May 9, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Three projects with Peter Pan

“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning.” The story of Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinker Bell is an all-time favourite for many readers, both young and old, and its numerous adaptations have made it a popular both … Continue reading

February 14, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Sherlock Holmes and the Stolen Jewels 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

May 19, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Alice in Wonderland 150: Lesson Plan and Resources – Part 1

Let’s get ‘curiouser and curiouser’ this year, and start celebrating Lewis Carroll’s fascinating classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The novel was first published 150 years ago in 1865 with Sir John Tenniel’s famous original illustrations  Who was Alice? What do we … Continue reading

March 31, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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‘Twelve Years a Slave’ Interactive Lesson Plan

When 12 Years a Slave, the film adaptation of the 1853 autobiographical slave narrative memoir came out in the cinemas in 2013 (directed by Steve McQueen), it was an immediate success. It received a total number of 206 awards and umpteen more … Continue reading

March 26, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Black Beauty Interactive Lesson Plan

Do you like horses and horse riding? How much do you know about these animals? Anna Sewell’s much-loved novel, Black Beauty (1877), introduces us to the world of horses through the adventurous stories of Black Beauty, and his friends, Ginger … Continue reading