Extensive Reading Programme
The Extensive Reading Programme provides
reading opportunities and oral language support to Primary One and Two pupils
who need help with the English Language. The Programme takes place every
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
There are two different reading activities
in the Extensive Reading Programme - Buddy Reading and IBM Reading Companion.
Pupils attending the Buddy Reading activity
are paired with good readers to read books from the Ginn Readers Graded Series.
Besides reading, the buddy tutors also discuss the pictures in the books. After
all the books in one level have been read, the pupils will complete a reading
activity before moving on to the next reading level.
The IBM Reading Companion is carried out in the computer laboratory. Pupils
read a selected range of e-books at their own pace. The software keeps a record
of the books read by pupils. The software also tracks the sounds and words that
pupils can and cannot read. At the end of the term, pupils are given the
detailed summary of their performance.
The KidsRead programme is a joint
partnership together with National Library Branch (NLB). The objective of
the KidsRead Programme is to promote the love of reading among the pupils in
Primary One and Two who are from low-income families.
The KidsRead Programme takes place on selected
Fridays from 10 a.m to 11 a.m, under the supervision of teachers and
parent volunteers. Secondary school students are deployed as reading buddies.
NLB provides the books and conducts the training for the reading buddies.
During each one hour session, pupils first
listen to a story told by one of the volunteers. Next, pupils proceed to
complete some activities related to the story, facilitated by the volunteers.
Lastly, pupils do independent reading.
To encourage reading and promote
the reading of age-appropriate books, we have a Literature Programme for
Primary Three and Four pupils. Books such as award winning author EB White’s
Charlotte’s Web and popular children’s writer Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory are among some of the books that are used in the programme. Pupils
start by discussing the plots and the characters, and work towards tasks such
as writing scripts for readers’ theatre and dramatising scenes.
Recess Nursery Rhyme/ Story
The Recess Nursery Rhyme/ Story Programme
aims to provide reading opportunities and oral English Language support through
nursery rhymes and stories for lower primary pupils. It is carried out on
Tuesdays and Thursdays during the last five minutes of the Primary One and Primary
Held at Si Ling Esplanade’s performance
stage, the teacher begins the session by reciting a nursery rhyme before
getting the pupils to join in.
In Term 3, story reading will commence. The
teacher will read excerpts from library books and encourage pupils to visit the
library to borrow and read the books if they are interested in the story and
wish to find out more.