CBC PP1 Curriculum Design
Specific learning outcomes for Reading readiness skills
By the end of the sub-strand, the learner should be able to:
- Demonstrate left-right eye orientation when reading.
- Demonstrate top-down orientation skills when reading.
- Turn pages from right to left when opening a page.
- Enjoy participating in prereading activities in and out of school.
Suggested learning experiences
• In pairs or in groups, learners could arrange pictures from left to right.
• Learners could view animated pictures that drag and drop from left to right in a digital clip.
• Learners could be engaged in a picture walk activity and guided to turn pages from right to left.
• Learners could record themselves as they practice turning of pages from right to left and view the video for self-assessment.
• Learners could sing rhymes related to left-right and top to bottom eye orientation and turning pages from right to left as they simulate.
• In pairs or small groups learners could practise looking at pictures from left to right, moving the eye from top-to-bottom of the page and turning pages from right to left.
Key inquiry questions
1. How do you move your eyes when reading?
2. How do you turn pages of a book when reading?
Core competence: Digital literacy, learning to learn, communication and collaboration
Link to PCI: Citizenship: Social integration
Life skills: effective communication, self-awareness
Link to values Responsibility
Link to other activity areas:
Environmental and Social Activities
Suggested community learning activities:
organize learners to show case their pre-reading skills to visiting parents during the school open day.
Suggested non- formal activity to support learning: Organise for an inter-group language contest in class that incorporates pre-reading activities.
Teaching / learning resources:
Video clips, picture books, picture cut-outs, charts, letter cards, objects
Observation, oral questions
Suggested Assessment Rubrics
Consistently turns pages from right to left, and effectively sustains left to right and top to bottom eye orientation.
Turns pages from right to left and sustains left to right and top to bottom eye orientation most of the time.
Turns pages from right to left most of the time and sustains left to right and top to bottom eye orientation sometimes.
Turns the pages from right to left with guidance but does not demonstrate left to right and top- bottom eye orientation.