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

August 29, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Three new term reading resolutions

We, teachers know that the real beginning of the new year is the beginning of the new term. August and September are months of transition, when we are still relaxed after the holidays, but also getting ready to embark on … 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

February 2, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Robert Campbell on bringing literature into the language class

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

January 26, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Literature of course!

When we discuss the importance of literature in the classroom, we all inevitably wish we had more time for reading. The benefits and relevance of literary texts and stories have been widely discussed in academic papers as well as on this blog. … Continue reading