Saturday, 21 February 2015

D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) Programme and Public-speaking

Date: Tuesdays (English Day)
Time: 7.00-7.25 a.m.
And so...the English Panel finally decided to run D.E.A.R this year in alternately months. We will be alternating it with public-speaking. It's the 3rd year of our public-speaking programme and we should be proud of it. Last year alone, my three classes had nine performances which included public-speaking and sketches and a song thrown in by 4 Abu Hanifah. We were flexible last year as to the type of performance as long it encouraged the use of English. This year, the panel had decided to stick to two: D.E.A.R and public-speaking. To me it does not matter if it is not a new programme. What's important is to do something for the children and to give the programme a new lease of life. To those who have never done this before ought to give it a try.

All you need to prepare is a story or any other suitable texts to be read silently for about 10 minutes. Invite teachers who come to the hall to also participate. Silence really mean silence. How frequently does a student read in English in your school? Not much I would say hence the need for D.E.A.R. Reading is an almost forgotten habit noawadays. Students read their textbooks or reference books more than a good story for example. I really hope the students will gain something from this programme and will support the English teachers.


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