April 5, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Getting Grimm with young children

Both children and adults love reading folk and fairy tales, although often they appreciate different aspects of them. In our last post we looked at ways of viewing the Brothers Grimm with teenage and adult learners. In this post we … Continue reading

February 7, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The Big Book Reading Experience

When I remember memorable shared book experiences, either as a child or as a teacher, I see readers completely lost in the books they are reading, pointing at the details on the pages, turning the pages back and forth, asking … Continue reading

June 15, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Quick Guide to Children’s Books 1: Picture books

The world of children’s literature is an enchanting place which often looks like a colourful maze with imaginary creatures in fantastic worlds. These creatures and worlds are mostly versions of our own realities, and through them we can learn more … Continue reading

June 16, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Picturebooks in ELT with Sandie Mourão

In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they have over a hundred years of experience in teaching and writing so they can definitely … Continue reading

June 14, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Inside picture books: a reading list for teachers

There is nothing as lovely as sitting down with a beautiful picture book. But this is no surprise as visual narratives have been present in our cultures since the first cave drawings, entertaining, informing and enchanting their viewer-readers, regardless of … Continue reading