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Activity Based Learning

English Class I and II

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What NCF 2005 says1


English does not stand alone. It needs to find its place along with other Indian languages an across the curriculum approach

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What NCF 2005 says2


English can occur in tandem with the first language for learning activities Reading is a transferable skill

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What NCF 2005 says3


Language is best acquired through different meaning-making contexts

All language is in a sense, language teaching

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What NCF 2005 says4


a comprehensible input-rich curriculum that lays the foundation for spontaneous language growth
The classroom needs to be an inclusive space, sensitive to individual learning styles.

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What NCF 2005 says5


Language evaluation need not be tied to achievement with respect to particular syllabi

must be reoriented to the measurement of language proficiency.


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What was done


Analysis of Teacher Feedback over 30 Districts Fixing of a time frame/ladder for English Streamlining Evaluation for a Skill-based curriculum Textbook analysis to Correlate and fix competencies in the cards Link the themes to the milestones in the ladder Evolve the word list for the respective years
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Other criteria for word selection


a. English words that could already be part of the vernacular like bus, station, market, cycle, shop, repair, phone, school, chair, table, balloon, watch, beach, etc., and b. English words that are a part of the childs day-to-day environment and experience, like mother, father, sister, brother, door, cow, cat, banana, house, mango, etc.,
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Word selection on the basis of


Familiarity Themes Word patterns Functional use Sight words Action words
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Feedback given and taken: A sample


Motorcycle: All difficult words removed Tractor: Unfamiliar words not given Joiners not introduced in Class 1 Train: Pictures given clearly; No. of Questions reduced Road Roller: More cards given for Reading Competency Evaluation Cards streamlined and reduced Auto: Patterns simplified and changed Whole Group activities shifted to Rainbow and Circle Time

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The Time Frame


Rainbow I & II Rainbow III & IV Circle Time Circle Time I & II III & IV

Period 1 Period 2 English English

English

English

English

English

This means English has 2 periods a week one in the Morning, and one in the evening. So the subject will have One Rainbow session, and one Circle Time session
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What the Side Ladder Contains


Rhymes Formal Conversations and Grammar activities Language related games Stories Craft Puppetry Role Play Riddles
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Logos Minimal Changes


Pic LOGO
Pencil Pot; Custard Apple Kit Box Logo Rail Lorry Bus Helicopter Train

Definition + Change
Line drawings for children to copy and colour Crushing and Folding paper; Stencil patterns are given in the card for teachers to make No change No change Same definition - Handwriting {Direction for writing] Same definition - Small letters for Class 1 Capital letters for Class 2 Bingo Game No change in principle - streamlined

C
I, II I

G
1,5 1 1 1 3 5 4 2

I I I, II I, II I, II I, II

Ship

No change in principle - streamlined


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I, II

LOGOS - Redefined
Pic LOGO
Motorcycle

New Definition Picture Sight Word Contextual Conversation Card [Vocabulary

C
I, II
Bilingual]

G
2

Car
Auto

Choosing correct word, phrase and sentence


Widened and simplified -Arranging sight words and word families for spelling practice using individual letters

I,II
I,II

4
4

Van
Tractor Bullock Cart Aeroplane
Helicopter

Grammar Introduction
Patterns of Writing and Spelling Practice Placing Letters in different positions in a word for Spelling Practice Teacher dependant Evaluation Jumbled letters and Words
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II
I,II I, II I, II I, II

2
5 4 3 5

LOGOS - Redefined
Pic LOGO New Definition Brought down to Class II

C
II I,II I,II I, II

G
5 5 6 2

Skateboard Grammar Practice based on Van card

Jeep Parachute Road Roller

Dictation words and sentences Brought down to classes I and II Prose and Grammar: Individual Evaluation / Milestone - Brought down to classes I and II *Words beginning and ending with the same letter[s] *Reading simple phrases and sentences Brought down to Classes I

Letter Train Bicycle

Small letter and Large letter train:Identifying I,II small [Class 1] and large letters [Class 2] and matching them Listening Comprehension + Questions: Redefined
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II

LOGOS Incorporated, Created


Pic LOGO
Boat

New Definition (True/False) (Circle correct answers) (Filling in the Missing Words) (Matching test) Creative Interaction Activity -Facilitated Materials Audio Video, Story cards, Spiral Sound and Sentence Books Reinforcement Activities, All Parachute and Ship Cards

C
I, II I, II I, II I, II I, II I I,II

G
2,6 2,6 2,6 2,6 2 5

Parisal Rocket Catamaran Spaceship S.Reader Workbook

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Group 1

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Group 2

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Group 3

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Group 4

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Group 5

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Group 6

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Time allocation and MLL


Subject Class Planned weeks Sessions / Hours per week No. of milestones Average Steps per Milestone Time/ Weeks/ Mile stone

English

28

12

13

English

28

12

17

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Basket of Skills:Evaluation:English
S.No.

Formative
[Logo based End & along Milestone I can activities

Summative
[End Milestone After each unit of Learning Analyse, Listen and do, apply, estimate
Narrate, describe, speak about

Normative
After 4/5 Milestones Content based, Graded, Objective]

1 2 3 4

Singing, Rhythm, Interaction Drawing, Colouring, Kinaesthetic Activity Free Association, Imagination, Story Completion Act like; Act out, Action Songs, Craft, Puppetry

Put together, group together


Identify, differentiate

Put together, group together, Identify,


differentiate
Observe: Teacher based evaluation for Listening & Speaking skills

Build a sequence, complete, classify Observation: Individual Activity based on content

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Logos - Number
LOGOs 1 Pot 2 C.Apple 3 Pencil 4 Kit 5 Motorcycle

I
1 1 14 1 84

II
12 85

LOGOs 10 Train 11 Letter [s] Train 12 Letter [b] Train 13 Logo Train 14 Road Roller

I
14 29 20 49

II
12 29 26

6 Lorry
7 Tractor 8 Spaceship 9 Bullock Cart

26
22 24 18

26
16 22 10

15 Van
16 Scooter 17 Helicopter 18 Car

4 8 6

4
4 8 6

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Logos - Number
S LOGOs
19 Skateboard 20 Aeroplane 21 Parachute 22 Supp. Reading Sheets 23 Spiral Book 24 Text Book 25 Workbook 26 Auto 27 Jeep
SL Rainbow Time

I
9 9 6 1 15 4 20

II
10 9 9 6 1 24 10 20

S LOGOs
28 Bicycle 29 Bus 30 Ship 31 Ladder 32 Group Chart 33 Logo Chart 34 Puppet Pictures 35 Alphabet [LC] 36 Alphabet [UC]
SL Circle Time

I
5 3 1 1 3 1 1 15

II
12 4 3 1 6 = 15

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Input-rich Communicational Environment


Textbooks used to supplement Ladder work Supplementary Readers Parallel books and materials in more than one language [Poongothu, NBT books] Workbooks with lateral reinforcement inputs Media support Audio/Video
Simply English Hello English

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