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1 1 LIBROS LEGE Across the Ocean The Read Aloud Contest

2 2 LIBROS LEGE The Title The title is a Latin phrase Marcus Porcius Cato ( The Elder) advices his son, 200 years B.C. Libros lege. Quae legeris, memento! Read books. Remember what you read!

3 3 LIBROS LEGE The Contest The Contest

4 4 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The Contest The universal GOALS The universal GOALS of the Contest: of the Contest:  1. exploring other cultures through literature,  2. developing reading habits,  3. learning how to listen and comprehend the text.

5 5 LIBROS LEGE The Contest Each Contestant must: 1. have a valid Library Card 2. be over 13 years old (born before March 3rd, 1996) Please Note! Please Note! The Contest is closed for English schools graduates, speakers and English language teachers. The Contest is closed for English schools graduates, speakers and English language teachers.

6 6 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The Contest The contest is carried out in 2 rounds: A. The contest is carried out in 2 rounds: 1st Round at County/Community level 1st Round at County/Community level 2nd Round – Final – at Warsaw Public Library 2nd Round – Final – at Warsaw Public Library B. Each contestant prepares 2 excerpts of American prose. The First Excerpt list of 10 titles; the performing time is limited to 3 minutes for each contestant. The First Excerpt from the list of 10 titles; the performing time is limited to 3 minutes for each contestant. The Second Excerpt RANDOM from the book „Flight of Eagles” by Robert Karolevitz. The Second Excerpt is selected at RANDOM from the book „Flight of Eagles” by Robert Karolevitz. C. Each contestant is expected to conduct a short chat in English after the reading.

7 7 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The Literature The Contestants read American Literature in simplified versions from Level 2. Level 6 in simplified versions from Level 2. up to Level 6. and full text versions by Publisher PENGUINBOOKS

8 8 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The Literature The list of literature for First Excerpt: Level 2 1. Jack London - White Fang Level 3 2. Bill Gates - The Road Ahead 3. Alan Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories Level 4 4. Frank McCourt - Teacher Man 5. Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind Part 1 Gone with the Wind Part 2 Level 5 6. Jack Kerouac - On the Road 7. John Grisham - The Rainmaker 8. John Steinbeck - East of Eden 9. Stephen King - The Body Level George Orwell - Animal Farm Level 2 1. Jack London - White Fang Level 3 2. Bill Gates - The Road Ahead 3. Alan Poe - The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories Level 4 4. Frank McCourt - Teacher Man 5. Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind Part 1 Gone with the Wind Part 2 Level 5 6. Jack Kerouac - On the Road 7. John Grisham - The Rainmaker 8. John Steinbeck - East of Eden 9. Stephen King - The Body Level George Orwell - Animal Farm

9 9 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The Literature F L I G H T of E A G L E S The Second Excerpt is picked at random from F L I G H T of E A G L E S Robert Karolevitz by Robert Karolevitz &Ross Fenn U.S. pilot MERIAN C. COOPER who formed the Kosciuszko Squadron about U.S. pilot MERIAN C. COOPER who formed the Kosciuszko Squadron within the Polish Air Force to battle the Bolsheviks in Polish-Soviet War The story is avialable at thanks to the generosity of Robert Karolevitz

10 10 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The Literature „ F L I G H T of E A G L E S” A dramatic A dramatic story about the heroic unit of American pilots who supported the Polish Army in the war with Soviet Russia None of them had Polish roots. Recognized as Polish national heroes the pilots were honoured with the highest Medal VIRTUTI MILITARI by General Jozef Piłsudski by General Jozef Piłsudski himself.

11 11 LIBROS LEGE 2009 THE JURY

12 12 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The Jury In Poland the Jury consists of:  English scholars - school and academic teachers, academic teachers,  Artists/Arts Managers,  the Director of the Public Library,  local authorities.

13 13 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The Jury The Jury appraises each presentation according to the following criteria : The Jury appraises each presentation according to the following criteria : 1/ selection of the text, 2/ language suitability, 3/ interpretation and comprehension of the text. and comprehension of the text.

