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This is an English language lesson for the students of Std VI of the CBSE scheme of syllabus. This fiction is a really good reading material. This slide show is dedicated to my students at Navabharath ...

This is an English language lesson for the students of Std VI of the CBSE scheme of syllabus. This fiction is a really good reading material. This slide show is dedicated to my students at Navabharath Model School at Kakkanvchery and my students at Navabharat Central School, Valakkandy

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  • Lesson 1 Detailed Discussion On the lesson with meanings of tough words, exercise work outs, questions and answers Navabharath Model School Kakkanchery babuappat@gmail.com The Snake’s Secret
  • Lesson 1 The Snake’s Secret Detailed Discussion On the lesson with meanings of tough words, exercise work outs, questions and answers babuappat@gmail.com
  • Connect This section is intended to help you establish a clear connection with the topic being discussed in the lesson. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Connect When you hear the word ‘secret’ what do you feel? How would you feel if someone found out your secret? babuappat@gmail.com
  • Establish a clear connection with the topic of the lesson by thinking on these lines When you hear the word ‘secret’ what do you feel? How would you feel if someone found out your secret? babuappat@gmail.com
  • When you hear the word ‘secret’ what do you feel? Perhaps you may hold something as secret; you will never tell it to anyone. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Some facts which one person or a small group of persons only know, most others don’t know. Such facts are called secrets. babuappat@gmail.com Secret
  • Secret For example: babuappat@gmail.com The secret formula of Coca Cola The secret technology Cryogenic Rockets Some activities you do when you are alone and won’t tell anyone else.
  • Secret of your success- you’ll feel proud; Secret deed you’ve done- you’ll feel ashamed. babuappat@gmail.com How would you feel if someone found out your secret?
  • We’ll establish a connection with the main point discussed in this lesson- The Snake’s Secret babuappat@gmail.com By thinking on the factor secret
  • The word reflect means: Think seriously upon, Peruse deeply, Engage yourself in a contemplative exploration on the subject babuappat@gmail.com Reflect
  • If you are to share your secret with someone, who would that person be? Why would you share it with him? babuappat@gmail.com Reflect
  • Your mother, father, brother, sister, teacher, closest friend, a stranger, no one? babuappat@gmail.com If you are to share your secret with someone, who would that person be?
  • Why would you share it with him? You believe him the most, You believe he can give you a help, He’ll never tell anyone else about it, He should know about it, He is an expert in the topic. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Imagine Imagine means: Think creatively Use your problem solving abilities Think innovatively Think constructively so that you can achieve a better understanding of the topic. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Connect, Reflect, Imagine Are the three tools You have to use to have a better understanding of the lesson being discussed. It’s an activity oriented learning exercise. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Word Bank (please don’t confuse it with the world bank) Distressed: unhappy; upset Wee: very small, (wee hours of the day) Wily: cunning, cleverly (an act with a malicious intention) Entrusted: trusted someone with an important job (ringing the first bell denoting the start of the working hours is being entrusted with the peon of our school) Succulent: juicy and delicious Coil: wrap around, cover, twirl around babuappat@gmail.com
  • Read Please carefully read the following: babuappat@gmail.com
  • This is the story of a mythical bird from heaven; Holowaka, who is sent by God with a secret for men and women on Earth. Is he able to keep the secret? Read on and find out. babuappat@gmail.com
  • After God created men and women, He discovered that as they grew old they suffered a great deal of discomfort babuappat@gmail.com
  • Not only did their bones grow weak and hair turn grey, they also lost the strength to work and defend themselves. God was greatly distressed by this and decided to help mankind remain young, strong and healthy. babuappat@gmail.com
  • So, He called Holowaka, his messenger, and said, “Holowaka, I want you to fly to Earth with my message to mankind. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Tell them, when they find themselves growing old, all they have to do is slip out of their skin and they will be young again. babuappat@gmail.com
