October 8, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Man or Monster: Frankenstein in the Classroom

Say the name ‘Frankenstein’ in your class, and it will spark a reaction in every student. They might have a general idea of the story or they might associate the name with the monster in the book. Your students may know little, but they … Continue reading

September 24, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Explore Great Expectations: Lesson Steps and Resources

Teaching Dickens is like having access to the best available source to teach English culture and language. His writing embraces all the components necessary for a great literary success: an exciting plot, fascinating characters, entertaining and sophisticated language use, social and … Continue reading

July 8, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Twice upon a time…

“For storytelling is always the art of repeating stories, and this art is lost when the stories are no longer retained. It is lost because there is no more weaving and spinning to go on while they are being listened … Continue reading

March 31, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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‘Twelve Years a Slave’ Interactive Lesson Plan

When 12 Years a Slave, the film adaptation of the 1853 autobiographical slave narrative memoir came out in the cinemas in 2013 (directed by Steve McQueen), it was an immediate success. It received a total number of 206 awards and umpteen more … Continue reading

September 30, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Virginia Woolf Special: An Interactive Lesson Plan

At first glance, reading Modernist fiction with language learners might seem like a challenging idea. However, it can turn out to be an inspiring experience and you can build a whole literary and cultural trip around it. Grab opportunities like … Continue reading