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IWhen a child enters school at his/her first level, he/she is not _____________ to __________ his/her mother’s hand. He/she is in a ____________ state of mind. He/she exhibits emotions of ___________ and ____________. The teacher welcomes the child _______________. This first step of the child is a great change in his life. When he/she enters the class, he/she has been compared to a ___________ and the class has been compared to a ___________ (pupa). It is here that the child, with the help and teachings of his teacher, gains ___________ over time and they are now compared to young ___________ who are ready to step into the _____________. IIChoose the correct answer
1What happens every year?
Athe children leave the teacher to move on to the next class. Bthe teacher tells the children to go away.
Cthe children are not happy with the teacher.
Dthe children are sad to leave their mothers at home.
2 The teacher is amazed to see such a miracle. By the word miracle she means Ahow the children have grown
Bchildren leaving her and going away.
Chow children grow into confident young children ready to move on to the next class. Dwonders what she has done to the children
3 By the term rustling of their wings she means
Ashe can hear the rustling of the butterfly’s wings.
Bthe butterflies make too much noise as they fly.
Cthe flying of the birds.
Dthe voices of children and their movement as they move out. 4 The teacher feels proud and is in a mood of celebration because Ashe is happy that these naughty children are leaving her.
Bshe is eagerly waiting for the new batch of children.
Cshe is happy that the children have successfully moved on with life. Dshe loves to celebrate.
ALLITERATION:It means repetition of the same initial sound in words that appear in close proximity. Some examples: 1Betty bought some butter2Luke Luck likes lakes.
But the butter was bitterLuke’s duck likes lakes.
So she bought some better butterLuke Luck licks lakes.
To make the bitter butter better Luck’s duck licks lakes.
Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes. Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes. 3 Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
Me me mo mi get me a mole,
Mo mi mo me send me a toe,
Fe me mo mi get me a mole,
Mister kister feet so sweet,
Mister kister where will I eat?
IIIWrite a paragraph on ‘Experiences of my first year in school’. Ask your mother/father/other family members the following questions to write about your first year in school: 1What was your reaction on your first day to school? Where you scared/happy/reluctant to go? 2Did you want to go to school the next day?
3How many days did it take for you to settle down in class? 4How would you speak of your teacher when you returned home? 5What did your teacher tell your parents about you?
6What were the areas you needed to work more at?
7What type of a bonding did you share with your teacher?
8What were your feelings when you left your teacher after the academic session? 9How long did you take to adjust in the new class?
10For how long did you stay in touch with your first teacher? 11Do you still remember the teacher?
METAPHOR: Stating one entity is another for the purpose of comparing them in quality. For e.g. in the poem a child’s first year at school is compared to metamorphosis, the life cycle of a butterfly. Young children have been referred to as caterpillars. Read the statements that contain metaphors. Then tick the option with the correct answers: 1Ramesh was a wall; he saved every goal against his team. This metaphor compares Ramesh to a wall because ________ Ahe was very strong
Bhe was very tall
Che kept returning the balls
Dhis body was made of cells
2We were not left with much food because Manohar had eaten most of it. He is such a hog. Manohar...