TRANSACTING-BUDDY-IN-SCHOOLS-March- 2nd–april-23rd-Bridge-course

TRANSACTING-BUDDY-IN-SCHOOLS-March- 2nd–april-23rd-Bridge-course

Bridge Course details

(Transacting buddy in schools) Time Table*

మార్చి, ఏప్రిల్ నెలల్లో మన పాఠశాలలో రెగ్యులర్ పాఠ్యపుస్తకాలు వాడరాదు…

ఈ రెండు నెలల్లో ఇంగ్లీష్ మీడియం బ్రిడ్జి కోర్సు నిర్వహించబడును…     

 పాఠశాల విద్యా శాఖ, ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్*

*మార్చి 2 నుండి మన పాఠశాలలో  ఇంగ్లీష్ మీడియం బ్రిడ్జి కోర్సు నిర్వహించబడును.*

*ముందుగా మార్చి 2వ తేదికి ముందు base-line assessment  నిర్వహించ బడును. ఏప్రిల్ 23వ తేదీన end-line assessment test నిర్వహించ బడును.* 


(MAR 2ND – APR 23RD)

*Before March 2nd Base-line assessment*

*Week – Dates – No. of working days*

1 – March 2-7 – 6

2 – March 9-13 – 4

3 – March 16-21 – 6

4 – March 23-28 – 5

5 – Mar 30-Apr 4 – 5

6 – Apr 6-11 – 5

7 – Apr 13-18 – 5

8 – Apr 20-22 – 3

Apr 23 – end-line assessment & Closing day of school.

➡️Total days for bridge course transaction – 39.


*One Teacher Module and Two Student Workbooks.*

➡️Level I – Buddy-I

➡️Level II – Buddy-II


1) Equip the basic skills of the English language among children through joyful learning.

2) Focus on reading fluency and comprehension strategies to help children evolve as self-learners’ through joyful learning.

3) To give additional support to the children by acquainting them with the vocabulary related to other subjects like Maths and EVS that can help them in catching up with the English environment.

Components & Approach

1) Core basics of the language viz., Sound letter association, listening, speaking, reading, comprehending and writing.

2) Subject-specific vocabulary pertaining to Maths and EVS

3) A multimodal approach i.e., VARK (Visual, Audio, Read/Write and Kinaesthetic) is used to stimulate learning.

4) Audio Visual stimuli with a focus on listening.

5) Activity-based material (ABM) in which learning takes place joyfully.

Time -Table

*🟢Mar 2nd – Mar 13th*

*Time – Activity*

➡️9:15 am– 10:00 am Fun Time.

➡️10:00 am – 10:40 am Interactive Reading.

➡️10:40 am – 10:50 am Break.

➡️10:50 – 11:30 am Shared Reading.

➡️11:30 – 12:10 pm Worksheets.

➡️12:10 pm – 1:00 pm lunch.

➡️1:00 pm – 1:40 pm Creative Writing.

➡️1:40 pm – 2:20 pm Audio-Visual time.

➡️2:20 pm – 2:40 pm Break.

➡️2:40 pm – 3:40 pm Entertainment time.

*🟢Mar 16th – Apr 22rd*

➡️8:00 am – 8:40 am Fun Time.

➡️8:40 am – 9:20 am Interactive Reading.

➡️9:20 am – 10:00 am Shared Reading.

➡️10:00 am – 10:20 am Break.

➡️10:20 am – 11:00 am Worksheets/creative writing.

➡️11:00 am – 11:40 am Audio-Visual time.

➡️11:40 am – 12:30 pm Entertainment time.

*FUN 🕒Time⏰*

(Transaction Time in the classroom: 40 minutes)


➡️Language Function – 15 minutes

➡️Language Game – 15 minutes

➡️Rhyme- 10 min


➡️Children are equipped with active vocabulary.

➡️Ability to respond to instructions.

➡️Non-conscious acquisition of language structures.

