(I) Introduction to the programme
Primary Literacy Programme in Reading and Writing [PLP-R/W (KS1)] offered by the NET Section of Education Bureau adopts a holistic approach to language learning, incorporating the four skills and with an emphasis on reading and writing. It places heavy emphasis not only on students' literacy development, but also on teachers' professional development which aims to equip teachers with a wider repertoire of teaching strategies. The implementation of the programme exemplifies the importance of the tripartite partnership between the local English teachers (LETs), the NET and the Advisory Teacher.
In our school, two out of eight English lessons are devoted to the PLP-R/W each week for P1-3. In addition to the designated Big Books provided by the NET Section, small books are introduced to increase students' exposure to reading. The small books are well matched with the Big Books according to their themes.
(II) 'Reading Town' App
To enhance the effectiveness of students' reading and learning of vocabulary, P1-3 parents are encouraged to install the app 'Reading Town' (1, 2 and 3 according to the grade level) on their devices (smartphones or tablets). Every week, students are required to read two small books or letter books assigned by their teachers. After reading the books with children, parents may put a tick '✓' in the checklist in Classwork (CW) exercise book.
|Reading Town 1||Reading Town 2||Reading Town 3|
The app 'Reading Town' is currently available for iOS devices only. Parents and students may download and install this app on App Store. Users of Android devices may click here or visit the e-Learning platform Moodle to download the e-books in PDF files.