September 10, 2015
by Maria Cleary
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Serialisations in the language class

What is serialisation? And why are we telling you about it? In a previous blog we defined serialised stories as ‘series’, similar to our television series today. Serialised novels typically have lots of chapters and an exciting plot with lots … Continue reading

August 27, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Back to school: plan ahead for success

Yes, it’s happening! A new school term has just begun bringing with it meetings, lots of planning and great expectations. How do you feel about the new term? Do you have any special plans? Are there new resources, approaches, ideas you … Continue reading

May 27, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Going Digital inside (and outside) the English Classroom Part 2: Collaboration

Group work and student collaboration projects have long been  successful strategies in our classroom management practices. By assigning group projects to our classes, we encourage collaborative attitudes, and we prepare our students for team work in the workplace. In these … Continue reading

March 3, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day gives you a great opportunity to share stories with your classes. Dedicate a day to reading and learn about ways to use reading aloud techniques in your teaching. Here are 5 suggestions for reading aloud activities: 1 … Continue reading

January 15, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Jack London Special for Your IWB

We all have fond memories of Jack London stories: our heart rate going faster at the adventures of Buck (The Call of the Wild) and White Fang (White Fang),  or feeling angry about cruelty against animals. Reading Jack London’s descriptions … Continue reading