May 17, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Talking Sense and Sensibility 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 our students and how much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 5: Sense and Sensibility

When we open a classical novel, we open the door to multiple worlds (historical, geographical, literary, psychological and philosophical) to explore. It is exciting to see what each title means to us, who the author is, how the books were … Continue reading

October 4, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen’s view of relationships and society never ceases to amuse us. Her careful and ironic observations of everyday events and feelings have given us relevant advice as well as entertaining reflections for over two hundred years now. All of … Continue reading

October 25, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Passionate about Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy have become such familiar names for so many of us that we feel as if we know them and most likely our students do, too. Teaching with literature, and especially teaching with Jane Austen’s works is fun, just think of how entertaining, witty and … Continue reading

November 13, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Literary Time Travel 2: Back to the early 1800s with Jane Austen’s Emma

The novels of Jane Austen let us examine the world of a transitory period in British History. Her stories seemingly focus on the life of the well-off upper class, their love stories and family issues. However, through Austen’s novels we … Continue reading