  • But remember to talk to no one on your way. If other creatures learn this secret, it will be theirs alone. babuappat@gmail.com
  • So Holowaka promised not to speak to anyone or stop for anything on the way and set flight to Earth. He flew for days and days and finally reached Earth. babuappat@gmail.com
  • By this time, Holowakas wings were aching and his stomach was rumbling with hunger. “If I can’t get a wee morsel to eat, then I can go on for some more time” he said to himself. babuappat@gmail.com
  • But he couldn’t find any food. When he was almost faint with hunger, he smelt meat. He went in search of it and found a snake feasting on a dead antelope. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Holowaka was delighted at the sight of food. “Will you be kind enough to share the meat with me; dear snake,” he asked meekly. babuappat@gmail.com
  • But the snake was a wily old creature. He knew Holowaka was the messenger carrying an important secret that God had entrusted him with. babuappat@gmail.com
  • And he also knew that the secret would be only for men’s ears. Now if the snake hated any creature, it was man. babuappat@gmail.com
  • For as soon as man saw a snake, even a harmless one that was crawling along thinking about its own affairs, he would take a stick and beat it to death. babuappat@gmail.com
  • The snake had lost many a loved one in such a manner. So the snake sucked on a succulent piece of flesh and asked Holowaka; “what will you give me in return.” babuappat@gmail.com
  • Holowaka looked around helplessly. What could he give the snake? Then he thought of his tail which was long and colourful like a rainbow. babuappat@gmail.com
  • He said; “I can give a feather from my tail.” The snake snorted and said, “what would I do with a feather from your tail? Wear it on my head? I want something else.” babuappat@gmail.com
  • “I can teach you to fly,” Holowaka offered. “Pah,” the snake spat. “No thank you, I’m happy being on the ground.” babuappat@gmail.com
  • Poor Holowaka could no longer bear the hunger. So he thought hard and as he sat wondered, he felt that with every passing moment he would die of hunger. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Then he was overcome by a tearing rage at God. “How could he send me on a mission without providing enough food to eat on the way? babuappat@gmail.com
  • All this is His fault,” he said himself and having comforted thus, he cleared his throat and said in a low voice, snake, listen, I am entrusted with a great secret. babuappat@gmail.com
  • This will change the life of mankind, but now I am prepared to tell you the secret in exchange of food.’ babuappat@gmail.com
  • The snake stared at the bird and then, unable to hide his curiosity, hissed, ‘Go on tell me…’ babuappat@gmail.com
  • But Holowaka was clever enough to realize the snake might trick him. “You have to believe me and I will tell you the secret only after I have eaten. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Besides I am too weak to speak. I need to eat first” he told the snake. babuappat@gmail.com
  • The snake said “ come to me. You will eat, but I will coil you in my clutches so that you don’t fly away after you’ve eaten. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Holowaka agreed and let himself be entrapped in the snakes coils. babuappat@gmail.com
  • When he had eaten as much as his belly could hold, Holowaka said, ‘God said to me to tell man that when they felt weak and old, all that they had to do was to slip out of their skin…” babuappat@gmail.com
  • The snake was eager to see if the secret worked for him too. Slowly and carefully the snake slipped out of his skin and became youthful again. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Meanwhile when Holowaka felt the coils of the snake loosen around him, he seized his chance and quickly escaped to Heaven. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Since the snake had heard God’s secret first, the secret has remained with snakes and from then on, when they feel themselves growing old, they just slip out of their skins and become young once again. Anitha Nair babuappat@gmail.com
  • Answer the following questions babuappat@gmail.com Consolidate
  • As human beings grew old they became weak and tired, they suffered a great deal of discomfort. This was the poor plight of human beings that worried God. babuappat@gmail.com 1. What plight of people worried God?
  • God entrusted Holowaka with the task of delivering a secret to retain health and happiness to the mankind. God instructed him not to stop anywhere or tell anyone else, because the first person who hear the secret only will have the power of using it. babuappat@gmail.com 2. What work did God entrust Holowaka with? What instruction did God give him?
