This academic work intends to study the acceptance of the Amazement by a group of nineteen
students, from second Cycle of basic education, inserted in a class of the sixth year of schooling
between the ages of eleven and thirteen. For the purposes of my central theme of educational
intervention, a traditional story was used, previously selected by the school and recommended
by the National Reading Program (Plano Nacional de Leitura), Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
adapted by Luc Lefrort, translated into Portuguese by António Pescada.
My goal is to understand how the narratives with «pure moments of the amazement», the
reading of the full story, contributes to the development of creativity, as well as the personal,
emotional and cognitive abilities of students who are invited to aesthetically witness this
universe led by imaginary heroes. The study was conducted during the Teacher Training Period
under the subject of Portuguese Language. I used multiple reading and interpreting strategies
for each storytelling moment.
The work strategies adopted gave the story a better tone and helped students understand. This
allowed students to get more involved in the previous preparation periods, interpretation and in
role-playing. There were also reflection moments on the expressive readings that made the
group to actively participate in the total acknowledgement of the book and its critical retelling,
not just assuming the passive role of a listener.