January 28th | 09:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00
Location: Municipal Library of Lagos
Organized by: CM Lagos
Participation is free, but subject to a limit of 20 mandatory prior registrations via telephone 282 767 816, the Library’s Facebook page or email Biblioteca@cm-lagos.pt
The last three academic years have presented particularly complex challenges with regard to the teaching/learning of reading literacy, whether due to the omnipresence of digital technology, or the necessary recovery of learning or the emergence of numerous cases of demotivation and behavioral disorders, noting the worsening inequalities. In order to respond to these problems, it is important to provide teachers with a deep and vast knowledge of literature for children and youth, as well as effective methodologies and resources for training reflective, critical and competent readers, that is, informed citizens. and participatory.
Literary reading is still often proposed, on the one hand, at school, in the form of reading comprehension assessment sheets after reading excerpts from works or “presentations” of books by students using powerpoints, on the other , in libraries, reading is “animated” through dramatizations or story hours followed by plastic expression activities, without these practices effectively contributing to the maturation of students/readers.
More than ever, it is urgent to conjugate the verb “to read” in the first person. First, in the plural, so that a “we”, a group of students with their teacher(s), can learn to really read, in a continuous and passionate way, and to co-construct meaning; then, so that one can also have the desire and confidence enough to combine it in the singular, in an “I” that discovers and explores, in a permanent questioning and fascination, the books of his life.
In this training, we will deepen our knowledge about shared reading as an essential practice of reading mediation, which can be applied at all levels of education and at all ages (from babies to seniors), with results proven by several studies, even in the most difficult contexts. unfavorable. As it is also fundamental to know how to analyze and select the most appropriate collection, not all books lend themselves to this dialogic practice anymore, we will read and reflect with the help of many books for children and youth of different types.
Paula Cusati is a reading mediator and trainer accredited by the CCPFC in the area of Reading Promotion. Graduated in Modern Languages and Literature, she has a postgraduate degree in Children’s Books. She completed the curricular part of the Master in Promotion of Reading and Children’s Literature at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. She worked for several years at a Municipal Library, where she was responsible for the activities of Animation and Reading Promotion, creating different projects for different audiences. She was the leader of the Cata Livros project (Fundação Gulbenkian) in the municipalities of Litoral Alentejano and Algarve. She collaborated with PNL2027, integrating the group of reading mediators of the project “Território Leitor: Promoting reading among young people”. It is one of the 10 elements of the Reading Observatory established by the Municipality of Pombal, whose objective is to analyze, discuss and distinguish the best books for children and youth published in Portuguese-speaking countries. It conceives and organizes storytelling sessions, workshops and ongoing projects to promote reading and writing. As a trainer and consultant, she collaborates with several municipalities and schools. She also participates in reflection and training meetings for teachers, mediators and other educational agents. She maintains the blog www.mediarleituras.blogspot.com.