Me at Lucy's Wedding. The sun does shine in England!

Me at Lucy's Wedding. The sun does shine in England!
Me still in England!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


 Last week I visited schools to see how they were getting on with the 'group reading' I had introduced via the SSIT. This was probably one of the most rewarding experiences I have had here. Jacob, the SSIT, had trained the teachers and the SSO in the two schools in Oro that I visited and done a brilliant job! In the photo above the teacher is introducing the text. She made her own picture!
 She then explained some of the new words through pictures (here she is showing them 'bicycle') and mime.
 Then the pupils work in four groups doinf four different activities! Here a group writes sentences about the picture.
 This group were finding the new words in the text.
Here the teacher sits and listen to a group read. She needed some persuasion to stay there but eventually she did! There was also another teacher in this class so she could supervise the activities while the teacher did the reading. I also made a prompt sheet for listening to pupils read.
 Here I am with the teachers and their Reading is Fun' prompt sheets.
This group are playing a matching game and Snap to help them to learn the new words. They loved these gamess!
We have also set this up in a school in Ilorin. One of the teachers there said how they love the games and can play them completely independently of her.
Hopefully all Primary 4-6 teachers will be able to try this in September. The only sad thing is there are very few story books in schools so the pupils have to read from textbooks. However I have applied for a grant from VSO so that I can buy books for three schools. The Governor's wife is interested too so hopefully if she can see the impact of story books she may be able to provide more funds!

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