Evidence suggests that children who read not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a wider vocabulary and increased general knowledge. The more enjoyable the things they read are, the more they’ll stick with them and develop the reading skills they’ll need.
This year, the students of Primary 3 will be asked to follow the Class’ Weekly Reading Program to enhance the students’ language skills as well as presentation skills. The students will be given time to get used to the program in order for it to be one good habit.
Each week, the students will need to finish reading one book that at the end of the week will need to be presented in front of the class. Below is the procedure:
The students will pick one book from the list of books agreed.
The students will then read the book and make a book report including the characters, settings as well as plot. This will help the students when they need to present the story.
On the following week, the students will need to explain to the class what they had read.
The students will be assessed on the story elements, details and inference, prediction and conclusions as well as the presentation skills.
Parents are encouraged to give their child some reading time at home in order to make this program successful. The parents are also encouraged to read together with the child so the child can feel the parents’ support.
There are so many ways in which reading continues to be both a vital skill for children to master, and an important source of knowledge and pleasure that can last a lifetime. Inspire your children to read. Give them access to plenty of reading material that they’ll enjoy and discuss it with them.
Just like the famous Dr. Seuss quoted, “The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”.
BPK Penabur Banda