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FREE DOWNLOAD! FEBRUARY 23, 2024 DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES FOR GRADES 1-12

Enhancing Reading Skills with Catch-Up Fridays - A Comprehensive Guide

The Department of Education (DepEd) is dedicated to providing quality education, aligned with the government's Socioeconomic and Education Agendas. To support this, DepEd has introduced Catch-up Fridays, featuring the Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day initiative starting January 12, 2024. This program encourages learners to engage in independent silent reading to boost foundational, social, and relevant skills in line with the National Learning Recovery Program.

FREE DOWNLOAD! FEBRUARY 23, 2024 DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES FOR GRADES 1-12
FREE DOWNLOAD! FEBRUARY 23, 2024 DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES FOR GRADES 1-12


Suggested Strategies for Reading

To know more about the implementation of the Catch-up Fridays Drop Everything And Read (DEAR), kindly read: DepEd Memorandum No. 001 Series of 2024

Pre-Reading Activities (30 Minutes)

Activate learners’ prior knowledge to spark their interest and motivate them to read. This first part of the session is for goal setting as the learners prepare for the reading process which shall help in improving comprehension and retention of the text.

Suggested Activities – Singing songs or chants related to the story or poem to be used in the actual reading, predicting the text, playing games, using flash cards to highlight words or syllables, segmenting onset, and times, picture-word association, word classification game, repeating after me, picture reading, taking pictures, listening to an audio recording, or watching a video about the story or poem. Before actual reading, the teacher chooses an appropriate excerpt from the chosen storybook or poem and then raises motivational questions to elicit responses.

During Reading Activities (120 Minutes)

Develop learners’ various reading skills to improve their vocabulary, learn new words and expressions, and enhance their creativity and imagination. During this part, both the teacher and learners engage in meaningful and active use of the language.

Note: The teacher uses appropriate and targeted activities that vary according to the learner’s reading ability and capacity. In addition, activities must vary to avoid monotony.

Suggested Activities – Specific activities may include role play as learners visualize scenes, characters, and situations; previewing the text; predicting what shall happen next; identifying the main idea and supporting details; making connections, and asking questions. These activities may be alternately combined with games such as sounding out words, picture association, reading aloud, talking pictures, choral reading, readers’ theatre, chamber theatre; take turns story reading, extending the story, and independent reading.


Post-Reading Activities (30 Minutes)

Provide the learners the chance to reflect. Develop a deeper understanding of the text, and promote the use of language or newly learned words creatively.

Suggested Activities – Solving puzzles, molding clay to recreate characters or scenes from the text, crafting artworks, writing a diary or journal, identifying the favorite part of the story, discussions, think-pair/ group-share

FREE DOWNLOAD! FEBRUARY 23, 2024 DROP EVERYTHING AND READ (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES FOR GRADES 1-12

FREE DOWNLOAD! FEBRUARY 23, 2024 DEAR READING CATCH UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES FOR GRADES 1-12

Here are the free reading materials for Catch-up Fridays (DEAR) or Drop Everything And Read. These files are downloadable as pdf and are suitable for Elementary (Kinder and Grades 1-12) are based on MELC Quarter 3 of the SY 2023-2024. 

  • GRADE 1 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD | MATERIALS
  • GRADE 2 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD | MATERIALS
  • GRADE 3 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD | MATERIALS
  • GRADE 4 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD | MATERIALS
  • GRADE 5 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD | MATERIALS
  • GRADE 6 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD | MATERIALS
  • GRADE 7 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD
  • GRADE 8 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD
  • GRADE 9 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD
  • GRADE 10 | (DEAR) CATCH-UP FRIDAYS TEACHING GUIDES - DOWNLOAD

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