In support of the promotion of national education and national security education in the junior secondary English Language classroom, three sets of presentation slides are developed to provide suggested learning and teaching materials and activities for exploring different major fields of national security such as cultural security, science and technology security and outer space security in the English lessons. Schools are encouraged to make use of the resource materials to enrich students’ English learning experience and enhance their understanding of our country and national security.
The Week of Positivity, which is to be held within the period of 6 February – 7 July 2023, is a school-based activity under the cross-curricular campaign “Promoting Positive Values and Attitudes through English Sayings of Wisdom (SOW) 2022/23”. It is a cross-curricular English week in which schools organise their own activities that echo the theme of “Leading a Positive Life” and four sub-themes “Cherishing Life”, “Diligence”, “Empathy” and “Respect for Diversity to create a learning environment conducive to English learning and the promotion of values education.
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SOW Campaign 2022/23 will continue to feature a variety of student activities and learning and teaching resources to sustain the momentum and growing impacts of building a positive school culture through cross-curricular collaboration. The overarching theme of the campaign this year is “Leading a Positive Life” with “Cherishing Life”, “Diligence”, “Empathy” and “Respect for Diversity” as sub-themes. Schools are encouraged to enrich students’ English learning experiences and foster their positive values and attitudes through enlightening students about the power of positive thinking and the means to develop a positive outlook on life, as well as encouraging them to put positive values into action in daily life through caring for and respecting the people and things around them.
As a sustained effort to support the SOW campaign, a new set of 40 instant messaging stickers have been developed to promote positive values and attitudes through festival greetings, the related SOW and common daily expressions. Apart from offering an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to use the stickers for communication on social media platforms, schools are also encouraged to use the multimodal resources to engage students in appreciating the messages of various English sayings of wisdom in context.
The anthology is a collection of students’ works selected from the winning entries of the SOW Creative Writing Competition and the SOW Picture Book Design Competition held in the 2020/21 school year. Both competitions provided opportunities for students to develop their creativity and multimodal literacy skills, share their personal reflection or creative work on English sayings of wisdom, and foster their positive values and attitudes. An activity booklet, with 20 suggested post-reading/viewing activities (i.e. 10 for the primary level and 10 for the secondary level), is developed to facilitate and complement the use of the anthology.
This resource kit aims to support schools in incorporating elements of the creative use of English into the English Language curriculum. It includes a collection of six posters to present six key topics on the creative use of English in a lucid and graphical manner for easy understanding. A total of six activity sheets are designed to facilitate and complement the use of the posters by providing opportunities for students to apply the writing skills and techniques featured in the posters.
This leaflet is designed to provide suggestions for English Language panel heads and teachers to strengthen connections and progressions in the secondary English Language Education curriculum. It introduces effective strategies to support students to develop the language knowledge and skills essential for further studies and lifelong learning, and provides examples on holistic curriculum planning and implementation to cater for students’ diverse learning needs.
This resource kit is designed for students at Key Stage 2 to enhance their lanauge skills, develop heir multimodal literacy and facilitate self-directed learning through exposure to various resources on issues of animal care. It also helps students develop positive values and attitudes (e.g. empathy, respect and a sense of responsibility for animals). The resource kit consists of 10 activities based on a range of selected reading/multimodal texts with focuses on a variety of issues of animal care.
In support of the cross-curricular campaign “Promoting Positive Values and Attitudes through English Sayings of Wisdom (SOW)”, four new posters have been developed based on the inspirational quotes from Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Mark Twain and Sam Levenson to create an inspiring learning environment for the learning and teaching of SOW.
This list includes additional resources for teachers to arrange extended leaning or self-directed learning activities during the special vacation. Schools can, with due regard to their own contexts and students’ attributes, use these resources to enable students to make the most of the special vacation and engage in online self-directed learning at home so that they will be well prepared for the resumption of classes.
This list includes a variety of online learning and teaching resources and related reference materials which enable schools to promote students’ self-directed learning during the special vacation. Schools can, with due regard to their own contexts and students’ attributes, use these resource materials to enable students to make the most of the special vacation and engage in online self-directed learning at home so that they will be well prepared for the resumption of classes.
The SOW Interactive Online Games are intended for use in both primary and secondary English Language classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to adapt the learning activities with reference to their students’ needs and abilities to cater for learner diversity, and to leverage the online games to support students’ self-directed learning, in particular during the suspension of face-to-face classes under the pandemic situation.
The e-resource kit is developed for use in secondary schools to enhance students’ understanding of public speaking skills and creative use of English through appreciating inspirational speeches. Five speeches are featured in the resource kit and a set of learning and teaching materials with discussion questions and suggested answers is provided for each to facilitate teachers’ use in the English Language classroom. Teachers are encouraged to make effective use of the resource kit to enrich students’ English learning and nurture their positive values, attitudes and behaviour.
This leaflet is designed to support the English panels and English teachers in planning, implementing and evaluating the English Language curriculum with effective strategies to cater for learner diversity at school, curriculum and classroom levels. The interface across key stages of learning and some common concerns about English learning and teaching are addressed.