Pre Primary Teachers must LEARN the basics of teaching WORDS

29th August 2018

As a pre-primary language teacher, you have some knowledge of making a 4+-year-old learn the words in a playful manner. But what you may often lack is how to address words by considering the grammar books of English. Having said that some of the pre-primary teacher training courses pinpoints the eight prime dictionaries of English grammar books, they are – the adjective, adverb, conjunction, interjection, noun, preposition, pronoun and obviously the verb!

But before understanding how words can be used in sentences through some concrete examples, we are to analyse why words are so significant in language learning? And that how they can actually influence an entire human race to communication positively among each other.  

How important is the use of words correctly?

Use of words in a sentence is greatly summoned by all of these grammarian skills which most of the English language teacher are well versed of. But unfortunately, some are still juggling to find the distinctive mark to make the students unlearn the basic usages of it. If they are taught about the usages correctly it will definitely aid them throughout their life. Two generic perspectives are -----

  • It will be a methodological process, as whatever learnt now will be practised while conversing in either written or vocal form throughout the daily courses of life.
  • In a way, it would be a medium of sharing ideas and knowledge by using correct words in a sentence and suit the contextual understanding.

What are the positive insights?

  • Another plus factor would be – a clear demarcation in the form of the specific language learnt and acquired.
  • Language Acquisition will enable an individual, be it a kid or an adult converse fluently, confident without lagging behind or becoming too conscious of what they are framing or speaking of. Perhaps this basic difference between a language being taught or learnt and acquired can make you form a general idea of the two.

In case if you are too ambiguous you get some idea about the role of communicative language relevant to teaching and have clearly identified the differences between language acquisition and language learning. 

Now coming back to any of the available pre-primary teacher training course in India – all would make you unlearn how effectively you can plan for making the word classes a structured one. The very structured framework has been designed to get accustomed to the modern learning strategies. Also, some of the European languages have used English words distinctively – striking difference is noticed in writing or speaking in US English with that of the UK English and yet again with the Asian way of communicating in English.  

Briefing on the Linguistic Classes

Let’s note how to follow the classification which has greatly been adapted and religiously being followed by the English dictionaries – the eight or at times nine rules of parts of speeches are shared to be used in two linguistic classes - closed and open-ended classes.

 

Open Word Classes

Definition 

Examples

Adjective

Used to describe either a noun/pronoun.

Sad, big, tidy etc.

Adverb

Closely related to adjectives and not verbs, add detailed writing, describe/modify other words like verbs/adjectives.

Typically, greatly etc. 

Interjection

Exclamation words/ whole phrases used to express emotions.

Pleasure, anger etc. 

Noun

Used to describe an abstract/ concrete entity which includes the ideas, items, actions, persons, places.

House, boat, Peter etc.

Verb

Essential word without which construction of any sentence is almost impossible, it changes based on tenses, an agreement to the subject.

Talk, run, feel etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closed word Classes

Definition 

Examples

Article

Referred as determiners, make a definite/indefinite call in sentences.

 The, an etc.

Auxiliary verbs

Used to form the tenses, mood, act as voice.

Be, do, have, can, might etc.  

Conjunction

Used to connect words or join two sentences together.

And, but, or etc.

Preposition

Used to create relations between words in a sentence.

By, of, in etc.

Pronoun

Similar to nous, appear in the same position but acts as a replacement for nouns used while conversing among parties.

They, them, he, she etc.