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What is Reading for Change?

Reading for change refers to doing the reading for a different interpretation and understanding. Reading for change allows students to undertake the quest for mutual humanization. Furthermore, reading for change means doing the reading in a way that is different from traditional reading. Humanization means that individuals must bring their unique perspectives. Moreover, the formation of these perspectives is to from the individual’s own identity, backgrounds, and experiences.

When reading for a change, the students must be constantly challenged to deconstruct clichés and archetypes. Furthermore, students must develop reality-based, working definitions of morality, justice, equality. Most noteworthy, reading for a change allows students to feel value and empowerment in them. Moreover, reading for a change supports the critical thinking of students. Also, students can come up with innovative and creative ideas due to reading for a change.

What are Educational Documents?

Educational documents refer to those documents which are used by the teacher. Furthermore, teachers use these documents for the purpose of teaching. Most noteworthy, these documents help in the planning, preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the teaching process. Moreover, these documents promote reading for a change. Also, these documents include schemes of work, lesson plans, and records of work.

Scheme of Work

Scheme of work refers to a detailed breakdown of the entire syllabus. Furthermore, this breakdown takes place in terms of weeks, lessons, terms, and year. Also, the main purpose of this breakdown is for the purpose of systematic and orderly teaching. Scheme of work certainly encourages reading for a change. Most noteworthy, the derivation of the scheme of work is from educational syllabus. Moreover, the scheme of work helps in understanding as to how education content for each class must be covered. The covering of this educational content must take place on a weekly, termly, or yearly basis. A scheme of work has the following components:

Week- This refers to the week of term in which a specific topic must be taught.

Lesson- This refers to a specific lesson in the week. Furthermore, in this lesson, a specific topic/sub-topic is taught.

Topic/sub-topic- This refers to specific areas for study in the education syllabus.

Specific objective- This means what a teacher intends to achieve when the lesson ends.

Lesson Plans

A lesson plan refers to a detailed account of what must be covered in a lesson. Furthermore, the extraction of a lesson plan is from the scheme of works. Lesson plan helps the teacher in the following way:

  • Focus clearly on the content and the way it must be taught.
  • Organize the content in advance which is to be taught.
  • Plan, prepare and assemble the resources for teaching.
  • Taking the opportunities to conceptualise and visualize the teaching strategies in advance.
  • Select and design suitable assessment methods.

Records of Work

Record of works refers to a document which contains the details of the works taught by the teacher. Furthermore, the entry on this document must be made on a daily basis. Above all, the teacher makes entries after every lesson. A record of work ensures the continuity of teaching of a specific class. Moreover, it also ensures that a new teacher traces where to start teaching a particular class. Records of work have the following components:

Time frame- This indicates the day, date, week and lesson.

Work covered- This takes the form of sub-topics. Furthermore, the derivation is from a specific objective.

Remarks section- this refers to a statement which reflects the success and failures of the lesson.

Name/Sign/Initials- This refers to the identity of the teacher who teaches the lesson. Above all, it helps in accountability and transparency.

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