Teaching English through Folktales


Authors: Anand Mahanand, Subhasis Nanda

ISBN: 9789391549077

Copyright Year: 2022

Pages: 108

Binding: Softcover

Publisher: Yes Dee Publishing

SKU: 9789391549077 Categories: ,


The book has been conceptualized to maximize the potential and use of folktales in the classroom at the upper primary school level. Twenty five tales are retold to suit the age and interest of the learners, and tasks like pre-reading, while-reading and post-reading stages have been designed to teach folktales to facilitate language skills development through classroom interaction. Overall, the book will develop comprehension, vocabulary, speaking and writing skills. Learners will also pick up aspects of syntax and grammar through reading.

Additional information

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 22 × 14 × 1 cm

Table of Contents

Chapter 1   The Goddess of the House


Chapter 2  The Golden Bird


Chapter 3   The Lazy Left His Laziness


Chapter 4   The Birth of the Owl


Chapter 5   The Hen and Her Chickens


Chapter 6   The Fisherman and His Wife


Chapter 7   The Tiger and the Chameleon


Chapter 8   Who will Dig the Earth?


Chapter 9   The Forest Men and the Crow


Chapter 10  The Blind Tiger


Chapter 11   Why do Children Love the White Eagle?


Chapter 12   The Snake-Charmer


Chapter 13   And the Tiger Stayed in the Forest


Chapter 14   How Marang Bonga Created Earth


Chapter 15   The Doll Wife


Chapter 16   Three Magic Objects


Chapter 17   Thug and Master-Thug


Chapter 18   Kadabu, Kadabu


Chapter 19   The King and the Peasant


Chapter 20   Friendship is the Greatest Wealth


Chapter 21   The Vulture that Could not See


Chapter 22   The Boy and the Wild Buffaloes


Chapter 23   The Parrot and the Sparrow


Chapter 24   A True Friend


Chapter 25   If You Pay, You will be Paid Off


About the Authors

Dr Anand Mahanand is Professor at The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. He has designed study materials for EFLU, IGNOU and Dr B.R Ambedkar Open University. He has authored more than thirty five books in addition to translating many works into English Language. He is the Executive Editor of Lokaratna, an International online journal devoted to folklore, literature and pedagogy.


Dr Subhasis Nanda is Assistant Professor of English at GITAM (Deemed to be University), Hyderabad. He received his Doctorate in Effective Learning Environments from The English and Foreign Languages University. He is currently associated with ZAS, which is a Berlin-based Language project on language assessment.


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