May 12, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Chris Lima: On trial and error

What does it mean to work with literature in English language teaching? What approaches to literary texts and reading practices in the classroom can help us with using literature? Why should we use more literary texts in our classrooms? These … 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

December 17, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The 12 Helbling Readers of 2015

We published a dozen new titles in 2015, and it’s time to revisit them. We have published The Thinking Train, a great new series of stories that activate thinking skills in young learners, five new classics for young learners, five classics … Continue reading

September 8, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Literature in the Language Class: Part 2

We love literature, so why do we shy away from using it in the classroom? In our new series we take a look at literature in language education, demystify some of the jargon and look at practical ways of implementing … Continue reading

February 24, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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An Interactive Lesson Plan: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Why is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde a good choice for your English class?  First of all, it’s a fascinating story, one that everyone will remember. It is also an often quoted and referenced novel with numerous … Continue reading