Class 2- Unit 7
On my blackboard
What do you see in the picture?
Give an opportunity to every child if possible and elicit multiple answers.
Words that need to be elicited include blackboard, house, draw, door, windows, steps, gates, chimneys, marigolds, colour names and numbers.
Prompt necessary questions like ‘What colour is the door’, ‘How many windows are there’ to elicit the names of the components of the house, their colours and numbers and write the same on the BB
One little house
One green door
Two brown gates
Three red steps
Six yellow marigolds.
As students answer, teacher can fill in the columns. As children point out to those objects in the picture, the teacher can draw them in the last column
|How many?||What type?||Which color?||What do you see?||Draw it|
The students can be asked to come to the BB and read the words and point out the same from the picture.
The children can be asked to come and draw on the board with instructions like ‘draw a green door’. ‘Draw 4 chimneys and five windows’ and so on. Students can be called one by one and asked to draw different parts of the house. While one student draws, the rest of the students can be asked what the student is drawing and that can be written on the other side of the BB.
The activity can be extended such that students can be asked to draw components that are not mentioned in the poem like for example ‘draw a red roof’, ‘draw pink roses’ and so on.
After the children have been exposed to most of the words from the blackboard and from the instructions given during the activity, they should be familiar with most words. This can be followed by textbook reading following the general protocol of asking the students to read the poem individually, marking the words they don’t know. This is followed by group reading where the peer groups can help each other read words they are unfamiliar with. After that is done, the teacher can read the poem aloud, while the students listen to the teacher reading it before trying to read by themselves again.
The children can be asked to draw a house in their notebooks with different features, however they feel right and describe the same in a few lines. They can describe the colours and numbers of the different parts of the house.
Use the below picture or give the students a similar picture and ask them to colour it, listening to the instructions given to them.
Instructions would be in the form of ‘colour the boat brown’ Colour the boy’s shirt red’ and so on.
Before the instructions are given, it can be checked if the students are first familiar with the vocabulary needed to comprehend the instructions. This can be done by showing them the picture and asking them what do they see and asking what is this, pointing to the boat, hair and so on. This will ensure an interruption free colouring experience when the children are doing the activity.
To assist the children further, when the instructions are given, they could be accompanied with related gestures and actions.
The objective of this activity is to help the students make associations with colours and also be able to comprehend the instructions.
Term: Term 2