Kamal Haasan's Elegy for Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam- a Translation

Kalam, Kamal or Kamaal
A final day will come to all
In spite of this
it is heaven, param or janath
that decides the day
variably they may say,
he gains glory
by his path
on this earth.
pompous! who are searching
permanency in this unstable world, just I realized
tell you one thing
Kalam saheb never crowned
his glory, but
wore it as his shoes
on his foot
On this day! Kalam saheb
I salute!!!
-- Kamal Haasan
Translation Mrs. Mythily Kasthuri Rengan


X Standard Memory Poems

The  School Education Department has given a musical cd which contains  the memory poems. This  cd has been given to every school of the Tamil Nadu State.

The Text of the first memory poem.

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;  
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;  
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;  
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,  
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,  
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,  
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

The other songs are Migrant Bird by Famida Y Basheer and The Cry of the Children composed by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Lesson Plan Topic : Letter Writing

Lesson Plan
Topic  : Letter Writing
Expected Learning Outcomes :
(i)                  The Pupils understand the  various aspects letter writing.
(ii)                They acquire knowledge about the types  of letters, namely
a)      Public Letter Writing               b) Private Letter
(iii)               They understand the purposes of both types of  the letter
(iv)              They understand the usage of salutations and subscriptions
(v)                 They write their own letters for the given occasion.
Motivation :
Have you ever received a letter ?
From whom did you receive a letter?
How do you feel when you receive a letter?


Lesson Plan Model Millionaire

Class : X Standard
Subject :  English
Topic : Model Millionaire

Expected Learning  Outcomes: 

The Pupils understand the lesson unit and comprehend the new words in the lesson unit such as
i)   Millionaire   - a person who has  a million dollars or rupees
ii) profile - out line of the face/ head
ii) Ragged - untidy
They read the lesson unit and find answers for the comprehensive questions.
They build their vocabulary through the synonyms and antonyms in the lesson unit.
They use the words in their own sentences.

Lesson Plan Buds to Blossoms

Class : IX Standard
Subject : English
Topic : Buds to Blossoms

Nature of the lesson
Lesson Type
Stand alone
90 minutes

Lesson Plan Readiness Programme_Hand writing

Class : < Standard >
Subject : English
Topic : Readiness Programme (Handwriting Size, Shape and Slant)

Expected Learning Outcomes :

The pupils  develop and reinforce a right attitude towards English Language
They get their handwriting skills reinforced.
They identify the mistakes in their handwriting  and correct them.

Teaching Materials:

A)  Black board    B) Chalk  C) an old calendar with spectacular pictures
Teaching Methods :

Motivation :

  The teacher distributes  sweets as it is the very first day of the academic year. He takes out the calendar with pictures . He shows the pictures and asks the pupils to name anything they find on the pictures.

Expected Words :

Beautiful  Sky, Blue sky, white clouds, tall trees, lovely flowers etc.

Now the teacher asks the pupils to write these words on the black board. Once these words are written on the black board the teacher cheers the pupils for their effort and positive attitude.
Now he points out the problems in the handwriting.
He introduces Size, Shape  and Slant  concept.

Every letter of the alphabet has its own shape and size. If we are able to follow them then our handwriting will be legible.

The teacher points out the shape and size problem that  the students have. And suggests ways to improve their style.

The teacher explains the difference in the size of a letter plays a very important role. Sometimes small letters are misunderstood for capitols and vice versa.

The slant
The slant should either be straight, or right sided however the slat should not go beyond 65 degrees.

Home assignments : 

Get a four lines notebook. And start practising handwriting.
Get a dictionary. 

Lesson Plan for readiness programme dictionary practice

 Lesson Plan 

Class : < Standard >
Subject : English
Topic : Readiness Programme (Dictionary Practice)

Expected Learning Outcomes : 

The Pupils get their dictionary skills reinforced.
The pupils get their skills, that  involve locating the world in the dictionary, understanding the alphabetical order in which the dictionary is organized, even after locating the meaning for the given word fixing the right meaning is important.
The pupils enjoy the learning autonomy.

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