September 11, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Inspiring projects: Read, speak and upload!

We often talk about the use of technology in the language classroom, and it’s always inspiring to see real projects in which students use their digital and technical skills to create something new, based on our readers. Two reading/video competitions … Continue reading

September 4, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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The ABC of a graded reader: David and the Great Detective

As teachers, we would all like our students to read more and read better in English. I often ask my students what they are reading for pleasure and they always amaze me with their experiences: some read thick historical novels, … Continue reading

July 9, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Looking together: word and image interplay in picture books

Picture books are rich resources for language development as well as visual literacy development, regardless of the age of your students. In a previous post we discussed some of the key elements of visual storytelling. Now we turn to the … Continue reading

June 20, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Looking together: visual storytelling in The Thinking Train stories

How do the visual elements in our picture book series, The Thinking Train influence reading experience and meaning-making? Each story in the now 20-book series is fully illustrated; both the images and the words engage the readers, and the interplay … Continue reading

February 19, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Five classics for 2019: The Age of Innocence

We have five classics for you and your students to explore this year. When we read a story, we read so much more than the plot. Stories, and especially classics, open the door to multiple worlds, which can become exciting … Continue reading