February 14, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Sherlock Holmes and the Stolen Jewels 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 our students and how much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

November 7, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: Astrid Lindgren

The people who made a difference: 1) Astrid Lindgren “I want to write for a readership that can create miracles. Children create miracles when they read. That’s why children need books.” Astrid Lindgren As I read about Astrid Lindgren’s life … 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

October 27, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 2: Sherlock Holmes and the Stolen Jewels

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

October 4, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen’s view of relationships and society never ceases to amuse us. Her careful and ironic observations of everyday events and feelings have given us relevant advice as well as entertaining reflections for over two hundred years now. All of … Continue reading