THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

New Vocabularies: Playmates, Rush out, Well-struck ball, Mumble, Disheartened, Lean, Wrap up, Resume, Recognise, Afar, Mocked, Left out, Afford, Well off, Supportive, Neighbourhood.

THE BOY Look at the illustrations below. The illustrations are from Orin’s ‘Sports Sticker Album’. In pairs, write the names of the sports in the given space. Then, discuss what you know about these sports.

নিচের ছবিগুলো দেখো। এই ছবিগুলো Orin এর ‘Sports Sticker Album’ থেকে নেয়া জোড়ায় খালি জায়গায় এই খেলাগুলোর নাম লেখ। তারপর এই খেলাগুলো সম্পর্কে তুমি কি জানো তা লেখ।

THE BOY UNDER THE TREE
THE BOY UNDER THE TREE
THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

The Boy Under the Tree Ask and answer the following questions with your friend. Then, share your answers with the class.

নিচের প্রশ্নগুলো তোমার বন্ধুকে জিজ্ঞেস করো। তারপর প্রশ্নের উত্তরগুলো শ্রেণিকক্ষে Share করো।

a) What type of sports do you like to play in school?

b) What are they?

c) When do you play (before/after the class or during the tiffin break)?

d) With whom do you play usually?

e) Do you have a friend who plays very well?

f) Do you have any friends who can’t play with you? If yes, why?

Read the names of the sports given in the box. Then, discuss and categorise them in the following columns. (The sports you see usually boys play, and the sports usually girls play, and the sports both boys and girls play).

নিচের Box এ দেয়া খেলাগুলোর নাম পড়ো। তারপর আলোচনা করে খেলাগুলোকে নিচের সারণিতে ভাগ করে বসাও। ( যে খেলাগুলো সাধারণত ছেলেরা খেলে, যে খেলাগুলো সাধারণত মেয়েরা খেলে এবং যে খেলাগুলো ছেলে-মেয়ে উভয়েই খেলে। THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

Football, Cricket, Swimming, Bicycling, Tennis, Basketball, Badminton, Handball, Highjump, Ha-du-du, Chess, Hockey, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Musical chair, Doll game, Ludu.

The sports boys playThe sports girls playSports both can play

Discuss the following topic in groups. Then, tell the class whether you agree or disagree and why.

নিচের বিষয়টি দলে আলোচনা করো। তারপরে শ্রেণিতে বল, কেন তুমি বিষয়টিতে সম্মত বা সম্মত নও।

“In choosing and playing any sports there should not be any difference between boys and girls.

For example, you can start by saying –

I agree. I think both boys and girls can play all the games because both enjoy the games……

Read the story and answer the following questions in pairs/groups.

The bell rings for the start of the tiffin period, and the students of Kajla High School are rushing out of their classes to play. In the school playground, a group of boys starts to play cricket. In this group, there is a boy named Zahin. THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

While playing he notices a boy sitting under the Banyan tree at the corner of the playground. But he doesn’t think much of it. A well-struck ball runs toward the Banyan tree and stops just a few feet short of it. Zahin runs to collect the ball. THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

As he gets near the tree, he recognises the boy sitting under the tree as his classmateJamal. “Hey, Jamal!” he says while collecting the ball and running back to rejoin the game. As they resume the play, Zahin recalls seeing Jamal sitting under the tree quite a few times observing them play.

They wrap up the play as the bell rings for the end of the tiffin period. After the class, Zahin gathers other members of the group. “Have you noticed Jamal sitting under the tree watching us play?” says Zahin. “Yeah. What of it?” says one. THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

“He often does,” says another. “It seems he is interested in joining us to play,” says Zahin. “But he can’t… and we know the reason, right,” one mumble. “I have an idea,” says Zahin. Zahin shares his idea with the group. The next day, Jamal is sitting under the tree as usual, but Zahin’s group is nowhere to be seen.

Feeling a little disheartened Jamal stands up leaning against the tree. He starts to search for something besides the tree. “Ah, there you are,” Jamal says to himself holding two crutches in his hands.

As he starts to move toward class, he hears, “Hey, Jamal!” Jamal turns and sees Zahin with the group. “We are playing chess today. Come join us”. A bright smile forms on Jamal’s face as he joins the group to play. The next day, the group requests Jamal to do the scoring for them while playing cricket. THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

Jamal happily accepts that. Jamal is so efficient in counting that the everyday score confusion is gone. Together with Jamal, the group enjoys both cricket and chess.

Read the story again. Now choose the correct words/phrases to make the following sentences meaningful. THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

tiffin, under, interested to, plays, usually, an idea, happy, follow, smile

a. Zahin _______ with his friends in the ___________ time.

b. Jamal _________ watches his friends play sitting _____ a Banyan tree.

c. Jamal is also ______ ______ play with his friends.

d. Zahin plans _____ _____ to make his friend Jamal _____ .

e. We all should _______ Zahin to make a friend _____.

In groups/pairs write the answers to the questions given below. Then, exchange your copy with other groups/pairs.

দলে/জোড়ায় নিচের প্রশ্নগুলোর উত্তর লেখ। তারপর নিজের উত্তরের অনুলিপি অন্যদল অথবা তোমার জোড়ায় কাজ করা বন্ধুর সাথে তা বিনিময় করো।

a. Who are Zahin and Jamal?

b. What does Zahin notice while playing cricket? c. What does Jamal usually do during the tiffin break?

d. What is Zahin’s plan to include Jamal in the game?

e. Do you have any students who are physically challenged in your class/school?

f. Have you done anything like Zahin to make them smile? If yes, write in short.

g. Write 5 ways you will help students who are physically challenged of your school. THE BOY UNDER THE TREE

In groups/pairs, read the following situations and then write what you can do in those situations to make your friend smile.

দলে/জোড়ায় নিচের অবস্থাগুলো (Situation) পড়ো এবং তারপরে ঐ অবস্থায় তোমার বন্ধুকে খুশি করার জন্য তুমি কি করতে তা লেখ।

Situation one

When Rida was young, she could see very well. She could point out the small birds sitting on the trees, she could see the board in her classroom. But suddenly her eyesight started to get worse, and she couldn’t do the things she used to do.

Now, she cannot see the board in her classroom from a far and she cannot play with her friends. She still wishes she could be a part of everything in her school. What do you think you can do to make Rida feel included?








Situation two

Marche Chakma has recently transferred from Bandarban to a school in the city. Although he can speak English and his mother language well, he struggles with Bangla. He often feels shy in class because of his ‘special accent.’

What can you do to make him feel more welcome?







Situation three

Kanka’s father works as a peon at the same school he attends. His family isn’t as well-off as some of the other students in his class. He cannot always afford new clothes or school picnics or the latest gadgets. He sometimes feels left out.

How can you be supportive of Kanka?







Situation four

Rodoshi is a 6th grader who has recently moved into a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood. During Pooja festivals, she misses her old friends. In the place where she used to live before, she had friends from her religion but now she feels alone. She wishes she could celebrate the festivals with everyone.

How can you help in making Rodoshi feel less alone?






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