Reading is fun 1. What is the poem about? 2. What happens when the day is over? 3. What does the earth do when the day is over? 4. What does the poet want us to do at night? 5. Are these sentences TRUE or FALSE? (a) The poet tells the child to be afraid when it is dark.__________ (b) The poet says that stars will always shine at night.__________ (c) The poet tells the child to think of Word building moon + light ___________ good + night ___________ day + break ___________ water + fall ___________ rain + bow ___________ 1. Find a word in the poem which is the opposite of — war__________ enemies_________ gentle_________ light_________ night____________ start__________ won’t — will not Now, write the full forms of the following words didn’t ___________________ shouldn’t ___________________ wouldn’t ___________________ couldn’t ___________________ mustn’t ___________________ Let’s talk 1. Are you afraid of the dark? Why? 2. What do you do when it is dark? 3. Have you ever been very frightened? Tell your partner about it. Say aloud 1. What is the word that starts with t, rhymes with ‘cease’, and means to playfully make fun of ? 2. What is the word that starts with c, rhymes with ‘near’ and ‘fear’, and means easy to see, hear and understand? Say t, t, t 3. Where did the tip of the tongue touch? 4. Listen and repeat Ca -t 5. Did you hear what your tongue did? 6. Say these words and feel what your tongue does when you say – toe, , , tentop tie Work in pairs Make the ‘cough’ sound. I came down I coughed “K, k, k, k!” And cough again “K, k, k, k!” 3. What are the things that may happen if there is no sunlight? 4. Discuss with the group and write your ideas in your notebook. Let’s write 1. The red tea cups are filled with a particular word. Fill in the yellow tea cups with similar sounding words. Note the example given. 2. Now complete the following sentences, choosing the right word. (a) The sum was ____________ difficult for the class to solve. Only ____________ students could do it. (two, too) (b) There was only_____boy who______the prize. (one, won) (c) The golden _______ was very _______ to him. (dear, deer) (d) Ramu’s _______ loved to play in the ________. (sun, son) 1. Relax your feet, legs and entire body. Be as quiet as you can. 2. Listen to the sounds around you. 3. Tell your partner softly what you heard and ask, “What did you hear?” 4. Let your partner talk about or copy those sounds. 5. Read out the following phrases aloud. Divide them into loud and softer sounds. stamping feet, a bud blooming a butterfly flying clapping hands a worm moving • • a car moving the wind blowing ssshhhh • a feather dropping an ant walking• • a leaf falling • whisper tiptoe• • Let’s sing Don’t Give Up If you keep on going And never stop, You can keep on going, You can make it to the top. Life is full of mountains, Some are big and some are small, But if you don’t give up You can overcome them all. So keep on going Try not to stop, When you keep on going You can make it to the top. Look at the picture and describe it. Helen Keller It was the summer of 1880. A healthy baby girl was born in a small town in Alabama. Her parents loved her dearly and named her Helen Keller. But one day, the baby became ill and day after day, her fever stayed high. Everyone in the family tried to help her to get better, but all they could say was, “There is nothing more we can do. The baby may not live.” Helen lived. But she was not the same after her illness. “Something is very wrong,” her mother said. At last they found out what was wrong. The child could not see or hear. The baby grew into a little girl. Her parents felt sorry for her. Helen often cried and held on to her mother. “Give the poor child what she wants,” her father would say. Though Helen could not hear or see, she was a bright little girl. Some people thought Helen could not learn anything. Her mother did not agree. “Helen is very smart,” she said and added, “the problem is, how can we reach her? She is locked up inside herself.” Helen began to grow wild. She would not let anyone comb her hair. Her clothes were always dirty. She was often angry. Sometimes she even lay on the floor and kicked her feet. 1. Using sign language make these letters with your hand ‘C’, ‘H’, ‘E’, ‘K’ 2. Spell these words through hand signs (a) Helen (b) was 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. Match the two parts of sentences given under column ‘A’ and ‘B’. Add ‘but’ to join the two parts and write complete sentences. Team time 1. Read the following sentences (a) Her clothes were always dirty. (b) She was often angry. (c)Sometimes she lay on the floor. (d) Her parents never scolded her. 2. Ask yourself the following questions. Put a tick (�) under the right column. 3. Now your friend will ask you the same questions.

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Don’t be Afraid
of the Dark
Helen Keller

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