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!!! Practice Hindi Writing !!!
Learning to write is a key component of a complete approach to assimilating a new language. Our worksheet section is designed to systematically train kids to write! Writing is a great way to immerse oneself in a language, and helps one express one’s thoughts when speaking is not possible or required: as in letters, emails, essays, poems, stories, and more! (Though the latter aspects of creative expression probably come much later in the language learning process.)
Please take a quick look at our learning process for worksheets, which makes this task a breeze!
!!! Understanding Worksheets !!!
How to Use the Worksheets
Why Worksheets Help!
Non-Native Speakers of Hindi
We have created our worksheets with students of different skills in mind, and with an eye to transitioning every child to a greater mastery of the language. Therefore, our worksheets are broadly divided into 4 parts, based on the work that a child has to do.
At the most basic level , are our Full Tracing worksheets. Whether one is writing the vowels, consonants, numbers, or simple words, the full-tracing worksheets simply require a child to trace over the letters, numbers or words on the worksheet. We would request parents to ask their children to say out loud the letter or word they are tracing, since this will help to solidify their child’s learning immensely.
Once a child has achieved a level of comfort and control over the full tracing worksheets, parents may transition them to using partial-tracing worksheets. Here, the child traces over the letters or words for the initial rows, but then fills the rest in their own handwriting. This encourages a child to form letters and words independently, and see how well they do relative to the printed form.
Finally, we provide the dictation worksheets. These are empty worksheets that parents may download and print, together with an audio that corresponds to the tracing worksheets that the child has already done. The idea behind the dictation worksheets is to strengthen the listening comprehension, the sound vs letter/word association, and the writing skills of the child.
Parents may play the audio files corresponding to a given worksheet (say the vowels or consonants worksheet), and have children fill out the worksheet in accordance with what they hear. The filled worksheets can then be easily compared to the partial tracing or full-tracing worksheets to see how the child did!
How to Use the Worksheets
We recommend that parents use the worksheets as part of a structured learning plan as follows. Allow your child to do one worksheet every 1-2 days. Start with the full-tracing worksheets, and repeat a worksheet for say 5 days, until the child has reasonable mastery of the worksheet.
Then for the next few days, transition the child to a partial-tracing version of the same worksheet. Here the children will start forming the letters or words by themselves, gaining confidence in their writing abilitiy. Once your child has the hang of this worksheet move on to the dictation worksheets. If not, don’t worry, simply repeat the previous worksheet, until your child is comfortable and confident; then move forward again!
So, from full-tracing worksheets, progress to partial-tracing worksheets, going finally to the dictation worksheets. Also, start first with the single letter worksheets (vowels, consonants, and numbers). Once you have gone through the cycle of partial- and full-tracing for each of these, transition your child to the two-letter, three-letter, and four-letter word worksheets.
Why Worksheets Help
The worksheets, especially the dictation worksheets, are ideal for parents who do not know the Hindi language, but appreciate a system that helps their kids learn the language methodically and thoroughly, keeping the fundamentals in mind. This makes it easy for parents who understand the process of learning a language, even though they may not know the specific language (in this case Hindi) themselves.
They are able to help their kids follow the process, but do not know enough of the language to be able to dictate to their child. In this case, our dictation worksheets come to the rescue, and ensure that even children of non-speakers of the language, can still learn to both read and write the Hindi language.
Non-Native Speakers of Hindi
[Full Tracing, partial tracing, dictation with audios – to help parents who are not native speakers of the Hindi language.
Structure: one worksheet every couple of days. Do it 5 times, then take the child to a worksheet where the traceable lines are there only on 2-3 lines. So they start forming the letters themselves. See if you child has a hang of it, if yes, move them to the next worksheet, else repeat the previous one first, until the child has achieved a comfort level. From full tracing, go to partial tracing, then go to dictation worksheets for vowels, consonants, 2-letter, 3-letter etc. words.
Ideal for parents who may not know the language but are provided a system that helps their kids learn how to write the language. Makes it easy for parents who understand the process of learning a language, but may not know the language themselves. They like to follow a process but do not know enough of the language to dictate themselves to their kids. If you are already a native speaker, you will only find more value from this. One way we use it in our family is to use the dictation worksheets to give dictation to our child, while we are supervising her, but doing another task (e.g. cooking in the kitchen, or working on another task). This is how time can be utilized. As a native speaker, you may be replace some of this yourself. But if you are busy, you can help your child even while you are doing a different task – paint a scenario for them! We need to describe to people how to use this – otherwise, they’ll be wondering why we have the audio there!
As the child is writing, play the audio in the background, or let them listen to the audio and then write.]
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