Readers are Leaders
Through reading and reviews, learners become confident and skilled communicators who take charge of their own lifelong learning.
Learners are offered opportunities for choice reading by offering wide range of fiction and non-fiction resources. We have a well stocked library with open access. To inculcate the reading habit, learners are given books for home reading from the Nursery grade. Learners of grades III and above have the facility to check-out books on all days during the lunch break.
- Phonemic awareness – the ability to hear, identify and manipulate the individual sounds in words. Read aloud is an intricate part of the reading programme.
- Fluency – reading automatically, accurately, with appropriate tone and accounting for punctuation.
- Phonics – the ability to link sounds to letters, also known as the alphabetic principle.
- Vocabulary – building the bank of words a child can automatically recognize.
- Comprehension – reading for meaning and making inferences from text. The reading Diary which is part of the learning kit enables learners to comprehend the reading in different formats. Critical thinking and imagination are developed.
Reading skills lead a person to interact and gain meaning from written language. It is a complex interaction between the text and the reader which is shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge, experiences, attitude, and language community which is culturally and socially situated. The reading process requires continuous practice, development, and refinement. In addition, reading requires creativity and critical analysis.
Special highlights of the Learner Resource Centre (LRC) – library Developing reading enthusiasm is a big challenge which most children face but not at JBCN.
- A novel idea – An Inter JBCN Book Quiz (3 Levels) – What’s Your Book Quotient?
- Reading levels are assessed and appropriate books are advised
- Different Genres are explored and read to develop interest
- Author study and visits
- Readers’ Theatre
- Theme presentation – library story
- Creative book reviews and reports
- Book movie
- Autobiographies and biographies
- Significant days are celebrated with a book display and discussion(Abdul Kalam, Roald Dahl & Independence day)
- Learners exercise their reading and writing skills by participating in book related competitions. It’s the second year our learners have made us proud being winners at the Leading Reading Schools Award India organized by Young India Books.
- House points are awarded on the number of books read by learners.
Through newspaper reading and information, literacy skills and learners’ opinions are broadened.
Setting Reading Goals:
Learners in grades III and above are inspired to set reading goals by providing a chance to win reading trophies at the end of the academic year. They are awarded certificates and badges for reading the most number of books.