ILRC, English Department Support Literacy Month


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The Teen Read Week started in 1998. It is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) of the American Library Association.

This year’s theme is “Books with Beat @ your library®”. This activity aims to encourage teens to read poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more. Thus, the following activities have been prepared to entice more students to visit the library and to read books:

1. Whose Book has Beat? – encourages students to guess the owner of books with beat. This aims to inform the students about books with beat.

2. Teens’ Playlist – provides opportunities for the readers to listen to popular music related to books such as Sugar free

3. Reading “prompts” – provides opportunities for the students to express their love for reading by allowing them to write their thoughts on the glass panel.

Moreover, the English Department came up with the following activities:

1. Dress Me a Literary: Walking Booktalk – encourages the students to read by making school personnel identifiable as reading models.

2. Talking Bulletin Board Contest – As part of the lesson on understanding characterization and analyzing character traits, representatives from different sections will dress up as literary characters from their respective classes’ chosen books.

3. H3 Catcher in the Rye Bandfest – Students share their musical talents with their batch and expound a theme from Catcher in the Rye, the required reading for the 2nd quarter.

4. H4 Mytholocution – In ancient times, the gods would often amuse themselves, by having contests amongst themselves.

5. H1 Storytelling – H1 students have been tasked to reinvent the stories that they chose for a new audience: younger Xaverians.

6. H2 Poetry Slam – is a contest where students will read or recite poems they wrote in their English classes in the second quarter.

7. Five Versus a Hundred – Trivia is usually relegated as nice to know, but its value as a motivator for reading for fun should not be underestimated.

8. Scholastic Book Fair – The Book Fair supports the school’s reading efforts by providing the students easy access to a wide assortment of books and gives the students a choice in what inspires them to read more.

9. Let’s Get Graphic-ComicCon – The Comic Convention helps students develop a passion for reading. Invited speakers (Emil Flores-graphic novel professor from UP Diliman, Mervin Ignacio- Filipino cartoonist and comic book writer, and Jojo Ng-comic books enthusiast.

10. Teen’s Top Tens – During their English classes, students will be asked to vote for what they consider as the best books for teens.


GS Unit fetes Literacy Month with an array of activities to provide students with more reading and writing experience. These activities promote the love for reading across subject areas.

1. STARBOOKS marks the formal opening of the Scholastic Book Fair. The teachers will witness the opening of bookcases at the Grade School Canteen Area and they may preview the materials from 3: 00 – 4: 00 p.m. Teachers who are interested to avail of books and materials from the Book Fair may get them through salary deduction upon the approval of the Accounting Office.

2. SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR runs from October 14- 20, 2010 from 6: 30 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. at the table tennis area of the Sports Center.

3. DRESS ME A LITERARY encourages teachers to come in costume and dress as literary characters. Teachers will do short book talks in the classrooms before they start their classes.

4. ANYWHERE I WANT TO BE (Art Exhibit) runs from October 15-21, 2010 at the Storytelling Area of the GS Integrated Learning Center. This art exhibit showcases the works of Ernest Maceda (Grade 4- St. Peter) which inspired Ana Perez to write a children’s book entitled “Anywhere I Want To Be”.

5. BOOK LAUNCHING OF TOP TEN TRAVELS by Scott Lee-Chua (Grade 6- St. Aloysius Gonzaga). This activity for Grade 6 students will take place during the Mentoring Period on October 18, 2010 from 2: 00- 3: 00 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Center. The activities include book signing and fun and trivia games.

6. AUTHORS’ FESTIVAL celebrates an encounter with authors and illustrators wherein our Grade 3 students will meet book authors and illustrators on October 19-20, 2010 during their English classes.

7. BOOK TREE, BOOK TILES and RAIN OF BOOKS are collaborative art and literacy activities for Grades 2, 3 and 4 during the whole Literacy Month.

8. KITE and MASK/ COMIC STRIPS PROJECTS (Grades 5 and 6) are alternative reading assessment projects which will be displayed in the classrooms and at the GS Integrated Learning Resource Center.



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