  • What happened by the time Holowaka reached Earth? babuappat@gmail.com Holowaka flew days in and days out, and when he reached earth finally, his wings were aching, his stomach was rumbling with hunger. He felt that he could not move any further without eating something.
  • When he was about to faint with hunger he smelt meat. He saw a snake feasting on a dead antelope. This is where and how Holowaka found food. babuappat@gmail.com 4. Where did he find food?
  • The snake was a wily old creature. He already knew that Holowaka was the messenger of God to earth and he carried an important secret. That’s why he wanted something in return for food. babuappat@gmail.com 5. Why did the snake want something in return for food?
  • 6. Was God able to provide a solution for old age to human beings? He was not able to give a solution for old age and associated worries to human beings, because it was confided to the snakes by Holowaka- his messenger to earth on his way to meet human beings. babuappat@gmail.com
  • 7. Read the following questions and answer the questions. “This will change the life of mankind, but now I am prepared to tell you the secret in exchange for food” babuappat@gmail.com
  • a). Who says this to whom? These words were spoken by Holowaka, the messenger of God to earth to the snake when they met each other on Holowaka’s arrivalbabuappat@gmail.com to Earth.
  • b). What is the secret? When one grows old, weak and distressed they have to slip off their skin so that they will become young again. babuappat@gmail.com
  • c). Why would it change the life of mankind? Man will never have to grow old, weak or distressed. So it’s a change from present sorrowful condition of mankind. babuappat@gmail.com
  • d). Did the speaker do the right thing by telling the secret? No, the speaker didn’t obey God, but the fact remains that if he had not got anything to eat at least by then he would have died starving.babuappat@gmail.com
  • Think and Answer This section is to help the students to think independently and come out with an answer. So it will impart the power of imagination and free thinking to them. babuappat@gmail.com
  • 1. Which of the creatures that God created was He fond of the most? How do we know this? Human beings believe God likes them the most. Since he sent His messenger to Earth to help the human race we can believe so. babuappat@gmail.com
  • 2. Why was Holowaka told not to speak to anyone on the way? The secret Holowaka is carrying is useful only to the first person who hears it from him. This was why he was asked not to speak anyone else. babuappat@gmail.com
  • 3. If the snake had not slipped out of its skin what would have happened to Holowaka? He may not understand whether the secret works or not. Snake slipped out of its skin and became young again, so Holowaka was convinced of its efficacy. babuappat@gmail.com
  • 4. Write a brief character sketch of the snake. (Keep in mind his feelings towards man) ? Human beings whenever they see a snake will take a stick and beet it to death even if it’s a really harmless one. So snake hated the whole mankind. The snake is a wily old creature. He would expect something in return to each help he does to others. babuappat@gmail.com
  • 4. Was Holowaka reliable? Apparently he is not. Even then he has done it because he couldn’t bear the hunger any longer and he was going to die starving. So he wanted food very badly, he tried many other offers to the snake, but the snake was not agreeing to it. babuappat@gmail.com
  • 6. Was Holowaka simple or intelligent? Why do you think so? Holowaka was simple, he has fell to the wily nature of the snake. He was very much hungry and his wings ached. So we cannot say that he was cunning. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Create Listen to some sentences read out from the story in different ways. Listen carefully and say what tone/mood they indicate. As the sentences are read out, write the correct sentence number against each option. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Mockery What would I do with your tail, wear it on my head? “Pah, No thank you, I’ll be happy being on the ground.” babuappat@gmail.com
  • Persuasion Will you be kind enough to share the meat with me, dear snake? “Go on, tell me” babuappat@gmail.com
  • Suggestion “Come to me, you’ll eat , but I will have to coil you in my clutches so that you won’t fly away after you’ve eaten” babuappat@gmail.com
  • Order Holowaka I want you to fly to earth with my message to mankind. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Request Will you be kind enough to share the meat with me dear snake? babuappat@gmail.com
  • Complaint Holowaka laments, he has not been provided food to eat on his way to Earth. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Talk Time Holowaka returns to Heaven and breaks the news of his failure to deliver God’s message to the mankind. God is very angry; He starts shouting at Holowaka. Holowaka, on his part blames God for not providing him with food. And the argument continues. One of you will play Holowaka and another will play God. Enact this scene for your class. Make it as interesting as possible. babuappat@gmail.com
