June 20, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Looking together: visual storytelling in The Thinking Train stories

How do the visual elements in our picture book series, The Thinking Train influence reading experience and meaning-making? Each story in the now 20-book series is fully illustrated; both the images and the words engage the readers, and the interplay … Continue reading

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

May 5, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Resourceful Reading Teachers 1: Four Resources Model of Reading

It’s easy to get lost in the maze of reading strategies, skills, practices, cycles, models and methodologies. How do you approach reading in the classroom? What are the most recent practices that offer solutions for reading tasks and ways into different types … Continue reading