Young students love to use their imagination. They like new experiences and seek opportunities to practice new ideas. In order to cater to these needs of inquisitive minds, a range of classroom activities were planned, parallel to regular class room teaching of English text.
Classes V, VI and VIII found themselves involved in various English Language activities this week. Class VI had a unit on ‘Laughter’ in their Literature book. To explore the topic further they worked on a project, where they had to find out about the life of famous Indian and International comedians and create their biographies in the form of a Power point presentation. The activity gave them an insight into the hard work and determination that goes in to becoming a comedian and helped realize how difficult it is to make people laugh.
Class V did an interesting ‘chart making activity’ on the chapter- Kinds of sentences. The children were divided in to small groups. They were allocated the kind of sentence they would work on, through a draw of lots, following which they made a chart using appropriate punctuation marks. Each group designed creative charts on imperative, exclamatory, interrogative and assertive sentences.
Last but not the least, Class VIII, who was studying a unit on ‘Care and Concern’ in their Literature book, planned and drafted a skit on this topic and composed it in an MS word file. A few students worked on writing the dialogues, while others focused on script writing, with proper portions for the narrator and other characters of the skit.
It was an enriching experience for the students, who enjoyed taking part in the above activities, which were integrated with classroom teaching.