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Shek Wu Hui Public School

Project title  Promotion of English Reading through School Library Activities
Teachers involved  English teachers; General Studies teachers and Teacher-librarian
Target students  P.1 – P.6 students
Focal points
  • To establish an English reading atmosphere to promote English reading among students.
  • To adopt various reading strategies to enhance students' English reading interest.
  • To increase students’ reading confidence through buddy reading scheme.
Programme Details
  • Noon Reading Programme
    • The teacher-librarian organised and coordinated the video recording, the video shows and follow-up activities to arouse students’ interest in reading English books(please refer to the implementation schedule for details).
    • Students were encouraged to borrow recommended books and other English books in the library.
    • The programme was evaluated by looking at the hit rate of the videos and the borrowing rate of English books in the school library.
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  • Buddy Reading Scheme
    • The teacher-librarian invited English teachers to nominate 10 reading buddies from P.4 students and 20 students from P.2 to join the programme.
    • Before the programme commenced, questionnaires were issued to participating students and their parents.
    • Different types of reading resources were used to broaden students’ reading horizon(please refer to the implementation schedule for details).
    • Stories which were funny with simple sentence structures were selected to arouse students’ reading interest. Students were asked to follow the reading schedule (please refer to the implementation schedule for details).
    • The teacher-librarian conducted some training sessions for the reading buddies in each stage to develop their skills and confidence in guiding younger students to read story books.
    • Both P.2 and P.4 students of the programme were encouraged to join the English story telling competition organised by the English Panel. The English teachers provided training to those students joining the competition.
    • After the programme was completed, the teacher-librarian interviewed some students and issued questionnaires to the participating students and their parents.
    • This programme was evaluated by comparing the data of the pre- and post- programme survey, interviewing students, observing lessons, collecting teachers’ feedback, as well as looking at the borrowing rate of English books in the school library, and students’ performance in the English Story Telling Competition.
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  • The Themed Reading Scheme
    • The teacher-librarian coordinated teachers teaching P.1 English and General Studies to plan a schedule for Animals teaching theme.
    • Books of various contents, including informative text, stories, comics and games were sourced to cater for different reading interest of the students.
    • Books under the theme of “Animals” were placed in all P.1 classrooms for students to read.
    • The teacher-librarian arranged reading buddies of the “Buddy Reading Scheme” to read some English books for audio recording. The tapes were played during lunch time to support P.1 students to read.
    • Students marked their reading records on the record sheets posted on the book cabinets in their classrooms.
    • A “Read Aloud Day” was arranged at the end of the term to encourage students to read the themed books. Presents were given to students with good performance.
    • The programme was evaluated by looking at the number of students who borrowed the themed books, the participation rate of the “Read Aloud Day” and students’ performance during the “Read Aloud Day”.
Implementation schedule

        The Noon Reading Programme

Time Details
Early Dec. 2012
  • Produced a video to introduce the activity “My favorite stories”.
5 Dec. 2012
  • Uploaded the video to the Campus TV.
  • Showed the video to students.
6 Dec. 2012 -
14 Dec. 2012
  • Organised the “My favorite stories” pdf word activity.
  • Organised the exhibition on English picture books.
Early Feb. 2013
  • Produced a video to introduce “The flower princess”.
27 Feb. 2013
  • Uploaded the video to the Campus TV.
  • Showed the video to students.
28 Feb. 2013
  • Organised the “Following the stories” pdf word activity.
Early Mar. 2013
  • Produced a video to introduce “The magic brush”.
27 Mar. 2013
  • Uploaded the video to the Campus TV.
  • Showed the video to students.
11 Apr. 2013 –
22 Apr. 2013
  • Organised the “Come and create the story ending” pdf word activity.
Early May 2013
  • Produced a video to introduce “The three rocks”.
15 May 2013
  • Uploaded the video to the Campus TV.
  • Showed the video to students.
16 May 2013 –
31 May 2013
  • Organised the “Let’s read the story ending together” pdf word activity.

         The Buddy Reading Scheme

Stage Reading details
Stage 1
(Nov. 2012 –
Jan. 2013)
  • Read “Look Bear”, “Fuzzy Wolf", “The Last Donut” and “Share Bear” in 4 gatherings.
  • Read the other 8 books with main characters of “Bear and Wolf” in the “Wings” series on their own time and complete the simple worksheets after reading.
Stage 2
(Jan. 2013 –
Apr. 2013)
  • Read “Run,Run!”, “Chicken Licken”, “The Big Carrot”,“Boxer and the Fish”and“Cook, Pot, Cook!” in 5 gatherings.
  • Encouraged students participating in the programme to read other books in “Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales”series.
Stage 3
(Apr. 2013 –
May 2013)
  • Read the “Search and Find” games, comics and language games in the magazine “I Love English” together in 3 gatherings.
Stage 4
(May 2013)
  • Read online comics and some non-fiction books on the website of “Starfall” in 2 gatherings.

         Themed Reading Scheme

Stage Reading details
Jan. 2013 –
Mar. 2013
  • English and General Studies teachers in P.1 taught the same theme – “Animals”.
  • Teacher-librarian sourced books under the theme of “Animals”.
Apr. 2013
  • Books under the theme of “Animals” were placed in all P.1 classrooms for students to read.
  • Students marked their reading records on the record sheets after reading.
May 2013
  • Exchanged books among P.1 students.
  • Encouraged students to read the themed books in ‘self-reading corner’.
  • Audio tapes were played during lunch time to support students to read.
Jun. 2013
  • A “Read Aloud Day” was arranged at the end of the term to encourage students to read the themed books to the reading buddies. Presents were given to students with good performance.
Reading lists
  • Noon Reading Programmepdf word
  • Themed Reading Schemepdf word
  • Buddy Reading Schemepdf word