November 7, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Music for your Reading Class

There is a characteristic many students share: they like and listen to a lot of music, and will probably  have a favourite song. Why not take advantage of this and use music as an inspiration for creative reading activities? Have … Continue reading

October 17, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Vocabulary Development with Graded Readers

We have learnt that the secret of vocabulary growth is continuous practice and contextualisation, consolidation and constant recycling of words learnt . When you write or read a story, you both consciously and incidentally practise new language by making connections, and imagining … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Get Ready for Halloween – 7 Spooky Classics to Read Now

Halloween always comes at a perfect time during the school term when both teachers and students are ready to have some fun. Of course this means spooky moments with scary stories and mysterious scenes. A few weeks before Halloween is … Continue reading

October 10, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Read and Watch Stories

Whether you watch the adaptation first and then read the story, or vice versa, there are plenty of benefits to watching film adaptations with your class. Just to mention a few: films help your students revise vocabulary, improve visualisation skills, … Continue reading

October 3, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Reading the Classics in Class

One of the best qualities of the classics is that we can always rely on them. As we keep reading and rereading them at different ages, they always give us something new and we experience their universal appeal. Italo Calvino … Continue reading