February 2, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Robert Campbell on bringing literature into the language class

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

December 10, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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What we’ve been reading: Stories about stories

We are constantly being reminded of the educational and psychological importance of storytelling and reading, and it should not come as a surprise. Our ways of reading and telling stories have  changed through the centuries, responding to the cultural and technological … Continue reading

November 17, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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4 Things to Do for Universal Children’s Day

“The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon November … Continue reading

October 27, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The Thinking Train – Reading and Learning with Stories

We start developing a love of books and reading well before we are independent readers, and why should it be different when we are learning a second language? Our first reading experiences are either listening to a bedtime story or … Continue reading

September 17, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Reading management in the classroom

How do you manage reading in your classes? There are several approaches to reading and using stories in the classroom, and we should not forget about reading non-fiction books, magazines and graphic stories either. Here are some ideas to get … Continue reading