October 13, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Halloween-inspired writing lessons      

There’s no denying it, Halloween has a special atmosphere, whether or not it is part of your cultural heritage. What’s more it has its place in the English class and our students love the idea of Halloween parties and scary … Continue reading

September 13, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Themed Reading Sessions

How do your students decide what to read next? We have discussed various aspects of text selection based on the right reading level for your students. We often look for themes in our own reading choices and it can be a … Continue reading

July 28, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Have Fun with Books on Paperback Book Day

Do you prefer paperback or hardcover books? What are the advantages of having paperback books? Now we can carry around hundreds if not thousands of books on our e-readers, in 1935 the paperback book revolution changed publishing forever, bringing books to the general … Continue reading

July 21, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Mystery in the English Class

Events, people, occurrences which are difficult or impossible to explain are intriguing for most of us. Stories of mystery can distract us from our everyday routines and make us focus at the same time. Good mysteries are real page-turners, which engage the readers … Continue reading

June 14, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Inside picture books: a reading list for teachers

There is nothing as lovely as sitting down with a beautiful picture book. But this is no surprise as visual narratives have been present in our cultures since the first cave drawings, entertaining, informing and enchanting their viewer-readers, regardless of … Continue reading