DepEd Mt. Province conducts English Festival on Nov. 24
BONTOC, Mt. Province, Nov. 20 (PIA) -- Just when you thought the English as a language was going out of style in the countryside, here comes a province in the highlands of the Cordillera, celebrating the language this month.
The Department of Education-Mt. Province will be conducting its annual English Festival on November 24 at the Division Office here.
This activity aims to continue developing the oral and written communication skills of their learners in English by exposing them to varied activities outside the classroom.
In her memorandum issued to all public school district supervisors and school heads of public and private schools, officer-in-charge Schools Division Superintendent Sally Ullalim stated that events to be contested include team reading for Grade 5 in the elementary level and Grade 7 in the secondary level; interpretative reading for Grade 6 and third year high school; and story telling for second year students only. Each district is entitled to one entry in each of the contested events for both public and private schools.
Under the team-reading contest, the team will be composed of three pupils who are winners in the district contest.
Each team will be given a set of three English books and they will be given two hours to read them, after which, the quiz master will ask questions on comprehension and vocabulary. Three teams with the highest scores will be declared the first, second, and third placers.
In the story-telling contest, the contestants will be judged according to their ability to recall, analyze, and give insights to the story and retell it with proper expression and interpretation. The first three contestants with the highest points will be chosen by a panel of judges.
For the interpretative reading, contestants will be asked to read aloud a story identified by the judges. They will be judged according to their ability to read orally with accuracy and fluency, correct oral interpretation, voice projections, audience impact and level of confidence. The first three contestants with the highest points will be chosen by a panel of judges.
Another event to be contested is the teacher-made instructional materials open to all high school English teachers. A teacher may submit more than one entry that should clearly state the purpose and identify the gap it is addressing, and packaging of entries should be reader friendly.
Instructional materials to be developed may be any of the following: Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM), modules, activity sheets and Computer Assisted Instructional Materials (CAIM). All instructional materials should address gap/s of Reading and English Language Teaching and Learning. There will be separate winners in each category.
Ullalim also enjoins non-English teachers to participate in this contest provided the information materials submitted address concerns in English and other subjects like content-based instruction. (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)
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