  • P h ra s e s f ro m t h e l e s s o n T i c k o n t h e c o r re c t m e a n i n g o f t h e p h ra s e . Faint with hunger: See something faint Feeling faint because of intense hunger Feeling full babuappat@gmail.com
  • S et f l i g ht to Boarded a flight Began a journey Started flying to babuappat@gmail.com
  • Te a r i n g ra ge Tearing up things around you Shedding tears great anger babuappat@gmail.com
  • R u m b l i n g w i t h h u n ge r Sound of rumbling of thunder Feeling very angry feeling very hungry babuappat@gmail.com
  • F i l l i n t h e b l a n ks 1. As winter approaches birds set flight to tropical lands 2. He never interferes in other people’s work. He likes minding his own. 3. By the time we reached the mountain peak we’re faint with hunger 4. When the boys lost the match the coach was in a tearing rage 5. The children came into the house after the mach with their stomach rumbling with hunger babuappat@gmail.com
  • A n s we rs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. set flight to minding his own. faint with hunger tearing rage rumbling with hunger babuappat@gmail.com
  • Language Ladder Some passages are given in the following slides. Write it down neatly in your note books. Underline the following parts of speeches as instructed. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Nouns in Red Adjectives in blue Verbs in green Adverbs in yellow babuappat@gmail.com Instructions:
  • The Passage 1 ‘God sent me to tell man that when they felt weak and old, all that they had to do was to slip out of their skin…’ The snake was eager to see if the secret worked for him too. He slipped out of his skin and became youthful again. Meanwhile. When Holowaka felt the coils of the snake loosen around him, he seized his chance and quickly escaped to heaven. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Answer Key babuappat@gmail.com ‘God sent me to tell man that when they felt weak and old, all that they had to do was to slip out of their skin…’ The snake was eager to see if the secret worked for him too. He slipped out of his skin and became youthful again. Meanwhile, when Holowaka felt the coils of the snake loosen around him, he seized his chance and quickly escaped to heaven.
  • The Passage 2 babuappat@gmail.com People collect different things. Some are particular in what they collect. It could be old idols, locks, stamps, posters, letters or greeting cards. One old lady collected bags- bags of all kinds, from small bags to large ones.
  • Answer Key babuappat@gmail.com People collect different things. Some are particular in what they collect. It could be old idols, locks, stamps, posters, letters or greeting cards. One old lady collected bags- bags of all kinds, from small bags to large ones.
  • Auxiliary Verbs They are also called helping verbs; are used along with the main verb to form tenses and to express certain situations. The most common auxiliary verbs are: be, have and do. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Read the following sentences •I am entrusted with a great secret. •He is coming got meet me •He has lost the car keys •Where do you stay? All the above sentences have two verbs. Am, is, has and do are auxiliary verbs. And constructed, coming, lost and stay are the main verbs. babuappat@gmail.com
  • Auxiliary verbs can also be shortened. You have learnt that contractions use an apostrophe (‘) to indicate missing letters. For e.g.: Word I am I have You are He is I had They are It is Contraction I’m I’ve You’re He’s I’d They’re It’s babuappat@gmail.com
  • Negative Contractions When we make contractions using not, these are negative contractions, for e.g.: •He isn’t ready to listen to me (is not) •I haven’t finished this story yet (have not) babuappat@gmail.com •Holowaka didn’t trust the snake (did not)
  • Rewrite these sentences with negative contractions We have not decided what gift to buy for mother, They had not cancelled the trip to Trichy last week. The snake was not ready to help Holowaka The children are not playing in the park It is not right to break promises babuappat@gmail.com 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. We haven’t decided what gift to buy for mother, They hadn’t cancelled the trip to Trichy last week. The snake wasn’t ready to help Holowaka The children aren’t playing in the park It isn’t right to break promises babuappat@gmail.com Answers
  • Extend babuappat@gmail.com Sometimes we rewrite a story or poem in brief, highlighting only the central idea and the main point of action. In order to do this, we first write down the main idea of each paragraph using phrases/short sentences. We then put these together in a paragraph form using suitable conjunctions and connectors.
