Learners’ academic success is somehow dependent upon their literacy skills, especially in upper classes; consequently, honing students’ literacy skills is of utmost importance to teachers at Open Gate Primary School.
There are countless benefits that students reap from individualised reading with a teacher. Firstly, it allows students to read at their own pace—they can read as fast as they want. In addition, the learners can choose the book that they want to read as I usually give them some options. Secondly, individualised reading enables the teacher to concentrate his full attention on a single student, and to adjust the instructions to cater for the student’s needs. Lastly, individualised reading provides a good opportunity for students to practise the English language for during the reading the learner discusses the book with the teacher.