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  1. How to prepare your class for Reading Lessons Guidelines for Teachers

  2. Who? • Homeroom Partners • students • parents

  3. Language Policy • Secondary 1-2 : English titles only • Secondary 3- Form 7: • a balance between English and Chinese Reading • Prescribed Reading • Recommended Reading • Chinese Dept. Reading List

  4. Form 6-7: • Editorial pages only/ quality periodicals are acceptable • BAN reading for assignments/ School work

  5. When? How long? • Days II, IV: Half an hour • Day VI: An hour • S1-3 : Use of Reading Journal • Reading Log • Comments • Reserve few minutes for updating Reading Journal entries • Arrange occasional oral recommendations

  6. How to get started • Make clear school language policy • Access www.shcc.edu.hk for Reading Lists • Read books on Prescribed Reading Lists FIRST • Then books on Recommended Reading Lists

  7. Use of Reading Journal • Secondary 1-3 • Record title, author, date of publication, date read in the reading log • Respond to reading in one’s own words • Get peer/ parent feedback • Oral recommendations • Post written recommendations

  8. Class Reading Progress Submit the following 2 items to Reading Team in December and May each year • ONE copy of the BEST entry in Reading Journal (S1-S3) or Book Recommendations ( F.4 –F.6) for display on campus • Complete the E-class ElectronicSurvey From on S1-S7 Class Reading Progress

  9. Other resources • Sacred Heart Canossian College homepage for Reading Team standing documents • Audio Books (SHCC E-class for Internal Use Only) • Local Public Libraries award-winning titles: Hong Kong Public Libraries - Recommended Lists for Young Adult • E-books:Hong Kong Public Libraries - Create a NetLibrary Account

  10. E-periodicals: • Opinion | Economist.com • http://www.time.com/time/world • E-news: • http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP • The Straits Times

  11. Important Dates • 10/9 (IV) : S1 Reading Assessment • 12/9 (IV) : 1st Reading Period/Religious Period • 22/9 (IV): Reading Team member visits to S1 • May: Class Review & Best RJ entry • December : Class Review & Best RJ entry

  12. S1 Reading Skills Workshop • Oct 08 – Feb 09: Every Day II, IV & VI • Time: Reading Period • Place: Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) 3/F St Magdalene Block

  13. Reading Enhancement Scheme • http://www.shcc.edu.hk/ for details about Reading Enhancement Scheme

  14. Reading Team • Mrs. Rosa Choy • Miss Irene Tsang • Miss Wanda Yiu • Miss Rebecca Yu