In this day and age of multi-media consumption and virtual communication the interest in the book as a traditional free time companion is not necessarily self-evident, may even dwindle. Many young people are fascinated by the vast variety of visual stimuli computer screens offer, are mesmerized by the choice of virtual games and activities. In this contest with other multi-textual media books easily lose their appeal for young readers. Yet since they provide food for thought and actively stimulate the reader’s imagination, their consumption can be as rewarding.
This project aims at a rediscovery of reading books. Pupils are asked to share their experiences with books, voice their attitude towards reading books, consider the book as a commercial product, enter a creative dialogue with books, invent activities in connection with the book, establish a reading partnership and, finally, evaluate their project work.
Photos of the Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium
Posted by: Beate Vollmer
Dear team members,
you will get a glimpse of our new school building and the library if you have a look at the photo gallery in the European Readers folder and the Team Members folder.
We had a lovely sunny day today so it was delightful to be a photographer.
what a delight to notice that gradually students discover each other on the platform!
The German team got a slow start to publish its contributions because it took me a while to find out that the pupils cannot upload material themselves. So now there are some new contributions on 'Gaining access to books' and on 'Reading habits'.
A forum for each stage has been introduced so that you can give some feedback on texts.
Dear Beata, I'm afraid it was my fault, not yours. So don't worry a bit, please!
Teona and Valentina from "Petru Rares", Romania, wrote something too. You are invited to read their compositions.
For two days we were very busy with hosting a National Diary Contest. Our school initiated and organised it. Students from all over the country came to Suceava, to "Petru Rares" and my children took interviews from some competitors. We'll try to present these interviews to you in a couple ...
due to my IT illiteracy I accidentally moved your amazing texts in your folder: 'reading habits' to a spot where I cannot excavate them again. I am very sorry for this awful and shameful error and I would like to excuse myself whole-heartedly.
Please apologize my ignorance and have patience with a 'beginner' in this twinspace. I sincerely hope that you will manage to retrace the path of your folder and I can only recommend everyone reading these fine and intriguing ...
Beate asked me to tell everybody how I make the texts be visible without being necessary to open lots of archives. I'm not sure it's the best way, but this is what I do. After clicking "Add" (that on the right) I chose Webpage instead of File archive. I write the title of the text on both Navigation title and Title. Then, copy-paste the text (from Words). With Brouse we can add pictures. We save a photo first (I put it on the desktop, to be easier), ...
We discussed the themes proposed in stage 1. They have shown very interested in the project. Some of them have written lyrics for the book and others have written composition.
Issue: How do I read (how many books at once, in a comfortable place, in public places, with or without food, music) will be debated next week on March 27, when we gather in a big city library for study
thank you for the first project contributions arriving on the twinspace! Let's make them accessible to everyone by putting them into the folder EUROPEAN TEAM WORK so that we then have gathered all our students texts to one topic in one folder. (Technically it means that you use the little icon that promises to move your file to the folder European Team Work. A window opens and you decide where you want to have it moved to.)
One of my students, Ioana, wrote two answers: one for the question "What do I read" and one for "How do I read" She's in the 10th grade, she's very fond of reading and she founded a litterary circle in our school. We'll hear about her again, soon.
I also asked my student to complete a questionnaire. They answered the questions concerning the reading habbits. Now I,m trying to interpret it. We'll see what happens.