March 29, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: The Brothers Grimm

The people who made a difference: 2) Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm “For storytelling is always the art of repeating stories, and this art is lost when the stories are no longer retained. It is lost because there is no more … Continue reading

March 20, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the classroom

We are all aware of the benefits of extensive reading, but some of us may feel unsure about how to approach longer texts in class. How should we scaffold the reading for our students and how much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

January 18, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The world of Edgar Allan Poe

Who was Edgar Allan Poe? When I look back at my literary studies, I have a recurring memory of the fascination I and my fellow students felt when we started reading Poe’s short stories and narrative poems. Not only did … Continue reading

January 4, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Five Children and It in the classroom

We are all aware of the benefits of extensive reading, but some of us may feel unsure about how to approach longer texts in class. How should we scaffold the reading for the students and much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 5: Sense and Sensibility

When we open a classical novel, we open the door to multiple worlds (historical, geographical, literary, psychological and philosophical) to explore. It is exciting to see what each title means to us, who the author is, how the books were … Continue reading