March 29, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Theme-based lessons for teens: Into the woods

Trees and forests are magical places in literature with a powerful symbolism. Apart from their essential role in our environment, they also have special significance in mythologies and cultures all over the world. A good way to learn about their environmental and … Continue reading

November 9, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Three Projects to Explore the World of Robinson Crusoe

The story of Robinson Crusoe is a great adventure for teens and adults alike, and has been popular for almost 300 years now, with hundreds of adaptations, sequels, retellings, translations in all kinds of forms. It has been selected by … Continue reading

October 25, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Passionate about Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy have become such familiar names for so many of us that we feel as if we know them and most likely our students do, too. Teaching with literature, and especially teaching with Jane Austen’s works is fun, just think of how entertaining, witty and … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Take Me to the River: Novels and Projects for World Rivers Day

‘It’s brother and sister to me, and aunts, and company, and food and drink, and (naturally) washing. It’s my world, and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having, and what it doesn’t know is … Continue reading