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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Pratham Books Champion : Lopamudra Mohanty

Lopamudra conducted 3 storytelling sessions in one day. She went on to conduct 3 more sessions in the month of June. Lopamudra is a storyteller and an educator who loves to be surrounded by children and join them in shouting, jumping, running, dancing etc.

This is what Lopamudra had to say about her sessions:

17th June 2014
Session: 2 sessions for 1 hour each for children in the age group of 5-7 years
Book: Junior Kumbhakarna by Arundhati Venkatesh
Place: Mumbai
Language of Storytelling: English
Total Number of Children: 11

It was an action- based storytelling.
Concept 1: Exposure to new words from the book, meaniings and reading the words
This was done by finger-placed reading and actions of the words were done as it was uttered. Then they had to play dumbcharade with the same words to reinforce reading , understanding and enacting.
Concept 2: Concept of Title, Cover page and Author and characters
They were provided with book made of plain paper which was stapled into a book format. They had to write the title of their story and use any two charater from the story and create a story and they themselves are the author . ( This activity will continue in the next session )

Date: 19th June 2014
Session : 1 Session for 1 hour for Children in the age group of 3-4 years
Book: Junior Kumbhakarna by Arundhati Venkatesh
Place: Mumbai
Language of Storytelling: English
Total Number of Children: 6

It was an action- based storytelling.
Concept 1: Exposure to understanding the action words. 
When I read the word, I enacted and children followed the action. Then played a game of " Fire in the mountain run children run with repeatation of action words and actions accordingly.
Concept of Character: Different characters drawn on a piece of paper. They had to identify the character and colour.







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Thank you Lopamudra for helping us spread the joy of reading!

In 2014, Pratham Books is inviting people to become TENTASTIC Champions. This year's champions initiative is a year-long storytelling drive. Join our tribe of champions and commit to conducting ten storytelling sessions for children during the year (including the main one on International Literacy Day). Lets make reading contagious!


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