24 November, 2019
Reading Programme in the Primary Section
Mrs. Shahnaaz Abbas
At Don Bosco High School, Matunga a lot of importance is given to reading. A special period dedicated to reading has been allotted in the Primary Section time table for each class. Two story books for the academic year for each standard have been selected by the teachers that will appeal to their students. Each teacher in class tries her best to inculcate good reading habits in her students.
Scholastic Books, the publishers of these story books conduct an ‘Opening of the Book’ session twice a year at the beginning of each term. On November 22nd, 2019 Std. III and Std. IV had this session. Ms. Jyotsna Singh of Scholastic Books introduced the students to their new book in a unique way through interesting activities that made each student think out of the box; riddles, miming, word games relevant to their book were conducted. It was a very interactive session and had the students completely engrossed. The students were eager to scan their books and found it difficult to refrain from opening and reading them till the session was almost over. Very gradually they were asked to open their book and find some activities in them which were conducted earlier. The students found the experience exhilarating and refreshing.