Recently a demonstration of the Bookbox “Turtle’s Flute” AniBook was done in a government primary school in Pondicherry. There were about 100 students present along with three teachers. How did the interaction go? CLASSROOM TALK We asked the large gathering of students whether they liked listening to stories. Almost everyone said ‘yes’ except for a few shy … More Reading Comprehension from Turtle’s Flute
An important part of reading skills is the ability to identify the problem faced by the main character and the solution given in the story. Yes, many stories have a problem and solution by the end of the story. But teaching how to identify them becomes much more fun when we have a lovable character … More Identifying the Problem and Solution with Sringeri Sriniwas
No idea how to entertain your group of suits? I have something great for you: teamwork in theory and practice plus… a treasure hunt! All students love it. It’s more casual, something different than usual (unless it’s your regular practice, of course), not to mention it brings up loads of jokes – and I’m sure … More Teamwork Tricks for Your Adult Classroom
You’re going to teach a foreign language to a group of business people. You know they’re demanding and ‘fussy’ because they were shaped to go for quality and innovation. What materials would you consider engaging? A sophisticated article on the economy? But they’ve already skimmed one during their lunch, sighed a few times thinking where … More Get Unconventional in Your Adult Classroom
I must share this great idea for your Business English class; we had so many laugh-out-loud outbursts, and the conversational part was so engaging! I’m going to make it brief and clear since this is what your busy students love, plus unconventional and effective, of course. Bearing in mind those core business values, I highly … More Business Angels or Elves?
BookBox is a great way to expose children to different cultures, which creates a deeper sense of awareness, empathy, and tolerance for those who are different from us. Their stories with same language subtitles are a wonderful way to teach children about different cultures and simultaneously improve their reading level. Stories can be about anything. … More Teaching Different Cultures
Classroom debates might be a lot of fun – provided that the subject is fun itself! It might not be so fun solving the problem of global warming or discussing ethics of euthanasia – you do not want to bore your students to tears, do you? Having agreed on that, I reckon, you and your … More Classroom Debate – The Power of Witty Argumentation
At BookBox, we felt that learning to read and pronounce words were not enough. We started looking at taking the project ahead by offering many more features such as “read yourself,” “slow play” version of the story that allows you to read the story at a slower pace, and an extensive vocabulary—a meaning for every … More BookBox’s Story Related Activities and Games
Being brave and taking up challenges while giving up their timeworn limiting habits – this is what your students’ minds are set on. The topic of comfort zone always gets the ball rolling, so let’s make it the theme for your Business English (or any other language you teach) class. What will absolutely rock this … More Get Your Students Out Of Their Comfort Zones, There’s A World Out There!
BookBox’s stories with same language subtitles help children acquire language by arousing their sensory perceptions through audio-visual methods. In this way, multiple parts of their brains get developed and help them grasp the overall meaning of a story. I have used BookBox stories in several government-run and tribal schools across various states of India and … More Reading Comprehension With BookBox