We asked our students to vote for the play they would like to read by William Shakespeare. We carried out this opinion poll with the help of riddle.com.
They have voted for The Midsummer Nignt's Dream. It can be read online or downloaded as a book or as an audio book on english-e-books.net , and we also created a unit for this on clilstore.
We are continuously expanding the materials for reading comprehension and language practice on LearningApp.org.
As the common language of our project is English we decided to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest English authors: William Shakespeare.
We read the graded version of a book about his life and works and created some activities for our students to practice:
Students voted for the reader they would like to read together. The winning one was The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. During the teacher training session we compiled teaching materials for working on this text.
We worked in four groups and focused on four types of activities:
-pre-reading tasks for dealing with the author and the age the book was written in.
-reading comprehension and language-related activities
- post-reading activities
Interactive exercises about Oscar Wilde created with LearningApps.org
Interactive exercises about The Canterville Ghost.
All the activities can be found here:
During the 1st student exchange, students shared a classical and a contemporary author with their peers with special view to one of their works. We chose authors whose works can be found in English so that we could work with the text as well.
We launched a series of activities based on the extracts we had chosen.
The extracts we worked with can be found here, where students can use a built-in multilingual dictionary to check unknown words:
Cervantes: Don Quijote
Balys Suoga: Forest of the Gods
Karinthy Frigyes: Please, Sir!
Mevlana: Solomon and the Hoopoe
Janko Polic Kamov: The Beard
During the Lithuanian joint teacher training session we took part in workshops about teaching reading. We shared good practices and methods.
We had chosen a fable from Aesop titled "Androcles and the Lion", which can be found here.
We formed pairs of partner countries and decided on the type of activities each of us will prepare.
It was a great way of learning from each other.
The lesson plans and activities we carried out:
During the project we also deal with the history and operation of the European Union with special attention to the roles the partner countries play in it.
During the Hungarian student exchange, students took part in a project day about the European Union.
We compiled lots of activities for checking their knowledge on this topic.