NEWS

NEW ADDITIONS -AN EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE FOR REVISION IN 12 ...PLS SEND YOUR COMMENTS TO seakeyare@gmal.com.....GUIDANCE TO NEW READERS........To read notes on a particular topic ,type the word(s) in the seach page window on the LHS OR GO TO THE INDEXED BLOG http://plustwoenglishkasargod.blogspot.in/..THE LINK IS AVAILABLE ON THE RHS.Happy blogging to all.PLS SEND YOUR ARTICLES TO seakeyare@gmail.com...... 12000 views on the two days before the first term exam on 21/08 /2017.Proud to be part of a useful project.- CKR

Sunday, August 13, 2017

11 Eng -Improvement Exam JULY 2017 Answers

click here  for answer key ( IMPROVEMENT EXAM 11 ENGLISH JULY 2017 )
For answers to questions in other subjects click here


Thursday, August 10, 2017

English Edumate for 12 published



THIS IS A KIND OF QUESTION BANK .

 Questions from all chapters of each subject of Std. XII have been developed along with the scoring indicators. Hope that this question bank titled “Edumate’’ will be helpful to learners as well as teachers-SCERT

click here to download

CREDITS TO THOMAS SIR ( thomasthottippal@gmail.com ) WHO  SENT US  THIS FILE.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Answers to improvement question aug 2017

1.The little bird waited in surpise.( similiar answers.)
2.His mother's trick made him play .( similiar answers.)
3. The mother bird was helping the chick to learn to fly.It is what parents do.they teach us how to face the challnges of life.( similiar answers.)

4. (a).IT can affect our social relations.(b).IIT can result in  a waste of time (c).IT can affect our studies. (d).IT can get us trapped into financial problems.

5.Babu : Shall we go for a picnic ?
   Liju   : I am sorry. We go for a film.If you had informed me , I would not   have  fixed the film. If  we have any change in the programme ,I will call you immediately.
 .........

10.The view is superb.It is dark on the earth. But we are stilI in the light, and it is now past ten o'clock. Now, we begin to hear slight country noises, the double cry of the quail in particular, then  the mewing of cats and the barking of dogs. Surely, the dogs have scented the balloon;They have seen it and have given the alarm.

11........will be completed soon

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Presentation of the poem Any Woman published by Dr Sajeena Shukkoor

Presentation of the poem Any Woman by Katherine Tynan prescribed in Class XII English textbook prescribed by SCERT, done by Dr Sajeena Shukkoor

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MY VISION OF A NEW INDIA ( 11 ENGLISH )

 Tips to write AN ARTICLE /A SPEECH on MY DREAM OF A NEW INDIA based on gandhian values ( 11 READER-THEN GANDHI CAME -ACTIVITY 3)



Important ideas from the outgoing president's speech

1.A modern nation is built on some essential fundamentals -democracy or equal rights for all,secularism or equal freedom to faith to all,equality of every religion and economic equity.

2.For development to be real,the poorest shall feel that they are a part of the narrative .(This echoes Mahatma Gandhi who wrote  as.. I SHALL WORK FOR AN INDIA IN WHICH EVEN THE POOREST SHALL FEEL THAT IT IS THER COUNTRY-CKR)

3. The soul of India resides in pluralism and tolerance.

4. The capacity for compassion and empathy is the true foundations of our civilisation.

5.Gandhiji saw India as an inclusive nation where every section of our population lived in equality and enjoyed equal opportunity.

6. He wanted our people to move forward unitedly in ever-widening thought and action.(influence of Tagore-CKR )
7. Financial inclusion is at the core of an equitable society. We must empower the poorest of the poor and ensure that the fruits of our policies reach the last person in the line.
8.To lead healthy, happy and productive lives is the basic right of our citizens.
9.The quest for happiness is closely tied to the quest for sustainable development, which is the combination of human well-being, social inclusion and environmental stability
10.A sustainable environment would prevent damage to the planetary resources. Social inclusion would ensure access to the fruits of progress to all.
12.A reordering of society is possible through the transformative power of education. For that, we have to upgrade our higher institutions of learning to world-class levels.
13. Our universities should not be a place for rote-memorising but an assembly of inquisitive minds. Creative thinking, innovation and scientific temper have to be promoted in our institutions of higher learning. It calls for application of logic through discussion, argument and analysis. These qualities have to be cultivated and autonomy of mind has to be encouraged

11.Good governance would provide the ability to people to shape their own lives through transparent, accountable and participatory political institutions,
  
 closing of  the speech

Fellow citizens, during my five years in Rashtrapati Bhavan, we tried to build a humane and happy township. We found happiness that is associated with joy and pride, smiling and laughter, good health, feeling of safety and positive actions. We learnt to wear a smile always; to laugh at life; to connect with nature and get involved with the community. And then, we extended our experience to a few villages in the neighbourhood. The journey continues

When the students are asked to write  a speech on your dream of a new India based on Gandhian values,most  of the above  ideas can be used in their own words.

