Reading to Learn

Reading is an essential component in both language learning and life-long learning. Aiming to help our students cultivate good reading habits, Reading to Learn lesson has been put into the regular timetable since 2012. In the Reading to Learn lessons, students are encouraged to select books they enjoy reading and set goals before they embark on their reading journey. Inspiring interactions between students and teachers through book sharing not only adds pleasure to reading, but also motivates students to read for both intellectual and spiritual nourishment. To create a strong reading atmosphere, Extensive Reading Scheme, Holiday Reading Scheme and book sharing sessions are incorporated into the curriculum.

Activities in Reading to Learn period
Introduction of Self-regulated Reading
  • Setting reading targets and making reading plans
  • Introduction of public library E-book system
Reading in the library
  • Enjoying the library facilities and the serene reading atmosphere in the library after students select their books
Teacher book recommendation
  • Teachers’ sharing of personal reading experiences (e.g. genres, the pleasure of reading and challenges encountered)
  • Introduction of a booklist of a particular subject/domain
Silent reading
  • Silent reading with the purpose of identifying reading areas
Reading Circle (English)
  • Students’ discussion about their views towards a text
Student book recommendation
  • Students’ sharing of their reading experiences with the use of book excerpts, IT resources and relevant videos, etc.

  • Book Fair

  • Student Book Recommendation

  • Writer's Sharing (Jimmy Kot)