September 10, 2015
by Maria Cleary
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Serialisations in the language class

What is serialisation? And why are we telling you about it? In a previous blog we defined serialised stories as ‘series’, similar to our television series today. Serialised novels typically have lots of chapters and an exciting plot with lots … 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

April 22, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Detectives in the English Classroom

Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Jules Maigret, Phillip Marlowe and Miss Marple are probably the most famous classic detectives we know from fiction. Our students may be familiar with some of them, and will definitely have heard the name Sherlock Holmes and quite possibly know … Continue reading

April 9, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Reading lower level stories with advanced students?

Do you still enjoy reading children’s books? Even picture books? It is surprising how many adults love reading and even collecting children’s books. Is there a book you like revisiting from your childhood even if you know the rhymes, the … Continue reading

March 12, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Meet the illustrator: Catty Flores

What is it like to illustrate fairy tales, children’s stories and classics? We chatted with Catty Flores, illustrator of much-loved children’s books and readers. Once you see her illustrations, you will always remember her powerful and mesmerising visual style. What … Continue reading