Students of Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium participated in a project, called Born to Read. “Reading Circles”. They read books of famous writers, made chapter summaries, analyzed the characters and the plots for six months.
Name of the task: Writing a summary
Time: 1-2 months
Resources needed: Computer/laptop/smartphone
Aim: to improve reading and writing skills, stimulate students’ imagination and encourage them to love literature.
Description: students work individually or in pairs/groups to create a summary of a story they read. They also analyse the main characters of the story and illustrate them.
Procedure: First, students read the stories of famous writers, then write and illustrate summaries. They can also draw the pictures to illustrate the main characters of the story.
Notes: This task is very useful to encourage students to read. It also helps to improve grammar skills particularly the use of past tenses.
As a final result: students, individually and in groups, shared their presentations on zoom orally. Here are some of the final results. Gallery – Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”
The book for reading by Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”
Presentations of our students: Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”