ILS 5th graders recently had a most unusual reading class, which was more like a performance. The students tested their skills as actors, reading Ivan Krylov's fable "Quartet".
"The students practiced expressive reading and correct speech," explains Marina Zakharchenko, who teaches Russian Language and Literature. "This gave them additional experience at performing for an audience, just as they get when answering questions in class and going to the board."
"Krylov's fables are a significant part of the school program, as they combine simplicity of subject with depth of thought," notes ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. "This unusual way of spending the lesson helps them to master the material and practice their skills."