  • Rearrange the phrases and write them as complete sentences to form a paragraph that will tell us the story of how snakes came to shed their skin Holowaka God • Snake is eating an antelope • That’s how snakes came to shed their skin • Holowaka eats and then tells the secret to the snake • Holowaka flies for many days and is hungry and tired • Wants snake to share the food but the snake wants to know the secret • Holowaka escapes but secret remains with the snake • God unhappy with people’s discomfort at their old age • Calls Holowaka and gives him the message for the mankind • Secret is to slip off the skin and be young again babuappat@gmail.com Snake
  • Expanded babuappat@gmail.com God becomes unhappy over the distress of mankind at their old age. He wanted to give humankind a solution for this problem. Calls Holowaka- His messenger and gives him a secret message meant for mankind. Secret is to slip off their old skin and be young again. Holowaka flies for many days and reach earth hungry and tired. He smells meat and see a snake feasting on a dead antelope. Wants snake to share some food. The snake wants the secret in return. Holowaka eats the meat and tells the secret to the snake. Holowaka goes back but the secret remains with the snakes
  • babuappat@gmail.com Imagine you’re Holowaka. You are afraid to return to Heaven and face God. Write a letter of apology to God for not being able to carry out His order.
  • babuappat@gmail.com Most Revered Almighty, I hope you are doing well in heaven. I also am fine here on earth. I reached earth comfortably. The journey was more or less comfortable. But we forgot one thing when we set out to earth. Neither did I remember nor did you remind me to carry some food for myself. While I reached earth I was really tired and hungry. My hunger was too severe since I had not eaten a thing for days together. I went out looking for some food and I saw a snake feasting on a dead antelope. I begged for some food, but he was not ready to oblige. I offered him many things but he was not ready to accept. He was adamant that I should part the secret with him. Finally I had to do it. I was under the impression that I can tell it to men too. But I came to know it won’t work, since the message was meant for the first person who hear it from me. I and sorry, really sorry. I promise you I won’t commit this kind of a mistake any more. Please forgive me. Thanking you in anticipation of your blessing Yours faithfully Holowaka
  • Relate babuappat@gmail.com Find information about the following and discuss it in your class. You could also write an article using the information.
  • babuappat@gmail.com Are all snakes poisonous?
  • Whenever we see a snake we will get scared of it. We will immediately try to run away. Normally no snake will attack us. When hurt or frightened it may, but never for no reason. All snakes are not poisonous. Water snake, rat snake, python and a lot other such snakes are not poisonous. Anaconda the largest snake on earth also is not poisonous. Please don’t fear snakes, please don’t hurt them. Let them also live a full life on this earth. babuappat@gmail.com Are all snakes poisonous?
  • ? babuappat@gmail.com Do all snakes bite?
  • Do all snakes bite? babuappat@gmail.com They may bite, but all are not poisonous. No snake will bite a man for no reason
  • How do we help a person who has been bitten by a snake? babuappat@gmail.com All of us have to take a training on first aid measures. When a person is bitten by a snake we have to wash the site of bite with flowing water. We have to use a toilet soap; preferably a carbolic soap to wash the wound or site of bite. Then mop it to dry and cover the place with a tower or clean cloth. Never allow the person to walk, run or do any activity which requires physical exertion. Take him to a hospital immediately.
  • How do we help a person who has been bitten by a snake? babuappat@gmail.com All of us have to take a training on first aid measures. When a person is bitten by a snake we have to wash the site of bite with flowing water. We have to use a toilet soap; preferably a carbolic soap to wash the wound or site of bite. Then mop it to dry and cover the place with a tower or clean cloth. Never allow the person to walk, run or do any activity which requires physical exertion. Take him to a hospital immediately.
