As ATL’s are like vehicle which we ride on to explore our conceptual understanding, they can be seen across the engagements explicitly and implicitly. Here are a few glimpses of these explorations.
In P1, in response to the question- how can we make Hindi letters creatively by assembling various objects around us? The learners came up with wonderful ideas using their creative thinking skills. They picked up different objects from their surroundings and arranged them to create Hindi letters. It was not only a fun-filled activity but also helped the learners to find learning resources from their immediate environment in the virtual learning. Their work is presented in the picture 1.
In P-2 as the learners are developing their knowledge of letters and Matras, a focused effort has been made to develop their communication skills- literacy through various Matra based reading engagements. The learners developed their reading skills with the help of multimodal text using visual aid in their reading in differentiated engagements.
In P-3, the learners, while exploring the line of inquiry- language as a tool to communicate, we focused on the communication skills- exchanging information. The learners exercising their agency, brainstormed to create a learning engagement of their interest, and agreed to present a recipe of their choice. In this process the learners not only decided the outline of the engagement, but also could be seen animatedly exchanging the recipes and their preferences regarding the same during Google Meets.
In P-4 & 5, While focusing on the critical thinking skills along with the reading and comprehension skills, the learners explored the engagements such as puzzle cards and unseen passage where they were required to read a text, extract the relevant information and draw conclusions based on their understanding. They practiced figuring out the facts from indirect information to build their understanding on that using their logical and critical thinking skills.
While investigating the similarities and differences between languages, the learners used their research skills. They discussed the ways to research while co-constructing the engagement and developed clarity about the possible sources of information. After completion of their research and representation they reflected how they used various sub-skills- planning, data gathering, analyzing, evaluating and communicating in their task. The research about languages enabled the learners to develop some crucial new understanding of the nature of the languages and in many cases changed their perception.