Since pre board exams are over and board students are at home, most schools have started special online writing sessions for them, noticing that the students have developed serious issues with writing and spelling and many of them may lose marks due to the lack of practice.
“Just verbal question- answer sessions don’t help. Writing well is a skill that needs to be honed and these children have been out of practice. We are making them write as much as we can,” said Seema Sapru, principal, Heritage School.
“With so much of WhatsApping, children have started writing “u” instead of you and “r” instead of are quite frequently. I am worried!” said TH Ireland, principal of St James School.
Richard Gasper, head of St Augustine’s Day School, Kolkata, said their teachers are giving the students both verbal and written tasks.
“We are giving children board exam-related test papers to solve within a stipulated time. Their online routine also has problem solving and remedial sessions,” said Indrani Chattopadhyay, vice principal of DPS Ruby Park.
“We are continuously conducting practice sessions to make students write at a stretch without moving out of their place,” said Meena Kak, director of Lakshmipat Singhania Academy.
Source: Times of India