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

May 28, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Tolerance in the classroom

We discuss so many important issues in the classroom and course books offer various inspiring topics to explore. There are some concepts, and it is especially true about values, which cannot be ‘taught’ but rather introduced. On Amnesty International Day (28th … Continue reading

April 29, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Conversation starters for reading lessons and book clubs

Have you ever experienced how miraculously a good question can kick-start a classroom discussion or your Book Club session? What kind of questions and statements work better than others? How can you use them to engage your students in conversations … Continue reading