November 6, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: Maurice Sendak

The people who made a difference: 4) Maurice Sendak “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this … Continue reading

May 24, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: Roald Dahl

The people who made a difference: 3) Roald Dahl “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will … Continue reading

May 17, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Talking Sense and Sensibility 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

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