With the country’s community quarantine restrictions affecting school-aged children, the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented basic education students from borrowing physical books from the school library. Schools were obliged to migrate their information and media services to the virtual platform in order to continue giving its students access to the library.
Montessori De Sagrada Familia acknowledges the importance of exposing its students to rich and meaningful literature that will enable them to develop the love and passion for reading, deepen their imagination and improve their emotional intelligence. Staying true to this belief, the school has continued its partnership with the Scholastic Philippines in providing its students access to a wide range of virtual library collections via the Scholastic Learning Zone. Through the said virtual library platform, Sagradans are given the opportunity to gauge their lexile level (reading comprehension) and be given book recommendations according to their lexile score and interest. Learners are also encouraged to take the book quiz after reading a certain story to check for comprehension and understanding.
All Sagradans from Junior Casa to Grade 10 are encouraged to access their Scholastic Learning Zone and read books of their choice during their free time. This will somehow give them a productive and meaningful learning experience while experiencing an unprecedented global health pandemic. To view the video walkthrough of the Scholastic Learning Zone, Sagradans may click this link.