*Note to teachers – Ensure participation of every child in the activities.


(Transaction Time in the classroom: 40 minutes)

➡️An interactive read-aloud is a reading strategy whereby children actively engage in listening to the text.


➡️Familiar stories in the abridged version with in-slot questions


➡️Understands what is thinking-aloud.

➡️It helps students to understand reading fluency.

➡️Able to understand comprehension strategies.

➡️Increases students’ listening skills and attention span.

➡️It enhances imagination, creativity, memory, and curiosity.

➡️Promotes discussions about topics in critical and significant ways to Helps in articulating ideas.

*Note to teachers –. No bi-lingual transaction. Use pictures/ gestures/ modulation/ blackboard/ questions to make every child participation.


(Transaction Time in the classroom: 40 minutes)

Shared reading is when a teacher and a large group of students read the text together.

*Component* – A text with pictures

*✍Expected Outcomes:✍*

➡️Student practices think-aloud which provokes thought process.

➡️Read-aloud improves reading fluency.

➡️Know the strategies of comprehension like asking questions in an attempt to clarify doubts and also wonder about what will happen.

➡️Makes connections like the text to self, text to text and text to world.

➡️Other aspects like summarizing, inferring, predicting, etc. will be imparted.

➡️Helps student evolve as a self-learner.


(Transaction Time in the classroom: 40 minutes)

*Why:* Worksheets are meant to improve writing and thinking abilities and help the teacher to know the outcome of the learning.



• Exercises viz. Joining Dots, Match words with pictures, Ticks or circle, Classify, Label, Matching, Grading Opposites, Identify, Mind Mapping, Guided Drawing, Alphabetical Order, Jumbled sentences, Word Chain, Crossword Puzzle, Choosing the right one, Odd man out/Circle the wrong, Maze, Scramble letters, Secret Code, Missing letters, Name it, Using help box, etc.

• Prompts for creative writing

Expected Outcomes

To Reinforce the new skill gained during learning

· Allows the students to explore knowledge independently

· Helps the students to acquire a combination of skills

*✍Note to teacher✍*

· Give clear instructions to each task separately so that the children carry out the activities comfortably.

Ask questions that would stimulate the child:

· Give enough time for children to work on.

· See that the whole class is engaged in the activity.

· Make sure that activities are carried out within a given time.

· Discuss responses.


(AV means Audio-Visual.)

Audio-Visual (AV) time is the most engaging of all components where students are shown videos that are intended to expose them to English vocabulary and conversations.

*Bridge course AV Schedule (1 hour)..*

➡️Day-1: Rhyme/song, Animated Story, Conversation/vocabulary, cartoon.

➡️Day-2: Rhyme/Song, Animated Story, Conversation/vocabulary, Short film/Documentary.

➡️Day-3: Rhyme/song, Animated Story, Conversation/vocabulary, cartoon.

➡️Day-4: Rhyme/Song, Animated Story, Conversation/vocabulary, Short film/Documentary.

➡️Day-5: Rhyme/song, Animated Story, Conversation/vocabulary, cartoon.

➡️Day-6 Movie

*Principle: Child’s attention span is directly proportional to the age of the child. As teachers we need to be conscious of the fact.*


Entertainment time is aimed at providing opportunities for children to use language and practice skills.

*Objective* is to develop soft skills, emotional intelligence,

imagination, creativity, socialization.

*Introducing all the components:*



➡️Making recipe




*Bridge Course overview

what is Bridge Course

1. It is designed 8 weeks or 39 days

2. It starts from 15th march to 23 April. for interacting 25 lakh children

3. Bridge course is designed to meet the ongoing needs of children 

4. To  bridge the learning gaps of the child 

5. For making the child ready to engage in English medium smoothly.

6. The programme is designed keeping in view of the child mental status and their learning levels.

Objectives of the Bridge Course

1. Equip the basic skills of English language among children through joyful learning.

2. Focus on reading comprehension.children

3. To give additional support to the children.


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