Reading Comprehension from Turtle’s Flute

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

Identifying the Problem and Solution with Sringeri Sriniwas

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

Get Unconventional in 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

BookBox’s Story Related Activities and Games

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

Get Your Students Out Of Their Comfort Zones, There’s A World Out There!

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!

Reading Comprehension With BookBox

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

Use “Zippy the Zebra” to teach new words from context!

“So, what does symbiosis mean?” As I looked around the group of seven and 8 year-olds gathered around me, they looked back at me with big question marks in their eyes. “Ah…I have got their attention,” I thought.  “Do you want to know how you can find the meaning of a word that you don’t … More Use “Zippy the Zebra” to teach new words from context!