February 28, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Deborah’s dreams: how stories can make a difference

The graphic novel Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault shows us that books and reading can work as protective shields, safe zones and islands of self-discovery. Of course, reading has more dimensions than those. Books can … Continue reading

February 26, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Beat the bullies through books: a review of Jane, the Fox & Me

“I told her, You’ll see, the story ends well.” Did you have any books in your childhood and teenage years which surrounded you with a protective haze? The ones which made you feel safe and ‘normal’ and where the world … Continue reading

November 6, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: Maurice Sendak

The people who made a difference: 4) Maurice Sendak “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this … Continue reading

September 20, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Extending reading through projects with young learners

How can you make reading with young learners as interactive and fun as possible? One way to make the reading experience more memorable is by extending it through projects. Arts and crafts projects create excellent opportunities to recycle vocabulary learnt … Continue reading

June 29, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Arts & crafts projects for sunny and rainy days

Now that the holidays are here, we need the most playful activities to keep the language your children learnt during the school term alive and help them use the words they have learnt in various contexts. In our series of … Continue reading