Thank you, so much for this information Olga and Kseniya! It is going to help me a lot. Emily Hello,My name is Kseniya. I am a student of the 8th grade and a pan-pal of Krista Phelps. My teacher Olga asked me to answer your questions. Let’s start.What kind of books do you read over in Russia?Oh, that’s difficult. To my mind, Russia is a reading country. We read books of all genres. And we don’t care, if the books we read are written by foreigners. We also love our native literature like Pushkin, Hohol, Tolstoy and others. As for me, I am keen on fantasy. My favorite American author is Stephanie Meyer. I am a really Twilight fan. Stephanie is a very good writer, she made me reading a love story, I had never done before. But the best of the best is “The Fiery Faculty” by Alex Kosh. It’s a Russian book, so you can’t read it? But I sure, you can, you will fell in love with it)))What movies do people watch in Russia?What a nice question! We watch your films!!! American cinema industry is stronger and better than ours, but now the Russians begin to shoot very good exiting movies. You can listen about “The Mermaid”, as far as I know, it is famous abroad. I like “Stardust”, “Step Up”, “Spiderman”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “The illusionist” and many more. My favorite Russian movie is “We are from the future”. It is very funny, but makes you think. I hope my information will help you.Ivaschenko Kseniya3 RomanQuestion: what kinds of books read in Russia?Answer: It is very difficult to answer this question. Different people like different genres. Somebody loves detective stories, somebody loves romances. For example, I very like books which tell about world after nuclear catastrophy. My best friend loves fantasy, but many people don’t read books. They think, it is a waste of time. They serf world wide web. It is their source of information.
Aim of the lesson Making a list of Russian authors and books that give the idea of Russian character and lifestyle
Warming up Critical thinking skills (generalization, analyzing, matching )Describing the book
What is general? AlexandrPushkinRadischevBlockTvardovskyGreenSolzhenitsyn
Odd one out Silver age poetsMichail LomonosovAnna AkhmatovaMarina TsvetayevaSergey YeseninNikolay GumilevOsip MandelshtamBoris Pasternak
Generalization Nobel Prize LaureatesIvan BuninBoris PasternakMikhail SholokhovAlexandr SolzhenitsynJosef Brodsky
What is the next number? Average teenager 2,000Intellectual 10,000A.Pushkin 18,000W.Shakespeare 26,000
Discussion What Russian authors are known abroad?
American student`s video Russian literatureThemes
Vocabulary Suffering - страданияRedemption- искуплениеRecurrent - повторяющиеся
Making a list I recommend …I would advise them to read….They should pay attention to ……is worth readingIt would be wise to read …
Turnip Grandpa Grandma Granddaughter Dog Cat Mouse
Hometask Thursday - Poem reciting Friday - Essay writing:Russian writer I recommend my pen-pals to read