You may end the speech like this(based on the closing of the speech )

I will try to build a humane and happy Nation.I find that happiness........I will ensure that there is laughter,good health,feeling of safety everywhere......


Further reading on the topic :

1. And then Gandhi came by JAWAHARLAL NEHRU( 11 reader,unit 2,DHSE Kerala)
2. NEWS REPORT; THE HINDU;PAGE 10,25/7/2017 :CLICK HERE TO READ ONLINE
3.NOTES 
4. NEWSPAPER CUTTING( CAN BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM FOR INTRODUCTION)

GUIDING  QUESTIONS AFTER READING THE NEWS REPORT

1.WHOSE IDEAS ARE MOSTLY REFLECTED IN THE SPEECH ?

2. WHICH ARE THOSE IDEAS ?

3. WHAT IS YOUR VISION OF A NEW INDIA ?


ASSIGNMENT

Practise writing sentences like

I dream of a  new India where there is no poverty .

MAKE SENTENCES USING .....
food for all,shelter for all, employment for all,sustainable development ,environment is protected,equality for men and women, communal harmony,tolerance,social inclusion,pluralism,no discrimination,no untouchability,freedom of speech,freedom of faith,
QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL

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Monday, June 26, 2017

ALLEN LOUIS : EMPOWERMENT BEGINS AT HOME


EMPOWERMENT BEGINS AT HOME
It is a fact that a woman is the central figure of the family. She does all the work. She does all the washing, cooking, cleaning and so on . She is doomed to do all the work, including those of the menial ones such that she does not have the time to do anything else. She does not have the chance to work outside her home and earn money for herself. She has no opportunity to realise her potential. It is all because of the multitude of work she has in her family. Even women employed outside their homes face difficulty to continue work due to this. This has to be changed. The chores should be shared in a family. It is the first lesson of empowerment. A woman can learn, work and take leadership only if the work done by her in her family is reduced. Only then shall she attain empowerment.

-Prepared by Allen Louis,12 SCIENCE,GHSS KAMBALLUR (26/6/2017)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

HIGHER SECONDARY STUDENTS MUST READ NEWSPAPERS IN ENGLISH EVERY DAY;BUT ARE THEY READING ?

Most of the questions in the public examination demand  the students of higher secondary  to prepare reviews of films,news reports ,editorials,letters to editors based on contemporary social issues.In order to excel in these exams students must make it a habit to read the English dailies.But are they reading ?My experience is that they are not.

 I have made several attempts to help them read  good English by making the newspapers available in the campus since early morning.I have told them that they need not read all the things published in a news paper. They might  start reading the sports columns ,then interesting news reports, advertisements on job vacancies and then the editorial page.I  have been trying to initiate discussions by taking a copy to the classroom and there were batches of students who indulged in serious reading and responded to the news items meaningfully until a few years ago.But recently I find that students can't read and understand most of the news items as they have never got a chance to read English dailies.So I have to read out the news items aloud first and  then explain the ideas in simple English or some times in Malayalam and then initiate discussions.This takes a major part of the class time and hence can not be done  every period.

             Another method I tried last year was to design a quiz every day based on the day's news items.Some students showed interest in the beginning but eventually they  gave up.Students have subscribed to  newspapers  in English during previous years but they have never tried to read seriously.I have found the students   sitting on the newspapers,using them to clean the desks or to collect and sell in bundles on a monthly basis but never to read  meaningfully.

 How can we make them read effectively is one topic which needs immediate responses from the teachers.One thing I have noticed is that the recent change in  time table restricting the school days in the higher secondary section  to 5 days a week and the 10 period structure from 9  am to 4.30 pm every day has negatively affected language learning too.There is no time to take rest and read. There is no provision for morning gatherings, after lunch meetings or afternoon sessions for club activities which was done at least once a week during previous years.All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. This seems to be true in the case of every higher secondary student ! During  this week for reading at least we should think seriously about  initiating effective reading among the students .

Read the newspapers online

THE HINDU 

THE NEW  INDIAN EXPRESS 

THE TIMES OF INDIA