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1 By Ms. IRIART Eléonore 1

2 I. INTRODUCTION 1. Objectives 2. A personal story on reading 3. A few statistics on reading 4. Ten 'inviolable' rights of the reader! II. WH… 1. What are your habits concerning reading? 2. Yes, but why read? 3. Difference between watching TV and reading a book 4. So, why read? 5. How to read? Good reading habits III. IDEAS TO FOSTER READING 1. Monthly press review 2. Take some time to read aloud 3. Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) 4. 'Reading of the week' poster 5. Enrich our business library 6. Bookmarks in the library 7. Organize a competition for the best quote 8. Create a blog on reading 9. Other ideas 10. Now vote for your favorite idea! 2

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4 1. Increase teachers and students confidence and enjoyment to read 2. Open up their reading choice 3. Offer them opportunities to share their reading experience 4

5 For me, I always loved to read and I started very early My little sister is 3 years younger than me At a time when I started to read, she was still 2 or 3 and could not So she resented me for spending my time reading and not playing with her She started to grow a dislike for reading So, my parents tried to find more playful ways to entice her to read For example, through the promotion of comics As a young teenager (12 or 13) she was still not keen to read So they pushed on the teenage tendency to prefer what is forbidden and told her she could select any book from their bookshelf My sisters 1 st pick was the Red and the Black by Stendhal It is clearly not a book for a 12 years old and she may not have caught the whole of the book, but it was clearly her 1 st love for books We now very regularly comment on books, recommend one to each other and exchange them between us 5

6 In 2007, Cambodia was ranked #130 of 178 countries by UNESCO in literacy level with 76.3% of literacy rate (percentage of people able to read and write). 6

7 Tehelka magazine conducted a survey about reading across India in the 30 Jan 2010 issue. Take the reading habits of an average Indian: 7

8 1. The right not to read 2. The right to skip pages 3. The right not to finish a book 4. The right not to re-read 5. The right to read anything 6. The right to bovarysme (to read for the instant satisfaction of our feelings) 7. The right to read anywhere 8. The right to browse 9. The right to read out loud 10. The right to remain silent (not to have to comment on what has been read) 8

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10 What Biographies Success stories News Blogs/Websites… When In the morning At lunch time After school Before going to bed During the week- end Where At school At home On a bus In a park Even in the toilet! Who You Me Everybody …spread the word! 10

11 Please kindly take the time to fill in the form Bear in mind that this form will remain anonymous Please be honest in your answers: there will be no judgment and no punishment whatsoever! 11

12 The best way to keep yourself physically fit is to exercise every day. Some days you do more; some days you do less. The important thing is to make physical fitness part of your daily routine. The same principle holds for mental fitness. If you want to be able to think well and to learn well, you must exercise your mind daily. As with physical fitness, there are any number of activities you can do to keep in shape. However, over the long run, the very best way to exercise your mind is to form the habit of reading. Here is why… 12

13 Watching television is, essentially, a passive experience. You sit, you look, and you listen. The concentration that you have is driven by outside stimulation. In fact, when you are caught up in a TV show (or even a commercial), it is a lot more like being hypnotized than being aware and present with your thoughts. 13

14 Reading a book, on the other hand, requires active concentration. As you read, you must put in a great deal of effort to look at the words, figure out what they mean, and build up images, thoughts and opinions within your mind. Moreover, if you are reading and you stop concentrating, even for a second, everything stops. Nothing happens until you start concentrating again. For this reason, reading regularly forces you to increase your powers of concentration. Reading also requires you to develop your imagination and your critical thinking. 14

15 Read! Read in chunks of text, not word for word. Reference the text and discuss books. Keep a list of unfamiliar words and try to use them. Ask constantly, "Does this make sense?" If not, reread or use other strategies until it does! Read to someone, with someone, and by yourself every day. Set a reading goal. Periodically, assess your goal. Set a new goal. Keep a record of your progress in your daybook. Build personal reading time to 90 minutes in one sitting for homework at least 3 times in the year. Use an index card to track if needed. Use colored plastic to help the words settle down if it helps. 15

16 A. For students 16

17 1. Quote your sources to students, share links/articles with students via 2. Make students read aloud (correcting them on pronunciation) 3. Have 30 minutes (or adapt adequate time) of reading in class every day/session 4. Tell them where they can find resources (things they can read to know more) 5. Simplify texts/choose simple texts for students to read 6. Explain key words 7. Highlight important points in books for students so they can read them more easily 17

18 1. Make students familiar with one topic, then let them read if they want to know more minutes expression about students reading 3. Ask them to read a text and answer questions as a mandatory assignment 4. Students must make research on one topic 5. Organize press reviews 6. Organize group discussions/case studies or ask them to talk about something they read at home (anything they want) 7. Organize debates 18

19 1. Put books and magazines in the library, build up our resources and then tell students that resources are available and show them where and when/how they can access it 2. Guide students to the library and tell them what they can find there and how/when they can use it 3. Give a reward to students who read a lot (tangible reward or words of encouragement) 19

20 1. Train students on how to read (reading techniques) 2. Ask them if they read and, if not, try to ask them and understand why 3. Explain them the benefits of reading 20

21 B. For teachers 21

22 Make the exercise of the press review initiated by Guillemette systematic on a monthly basis Organize a secret vote at the end of each session for the teacher who raised the most the interest for all the others Give a prize at the end of the year for the teacher who raised the most the interest for all the others (1 winner each time + 1 final winner). 22

23 Each teacher/student selects an article they liked and read it aloud to the other teachers/students This gives place to some questions and a discussion about the topic And potentially some more readings on the matter will follow thanks to a systematic use of references (source, author) 23

24 At a set time each week, EVERYONE in the school stops what they are doing and read something they enjoy for 20/30 minutes. The key to a successful DEAR is getting all staff and students to take part, consistency as to when and how often it takes place and making sure the students are supported in bringing along something they will enjoy reading on the day. 24

25 Each class / the library could have a wipe-clean laminate poster which could be used to recommend a book / magazine / newspaper / website of the week. Every student should have the opportunity to recommend something they have enjoyed reading. Students are four times more likely to read something recommended to them by a peer than by a teacher (MORI poll, 2003). 25

26 Encourage teachers to request colored and plasticized printouts of the most relevant articles to be kept in library shelves Encourage teachers, and students, to request business books, newspapers or magazines they heard of, read about on the Internet, or found in PP libraries, and feel relevant, so that we can enrich regularly our library Organize regular teacher visits PP books stores in order to create a stimulation effect from selecting books together and being able to exchange opinion on which books are more suitable to buy 26

27 Provide post-its, bookmarks or reading notes in the library so that teachers, and students, who read an article or a book can write a quick comment or a more detailed summary / point of view to entice others to read it too Students and teachers who read the book should leave their names on the bookmark, even if they do not leave a comment, so that future readers can consult them and get their advice 27

28 Teachers and students should select the quotes they find more relevant, attractive, funny, well-written from their readings. They should always quote the book and author. Quotes can give place to explanations and personal interpretations. Best quotes could be printed on the walls of the classrooms and library. 28

29 Teachers and students could recommend books or article to each other. They could comment on them and share opinions or debate. 29

30 Provide timeslot for librarian/teacher advice on readings when each class can take turn to chose a book and read Systematically add references to books, magazines, newspapers and websites in course syllabi Organize the visit from an author Make a screensaver of a recommended read of the month Share their favorite authors on Facebook 30

31 The 3 most successful ideas will be implemented in Business Department for the next academic year 31


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