Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School of MFBM English Gifted Programme – Developing the Languages, Thinking and Learning of the Gifted
Background • Our school is one of the Network Schools • This is a 3-year programme for enhancing the four language skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. • Reading and writing would be the first foci in the year of 2004-2005 while the inclusion of the 4 language skills and curriculum compacting elements would be the key concern in 2005-2007.
Implementation Plan (2004-2005) • Teachers who have received training on Gifted Education will form the Task Group (3Ts). • Level One, Mode 1 will be adopted. Certain classes will be our target students. Strategies of enhancing students’ creativity and thinking skills in reading and writing will be carried out through the year. • Level Two will be adopted. Students who are outstanding in English would be pulled out and programmes would be designed for them by the Task Group and the Gifted Education Section.
Target students of the pullout programme (2004-2005) • Form: Three • Number of students involved: 10 (maximum) • Recruitment Period: late November 2004 to mid February 2004
Details of the pullout programme: • Implementation period: From March 05 to May 05 • Format of the pullout programme: workshops after school • Number of the workshops: 6 • Venue of the workshops: one of the classrooms • Duration of the workshops: 1hr to 1 hr 30 mins • Tutors of the workshops: Members of the Task Group
Focus of the workshops: • Introduce students to different reading strategies through specific genres, like stories, news articles, comics, texts and so on. • Reading materials chosen will be the ones of more challenging topics and demanding languages. Materials calling for higher order thinking skills and strategies will also be chosen. • The teaching approaches are student centered and emphasise on collaboration and sharing.