Action "Reading together" for International Literacy Day, 7 September
The main action took place in Vilnius Vyturys "primary school, Vilnius S. Daukantas
secondary school, Vilnius P. Vileišis basic school, Šilutė first gymnasium, Mazeikiai "Žiburėlis" primary school, Molėtai
gymnasium. Throughout the day in schools there were held book readings, discussions and
books presentations, various forums, meetings with writers and
representatives of publishing house "Alma littera. Students prepared and presented their writings,
literary almanacs, books advertisements.
Reading seminars, September-October 2007
During the project period there were organized seminars "Reading
workshop", prepared in accordance with the international project "Reading
and Writing for Critical Thinking" guidelines. Seminars, presenting a range of reading promotion techniques were intended for pupils, students and teachers of different subjects who shared the acquired knowledge with others, through reading promotion
events in various educational and social institutions. There were
organized 7 seminars that were attended by 30 students of secondary
schools, 86 students of higher schools, 64 teachers, 15 lecturers.
In total - 195 participants.
Social actions, September-November 2007
The project actively engaged secondary and higher schools students not only to discovered reading again, but also
to share their experience with others. On 7 September in Molėtai
gymnasium was held the The Book Fair during which collected books were donated to Molėtai child care home.
Students of Vilnius Pedagogical University Social Communication Institute visited
pupils in kindergartens, child care homes, Vilnius Santariskės children's hospital oncology section, gave the books,
red fairytales, talked, discussed not only about reading but also about other things
that are important for children. Students of Vilnius Pedagogical University Social Communication Institute
also organized a student's reading promotion campaign in Vilnius, P. Vileišis
Publication of methodical materials, November 2007
Asta Navickaite, Danguole Dauksiene, Raimonda Jariene
Effective reading strategies: reading workshop. - V.: MDC, 2008.+DVD
This publication devoted to different subject teachers, form masters, seeking to present reading promotion strategy - reading workshop, that help to develop motivated and conscious readers. Publication will help to engage students in reading, to make reading interesting and meaningful activity.
Methodical material is illustrated with students writings and paintings.
Publication is supplemented by video materials - reading workshop filmed in Lithuanian schools.
The final event of the project, 27 November 2007
The event brought together the most active project participants sincerely and openly reflect on what
reading means for us, our family members, friends and society in
general. Over 70 people have participated in the event including
representatives from all participating schools, project partners and sponsors.
There were organised discussion "Reading: for and against" and these
actual questions were raised:
Is the reading changing people? If so, how?
Is reading appreciated among school friends, family?
What is a good reader?
Do teachers (lecturers) learn to read?
Some of us likes to read, others - less, and others - do not like. Why is that?
What books like reading teachers, students, pupils?
Do they discuss their readings during lessons, with friends, family
What students could offer (if they would be presidents, ministers, directors of schools)
for reading promotion?
It was agreed that:
Reading is fun, but very time intensive pleasure;
Students would like to read more during the lessons and talk about it
Reading is important for individual self-development
It is fun to talk about reading with others.