(A Textbook of English for Class-IV)
Growhills Writers’ Board
Kamalpur, Barpeta (Assam)
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The education policy determines the future of a nation. Only educated citizens can contribute properly to the building of a greater and stronger nation. The National Curriculum Framework, 2005 has recommended that the children’s life at school must linked to their life outside the school. It is a praiseworthy recommendation. Following the recommendation of the NCF, the NCERT has been preparing School Text Books. But the matter of regret is that the textbooks prepared by the NCERT, inspite of their auspicious attempt, have faced adverse criticism from various ground.
First, the text books prepared by the NCERT are too much practical which in most cases, especially where the educational infrastructure is weak and poor, seems unapplicable. It is because the number of teachers in a school is meagre if compared to the number of students.
Secondly, the teaching of present Text Books needs audio-visual and other educational tools but most schools are poor in owning them.
Thirdly, the text books prepared by the NCERT have failed to keep up the grade and steps of learning. For example the elementary English Text books prepared by the NCERT are hard nut to crack for most students. In practical life it is found that a student who has owned the certificate of passing Class V can hardly write his addrees correctly.
The number of schools run by Government is not sufficient for the increasing number of students and to meet the need of students many private schools have been set up. To say of Assam, there are more private schools than the schools under the State Educational Boards.
The private schools, especially in Assam have been facing hardship in getting text books because the private schools are not provided with text books prepared by the Government. In such a case they have either to import books from outside (which is not an easy task) or they have to prepare books for themselves. But it is found that the books prepared by themselves are lack in uniform. They seem to be prepared whimsically without paying mind either to starndard or to coping with the grade.
So to meet with the long-felt need of unified and grade-wise text books in all subjects, especially for the private schools of the state, an adventurous mission has been undertaken by the Growhills Publishing, a publisher dedicated to the service of students, to prepare text books from grass level onwards.
Every attempt has been persued to make the publications suitable and fruitful to whom they are meant. All text books are prepared with much care paying heed to the age, psychology, environment, socio-economic condition of the average students.
Hoped that the educationists, critics, teachers, guardians and students would render their help by putting forward their valuable and critical suggestions in getting our mission a grand success.
This book ‘Readers’ English-IV’ is especially designed to meet the long-felt demand of private educational institutes of North-east India. The materials have been compiled and edited from various sources. The publisher is not aware of any copyright violations in any form which has been incurred while preparing this book. We are ready to appreciate and take immediate action to rectify and overcome such thing which has occurred unintentionally or unknowingly in any form towards anyone in case it is brought to our notice.
Growhills Publishing .
1 The Ungrateful Cat
2. Waiting for Rain
3. Allen and Tapash Uncle
4. The Sun and the Moon
5. Riddles for Fun-I
6. A Little fish
7. The Grasshopper and the Ants
8. A House for Ashad
9. To God
10. Riddles for Fun -II
11. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi
12. Father and Daughter
13. My Daily Life
15. Riddles for Fun -III
16. Hellen Keller
17. Two Old Friends
18. The Clever Crow
19. O, Look at the Moon
20. Riddles for Fun -IV
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