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Students get one-on-one help to ensure they can read by Nov 14

Students in Delhi government schools are getting one-on-one attention from teachers along with one-hour reading and writing classes.

delhi Updated: Oct 12, 2016 23:09 IST
Heena Kausar
DoE officials said schools reported that some non-reader students were able to read after special classes .
DoE officials said schools reported that some non-reader students were able to read after special classes .(Ravi Choudhary/HT File)

Students in Delhi government schools are getting one-on-one attention from teachers along with one-hour reading and writing classes.

This is being done to ensure all students achieve basic reading abilities before the Children’s Day on November 14.

The move comes over two months after students were divided into reader and non-reader groups to help improve their learning levels.

Officials at the Directorate of Education (DOE) said that schools had reported that some non-reader students were able to read after special classes. “So the focus is on those who are still not able to read,” officials said.

The government announced recently that all students
will be taught to read before November 14.

“The intention is to merely identify those students who are still not able to read the class appropriate textbook and give one-on-one attention to these children in a mission mode in order to bring them to reading and writing capability preferably before 14th November, 2016,” a DOE circular said.

Officials said non-reader students were taught with special study material focused on their reading abilities. “Teachers used story cards to teach them reading... For those who still can’t read, reading material has been created, including short stories and poems,” an official said.

A principal said the students who still can’t read have been divided into groups of 4-5 with one teacher focusing on each group. “One teacher is handling 4-5 students and giving them personalised attention,” said BK Sharma, principal Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Lajpat Nagar.