This week, CKWA Book Fair is successfully held,
From the ELT joined various Primary morning reading sessions,
To students enjoy the rich original English version book world,
CKWA presents a series of activities during the Book Week,
To stimulate children’s reading interests and awareness,
Inspire them think about the story behind the words,
Guide the children to explore the mysterious world.
The ELT team read books for CKWA pupils
This week, the ELT team joined the Primary School morning reading sessions and read their favorite books with them sitting around.
While the principals were telling stories, pupils sometimes burst into laughter, sometimes were deeply attracted by the storyline, sometimes eagerly inquired about the development of the story, and sometimes put forward their own questions.
With their rich teaching experience, our ELT team try to guide pupils to find their direction and broaden horizons in reading.
Secondary school students’ representatives go to the Primary to tell pupils stories
Another fantastic part of this book week is that representatives from the Secondary go to the Primary to read books for their little brothers and sisters.
Compared with the ELT team, these little pupils are more likely to integrate with the Secondary students, which not only enriches class activities of the Primary, but also is a good chance for the Secondary students to apply their knowledge and cultivate leadership ability under the IB philosophy.
The original English version book exhibition was successfully held by school library cooperated with Obido
Many people believe that with the development of iPad and other electronic products, books are no longer important to the younger generation. However, CKWA book fair proved to everybody that’s not the case. We selected a variety of books of classical arts, visual arts, culture, poetry literature, and presented them to children to guide them to feel the essence of human civilization.
Solid fundamental courses
Reading ability assessment
In order to better understand the students’ reading level and help them find suitable books, school library has purchased the Renaissance project, in which the Star Reading Test can evaluate the students’ English comprehension level and compare with American children’s average level.
Parents and teachers can formulate targeted English learning plans for students based on the test results and regularly assess their reading effects by the Renaissance project.
In order to help students develop better reading habits, our school not only conducts reading training in regular English classes, but also sets up special library courses.
The primary school library curriculum will be conducted in accordance with the national curriculum standards and the Cambridge curriculum. R to G1 library courses focus on broadening children’s horizons and cultivating their imagination, having one theme story every two weeks. G2 to G5 library courses explain to the children how to take notes, how to conduct information retrieval, book classification and other knowledge.
Secondary students from G6 to G12 have at least one English class every week which will be held in the library. While cultivating students’ interest and love for reading, they are also encouraged to apply the acquired literacy knowledge and reading skills to English classes.
Both the Primary and Secondary in CKWA have their own library with abundant book collection and amazing hardware and software facilities.
Primary school library
CKWA primary school library currently has a collection of 32,284 books, with Chinese and English books each accounting for about 50%, and there are more than 10 kinds of newspapers and magazines.
Primary and Reception students come to the library every week to read or borrow books during their “Library” class. R to G2 students can borrow two books every week, and G3 to G5 students four books, but one of them must be the English version.
The library will also hold some activities from time to time, such as “Bookmark Design Competition”, “Invite famous writers to school” and organize some book fairs.
Secondary school library
CKWA primary school library opened in September 2020 and has begun to take shape. The total collection is about 12,000 volumes with diverse kinds, including Chinese and English novels, non-fiction, teaching reference books, etc., which covers all school subjects and courses.
All books are divided into Chinese and English versions and separately displayed on the bookshelves according to Dewey Decimal Classification, and space is reserved on the bookshelves for subsequent new books.
The book fair has ended successfully,
But the CKWA philosophy of exposing students to reading from an early age,
Developing their reading interests and independent personalities,
Regarding reading as a lifelong good habit,
Will continue to extend in CKWA.