  • Vocabulary babuappat@gmail.com Mythical : myth·i·cal (mĭth′ĭ-kəl) also myth·ic (-ĭk)adj.1. Of or existing in myth: the mythical unicorn. 2. Imaginary; fictitious. 3. often mythic Of, relating to, or having the nature of a myth:
  • dis·tressed (dĭ-strĕst′)adj.1. Suffering distress: the distressed parents of wayward youths. 2. Damaged or previously used: distressed merchandise. 3. Having been foreclosed and offered for sale, usually at a price below market value: distressed real estate. 4. Intentionally marred or faded to convey an antique or used look: distressed furniture; distressed denim. babuappat@gmail.com Vocabulary
  • rum·ble (rŭm′bəl)v. rum·bled, rum·bling, rum·bles v.intr.1. To make a deep, long, rolling sound. 2. To move or proceed with a deep, long, rolling sound. 3. Slang To engage in a gang fight. v.tr.1. To utter with a deep, long, rolling sound. 2. To polish or mix (metal parts) in a tumbling box. n.1. A deep, long, rolling sound. 2. A tumbling box. 3. A luggage compartment or servant's seat in the rear of a carriage. 4. Slanga. Pervasive, widespread expression of unrest or dissatisfaction. b. A gang fight. babuappat@gmail.com Vocabulary
  • Vocabulary babuappat@gmail.com wee (wē)adj. we·er, we·est1. Very small; tiny. See Synonyms at small. 2. Very early: the wee hours of the morning.
  • Vocabulary babuappat@gmail.com mor·sel (môr′səl)n.1. A small piece of food. 2. A tasty delicacy; a tidbit. 3. A small amount; a piece: a morsel of gossip. 4. One that is delightful and extremely pleasing.
  • Vocabulary babuappat@gmail.com en·trust (ĕn-trŭst′) also in·trust (ĭn)tr.v. en·trust·ed also in·trust·ed, en·trust·ing also in·trust·ing, en·trusts also in·trusts1. To give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance: "He still has the aura of the priest to whom you would entrust your darkest secrets" (James Carroll). 2. To give as a trust to (someone): entrusted his aides with the task.
  • con·sol·i·date (kən-sŏl′ĭdāt′)v. con·sol·i·dat·ed, con·sol·i·dat·ing, con·sol·i·dates v.tr.1. To unite into one system or whole; combine: consolidated five separate agencies into a single department. 2. To make strong or secure; strengthen: She consolidated her power during her first year in office. 3. To make firm or coherent; form into a compact mass. v.intr.1. To become solidified or united. 2. To join in a merger or union babuappat@gmail.com Vocabulary
  • rage (rāj)n.1.a. Violent, explosive anger. See Synonyms at anger. b. A fit of anger. 2. Furious intensity, as of a storm or disease. 3. A burning desire; a passion. 4. A current, eagerly adopted fashion; a fad or craze: when torn jeans were all the rage. intr.v. raged, rag·ing, rag·es1. To speak or act in violent anger: raged at the mindless bureaucracy. 2. To move with great violence or intensity: A storm raged through the mountains. 3. To spread or prevail forcefully: babuappat@gmail.com Vocabulary
  • hiss (hĭs)n.1. A sharp sibilant sound similar to a sustained s. 2. An expression of disapproval, contempt, or dissatisfaction conveyed by use of this sound. v. hissed, hiss·ing, hiss·es v.intr.To make a hiss: The audience booed and hissed. The teakettle hissed on the stove. v.tr.1. To utter with a hiss: 2. To express (a negative view or reaction) by uttering a hiss: The audience hissed its displeasure. babuappat@gmail.com Vocabulary
  • Hope you have understood the lesson very well THANK YOU babuappat@gmail.com Go back and read the lesson once again Think about how well you could comprehend