April 18, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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A Connecticut Yankee in the English 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

January 24, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Five classics for 2019: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

We have five classics for you and your students to explore this year. When we read a story, we read so much more than the plot. Stories, and especially classics, open the door to multiple worlds, which we can become … Continue reading

November 3, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Five Authors to Celebrate in November

Are you looking for some great reads in November? Celebrate five great authors with us and read some of their works both in and out of class. Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Louisa May Alcott, Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain … Continue reading

July 28, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Curious writing habits

Reading about our favourite writers’ habits is a bit like peeking behind the curtains in a theatre or reading the secret recipes of our favourite chocolate factory. We are all curious to know how the stories we love were born. Aspiring authors and … Continue reading