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Reasons Why Schools in Kolkata Encourage Students to Read Beyond Textbooks

by BHS Mukundapur Team Best CBSE School in Kolkata

Don’t wonder if you find that you share one common habit with ultra-successful people and that’s reading. Take a look at the following stats: 

      Warren Buffet

He himself acknowledged in an interview that on average, he reads 500 pages every day.

      Bill Gates

On average, Bill Gates reads 1 book per week.

      Mark Zuckerberg

In 2015, Mark planned to finish a book in every fortnight.

      Oprah Winfrey

Oprah discusses at least 1 book every month with her book club members.

      Elon Musk

He once told interviewers that he had learned to build rockets by reading books.

No wonder that the famous English political philosopher and novelist William Godwin once said, “He that loves reading has everything within his reach.” 

As young parents, you must be worried about the gadget addiction of your children. How you want your children to read storybooks, real-life inspirational stories, adventure stories etc., and experience the same joy that you had had in your childhood days.

Not to worry. Many schools in Kolkata are encouraging students in multiple ways to inculcate the habit of reading. Here are some of the methods the school authorities are applying to encourage more students to read beyond the limits of syllabus and textbooks.

Popular methods applied by the authorities of Kolkata schools to encourage students to read

1.     Allocate reading zones 

The best time to inculcate reading habit in students is to start early. Many schools allocate reading zones for nursery and primary school students. School authorities ensure there is a regular supply of books and that teachers review the catalogue after regular intervals.

2.     Refer books and prepare answers 

Those belonging to the literature background are well-aware of the fact that appropriate references would add value to answers. Schools also give more weight to answers that include literary references from other books.  

3.     Hold library sessions   

Schools allocate hours for library sessions. Teachers gather all students and lead them to well-furnished libraries. Library sessions are held for forty-five minutes or one hour. Teachers also discuss books read by students. Such classroom discussions are generally very lively. The exchange of ideas enriches everyone in the classrooms.

After we discuss how the schools encourage students to read beyond textbooks, let’s move onto the topic of our article.

The power of reading in the life of a student 

A.   Reading initiates lifelong learning-> The habit of reading develops other good qualities like inquisitiveness etc. in humans and rekindles the spirit of learning. 

B.   Facilitates research-> The habit of reading really pays off in higher education. For example, students undergoing PhD courses need to read a lot to complete their doctorate degrees.

C.   Develops EQ & IQ-> More students read, more they understand themselves. Reading boosts EQ or emotional quotient and helps students to sharpen their IQ or intelligence quotient.

D.   Stay ahead in the race-> Given the steep competition in the world of education, limited knowledge doesn’t help much. Students who read beyond textbooks, stay ahead in the race.

E.    Facilitates self-study-> Students who develop the habit of reading are less dependent on teachers. They can easily grasp chapters. 

Parents must choose the right CBSE schools in Kolkata for admission of their children. One thing must be kept in minds that schools that encourage students to read books beyond the syllabus, should always be kept in the top of the list of schools. 

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