GSC Implements Scholastic’s Prime Reading Program

Junior High School of Good Samaritan Colleges uncovers information from the books available during Scholastic’s Prime Reading Program, implementing the importance of printed media as a medium of information.

The Junior High School (JHS) Department of Good Samaritan Colleges (GSC) has announced the implementation of Scholastic, the first prime reading English program in Region III last August this year.

Scholastic is a learning program which includes guided reading, identification of reading comprehension level, and book quizzes that are taken through Scholastic Website using the accounts given by the Information and Communication Technologies Department.

According to Veronica Javier, GSC Scholastic Coordinator, the purpose of the said program is to improve and strengthen the reading comprehension of JHS students, especially those who are in Grade 7.

“Sana bigyan nila ng chance kasi ganyan din naman ang tingin nila sa BSD nung una, pero sa ngayon tanggap na nila. Talaga pag may bago, sa una medyo pangit yung tanggap nila dahil ang daming nagiging adjustments, pero sa tingin ko naman magugustuhan nila kapag nasimulan na nila ang program ng Scholastic. Talagang makakatulong ito sa mga estudyante.” Javier explained.

Javier added, Senior High School Department will adopt the said program next school year if the result will show improvement to students’ comprehension.

“It motivates students to read more therefore making them learn more. I think it’s a fun program because reading is absolutely magical.” said Yolline Pascual, a grade 9 student with 1112 Reading Lexile during interview.

GSC Library has allotted a Scholastic section, where different books for different grade levels can be found.

Under the program, JHS English teachers will give additional points to students who excel, and the section with the highest number of books read by students at the end of school year will receive gifts from Scholastic Consultant Daryl Mellanes.
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