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Ignite the Love for Reading

Each year, we commemorate and celebrate the joy of reading across the world. As the month of April rolls to a close, encouraging students to take up reading as a hobby during their summer break is a great way to help them develop their communication and vocabulary skills.

World Book Day 2024:

The annual event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1995 to pay homage to books and authors and promote reading and the aspect of publishing. Since its establishment, the event has been observed in over 100 countries worldwide.

How can teachers help promote World Book Day?

Teachers can integrate fun activities in the classroom that can promote the habit of reading to students. Some ideas to incorporate reading in the classroom may include:

  • Enable discussions on the student’s favourite books and encourage a healthy discussion on their opinion and thoughts on the book.

  • Create an environment that encourages a book club, where students can recommend books to their peers.

  • Promote encouraging students to analyse and profile their favourite book characters. Students can discuss traits, motivations or the character arc throughout the story.

  • Help the students indulge in book-related crafts such as making bookmarks, designing a book cover or creating other world-building crafts related to a book series. 

  • Have students read a book and watch its movie adaptation, and understand similarities, differences and their pe rspectives about the same. 

  • Creating a project called ‘Book Trends’ in the classroom can help students engage and understand popular titles in their classroom and find out their next read.


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