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Primary Literacy Programme – Reading (Key Stage 1) [ PLP -R (KS1)]

The English Language Curriculum Guide (Primary 1-6) (ELCG) published in 2004 and prepared by the Hong Kong Curriculum Development Council (CDC) recommended including a Reading Workshop component for 40% of the English lesson time in the school-based English Language curriculum. As a response to the above recommendation, the Primary Literacy Programme – Reading (Key Stage 1) [ PLP -R (KS1)] was developed. The programme offers a framework supporting the teaching of literacy as well as the tools necessary for the assessment of student needs and the knowledge of how they read. The programme is designed for the development of language-rich whole-school and classroom environments through establishing systematic classroom and resource management systems.  It promotes the use of storytelling, reading aloud, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading as strategies for teaching reading.

To find out more about this programme, please visit the Primary Literacy Programme - Reading (KS1) mini-site here.


  • Curriculum Development Council. (2004). English Language Education Key Learning Area English Language Curriculum Guide (Primary 1-6). Hong Kong : HKSARG

  • Griffin, P., Woods, K., Storey, P., Wong, E. K. P. & Fung, W. Y. W. (2007). Evaluation of the Native-speaking English Teacher Scheme for Primary Schools in Hong Kong. Melbourne: The University of Melbourne.

  • Smith, J. & Elley, W. (1997). How Children Learn to Read. Auckland : Addison Wesley Longman Ltd.

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