September 1, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Get Ready for International Literacy Day

Can you imagine your life without reading and writing? Can your students imagine what it would be like not to be able to read and write? Ask your students to finish the sentence ‘If I could’t read/write, I …’ and see what … 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

August 6, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Do you dare play in the Selfish Giant’s garden?

“Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.” Oscar Wilde Some of my most favourite reading memories are of me curled up with stories by Oscar Wilde. And I’m sure I’m … Continue reading

June 18, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Be original!

Do your students read original fiction? Here are three fun stories for them to explore. We love and benefit from reading the classics in and out of the classroom, but since variety is the essence of extensive reading, original stories written for … Continue reading