Saturday, March 29, 2014

Teaching Novel - Getting students to read

Salam and Hi.

I've tried a few techniques to get my students to read Step by Wicked Step:

  1. Get students to read alone and silently in class. They doze off easily.
  2. I read to them. They like it but it hurts my throat.
  3. Get students in groups. Carry out the 'Reading Circle' activity. 

Reading Circle using Step by Wicked Step

  1. In this activity, each member of the group take turns to read aloud each line/paragraph. 
  2. I normally ask students to read 5 of less pages per lesson. 
  3. Based on my observations, students are more relaxed in this activity. 
  4. I encourage them to act out certain dialogues by changing their voices. 
  5. They do not feel intimidated when reading with their peers in small groups. Their peers could help them in understanding what they read.
  6. The exciting part - I've never seen any students doze off in this activity :)
  7. After reading, give them the related exercises. To download the exercises, click at the respective links: Chapter 1, Chapter 2
  8. After completing the exercises, give the answer key to each group.
  9. Students mark their own work in groups.
  10. Teacher acts as a facilitator.


Reading Circle in action (with 5 Imtiaz)







26 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hello teacher.
I'm looking forward to get a novel notes like the novel in form 3 that you released 2 years ago. It helped me a lot to get an A in PMR. Nevertheless, I can't find a note like this anymore for Step By Wicked Step.
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ygzrk66qj2vrp4k

Teacher Nuha said...

Hi there. This is my first year of teaching form 5. I have a plan to produce similar notes to that of the form 3 notes. If they're ready, I'll surely share them on my blog. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks teacher! I'm hoping to get it before trial examination. It's better if the notes are released before mid-year examination. I truly appreciate your time and effort! :)

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hopy said...

I think there are many ways of learning and teaching methods are different, but I do not like the way the teachers teach you, it's too dry and hard to impose, it does not make for comfortable student creativity.

Teacher Nuha said...

Hello SK Kampong Tengah, Segamat, Johor students. Thanks for dropping by :)

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