THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom library has launched an innovative summer reading programme titled ‘Face a Book: The Reading Challenge’ (FaB Challenge). This is aimed at promoting reading habit among children during the summer holidays of the school (May-June), followed by year-long activities to evaluate its effectiveness.
The objectives of the project include helping students enjoy reading more, developing critical reading skills like comprehension, speed, note-taking and referencing; encouraging critical thinking, and making students lifelong readers and learners, said librarian and project coordinator S L Faisal in a press release.
In the first stage of the challenge, 50 students (in the age groups 11-14 and 15-17) will be selected for the project as FaB Challengers, after registering on the project website.
Each challenger will be presented with a book from the library, after which they have to maintain a scrap book with a review of the selected book, author profile, character sketches, and so on. The Challengers will be provided access to the project blog as well to post reviews, comments and critical analysis. In addition, a one-minute video of the FaB Challenger presenting a review of his/her book will be uploaded on the project website.
All FaB Challengers will be evaluated throughout the project period and graded accordingly.
More details can be had at faceabookinfo.wordpress.com.
The project, whose ‘Team Leader’ is Neerada S, principal, K V Pattom, is being coordinated by Faisal along with a team of teachers.