April 24, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Exploring India with Kim in the English 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

April 11, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Doctor Dolittle projects for the English 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

April 9, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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A love of libraries: get active with library tasks

Many of us will remember those old, wooden library catalogue drawers that were invariably spilling over with book cards. We also needed expert research skills to find a book – unless we gave in and asked the librarian to find … Continue reading

February 28, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Deborah’s dreams: how stories can make a difference

The graphic novel Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault shows us that books and reading can work as protective shields, safe zones and islands of self-discovery. Of course, reading has more dimensions than those. Books can … Continue reading

January 24, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Five classics for 2019: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

We have five classics for you and your students to explore this year. When we read a story, we read so much more than the plot. Stories, and especially classics, open the door to multiple worlds, which we can become … Continue reading