CYKMAre there some things that grown-ups don’t let you do? Read about what this child feels. There are lots of things They won’t let me do — I'm not big enough yet, They say. So I patiently wait Till I’m all grown-up; And I’ll show Them all, One day. I could show Them now If they gave me the chance, There are things I could do If I tried. But nobody knows, No nobody knows, that I’m Really a giant, Inside. Irene Yates New words enough, chance, giant, patient Talk time 1. Think of three things that ‘they’ won’t let you do. 2. What are the things you’d like to do when you are grown-up that you can’t do now? Word building 1. Using the letters of the given word, make three words. One is done for you. blackboard mother vegetable thousand helicopter 2. Look at these words in the poem. Don’t I’m I'll Here are their full forms: Don’t – Do not I’m – I am I’ll – I will Once upon a time there was a small hill. A path went up the hill. It went through thick and lovely woods of pine and fir trees. People often walked on it to a holy place. One day when the sun shone high in the sky, many people were seen climbing up the hill. They were climbing slowly and carefully. A girl also climbed the hill with them. Her name was Meena. Meena was twelve years old. She carried a small boy on her back. He was four years old. His hair was curly. His eyes were black and his face was as fresh as the morning dew. As the sunshine danced through the trees, Meena climbed the hill slowly and steadily. Meena was happy. The boy was also happy. A man in the group looked at Meena. He felt sorry for her. He asked her, “My child, why are you carrying a boy on your back? Don't you feel his load?” Meena looked at him in wonder. She could not understand him. (Her brother was unable to walk). Meena asked, “Load? Of course not! He is my brother!” Based on a story by Sanat Kumar Bhatt New words understand, climbed, holy, slowly, sorry, load Reading is fun 1. Where were the people going? 2. What did the man say to Meena? 3. Why do you think Meena was carrying her brother? Talk time Choose the correct answer. 1. What went up the hill? (a) a path, (b) a street, (c) a road, (d) a rail line 2. What is the name of the girl in the story? (a) Seema, (b) Beena, (c) Meena, (d) Nina 3. How old was Meena? (a) Ten, (b) Twelve, (c) Nine, (d) Eight 4. How old was Meena's brother? (a) Five, (b) Four, (c) Six, (d) Seven Let’s write Fill in the blanks using the correct given words rat sip box rug cot den pit 1. The boy fell in the ____________. 2. I ____________ hot milk. 3. The kid is in the ____________. 4. My toy is in the ____________. 5. The lion is in the _________________. 6. The cat runs after the _________________. 7. I sit on the _________________. 1. Fill in the blanks with the opposite of the underlined word given in the sentence. i. The rat ran in when the cat ran ____________. ii. The lion is big but the ant is ____________. iii. The giraffe has a long neck but owls are ____________. iv. The sun appears in the day and the moon at ___________. v. The tea is hot but the water is ____________. vi. Trees are tall but the bushes are ____________. vii. Ram was sad but Radha was ____________. Team time 1. What are the difficulties that a child who can’t see will face? 2. Would you help a child who can't walk to school? 3. How can you help such a child and make the child feel one of you? Activity – A Game Blindfold a child with a cloth. He/she must try to catch the other children. Whoever is caught has to be blindfolded next. Teacher's Page UNIT IXTeacher's Page THEMES �Growing up, expressing emotions and feelings. SUGGESTIONS FOR CLASSROOM TEACHING �Read the pre-reading questions aloud to introduce the theme of the poem. Let the children talk individually about something they want to do very much but which their adults won't let them do. You can then ask them to think about why adults seem to be behaving unreasonably and if there might be some reason behind it e.g. if a child wants to drive a vehicle, why can’t he or she do so? �Explain to the class through examples how friends, brothers, sisters and family are very important in the life of a person. �This Unit is a good opportunity to talk about special children, their needs and problems. It is important to tell the class that special children need our understanding and acceptance. �Encourage children to guess the meanings of difficult words, before you explain. �Discuss and help them with the activities. You may explain short forms of the words and their significance in our conversation e.g. Are – ’re, Will – ’ll. Listing of the contractions may be done on the blackboard. �After this unit is completed children can tell the class about their ambitions i.e. what they want to be when they grow up. For teaching sign language �You can start with signing a few words. Repeat in different situations so that meaning is attached to your hand movements. Talk when you sign. Keep your language simple. Use appropriate facial expression with signs and speech.

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