“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”- Dr. Seuss. Reading is a vital part of a child’s learning environment. It is believed that today’s readers will flourish into tomorrow’s leaders. The Khaitan School organised a reading week from 8th July, 2019 to 12th July, 2019 to inculcate a love for reading for pleasure among students. The students of the primary department enthusiastically took part in the week-long revelries. The reading week commenced with DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time. The students brought one book of their choice and read for an hour as a group. It was followed by the students creating a collage of their favourite authors. Throughout the week, a plethora of activities were organized to develop understanding of how books can entertain and inspire all of us. The students were asked to read their favourite books for a week, further they discussed/ shared about their characters, moral and interesting facts. Each day of the week planned to conduct some interesting activities, such as- to draw the favourite character, write and share its character sketch in the class, share the book review, rewrite and narrate the twisted self ending stories etc. The activities like- Spellathon, role play, ‘Apply Me’ (Sentence formation) etc were also conducted to enhance the vocabulary as well as to develop the interest of the students for reading.
Some students also showcased the characters they liked in the novels in the form of a collage. They were also encouraged to make character sketches of their favourite characters. The students’ creativity came to the fore as they displayed their work aesthetically. The reading week concluded with each child showcasing their work and telling the class all that they had learned through the week. It was an enriching week. Apart from reading the books they wanted, the children also got an opportunity to explore other genres and authors.