- Print rich environment and reading corner in primary language classroom can be used as effective strategies to expose students to reading during leisure time.
Creating learning environment in the classroom: We, the staff members of GPS Karasur, planned to create a print rich environment for the students. We painted the classrooms based on the language focus for the grade.
1) Print Rich Environment: The pre-primary classroom is largely filled with pictures because young children are naturally curious and the colourful pictures motivates them to learn. The teacher sets up the framework for language learning by presenting situations and sentences. The teacher provides guided practice and encourages the learners to practise freely. (Induction method). Then the teacher elicits the language from the learners. This method helps to introduce children to the second language through their mother tongue.
Primary grade students have more exposure to letters in the lower classes. Now they are at a level where we can introduce more words and sentences. Hence we painted the classrooms with lots of words and sentences along with pictures.
2) Reading corner: We purchased lots of books for children to read in their free time. The displays on the classroom walls are also good reading materials for them. During lunch time and free periods, they go to the reading room and read the books they like.
ONE BEST BOOK IS EQUAL TO HUNDRED GOOD FRIENDS. - Dr. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM
Author: Vetriselvi & R. Subasri., GPS Karasur
Term: Term 3