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, they even dew their own illustrations.
Name of the task: Writing and illustrating a book summary
Time: 1-2 two weeks
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 analyze 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 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.
The book for reading by Oscar Wilde “The Canterville Ghost”
The Canterville Ghost: Summary
The Canterville Ghost: Character description