Polyglottal Perspectives on the Book

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.


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Posted by: Beate Vollmer

Dear etwins,

if you fancy a new twist in the Twilight reception you may read Inga's assessment of the commercialization of Twilight or Stephenie Meyers in Stage II.2.2 Marketing strategies.

One Juliane has written about different types of books and whether she finds them useful (Stage II.1.8), the other Juliane likes Pierre Grimbert's The Magicians (Stage II.1.1. Most favourite book).

I almost run out of photos from Goethe's garden. I might as well send you the garden house for a change. Please let me know when you suffer from a hangover.

Kind regards,