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

September 19, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Pirates!

Who doesn’t like pirates? We have all read a story or watched a film or sung a song  featuring pirates. One of the most fun international days is International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19th September. We invite you … Continue reading

April 11, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Explore the world of Robin Hood

Say the name Robin Hood, and a series of ideas, images and connotations immediately come to mind. Try it in class as a brainstorming activity and let you students give you words they think of when they hear the name. … Continue reading

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 22, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Explore the world of King Arthur

The story of King Arthur is one of the most well-known and popular British legends and is made up of a series of interlocking tales which are also known as the Arthurian Cycle. Many of these stories are famous on their … Continue reading