September 6, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Literacy and skills development in the English class

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘literacy’? In its simplest sense, being ‘literate’ means that a person is able to read and write texts, and has a reasonable level of education. Let’s reflect on the importance … Continue reading

September 8, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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International Literacy Day 2016

The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day is ‘Reading the Past, Writing the Future’, urging us to look back and forward at the same time, reminding us that our past provides context and background for our present place. The motto … Continue reading

September 1, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Get Ready for International Literacy Day

Can you imagine your life without reading and writing? Can your students imagine what it would be like not to be able to read and write? Ask your students to finish the sentence ‘If I could’t read/write, I …’ and see what … Continue reading

January 8, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Make 2015 a year of reading: 5 projects to start and schedule now

We know the advantages of getting our students to read so let’s use the motivational power of the new year to make 2015 a year of reading. Here are some easy-to-follow tips to help you set up a reading programme … Continue reading

December 4, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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8 Ideas to Motivate Teens to Read More

How can I motivate teens to read more? This question pops up on our computer screens and in conversations every week, and teachers, psychologists, librarians and researchers of a broad field of literacy and language studies offer ideas and solutions. William … Continue reading