ROOT TO FRUITS (ROOT WORDS AND VISUAL VOCABULARY)
A guest speaker programme was organised for the students of class XI on June 11, 2020, by the English Department, Delhi Public School, RK Puram. The session was presided by Ms Tarannum Naseem Raza.
Ms Raza is associated with the T.I.M.E. in the capacity of a career counsellor, for more than thirteen years. Her command over the English language makes her a dynamic mentor. The session started with some new ideas about word formation like marsupial words, portmanteau words, joey words. These were some new techniques which enlightened our students and gave them an idea to understand and identify the root form of the new words.
Gradually the session moved towards the next segment wherein she gave us some tips on ‘how to improve our vocabulary’ while adhering to the R-P-S approach i.e. Root word- Prefix- Suffix. Various references from novels, mythologies etc. were used to make the students identify the words and the students responded with enough enthusiasm, making the session very interactive. The last segment was about the technique ‘Mnemonic’, through this technique they were made to understand how to grasp the meanings of new words.
This wonderful interactive session came to an end with students interacting with her about words which are commonly confused.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Atika Dayal, Head of the English Department. Everyone present in this virtual platform expressed their gratitude for a fruitful session.