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Online meeting with V. Rutkivskyi as a part of a project

Do you know anything about writers whose books you read? Our 5th and 6th grade students personally know Volodymyr Hryhorovych Rutkivskyi, a great child author. He is the winner of the National Taras Shevchenko prize in literature, his books were awarded with “Book of the Year BBC”.

MrRutkivskyi joined the 5-6th grades lesson. He was invited by his colleague Nataliia Marchenko who knows him personally and who helped us prepare for the acquaintance. Before the online meeting two of our departments – Ukrainian Language and “Culture and Time” - united and did a great job.

Briefly about the project:

  • First, at Ukrainian language and literature lessons our students read the book “Guests on a broom” together with Inna IvanivnaDarahan, using the approach of a deformed text, developed by Nataliia Serhiivna Opimakh, our Ukrainian language and literature teacher and head teacher;

  • Then kids made a video-message to Volodymyr Hryhorovych where they gave their feedback to his books and invited him to the meeting:

Video message to Volodymyr Rutkivskyi from 5th grade students.

  • After that at “Culture and Time” lessons they made a booktrailer for “Guests on a broom”;
  • This trailer was presented as a part of an international eTwinning project “Hero, hero where are you? Would you like to join our book?”

Booktrailer for “Guests on a broom”

Next stage of the project is a book with illustrations and language exercises, poems etc. 5th grade students have already created sencans based on “Guests on a broom”. Sencans are short poems of 5 lines that require a specific technique. Then, at “Culture and Time” lessons they chose special fonts for these poems.

Now we are back to the online meeting, which was indeed great!

Everyone was nervous: teachers were worried about the organization, students had a lot of questions and wanted them to be answered, and author took a big responsibility by taking part in this meeting.

Fortunately, the meeting – thrilling and educative – took place. Kids were as excited as adults. They didn’t only ask questions about how to write books, but also gave some advice to the author for his future books.

Nataliia Serhiivna commented on the event:

My dream finally came true. We had a meeting with a person whose books take a big part in our lives in 5-6th grades. Author’s style is so diverse, it’s a great base for teaching Ukrainian! There is nothing better in modern Ukrainian children’s literature

Ukrainian language department appreciates everyone’s help who took part in this event. Here you can find video highlights of the meeting:

Volodymyr Rutkivskyi Q&A montage

Sviatoshyn gymnasium is genuinely grateful to sir Rutkivskyi and his colleague for their collaboration and especially for great books which inspire to read more and help create interesting lessons and projects. Inna Ivanivna and Nataliia Mykolaivna were the founders and moderators of this project. They integrated as many modern methods and values in their lessons as they could. We are proud of our teachers and appreciate their creativity!

Many thanks to the author and his colleague!

Looking forward to new collaboration!