UKG—Urdu Ka Guldasta— is a series of books for levels from pre-primary to eight that has enriched the minds of teachers and students alike. This third edition has been designed to enhance the learning of students and offering higher level of interest. The main emphasis of the new edition are:
Colored Printing: To raise the interest level and to elaborate the text, use of colored printing is a prominent feature of this edition.
Alignment with the National Curriculum: The pre-primary books are in line with Early Childhood Curriculum (ECCE) and primary books comply with the National Curriculum. For Pre-primary, special exercises are provided for pre-reading and pre-writing skill development. Phonics and sight-reading methods are used where essential. In the primary books, material has been added to both prose and poetry. Effective changes have been made in activities and exercises; addition of objective questions is one of them.
Focus on all Four Language Skills: Listening and speaking: group activities and application of these skills at different occasions, their development have been ensured. Reading: auditory and visual teaching methods have been employed. Principles of auditory system of Urdu have been gradually introduced in primary classes. Writing: Urdu is normally written in Nastaleeq font. To elaborate the minute details of this writing, simple yet comprehensive method has been used.
Urdu Grammar: To introduce Urdu as the national language, simple and interesting activities have been organized. Care has been taken to ensure the ease of users whose mother tongue is not Urdu.
Development of Comprehension Skills: Bloom’s Taxonomy has been introduced in proper sequence of remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing,evaluating, and creating.
Creative Writing: Starting from making small sentences in pre-primary to making simple couplets and then writing essays and poetry in grade 5—has been made very simple and comprehensive. Includes stimulating students to write an account of an event, story writing, letters and recording memorandums in diary.
Character Building: Emphasis have been placed upon the use of civilized and gentle language.
Addition of Interesting Stuff: To stimulate students to appreciate the literary quality of Urdu language, jokes, puzzles, riddles and games are included.