The Magic Garden
CBSE, English, Class 3
Duration – 3 periods
Theme- Appreciation of beauty in nature
Students will be able to:
1. Comprehend and enjoy the story - The Magic Garden, to appreciate the beauty of a garden.
2. Follow instructions and act accordingly.
3. Describe the pictures orally.
4. Imagine and create conversations likely to take place, among characters in the picture shown to them.
This classroom process is designed based on the notion that, children can develop language skills, if the classroom activities make them think, identify, and relate the new learning with their previous knowledge.
# Showing a picture to the whole class – 1st Day
After showing this image (NCERT text book, page -7) to the whole class, the teacher can ask questions to elicit children’s response. First, allow the children to identify the objects and people in the picture. Then, support them to describe the identified objects in the picture by asking some questions to enhance their thinking.
• What do you see in this picture?
• How many children are there in the picture?
• What are the boys doing?
• What are the girls doing?
The teacher can make effective use of the classroom board for this activity. When children identify the words in the picture and begin to make small sentences about the words, the board may appear like this:
Black board Sample for this activity
If the children are unaware of the words in English, (example- jug) the teacher can let them write the Tamil word of it in English script. Once this activity is completed, the teacher can distribute the worksheet provided in the resource catalogue) to children to assess their learning.
# Dividing the children into groups and showing a picture to create dialogues – 2nd Day
This activity is a continuation of the previous day’s activity. Children are divided into groups (4 to 5 children in a group) and a new picture is shown. Children are asked to write imaginary dialogues among the characters in the picture. For this activity, the teacher can utilize other pictures given in the textbook, page -8. There is a possibility that, the sequence of sentences written by children may not be in the correct order. In addition, there may be spelling and grammatical errors too. The teacher can edit the output of individual groups, support them in arranging the sentences in sequence and discuss the punctuation, spelling and grammar with the whole class.
Sample Picture and Dialogue
# Taking children to a nearby Garden and conducting the lesson – 3rd Day
In this activity, the teacher can first ask the children to describe the garden orally. The children can talk about flowers and birds, their colour, their smell, what they are doing etc. The teacher can engage the children in a role-play, making them say the dialogues similar to what was done in the previous activity by assigning a unique character to each child. This lesson can be taught outside the classroom.
> Do your children know about fairies?
Title: The Magic Forest Fairies
Duration: 2:47 minutes
This video link is about magical fairies in a garden. It shows what fairies can do to flowers. As children might not be familiar with fairies, this video will help introduce them to the magical world of fairies.
Are you looking for additional resources?
Teachers can make use of the worksheets provided for class III, in the Resource Catalogue of the Thisaimani June issue. There are worksheets on assessment and colouring. They are also available for download from the Azim Premji Foundation, Puducherry website www. azimpremjifoundationpuducherry.org
You can download the attached worksheet for assessment. Video links are also provided to engage students in theme-based activities.
Term: Term 1