|Holy Trinity students enact The Very Hungry Caterpillar|
Charlene Harris, the Principal for the Holy Trinity Primary School in Barbuda, writes about how students have been learning from the books the Embassy donated in February this year.
The big books donated by the Embassy were used extensively in the Kindergarten to grade 2 departments as well as students who are reading challenged in some higher grades. These children's word-identification skills would not otherwise allow them access to this quality literature.
The pieces were requested to be read over and over again by the students. Each reading of a selection provided opportunities for the teacher to model reading for the children. It also provided occasions for concept and language expansion that would not have been possible if instruction relied only on selections that students could read independently.
in the Kindergarten department loved the big books so much that they chose to
bring to life The
Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric
Carle in our first ever reading pageant that celebrated March as Reading Month. This innovative pageant was founded on the
principle that we learn to read by reading. It provided the students with a
reason and motivation to dive into the world of books.
|They also performed Silly Sally by Audrey Wood|
The Embassy's timely donation provided the students with a variety of genres to choose from. Teachers continue to integrate the books into different subject areas. We will continue to show our appreciation for this donation by using the books to “Break Down the Wall of Illiteracy”.