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Literary corner |

Tie your shoes, read good books, and remember that we’re all in this together.

Reading and translating competitions

Activity no. 13  The defining characteristics of the mythical hero Odysseus in classical literature are interpreted in wildly different ways by different authors: he is portrayed as a hero in Homer’s The Odyssey or as a deceitful figure in Virgil’s Aeneid. The different interpretations reveal his complexity and versatility. Reading & translating 1

Percy Jackson is the narrator of Rick Riordans Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, a fictional character. Its development began when Rick Riordan started inventing stories for his son. The child, who had been studying Greek mythology, asked his father to tell him bedtime stories based on those myths. Reading & translating 2


Good morning teacher, a play by Dean Lundquist

Activity no. 15  Dean Lundquist is an award-winning writer, director, actor and instructor. He was born in California, but now resides in Singapore. His plays have been performed throughout the English-speaking world, and the scripts of his 10-Minute Plays are available to be produced by anyone, anywhere in the world. Photos of the rehearsal


Software and ideas to create e-books and book covers

Activity no. 7  Picture books and posters about the origins of each country. Students read proposed deeds and create picture books posters with the help of ICT tools to illustrate them. 10 great uses of type on book covers  | Free online book cover maker  | Picture book: The birth of a nation  | Luís de Camões and The Lusiads

Newsletters  Discover new reads, learn more about the authors and their books. December January March


Book cover design

Cool covers that caught our eye.


Activity no. 4  Survey about reading habits. We want to know what you think. Please answer as honestly as you can: BookPals reading habits survey  | Results of the survey  | Student questionnaire

Book genre personality quiz  There are many different types of readers. With so many books to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by what’s out there. Are you curious to know which book genre matches your personality? Take this quiz, and find out which genre fits you best.


Harry Potter eBooks

Olly Moss and Harry Potter, together again. Moss has a distinct style, and he applied it when he created covers for the Harry Potter eBooks. [Click on the images to enlarge]


About us  Valença is a Portuguese town located on the left bank of River Minho, approximately 25 km from the Atlantic Ocean. During the Middle Ages Valença’s hilltop position and privileged view over the river were vital to protecting Portugal from invasion by its northern neighbours.  Portugal    Cyprus    Turkey

Articles published in the school website and local press



Banner illustration: © Erwin Madrid

Escola Básica e Secundária de Muralhas do Minho, Valença