2Identify these personalities… JOHN MILTONRABINDRA JAINIdentify these personalities…SUDHA CHANDRAN
3HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PERSON ON TELEVISION RECENTLY ? What do you know abouthim ?
4The famous astrophysict who had adorned Issac Newton’s chair in the Cambridge university.Completely paralysed he had to be on the wheel chair but his enthusiasm for life and his work was an inspiration for many.
5What do you know abouther ?In which field has sheshown her excellence?HELLEN KELLER
6Sudha chandran who enacted in ‘‘Nache mayuri is one such brave lady who lost her leg in an accident but she did not let that put her life’s passion – dance to rest. Today she performs shows all over the world.
7MATCH THESE WITH THE PICTURES AND FIND FOR YOURSELVES CRUTCHESCRIPPLEPLUMPBANDAGEFLOWER BEDS
8Don’t you think you are among the happy few who have a chance of leading a wonderful carefree life.
9Miss Beam said ,`The blind day was the most difficult’.
10Children said that they had to exercise a lot of willpower to keep their mouths shut.So that was the most difficult.
12One day the author, E V Lucas, visited Miss Beam’s school to know more about the teaching learning method followed there.The students in her school are taught simple spelling, adding, subtracting, multiplying and writing. The rest is done by reading to them and by interesting talks.
13Each term every child has one blind day, one lame day, one injured day, and one dumb day. This is to make them appreciate and understand misfortune.
14Write true or false against each of the following statements. (a) The author had been to Miss Beam’s school several times.(b) In Miss Beam’s school all subjects are taught in detail.(c) Children in Miss Beam’s school are taught to appreciate and understand misfortune.(d) The author saw a real blind boy being led out by others.(e) On the dumb day the mouths of the children are bandaged
15FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS 1. Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the correct option.It pains me, though to see that they are not all so healthy and active looking.(i) Who speaks these words?(a) E V Lucas(b) Premchand(c) Miss Beam(d) Ruskin Bond
16(ii) These words are spoken to ______. (a) the blind girl(b) the dumb girl(c) Miss Beam(d) the author
17(iii) How does the author react to this? (a) the listener agrees with it(b) the listener becomes sad(c) the listener gets angry(d) the listener laughs and tells the truth
182. And so we walked on. Gradually I discovered that I was ten times more thoughtful than I ever thought I could be.(i) Who are ‘we’ here?(a) the children in Miss Beam’s school(b) the author and his friends(c) the author and Miss Beam(d) the author and the blind girl
19(ii) Who is ‘I’ in the above sentences? (a) the blind girl(b) the dumb girl(c) the author(d) Miss Beam
20(iii) What change has come over to the author after his visit to Miss Beam’s school? (a) became more careful(b) became more helpful(c) became more proud(d) became more thoughtful