“Read-aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”
Read aloud was taken up during the week of 22nd – 27th August, for the students of Grade I. Different reading strategies like visualising, predicting and inferring were applied during the read-aloud. Children showed enthusiasm and were curious to listen to what unfolds next in the story. Turn and talk strategy was implemented wherein the class was provided with a short prompt to discuss content over a brief conversation with a peer. Students actively participated and thoroughly enjoyed themselves during the read-aloud.
As students explore their surroundings, they must try to decipher between the sounds they hear as natural or artificial. It is very important for children to understand the difference between natural and artificial sounds as a first step as they learn in detail about sound. On 24th August, as a part of the PBL session, children of Grade ll understood sounds by identifying different natural and artificial sounds that helped them to enhance their knowledge of various sounds around them. Children actively participated in the whole class discussion. Using the ‘Think-Pair-Share’ strategy, they classified certain types of sounds into natural and artificial categories.