Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh launched ‘we love reading’ at Venkateswara Vignana Mandiram in Guntur.
“Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy laid a special focus on inculcating the habit of reading among students and thus brought this campaign,” mentioned Suresh.
He mentioned the yr-lengthy marketing campaign will likely be unfold over 4 phases: preparatory, basis, superior and valedictory, geared toward enhancing the reading expertise of college students from courses III to IX.
Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita urged college students to develop the habit of reading books, newspapers every day to achieve data and thereby construct their persona.
“Government prioritised education sector and implemented various welfare schemes like amma vodi, vidhya kanuka, vasati deevena, vidhya deevena and is also bringing a new vibe to the government schools through nadu-nedu,” mentioned Sucharita.
‘We love reading’ needs to remodel non-readers into readers, growing foundational literacy expertise, each conceptual and ability-primarily based data among the many focused bracket of college students.
“Advanced skills include phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, reading fluency and vocabulary among others. Awareness will be created on using e-books and digital libraries wherever infrastructure is available,” mentioned an official.
Activities as half of the marketing campaign embrace classroom reading, faculty e book financial institution, neighborhood reading centre and reading fests amongst others.
Two courses will likely be devoted to encourage reading in college students, one for Telugu and one other for English.
“As part of classroom reading, a reading corner with all the available library books and reading cards will be made available in each classroom. Similarly, under school book banks, books of all kinds will be collected from teachers, students and even donors for reading,” he mentioned.
The reading programme additionally includes a neighborhood reading volunteer, who will likely be recognized with the assistance of academics and ward volunteers to additional the marketing campaign after faculty hours and through holidays to run the neighborhood reading centre.
In addition to these, month-to-month reading fests will likely be performed on the village or faculty degree to exhibit reading expertise by college students and to assess their achievement of studying outcomes.
‘We love reading’ will likely be monitored from the state degree to village degree, together with a state motion plan and headmasters getting ready faculty-smart motion plans for efficient implementation.
“The school education department will be designing various reading activities in the reading programme by providing world class literature and research studies on content and pedagogy, teaching methods and assessment procedures,” mentioned the official.
The marketing campaign is a outcome of an annual standing of training report (ASER) report which highlighted that 78 per cent of third commonplace and 52 per cent of fifth commonplace college students are unable to learn second class books.