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

November 14, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Talking philosophy with children through stories

“Philosophy, if it cannot answer so many questions as we could wish, has at least the power of asking questions which increase the interest of the world, and show the strangeness and wonder lying just below the surface even in … Continue reading

November 9, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 4: The Secret Agent

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