Reading and Literacy skills are vital for the ability to function, contribute and develop in today’s society. The acquisition of these skills are relatively easy for some children, however, there is a significant proportion of learners who experience difficulty with reading process. This project discuss about the development of reading skill and its practical implementation in school level (KG to Grade XII). This project has two parts; Lead to Read and Read to Lead and three stages. DEAR, LAS-Pro-CAH-SASL, READ Learning to read is a complex process. Lead to read is the first part in which we use “Whole Language “approach. In this stage consideration will be given to the aspects of phonemic awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and comprehension that contribute to successful reading interventions. Second part is read to lead. It is an advanced level of reading which helps the children to lead today’s society.
Reading Literacy doesn’t mean that reading a text; instead it includes listening, comprehending, interpreting and creating. Second part of the project Read to Lead includes the development of interpreting and creating skill through critical appreciation.
UAE government has given more importance Education.2016 was celebrated as the year of reading. 2018, Year of Zayed also focus on develop reading skill inchildren. One of the eight pillars of UAE national agenda 2021 is First Rate Educationsystem. Furthermore Nationalagenda aims to enable the UAE students rank among the best in the world inreading,mathematics and scienceexams. In respect to the nation and its national agenda it is the duty of each and every school in UAE to ensure reading literacy of children as they are the future promises.
Reading has a key role in the academic development of the children. There are different types of reading to gain knowledge. Through reading they can comprehend, analyze, interpret and create knowledge. The main aim of education is to gain knowledge and wisdom which can be easily acquired through reading. Keeping this in mind Gulf Model School has initiated many activities all around the school to develop reading literacy and inculcate reading habits among learners.
“Read at every wait;
Read at all hours;
Read with in leisure;
Read as one goes in;
Read as one goes out;
The task of the educated mind is simply put DEAR TO READ”
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” -Charles W. Elio
I felt it is a big testimony to Gulf Model School, Dubai that my daughter is getting an excellent opportunity for showcasing their talents and innovative ideas. A lot of new things academically are doing in the school for the upcoming of students mental and physical strength. All these helps to increase the confident level of my daughter for doing all the class works and other activities.
Mr.Sulaiman (Smeera Beevi,X-A)
I think it is a great opportunity for students of the council to make their action plan according to their needs and necessities. I strongly believe it is a great step towards the improvement of quality of Education at GMS. Each and everyone of the students, teachers and management is looking forward to achieve the success growth of the school.
Mr. Hashim (Wafeequa Bindh Hashim XII-B)
I am so happy to see all the progress done in this academic year, excited to see the students engaging in new projects innovatively like reading literacy, vertical garden, project happiness, model town etc. I am confident that we are going in the right direction to fulfill the school’s vision. I am so happy for extending all the support for the success of the school.
Ms. Remya (Gaury Shiju VIII-C)
Since the reading literacy project across the whole school throughout the year made a big change in my daughter’s English language skills. I can tell you, It is very helpful for the students to increase their reading and writing skills. Even these projects make the children think creatively. My daughter enjoys learning at GMS.
Mr.Suresh Kumar (Sruthi suresh X-A)