January 27, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Themes in fiction for teens and adults 1: Houses and homes

This is a new series which takes a theme-based approach to the teen and adult reading class. In our first post we’ll take a look at houses and homes in 15 classic novels. We have already approached this theme in the primary … Continue reading

January 13, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Colour your days and your reading: a literary colour quiz

Do you ever feel blue? Do you easily see the silver lining? Have you ever felt green with envy? Colours convey so many different feelings and meanings that we could easily dedicate a series of lessons to English phrases and idioms … Continue reading

November 3, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Five Authors to Celebrate in November

Are you looking for some great reads in November? Celebrate five great authors with us and read some of their works both in and out of class. Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Louisa May Alcott, Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain … Continue reading

October 27, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Stories and Projects for World Cities Day

The United Nations celebrates World Cities Day on 31st October, and this year’s theme is ‘Inclusive Cities, Shared Development’. Take this observance and turn it into a great classroom project to learn more about the world around us and get … 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