“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that one can have” -Lloyd Alexander
Reading not only helps our mental growth but also makes us knowledgeable, stimulates our imagination, opens up new dimensions, widens our horizon and much more. We, as an Educational Institute resonate with the point that reading is the key element in finding and conveying information and so it is important to understand how literacy progresses and the strategies that are used to make children become independent readers. Ms. Dalbir Kaur Madan, Founder-One Up Library and a profound reading mentor, conducted a highly impactful and engrossing workshop for the Pre-primary and Primary teachers that helped them understand the nitty-gritty of effecting reading in groups or with buddies.
The workshop’s goal was to focus on the mini lesson plan devised to give a clear and precise purpose to reading. To be able to establish a connection between the different perceptions, academic vocabulary and help track the elements of any genre, were the main essentials achieved through this interaction. The emphasis on teaching our learners about the management routines so that they can spend majority of their time reading beyond just words, was well received. She elaborated on the importance of knowing what a book holds like the title, author, illustrator and back blurb which are also the initial terms for learners academic vocabulary with respect to reading. The story elements and literary analysis, along with how to maintain fluency and execute modulations in voice to match the voice of the character, were the most important basics talked about. It was fascinating to learn that the art of reading through punctuation marks and speech marks make all the difference and the reading more impactful. The art of expressing about reading through illustrations, words, re-tells, messages, opinions, agreements or disagreements helped connect to the literary analysis.
It was a truly an enriching session that taught us how we can help our learners play around with books and exhibit their thinking and comprehension freely through various forms of expressions.