The PEEGS readers have been thematically paired with the PLP-R/W Programme readers in an effort to enrich and extend students' learning content and to promote reading across the curriculum. Students are encouraged to use English to learn about and discuss relatable topics by building on prior as well as cross-disciplinary knowledge – a case in point 'animal behaviour'. This module comprises four lessons, with one allocated to 'Cool Kids', the PLP-R reader, and the remaining three to 'Animals in Winter'.
A school-based reading programme that aims to instill a genuine love of reading into students and allow them to learn to read levelled authentic English texts independently and appropriately. Six themes are planned for each year group, with each theme lasting for around three cycles, including Shared Reading and Guided Reading.
The school developed the school-based, integrated English enrichment programme, “English Fun Fun Fun”, for all levels. A timetabled lesson per week is allocated to the programme. Co-conducted by school English teachers and English-proficient teachers, the programme aims to connect students’ learning in the core General English programme to authentic use of language through an array of language activities. In addition to phonics and drama games as well as hands-on art and craft activities, the programme also incorporates different vocabulary and language games.
The school aims to develop a school-based reading programme in P.3 and P.4 that caters for learner diversity. Students are divided into three groups according to their reading levels, namely Group A (Higher Ability), Group B (Intermediate Ability) and Group C (Struggling Readers). For each module, there are two guided reading lessons and a library lesson. For the guided reading lessons, teachers help students develop various reading skills in three different levels to cater for learner diversity.
The school-based programme, with the title "Little Animal Ambassadors – Be Kind to Our Animal Friends", aims to motivate students to read and enhance their learning capabilities through reading. It promotes Reading across the Curriculum (RaC), introducing students to a wide variety of multimodal texts covered in the other KLAs / subject panels. The lessons would integrate four language skills, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. The four skills would be strengthened through some thematic learning activities.
The school-based Reading and Writing Programme aims to connect students' learning experience in English Language and General Studies. It introduces students to a wide variety of multimodal texts on cross-curricular topics covered in the two KLAs. In addition to varying learning activities and teaching strategies, 3-tiered worksheets are prepared to cater for the diverse students' needs.
The school-based reading programme aims to promote Reading across the Curriculum (RaC) and develop students' reading strategies necessary for processing different types of reading texts on varied themes. It also provides students with opportunities for application and consolidation of target strategies.
The Reading across the Curriculum (RaC) programme aims to develop students’reading and critical thinking skills through exposing students to a wide variety of genres and text types on various cross-curricular themes. An array of differentiated learning and teaching activities are designed to cater for students with different English proficiency.
The school-based public speaking programme aims to provide students with more opportunities to develop a broad range of generic skills and use English for purposeful communication both inside and outside of the classroom. Modules aligning with the textbook topics are designed. They cover the different aspects of public speaking, including the introduction of theme-based knowledge, teaching of speech writing and speech delivery skills.
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducted the project "English Mania" in the 2021/22 school year for primary 1 to 3 students. The project was designed to help primary students comprehend, think and express in English in a creative manner. Participants were engaged in creative thinking and speaking sessions by helping story characters solve their problems and handle tricky situations. Students also learnt how to express their ideas in mind in the form of written text through writing in speech and thought bubbles. Relevant learning and teaching materials of the project are available below:
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducted the project "Dr. Grammar" in the 2021/22 school year for primary 1 to 3 students. Through story narration and interactive card games, the project aimed to develop primary students’ English language skills, especially about grammar and sentence structures as well as listening and speaking skills. Students created their own story characters in the workshops, and thus built their comprehension and expression abilities in the process of listening and following the instructions. Relevant learning and teaching materials of the project are available below:
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducted the project "Bookworm" in the 2021/22 school year for primary 1 to 3 students. The project comprised story-reading and story-making elements with an aim to help primary students appreciate English. By the end of the workshops, students worked with their peers and compiled their own storybooks from scratch. The project also aimed to enhance students’ conversation skills and develop their lateral thinking. Relevant learning and teaching materials of the project are available below:
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducted the project "Language Lab" in the 2021/22 school year for primary 1 to 3 students. The project aimed to provide primary students with an opportunity to develop English speaking skills with proper intonation and expressions through story. Through puppet characters with the use of picture cards, students were engaged in English learning activities and games so as to develop and improve their communication skills in English and to stimulate their imagination. Relevant learning and teaching materials of the project are available below:
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducted the project "Story Quest" in the 2021/22 school year for primary 1 to 3 students. The project aimed to develop primary students’ vocabulary building and story narration skills through storytelling and story-reading sessions. In addition to reading and comprehending stories, students were engaged in story-based interactive games, story creation practices and writing activities under meaningful contexts. Relevant learning and teaching materials of the project are available below:
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducts "Story Quest" in the 2020/21 school year for 20 primary schools. The programme aims to develop lower primary school students' confidence in reading and writing in English.
The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) presented the English Alliance 2019/20 prorgramme "From Page to Stage®: Tale of Two Cities". In March 2020, AFTEC had to cancel its annual production of 30 live performances of the programme in the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre due to the pandemic. As a result, AFTEC turned this incredible show into a radio drama. We hope you will enjoy Dr Vicki Ooi's radio drama adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities inspired by Charles Dickens' novel, linking learning in English to the theatre and to life at large.
A synopsis and Learning Pack are available for further learning. This Learning Pack offers teachers and parents a wide variety of information to suit all levels that can be used to educate and entertain in the classroom or at home.
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducts “Story Quest” in the 2019/20 school year for 20 primary schools. The programme aims to develop lower primary school students' confidence in reading and writing in English.
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducted “Language Lab” in the 2018/19 school year for 20 primary schools. The programme aimed to develop lower primary school students' confidence in reading and writing in English.
Teacup Productions (HK) Limited conducted “Story Quest” in the 2017/18 school year for 21 primary schools. The programme aimed to develop lower primary school students' confidence in reading and writing in English.
Hong Kong Rugby Union conducted a series of four-session "Rugby English Active Learning" programme for 1 888 students and teachers from 60 primary schools in the two school years. Students were introduced to the basic skills of playing rugby in a fun-filled English language environment.
An anthology of winning entries of the English Alliance – Stories Alive: English Story-Writing Competition for Junior Secondary Students 2010/11 was launched on 16 February 2012 at British Council Hong Kong with the aim of serving as handy learning/teaching materials for enriching students' writing activities.