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

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

April 19, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Inspiring teachers: creative reading in Brazil

In this series we talk to inspiring teachers who use storytelling to set up creative projects, set up reading programmes, and use the arts and literature to develop their students’ language and literacy skills. We would like to share real examples … Continue reading

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