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Shanti was a happy girl. No one had seen her sad or quiet. Then one day she went very quiet. What had happened to Shanti?

I’m going to put it out there - 

Start a story where every character, place, event, mood or thing has a same letter in its spelling. Challenge your students to extend it as much as they can!

You might have played 'antakshari' basing on the last letter. Now play a similar game basing on the last word(s) and try building the sentence sequentially. How long your meaningful sentence be? It is addictive & challenging, too!

Here is an illustrated story from Pratham Books' Storyweaver platform.

In a canopy forest in India, the Up World and Down World have always been suspicious of each other. But it all changes when Gopa the dormouse drops her book by accident on Fatima’s head. A story about the biodiversity of the canopy forests and friendship.

Children like to draw. Around the age of two they discover the sheer pleasure of making marks. They pick up any crayon, pencil or pen and they scribble.
 
Our toddlers are not trying to represent reality with these scribbles. It is simply a joyful exploration of their own new found power - the ability to make a permanent mark on the world.
 

How do teachers learn to unlearn redundant concepts they were taught in school yet still continue to use in class? How do they adopt new methodologies to make their classes more interactive and fun? Nabanita Deshmukh finds out…

Reading is making meaning from print. It requires that we:

Samira doesn't like the lunch her mother has packed in her tiffin box. All her animal friends feel bad for her and offer her their lunch. Read out all about Samira's lunchtime adventure (eBook is attached below)...and then let your second graders attempt the activities based on the story.

This is from Pratham Books

Look at the confidence with which she took the class on a symphonic tour of English learning. The primer being the already known Hindi sounds. Your comments & suggestions are invited.

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