Buri and the marrow

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					            Buri and the marrow
These resources can be used for
• Cross-curricular topic work involving
  children’s different languages
• Language classes in the community
• MFL classes
See also resource sheet (link) and lesson plans (link)
                Published by Mantra Lingua
https://www.mantralingua.com/uk/product.php?productid=37&cat=0&page=1
    available with Talking Pen which tells the story in different languages
The story of The Buri and the
           Marrow
An old woman is on her way to see her daughter
and encounters several animals (fox, lion and
tiger) who all want to eat her. She manages to
escape and reaches her daughter’s house where
she has a huge meal. They then decide to hide her
in a large marrow so that she can roll back home
without being discovered. She gets past the lion
and the tiger but the clever fox works the trick out.
Just as he is about to eat the old woman her own
two dogs come to rescue her.
Ma tumi lau er vithor duko
(Transliterated Bengali)



Mother you need to get inside
the marrow
Key Words
from parallel story in English:
The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin


     • The key words are in
       English, Bengali script
       and transliterated
       Bengali
     • These were used in
       mainstream class so
       that everyone could
       read out and
       pronounce the Bengali
       words
 Key words in
 Bengali class
• This word search
  developed the
  children’s knowledge
  of Bengali letters,
  spelling and reading
  skills
Role play script

• This script was written in
  mainstream class in
  English including Bengali
  words
• In Bengali class, children
  acted out a play script in
  transliterated Bengali
• In both classes the
  children performed for
  their peers
A child
comments on
their learning in
Bengali class

				
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