Class Discussion

Let’s Read

Question 1: What activity was going on in the class?

Answer: Class discussion

Question 2: Who was the quiet one in the class?

Answer: Jane

Question 3: Why was she quiet?

  1. She was afraid to air her opinions
  2. She hated the noise
  3. She didn’t like the activity
  4. She was quiet by nature

Answer: (d) She was quiet by nature

Question 4: How do you interact in class during discussions? Do you participate or remain quiet?

Answer: I take active participation in class discussions.

Think and Write

Choose two friends in your class who are very different from each other. Use the clues in the box to describe their nature. you may also add your own words to describe them.

Naughty, lively, sharing, careless, studious, quiet, friendly, helpful, regular, cheerful


SheelaNaughty, lively, careless, cheerful
AnkitSharing, studious, quiet, friendly, helpful, regular

Let’s Talk

Question 1: What is a discussion?

Answer: A discussion is a meeting in which participants talk together on some important matter. Everyone gives his/her views on the topic. Participants askquestions and answer them. Out of many ideas, the best idea is selected for action.

Question 2: Note the points you might discuss before planning to visit to the park.

(a) Choose a day and time.

Answer: 7th July, 10 AM

(b) What things to bring to play?

Answer: Football, Frisbee, Kite

(c) Assign duties.

Answer: Ankit will bring football. Rahul will bring Frisbee. Sneha will bring Kite. Bittoo will bring food.

(d) Things to eat.

Answer: Potato chips, Kurkure, Choco pie, Orange juice

Question 2: Fill in the grid given below by assigning qualities ot each person. Some clues are given here to help you.


BraveNaughtyQuiet TalkativeGenerousStudious
MithilaXYX XXX
SangeetaXXX XYX

Let’s Read and Do

Find one story of bravery about a child. You can search for the story by talking to older people or watching a TV programme or from a film.

Write down the story. Also mention the source.

Answer: Story of Karanbeer Singh

This is a story from Attari village. The incident happened on 20 September 2016. Karanbeer was going with his friends by a school bus. When the bus was crossing bridge it fell into a drain. There were 25 children inside the bus.

Water started to fill inside the bus. It was getting difficult to breathe. Karanbeer was only 16 years old. He mustered courage and came out of the bus. After taking some breath, he went inside the bus. Water level was too much for comfort. Karanbeer fought all odds and was able to save 15 children.

Write a Notice

A notice tells who, when where and what.

The girls and boys of Class V wrote notices for the bulletin board.

Question 1: Read Sheela’s notice. Discuss the questions that follow


The Drama Committee will meet in the classroom on Monday, at two o’clock. We’ll plan a play for our Annual Day.

Will each one of you please bring a play.

(a) Who was to meet?

Answer: Drama Committee

(b) When were they to meet?

Answer: On Monday at 2 o’clock

(c) Where were they to meet?

Answer: In the classroom

(d) What were they to do?

Answer: They had to plan a play for the Annual Day

Question 2: Write a notice about a library committee or a football match.

Answer: The Library Committee has decided to begin lending more than two story books to each student. The new lending scheme will begin from 1st August. Each student will be allowed to keep the book for one week.

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