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LAGUNA BELAIR SCHOOL ~ Santa Rosa City, Philippines

LAGUNA BELAIR SCHOOL
Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Philippines

SPIRIT OF PAPERTIGERS ENGLISH TEACHERS’ FEEDBACK

Submitted by Ms. Vin Del Rosario, Head Librarian and Ms. Emi Gonzales, English Coordinator

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Question: How specifically have the PaperTigers book/s (any of them) helped you teach English and encourage reading among your pupils?

Name

Subject Taught

Answer

Ms. Sheila Lumbay

English 1 and 2

The books have truly developed the reading comprehension and vocabulary of my pupils specifically the Grade Two level. To those who are frequent readers of the books, I observed that they were very critical and active in class discussion. They could easily catch up with the lessons. To cite an instance, almost all of them knew the characters of the story Biblioburro and what had happened. They were able to relate it to their lives. The story of how Luis spent his life reading books and inspiring young people to do the same. Finally, I was able to relate to some parts of the stories found in three of my favorite papertigers books, namely: Biblioburro, A Chidl’s Garden, and Rain School.Lessons on stewardship were very evident in these books. Somehow, the lessons learned have influenced some of my pupils’ dream of building a school or a library someday.

 

Ms. Karla Caling

English 3 and 4

The books made me discover some hidden skills of my pupils. The books developed the children’s comprehension which is a great help for a primary teacher like me. In fact, whenever I use the character Kojo (One Hen) in some of my sample sentences or ask them about what happened in Planting the Trees of Kenya, I would instantly get their attention. That’s how PaperTigers help me with my subject.

Mr. James Alvin Mirador

English 5

The PaperTigers books helped me in teaching the subject since they became the topics of discussion among my students in the Grade 5 level. They would actually talk about the books they’ve recently read and relate to the stories. Since my syllabus in the said level focused much on grammar lessons as dictated by the textbook and other reference materials, the books assigned to the grade level helped the students in familiarizing with the bodies of literature in narrative form.

 

Ms. Emirose Gonzales

English 6 and English Coordinator

I learned a lot about other cultures and started to get fascinated in books. They said that if you want to learn more vocabulary words, try reading children’s books. It’s true! It widens not only my vocabulary, but also my students’. I could easily motivate them because I incorporated the stories in my lessons. The students and I were hooked with the books.

 

Question: How specifically the PaperTigers book/s (any of them) helped you to open your pupil’s minds and hearts to other places and other cultures?

Name

Subject Taught

Answer

Ms. Sheila Lumbay

English 1 and 2

The PaperTigers books are stories of different countries. Because of this, the stories helped me in opening my pupils’ minds and hearts to other places and other cultures. For instance, the book Rain School relates the culture of children who don’t have a formal school to enter to, yet they still loved schooling despite of their unfortunate situation. The books tackled variety of stories introducing other places specifically remote places and containing adventures of young children. The lessons they hopefully learned might have opened their minds to the fact that more children are still wanting or excited to be educated and that my pupils are more fortunate than them.

 

Ms. Karla Caling

English 3 and 4

Since most of my pupils don’t experience too many hardships in their lives, it is difficult for us teachers to open their minds in the reality of the world. But with the help of the PaperTigers books, they became aware of the different cultures. I have read a pupil’s answer regarding the difference of his life to the lives of the characters in the story. He said that he is fortunate because he doesn’t need to build his own school compared to the children in the book Rain School. With the help of the books, they become thankful with what they get, as well.

 

Mr. James Alvin Mirador

English 5

Since the PaperTigers books have international orientation, telling stories of foreign origin, characters, and setting helped familiarized the Grade 5 students with the intricacies surrounding these societies. They were able to relate to the social-cultural implications of actions of these people in the stories.

 

Ms. Emirose Gonzales

English 6 and English Coordinator

These books helped us to understand better the situations of the world. Many students would think that they have less when in reality they have more. In a story that we read, the students needed to build their own school in order to study. This is really happening in the world. The students started to appreciate whatever they have, little or less it may seem. Other spirit of papertigers books also influence children to read through citing examples and situations of the benefits, importance, and enjoyment of reading. 

 

Question: What was your favorite PaperTiger book/s among your pupils and why?

Name

Subject Taught

Answer

Ms. Sheila Lumbay

English 1 and 2

Biblioburro was the favorite book of my pupils because most of them were able to read and to reflect in the story. The book has inspired them to read and borrow more from the library. In fact, one of their comments says that they also want to be like Luis who was a generous man and really loved reading books and shared those books to the children from far-flung places.

Ms. Karla Caling

English 3 and 4

Most of the students like the book Biblioburro because the character in the book loves to read and share his books with others.

 

Mr. James Alvin Mirador

English 5

The favorite books among my Grade 5 students are One Hen and A Child’s Garden. But most of the students like A Child’s Garden because it is a story of hope despite local conflicts in the country.

 

Ms. Emirose Gonzales

English 6 and English Coordinator

My favorite book is Biblioburro. The story was very simple yet very touching. Luis travelled to far-flung places just to share and donate his books. He made sacrifices just to reach out and help others. What he did is a heroic act. Not all people would do such thing. I believe his a man for others. He is selfless and that’s what I admire most about him.