DROP EVERYTHING AND READ ‘DEAR’ ‘PADHHO AUR BADHHO’ DEFENCE LABORATORIES’ SCHOOL, VIGNYANAKANCHA,RCI,HYDERABAD
Often we hear our teachers complaining aboutfading reading habits among students. Studentsthese days have no love for books at all. Theywould rather watch TV, play video games or justgossip in their free time.
THE ‘DEAR’ TEAMNAVYA ABHINAV SWETA ADITYA PRATIDHI
•We first conducted a survey among the studentsto ascertain -• How they spend their free time•How many hours of reading do they do in a week(other than text books)• The reasons for not reading books Watch TV 5% 20% 60% Play Video Games 15% Read Books, Magazines Whileaway Their Time
•Non- availabilty of books•Lack of time Dont own 15% books 40% Parents dont 25% allow 20% Dont find time Lack interest
SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE Name:___________1. How much free time do you get in a day? Class:___________ a) 1hour b) 2 hours c) more than 2 hours2. How do you spend your free time? a) Watching T.V. b) playing video games c) Playing any other game d) reading books3. How many books/articles have you read this week? a)One b) Two c) More than two d) Nil4. The reason for not reading books/ materials other than the class books. a)Don’t have enough time b) non-availability of books c) lack of interest5. Do your parents encourage you to read books? a)Yes b) No c) Does not matter to them6. Do your parents buy you books other than you class books? a) Yes b) No c)Rarely7. Would you read if you were given books & time to read? a) Yes b) No c) Not sure8. Would you like to have a proper reading period in the school? a) Yes b) No c) Doesn’t make any difference9. Do your parents allow you to read books other than your course books? a) Yes b) No10. Would your parents like you to have a reading period in school? a) Yes b) No c) Doesn’t matter
OUR ACTION PLAN…•Allocating 50 minutes of “DEAR”(Drop Everything And Read) periodeveryday.•Collecting books from theneighborhood.•Setting up class libraries.•Motivating students to read bymaking each student own a book.• Inviting students to present bookreviews.
DISCUSSING THE PROJECT WITH PRINCIPALWe discussed the project with our Principaland urged him to squeeze out 50 minutes forour reading session everyday .
FITTING ‘DEAR’ PERIOD IN TIMETABLEWe suggested to take out 5 minutesfrom each period including the lunchperiod, to make a 50 minute „DEAR‟period
BOOK DONATION CAMPAIGN PREPARING FOR THE CAMPAIGN
OUTCOME…• There is a marked differenceamong students in theirkeenness to read books.• All the students carry astorybook in their bags now!• “DEAR” period becomes apermanent feature in ourschool time table.
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS READINGBOOKS BEFORE AND AFTERIMPLEMENTING THE „DEAR‟ PERIOD 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% PERCENTAGE 50% OF STUDENTS BEFORE 40% AFTER 30% 20% 10% 0% Class VI Class VII Class VIII ClassIX CLASSES
SHARING ‘DEAR’EXPERIENCES‘DEAR’ periodis soooo…. Reading timedear to me is fun time. I luv it.
OUR FUTURE PLANS•Extending ‘DEAR‘ conceptto Family Reading Time.•Spreading the ‘DEAR’ to other schools.