14 14 LIBROS LEGE 2009 PLACE&TIME

15 15 LIBROS LEGE Place LIBROS LEGE Timeline conducted simultaneously in Chicago & Cook County (IL) and Warsaw Warsaw & Mazovian counties

16 16 LIBROS LEGE 2009 POLAND Mazowsze Mazowsze and and Warsaw Capital City Warsaw Capital City

17 17 LIBROS LEGE 2009 POLAND - Mazowsze 9 County Public Libraries: 1. Pruszkow 2. Minsk Mazowiecki 3. Zuromin 4. Zwolen 5. Ciechanow 6. Rzeczniow 7. Pultusk 8. Siedlce 9. Kozienice Mazowsze is divided into 42 counties

18 18 LIBROS LEGE 2009 POLAND - Warszawa 5 City Section Public Libraries: 1.Ursynow, 2.Zoliborz, 3.Praga North 4.Praga South 5.Wola In Warsaw live 1,7 mln citizens

19 19 LIBROS LEGE 2009 USA Cook County (IL) and Chicago (IL)

20 20 LIBROS LEGE Time Announcement Announcement 3 March 2009 – Birthday Eve of Casimir Pulaski Casimir Pulaski born in 1745 in Warsaw. born in 1745 in Warsaw. He spent his first school years in Warka, a Mazovian town.

21 21 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – Time  1 st Round - in Public Libraries in USA and Poland until the end of April 2009  2nd Round - in USA until May 2nd Awards Ceremony May 3rd Polish Constitution Day Awards Ceremony May 3rd Polish Constitution Day  2nd Round – in Poland until May16th 2009, the KIERBEDZ Day Celebrations

22 22 LIBROS LEGE 2009 The AWARDS

23 23 LIBROS LEGE 2009 The AWARDS 5 MAIN AWARDS 5 MAIN AWARDS  Prizes 1,2,3,4,5 win a free round trip to USA and Poland, to USA and Poland,  Prizes 1,2,3,4,5 win a weekly stay in USA and Poland in USA and Poland Please Notice: contestants competing for 5 MAIN AWARDS must be over 16 years old (born before March 3rd, 1993) Please Notice: contestants competing for 5 MAIN AWARDS must be over 16 years old (born before March 3rd, 1993)

24 24 LIBROS LEGE 2009 The AWARDS All other AWARDS are available also for younger contestants, born before March 3rd, All other AWARDS are available also for younger contestants, born before March 3rd, Winners shall receive special Awards in Kind and shall pay 10 Winners shall receive special Awards in Kind and shall pay a special visit to the US Embassy in Warsaw and Polish Consulate General in Chicago. a special visit to the US Embassy in Warsaw and Polish Consulate General in Chicago.

25 25 LIBROS LEGE winners of 5 Main Awards shall perform their shows 5 winners of 5 Main Awards shall perform their shows in USA & in Poland in USA & in Poland

26 26 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The PATRONS Marshall of the Mazovian Region

27 27 LIBROS LEGE 2009 The PATRONS H.E. Ambassador of United States of America in Poland

28 28 LIBROS LEGE 2009 – The PATRONS The Mayor of Warsaw

29 29 LIBROS LEGE 2009 The PATRONS LIBROS LEGE 2009 The PATRONS Consul General of Republic of Poland in Chicago

30 30 LIBROS LEGE 2009 Media PATRONS Weekly magazine NEWSWEEK Local Public Radio RADIO DLA CIEBIE

31 31 LIBROS LEGE 2009 The Symbols The Symbols of LIBROS LEGE Oil painting/Poster and Logo and Logo by MARLENA NIZIO by MARLENA NIZIO

32 32 LIBROS LEGE 2009 Thank you for your attention! Thank you for your attention! Joanna Tucholska Joanna Tucholska October 3rd 2007 Norridge (IL) October 3rd 2007 Norridge (IL) updated February 6th, 2009 updated February 6th, 2009 Ron Stoch, Director of Eisenhower Public Library District and author of Libros Lege at the construction site of the new facility at Harwood Heights (IL) 4613 N. Oketo Av


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