the world. This story is not just about the spicy chilli, but also about the adventures of brave warriors and traders, about stormy seas and new lands. Enjoy this fascinating account written by a renowned expert on globalization.

Learners are interested to learn lexical and grammatical aspects through innovative methods. Introducing different activities and games in the classroom will lead to successful understanding of it When learning is filled with fun, learners are motivated and encouraged to learn everything intelligently.

Seeing their learners develop a good reading habit is every parent’s and teacher’s dream. The increased screen time on various digital devices seems to have enthused the young learners and it equally piqued the older generation. The debate of reduced reading habits because of the ubiquitous devices is nowhere settled. But then, is it right to blame only the digital media for this problem? We are not going to judge the arguments of both the sides.

This book How Far is Far by Sukanya Sinha can engage the kids in understanding the concept of distance, measurement and units. Don't miss the Fun with Measuring activities at the end, which can be easily done in any classroom.

For Lower Primary Language and Literature Class

A teacher prepares questions and pictures before a storytelling session to help all his young students understand the story.

This is a book that takes you deep into the jungles of the Western Ghats. A wildlife photographer sets out to find an elusive wild cat and meets a menagerie of fascinating creatures. Quirky illustrations pepper a funny narrative inspired by real-life adventure. What better way to invite you to join his quest!

 

It was sometime in the year 2002, Anand had come across a notification by NCERT in THE HINDU about the “All India Competition for Teachers and Teacher Educators - lnnovative Practices and Experiments in School Education and Teacher Education”. Those were the days when IT was still a distant dream for him hailing from a lower middle class family.

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