January 4, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Five Children and It in the classroom

We are all aware of the benefits of extensive reading, but some of us may feel unsure about how to approach longer texts in class. How should we scaffold the reading for the students and much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

February 8, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Crafting stories and reading activities with Frances Mariani

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

April 5, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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World Health Day lesson tip: Reading is healthy!

What are good readers like? Avid? Fast? Slow? Regular? Happy? Satisfied? Critical? Relaxed? Nice? Smart? What about healthy? What happens when we read? We usually find a comfortable position, maybe out on some music and prepare our favourite drink. Sound familiar? Not a bad … Continue reading

January 7, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Alan Pulverness 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 … 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