Page 1

Escola EB 2/3 Frei Jo達o de Vila do Conde

Throughout this school year our class developed a very interesting and fun project entitled Reading for pleasure in English. First, we chose a bookworm available in our school library, including classics, crime and mystery, factfiles, fantasy and horror, human interest, thriller and adventure, true stories and world stories. Each of us selected a bookworm and read it at home. Then we filled in the Progress Chart with the title of the bookworm we were reading and drew the face which showed what we thought of it. Afterwards, we created a poster in order to promote the book we were reading, which was later displayed in the school library. After, we were asked to develop several activities bearing in mind the bookworm we were reading: a word search puzzle, pelmanism, ‌ We also created an interactive online publication using ISSUU, which is available in our school library blog.

Ana Rita recommends

The wild west by John Escott

“The Indians fought them, and the army could not stop the fighting.�

Bruna Gonçalves recommends

The Last Photo by Bernard Smith

“The police are looking for him, too”

Manuela recommends

The Secret of Old stone Hall by Sue Arengo

“The dogs! „Annie says.‟ The dogs can help us!”

Lara recommends

Wanted: Anna Marker by Kris Anderson

“Stop where you are”, a voice told her sharply.”Turn around. And not a sound! Do you hear?”

Maria João recommends

Lisa in London by Paul Victor

“ Your passport says «student», but I know your face. You are a famous model .”

Maria Luís recommends

The old House by Dereck Strange

«The woman is giving something to the man. A gold cup»

João Liberal Lima recommends

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

“Please, sir, he said, I want some more.”

Rita Duque recommends

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

“She looked at her and shouted, Cut off her head”

Rita Rodrigues recommends

Three adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Suddenly, through all the noise of the storm, I heard a wild scream.”

Inês Brito recommends

The Earthquake by Elizabeth Laird

« Help! What´s happening? »

Maria do Rosário recommends

The missing coins by John Escott

“Those coins are valuable. Can I give you something?”

Diana recommends

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

„‟Why did he build the House of the Seven Gables? The Colonel Pyncheon finished his house, but he was dead in his chair the same day! Was it the wizard‟s curse?‟‟

Matilde recommends Anita’s Big Day by Elizabeth Laird

“I can be a movie star, I know I can! She thinks.”

Luís Manuel Santos Maia recommends

THE CLIENT by Josh Grisham



Progress chart

Word search puzzle We created our own word search puzzle games with words taken from the story. After, another student would have to look for the hidden words between letters of the alphabet to find those words.

____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________


A memory card game in which a pack of cards is spread out face down and players try to turn up pairs with the same symbol. [Named after the Pelman Institute, founded in London in 1898] We selected ten sentences from the story and underlined the key word in each sentence. Then we created eight blue cards with sentences with the word missing and eight yellow cards with the answer to it.

Reading for pleasure in English  

Project to improve reading in English

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you