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 2, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 3: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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

July 18, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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All about adaptations

Think of your favourite classic tale or novel, and then try to remember the different adaptations you have read, seen or heard of it. Adaptations surround us, not just because so many great stories have been written, but also thanks … Continue reading

July 13, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Quick Guide to Children’s Books 4: Comic books and graphic novels

The world of children’s literature is an enchanting place which often looks like a colourful maze with imaginary creatures in fantastic worlds. These creatures and worlds are mostly versions of our own realities, and through them we can learn more … Continue reading

June 22, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Slow the Summer Slide

What happens to your students’ development when the school closes for the holidays? Do they keep on practising all four skills as well as thinking in English? The long weeks of the holidays are full of fun, but the time … Continue reading