June 14, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Inside picture books: a reading list for teachers

There is nothing as lovely as sitting down with a beautiful picture book. But this is no surprise as visual narratives have been present in our cultures since the first cave drawings, entertaining, informing and enchanting their viewer-readers, regardless of … Continue reading

May 10, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Resourceful Reading Teachers 1: Four Resources Model of Reading in Action 1

In the first part of our series focusing on different approaches to and models of reading we revised the Four Resources model of reading (Luke and Freebody 1999). To show you how this model can work in action, this week … Continue reading

April 19, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Piergiorgio Trevisan on bringing literature into the language classroom

In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they have over a hundred years of experience in teaching and writing so they can definitely … Continue reading

March 31, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Celebrate children’s books, fairy tales and Hans Christian Andersen!

April 2nd marks a double celebration day: International Children’s Books Day which is held on Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, who was born on this day in 1805. Hans Christian Anderson wrote plays, novels, poetry and travel journals, but he is best remembered for … Continue reading

March 10, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

March brings many exciting cultural events, and one of the most popular is St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national day on March 17th. A great excuse to take a trip to Ireland – taking a virtual walk around Dublin, finding out  about … Continue reading