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Projects of the Estonian Reading Association

Reading is Fun

http: / / www.lom.edu.ee /

Reading is Fun is an interactive literature project driven by enthusiastic supervisors. Within the project students in basic education (lower secondary level) read books throughout the school year, analyse them in chat rooms via the Internet and carry out various competitive tasks . The project was launched in Estonia during the autumn of 2000. Project participants are 11 to 16 year old students (including children from special schools for the deaf in Tallinn and Tartu). Besides discussions on the [ ... ]  

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Reading Nests in Dutch nursery schools and schools

http: / / www.lugemisyhing.ee / pesa / lugemispesa_projektist.htm

Lugemispesa-LogoReading Nest is a project for creating a motivating reading environment in nursery schools and schools. Its objective is to design an environment in schools where children can read in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere and engage in activities, promote creativity of both children and teachers, and foster collaboration between home and community. The Reading Nest project [ ... ]  

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Reading games for estonian children

http: / / www.lugemisyhing.ee / mangud / konkurss.htm

Cover-LugemismaengudThrough an initiative of the dyslexia special interest group of the Association three collections, Reading Games 1, 2 and 3, have been published since 2004 by Koolibri Publishers. The games in these collections gained recognition at a reading games competition which was organised by the Estonian Reading Association, Tallinn University, the University of Tartu, and [ ... ]  

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Schools where Literacy Thrives

http: / / www.lugemisyhing.ee / kokululo / kokululo_index1.htm

Through an initiative of the IDEC, the International Reading Association (www.literacyeurope.org) has been running the “Schools where Literacy Thrives” project for about ten years and it is firmly rooted in several countries. The objective is to encourage schools to monitor their reading-related activities and to discuss them. The first competition “Schools where Literacy Thrives” took place in Estonia in 2007 and has now grown into an all-Estonian competition with schools presenting their best practice [ ... ]  

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MorePAL – More Parents Associated for Learning

http: / / www.morepal.org /

MorePAL/In school together (More Parents Associated for Learning) is an international project involving four European countries and is funded through the EU Grundtvig programme. Through encouragement to parents the project’s objective is to increase their activity and effective participation in rearing and educating their children in school and the wider society by focusing on joint activities in learning and learning-related tasks, including reading.
The project partners come from England, Bulgaria, [ ... ]  

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Storygrannies in Estonia

http: / / www.lugemisyhing.ee / EstRA_projektid.htm

Storygrannies is a project aimed at the involvement of grandparents in the activities of nursery schools. The project will be launched together with the Grandparents’ Society and day centres for retired people and will comprise joint activities and events involving grandparents (not necessarily biological grandparents of children) and children of pre-school age on a regular basis. The retired people read, tell stories and carry out educational activities.
Goals of the project:
1. to engage with [ ... ]  

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Books from children to children

http: / / www.lugemisyhing.ee / EstRA / Estra_engl.htm

The Estonian Reading Association successfully carried out the national project Books from Children to Children in the year 2000 which was also the Year of the Estonian Book where schoolchildren authored books from initial idea to final product. The books made within the project were given to younger schoolchildren and nursery schools. Awards were given for the best books received which were then displayed at a special exhibition. The project will be revived in 2010.
Goals of the project:
1. to [ ... ]  

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