A. We give guidelines for creating the book:
• Small book with beginning, middle and end
• Be within the context of the general theme eg Mystery Stories
• Suggestions for technology integration, e.g. QR code, Quiver, etc.
• Show examples of other children's books
• They choose the format and size of their book, for example if the book will have only text, only images, combination of image and text, comics.
B. They write in a notebook their ideas, their stories, etc. and make the cover of their book (at home). They use all kinds of materials and papers they want.
Students read a fragment from the short story `A Christmas Carol` by Charles Dickens (Marley`s visit) and then accomplish tasks about the importance of being kind and nice using different online tools.
Students read, at home, the book "Ulisses" by the Portuguese author Maria Alberta Menéres.
In class, the students are divided into groups of 4 and each group read aloud one of the chapters of the book and discusse the episode narrated.
Before the lesson:
Students organise themselves in pairs, according to their preferences
Each pair talk about the book in an appealing way and show images, photos or other material related to the book. They don't tell the end of the story, to motivate their colleagues to read the same book. Other students listen and aks questions about the book.
After watching a short video about the life and work of the author, Eça de Queirós, the students answer a Googleforms' questionnaire about the short story under study.
Note: The students have previously read the short story at home.
After watching a video about the life and work of Sophia demello Breyner, students answer a questionnaire about the same video.
Then, two pupils share with the class the summary of the short story "Saga", which they have read at home.
Students listen to and read an adapted version of the book: James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl in English (as their second language). They learn new English vocabulary and create a project on google earth: The journey of James and the Giant Peach (about English speaking countries and the Atlantic Ocean).
The aim is for students to get to know a book that talks about the voyage of the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias who rounded the Cape of Good Hope in 1488.
In this lesson, students will apply knowledge of Portuguese History and address the structure of a narrative in verse, also applying knowledge of the poetic text.
Students listen to and read an adapted version of the book: The adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain in English (as their second language). They learn new English vocabulary and create a project on google earth: The Mississippi river route (in the USA).
Students read in tandems a fragment about a man`s waking up on a strange island whose inhabitants are dwarfs. Students speak and write about their own idea of adventure on that island accomplishing different tasks while using online tools/apps.
Students are put in a position to read, understand, process and apply information from a scientific text. The teacher organizes the activity individually, in pairs and in tandems (groups of 3-4 students) and uses different teaching methods to develop students' reading (literacy) skills.
The activity is related to the notions of force, pressure, hydrostatic pressure, Pascal's law, the law of universal attraction studied previously. Students made a project, using one of the online applications Story Jumper, Book Creator, Pixton Comic Maker, in which they imagined a dialogue/created a story or a learning situation proving their knowledge of the biography and scientific activity of the two physicists as well as the elements of progress they brought to mankind.
Students take an interesting selfie with a favorite book including a message to promote it. Both pictures and messages are displayed and read by the others. Students may also read a fragment from the book and try to convince others to read it.
Each class chooses a book title. Students decorate the classroom door with a new cover of the chosen book. When you enter the classroom, you find elements related to the atmosphere and scenes in the book (created by students in workshops). Some students dress like the characters in the book.
QR codes made by students, with different tasks related to the content of various books, will be printed and displayed in different places in the school. Students look for QR codes (Treasure Hunt!), scan them and write the answer on a sheet called Found Treasures. The group with the most QR codes and correct answers wins.
Children find books, stories, fairy tales or excerpts with similar themes. After they study and discuss it, they announce the content. After discussing the texts we come to a central theme, such as Environment in which the story of each child will be built.
The activities are organized on the Flipped classroom methodology, based on reading in tandems materials using Readtwinning platform and organize a
debate on ”Using Hydrogen as fuel: advantages and disadvantages”: analyses the dates, build arguments and express ideas.
The students read legends about flowering plants and animals, in tandems, using ReadTwinning platform. After reading them, students choose one or two legends and transpose them into drawings, poems, comics, virtual books, etc.
The activity will take place in the classroom, being named "Reading on a picnic in the classroom". The children will bring blankets / pillows (they will not sit on the chairs at the tables), small snacks and the book Romanian Legends or Fairy Tales of the Romanians , by Petre Ispirescu.
Students, teachers, parents celebrated the World Loud Reading Day with a challenge for children: to read aloud in the presence of adults, but also with them. The proposed books were books loved by children, selected by students from the list proposed by librarian.
The National Reading Plan includes books to be read and analysed in class under the guidance of the teacher .
Having chosen the book Ulysses by the Portuguese author Maria Alberta Menéres, it is essential to contextualise it, as it is based on a real historical context.
Reading activity carried out within the Summer School "Funny holiday ... at school", July 16, 2021, with students from our school. The keyword MAGIC. They read with prediction, on roles or with relay ` Malala and the magic pencil`, by M. Yousafzai. Drawing and maintaining attention was achieved through play.