English - Class V Resources

The following list of online resources are provided as a sample of curated resources. New resources shall be added as we come across interesting and relevant online materials.

1. Importance of Reading

Description: A three-minutes TEDxYouth talk on the power and importance of reading by Luke Bakic.

Core Concepts: Reading and speaking skills, and use of gestures and intonations while speaking.

Link: Video on importance of reading

2. An Animated Story on the Theme of Self-Belief

Description: Believe in yourself, kids story, English moral stories with Ted And Zoe.

Core Concepts: Viewing and listening skills, use of appropriate vocabulary and expressions for communication.

Link: Video on self-belief

3. Formal Letter and the Envelope

Description: A sample showing the parts of a formal letter including the envelope without a subject.

Core Concepts: Reading and writing skills, and format of letter writing.

Link: Example of a formal letter and envelope

4. Business Letter Format

Description: Business letter (company business letter).

Core Concepts: Reading and writing skills, and format of letter writing.

Link: Example of a business letter

5. Invitation Letter (Explanation of the Format)

Description: A sample explaining the parts of a letter of invitation.

Core Concepts: Reading and writing skills, and format of letter writing.

Link: Example of an invitation letter

6. Figures of Speech

Description: Simile, metaphor, and personification: a brief guide to figures of speech.

Core Concepts: Figures of speech, simile, metaphor, and personification.

Link: Webpage on guide to figure of speech

7. Five Important Elements of a Short Story

Description: 5 important elements of a short story.

Core Concepts: Elements of a short story, character, setting, plot, conflict, and theme.

Link: Webpage on elements of a short story

8. The Writing Process

Description: Resources for writers: The writing process steps.

Core Concepts: Writing skills.

Link: Resources on writing process

9. Simple and Compound Sentences

Description: Video explanation of simple and compound sentences with practice items.

Core Concepts: Types of sentences.

Link: Video on simple and compound sentences

10. Continuous and Non-Continuous Texts

Description: Continuous and non-continuous texts: Definitions, comparison and examples.

Core Concepts: Reading skill, and identifying text types.

Link: Weblink on continuous & non-continuous texts

11. Elements of Effective Writing

Description: Explanation of the five elements of effective writing with checkpoint. The checkpoints can be converted into checklists for self and peer assessment.

Core Concepts: Writing skill, and elements of effective writing.

Link: Pdf on elements of effective writing

12. Book Review

Description: Key Stage 2: A video lesson by a Bhutanese teacher on: why do we write a book review? The basic components of a book review with examples.

Core Concepts: Reading and writing skill, read and write a book review.

Link: Video on book review

13. Figures of Speech

Description: Key Stage 2: A video lesson by a Bhutanese teacher on four figures of speech - simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole (explanation with examples).

Core Concepts: Speaking and writing skills, and figures of speech.

Link: Video on figures of speech

14. Compound Sentences

Description: Compound sentences: Defining a compound sentence with examples.

Core Concepts: Language and grammar, and compound sentences.

Link: Webpage on compound sentences

15. Reported Speech

Description: A YouTube video explaining how to transform a direct speech into the reported form through examples.

Core Concepts: Language and grammar, direct speech and reported (indirect) speech.

Link: Video on reported speech

16. Exercises on Direct and Indirect Speech

Description: Direct and Indirect Speech – detailed guide to transforming direct and indirect speech with several examples.

Core Concepts: Language and grammar, and direct and indirect speech.

Link: Webpage on direct and indirect speech

17. Adjectives

Description: Adjectives: Rules on the three degrees of comparison with examples.

Core Concepts: Language and grammar, and adjectives (degree of comparison).

Link: Webpage on adjectives

18. Comparative Adjectives

Description: An English grammar video lesson on comparative adjectives.

Core Concepts: Language and grammar, and comparative adjectives with demonstrative examples.

Link: Video on comparative adjectives